Half-plate and Sixth-plate Daguerreotypes of a Painted Portrait and Portrait of a Girl
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Half-plate and Sixth-plate Daguerreotypes of a Painted Portrait and Portrait of a Girl, both subjects identified on a note inscribed in the same hand "Isabella H. Dana born 1847," the half-plate depicting a painted vignette portrait of a young girl, the sixth-plate depicting the same girl a few years older, in pressed-paper/leather cases.
Note: Isabella Hazen Dana was the fourth child of Dr. Francis Dana, Jr. (1806-1872) and Isabella (Hazen White), born on February 9, 1847, in Boston. Her great-grandfather was Francis Dana (1743-1811), a Massachusetts revolutionary leader, Continental congressman, unofficial United States minister to the Russia of Catherine the Great, and chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
Half-plate- several edge scratches, minor tarnish.
Sixth-plate- minor tarnish, minor edge scratch l.c., case split.
Francis Dana (1743-1811), Massachusetts revolutionary leader, Continental Congressman, unofficial United States minister to the Russia of Catherine the Great, and chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
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