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    Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of a San Francisco Gold Rush Sheriff and Daughter, circa 1850s. A beautiful and rare dag of the sheriff of San Francisco, California during the Gold Rush era. This unknown lawman is seated in a studio staring at photographer with his daughter. He is wearing a six-pointed star sheriff's badge on a very fancy vest, with overcoat, striped pants, and bow tie. His daughter, sitting next to him, is wearing a very nice sundress with a California Gold Rush belt and buckle. This image has a brass mat, and is housed in a fancy leather covered wooden case. This photograph was published on page 81 of Liza Ketchum's The Gold Rush, a companion volume to the Ken Burns and Stephen Ives PBS special, "The West." Image measures approximately 2.75" x 3.25".

    Condition: Very fine, light natural toning.

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