Ready to Jump for It
Sixth plate daguerreotype of a stiff boy posed next to table with a lively dog who looks anxiously to left, as if he may be planning to jump. Anonymous American circa 1850. Housed in a full pressed-leather case. Price: $500. ( Inventory# ie248a6 )
Dog's head somewhat motion-blurred. He is probably being entertained by some activity going on "off stage" or perhaps considering whether he should jump off his temporary roost on the table top.
Condition: There appears to be a fair amount of material on underside of glass, also some stains and discoloration on plate. Boy's face can look a little "washed out" at some angles of view.
Last updated March 22, 2017