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Multiple-Portrait Daguerreotype

Auction:
2283
Lot:
1606
Sold for:
$2,938$2,500

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2283
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
May 03, 2005 10:00AM

Description:

Multiple-Portrait Daguerreotype, whole-plate, America, showing five rows of six individual male portraits in oval mounts, in gilt matt and (defective) folding leather case.

Note: The subjects are all young men, probably in their late-twenties. Neither their identities nor their occupation is known, although the similarity of age and style of dress makes an early graduating class photograph more likely than a political or military group. It is rare to find multiple daguerreotype portraits; this one was presumably taken from a montage of individual images.
Estimate $600-800

Keywords

Daguerreotype, Louis Daguerre, Photograph, Portrait