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 )

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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

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