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Photographic Portraits of the Gifford Family

Auction:
2314
Lot:
699
Sold for:
$764$650

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2314
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
November 03, 2005 10:00AM

Description:

Photographic Portraits of the Gifford Family, various sixth-plate daguerreotype portraits in cases; a sixth-plate daguerreotype portrait of two children, in book-form case with mother-of-pearl inlay of classical ruins ; two ambrotypes; a tin-type gem album; a printing block; and various albumen prints.

Provenance: The images purportedly show the Gifford family of Westport, Maine, a farming family whose final member died in 1960. The portraits were acquired from the Gifford homestead in the 1960s. A letter of provenance is included with the lot.
Estimate $200-300

Keywords

printing block, final member , Maine, Westport, Gifford homestead, Albumen print, Ambrotype, Daguerreotype, English inventions, Gifford, Louis Daguerre, Photograph, Photography