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    Beautiful Hand-tinted Half Plate Tintype Featuring a Well-Dressed African-American Mother and Daughter. 4.25" x 5.5" (half plate), in fine condition.

    This beautiful image features an African-American mother and daughter attired in their finest dresses. The mother is posed seated and the sharpness of the image allows the viewer to see the smallest details including her rather large hoop earrings and the hand-colored ring on her finger and broach at her throat. Her daughter stands beside her with one hand resting on her hip; the other on her mother's shoulder. Her dress has been subtlety tinted light blue. The image is housed in a rare "Wedding Procession" (Krainik 10) Union case manufactured by Littlefield, Parsons & Co. The ornate brass mat and preserver are of the best quality. The hinges of the Union case are slightly loose and there is a very small chip at the lower left front cover, otherwise the image and case are in fine condition.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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