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Six Ninth-plate Early Photography Portraits

Auction:
2654M
Lot:
592
Sold for:
$240$200

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Auction:
Discovery - 2654M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 23, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

Six Ninth-plate Early Photography Portraits, a tintype of a young child holding a cat; five ambrotypes: an older woman wearing a black lacy cap, a husband and wife identified as "My father & mother WD Gould & wife (signed) WNJ" in inscriptions on an accompanying note, a young woman identified as "Jane Allen/my childhood friend. born Apr 12, 1841. Died when 18y old of consumption. (signed) H.W.C." on an accompanying note; and a young woman posed before a patriotic backdrop; mounted in "Boy with His Rabbit," "Mary Had a Little Lamb," "The Charter Oak," "Beehive with Farm Tools," and "The Elopement" (Krainik 386, 385, 365, 377, 380) Union cases, (imperfections).
Estimate $200-250

young child holding a cat- minor mat scratches, dust.
older woman/a black lacy cap- good.
husband and wife- good, but black metal backing has some sort of light powder on it making the images rather light.
young woman/Jane Allen- several mat scratches, some smearing to emulsion, mostly to background.
young woman/ patriotic backdrop- some grime to glass.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

black metal backing, Ambrotype, Law_Crime, Tintype

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