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    Aesthetically-posed portrait by Marcus Root.

    Half Plate Daguerreotype: Mother and Two Daughters, Circa 1853. An unusual format. Attractive group, regaled in lace trimmed dresses, with broaches at the throat, the mother's broach being a carved cameo. The mother also holds an elegant embroidered purse in her lap. Finest quality, perfect condition, original seal intact, untouched. The unusual detail is the gilt embossed logo of Root's 140 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Gallery, which includes Root's actual signature, in the center of the back of the leather floral case. Unique in our experience. Case with hinge split, else fine. Impressive image and very scarce.

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    May, 2010
    22nd Saturday
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