Lot 3    

Terrific Oversized Quarter Plate Daguerreotype,
2003 Americana May 8-9.
anonymous, 3.5 x 4" plate in an embossed leather case. A great studio image, with a solar reflector making a strange mottled "saucer" over the heads of the three sitters. The middle gentleman bears a resemblance to Cornelius Cole, California U.S. representative and senator during the Civil War and immediately afterwards.

Provenance:  
Brasseur Collection of Cased Images


Condition:  
Plate resealed, case with detached cover. Light mat abrasion along left edge, one bit of corrosion at lower left.
Est $500 - $700
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