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Young Man by Stroud, Sixth.


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I wonder if the curly haired rogue wearing the outrageous necktie needed a special permit to display it in public? If he turned quickly in close proximity to another human, he could cause facial lacerations!  Of course, that fashion statement does compliment his broad face, daguerreotyped by William Stroud from Norristown, PA.  Stroud was an extremely accomplished operator who began his career in the early 1850s.  He was still a photographer, working with his two sons, in the late 1870s. The sealed sixth plate was probably taken about 1860. The crispness, clarity, and contrast, along with the outstanding depth, are all superlative. The condition is fine. Stroud’s imprint was done inside the complete leather case on the red velvet pad.  He noted that he had a “sky light gallery.”