Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of Postmortem Infant with Mother - Full Leather Case

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Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of Postmortem Infant with Mother - Full Leather Case

224.99

Item No. 9246784

An interesting sixth plate (2 3/4" x 3 1/4") postmortem daguerreotype featuring a likely deceased infant in the arms of a young mother. While it appears possible that the baby may be sleeping, it's unusual lower lip, the rigor/stiffness in the fingers, and the mother's clothing and expression suggest the child is deceased. This is a really nice, crisp image. The photographer added a light tint to the mother's rings and pendant. Comes in a really nice full leather case with a push-button closure rather than the typical hook-and-eye.

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