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    Rare portrait of a "little person"

    Ninth Plate Ambrotype: Twenty-Five Year Old Female, Circa 1861. Absolutely first generation, not a copy image. Wearing an elegant off the shoulder period gown with jewelry highlighted in gilt. Very fine quality, some bluing but bright and crisp, just one very minor diagonal scratch at lower right, negligible. Housed in a scarce thermoplastic case, with the the central theme of a deep relief female highland dancer on both sides. Original Holmes, Booth and Hayden label inside. Small chips on three of the eight corners and chip at clasp, else about perfect. Rare image in a very scarce case.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2010
    22nd Saturday
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