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Six Early Sixth-plate Photographic Portraits in Four Union Cases

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2654M
Lot:
617
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Auction:
Discovery - 2654M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 23, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

Six Early Sixth-plate Photographic Portraits in Four Union Cases, four ambrotypes: one case with two portraits, a standing boy wearing a kepi hat and man wearing a work cap and striped overshirt holding a buggy whip, one case with two portraits of bearded men; two tintype portraits: a bearded man wearing a cap and striped trousers holding a square and compass tools, the other a man with a mustache, wearing a stovepipe hat and overcoat; mounted in "Scroll," "Geometric," "Scroll," and "Scroll/Geometric" (Krainik 466, 432, 508, 535) Union cases, (imperfections).
Estimate $200-300

Four ambrotypes:
One case with portrait of a standing boy wearing a kepi hat-very good.
Portrait of a man wearing a work cap and striped overshirt w/buggy whip- very good.
One case with two bearded men- 1. w/goatee-emulsion irregularity mostly to background. 2. w/fringe beard-small scratch to emulsion on coat.
Two tintype portraits:
Bearded man holding wearing a cap, striped trousers, ahd holding a square and compass- image is dark but in good condition.
Man with a mustache and wearing a stovepipe hat and overcoat- emulsion with fine craquelure.


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

compass tools, buggy whip, Ambrotype, Beard, Caps, Cultural history, Hats, Headgear, Kepi, Military uniforms, Tintype, Top hat

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