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Portrait Daguerreotypes, Including Hidden Mother Child's Portrait

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A collection of three late 19th/ early 20th century portrait daguerrotypes in union cases. The collection includes a pair of male figure sixth-plate portraits in embossed leather wrapped union cases, and a hidden mother child’s ninth-plate portrait in an embossed leather wrapped union case. A note from the seller indicates these were taken in the Lowell/Dracut area of Massachusetts, but there are no discernible maker’s marks.

Subject Family Portrait
Photograph Type Daguerreotype
Period Late 19th/ Early 20th Century
Autographed No
Number of Items 3


- sixth-plate image of young man is good, with light pitting either to image or glass, leather case has light scuffs; sixth-plate of middle-age man has some corrosion on right edge, leather eagle and shield case has light scuffs; ninth-plate of hidden mother and child’s portrait has some spotting upper center and fabric is torn to the interior with scuffs and wear to the exterior.


3.0" W x 4.0" H x 4.0" D

measured all together

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