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    Sixth Plate Daguerreotype: Portrait of Two Women Housed in a John Plumbe Case, Circa 1845. Plumbe was another of America's most important pioneer photographers, and learned the daguerrian process in 1840. In addition to opening a string of galleries, Plumbe also engaged in the manufacture of daguerreotype goods, including these cases. The image is clearly the work of a highly skilled photographer. Beautifully posed with the older woman at left in profile. The younger woman at right, probably her daughter. Both women with elegant gowns with delicate lace. Superb quality, a few minor hairlines but untouched/ uncleaned. the original seal present but opened to clean the cover glass. The geometric leather case is near mint condition and embossed in the center of the front cover, "Plumbe/ Manufacturer./ N. Y." Wonderful image, scarce and historic case.

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    May, 2010
    22nd Saturday
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