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Sixth Plate


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TAKEN IN PHILADELPHIA! Samuel Van Loan began operating a studio circa 1844. He had various locations in the city. I suspect that this perky woman was taken on her sealed sixth plate after 1854 when city directories listed him at 120 Arch St. When the separated cover of her leather case is removed a kaleidoscope of applied and natural hues is revealed.