Mother and Daughter

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Hand-colored quarter plate daguerreotype depicting a mother with daughter on her lap, anonymous American circa 1855. Housed in a half case, identified in back of case in a modern hand as "Mrs. Edwin B. Webb (wife of Rev. E. B. Webb) with daughter." With extensive applied hand-coloring to the image in flesh tone.   Price: $275.   ( Inventory# id171b )

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Plate in excellent condition with some scattered speckling or dust. The sitters faces and hands have been given a heavy application of coloring in flesh tone. With a slightly soft focus, or this may also be an effect of the heavy coloring.

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Last updated September 8, 2017

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