Nichols - With Light from the Side
Stunning sixth plate daguerreotype of a woman holding child in dramatic side-lighting, by Nichols, circa 1855. Housed in a full Jenny Lind case, albeit one in poor condition. Brass mat stamped "NICHOLS" lower right.
I do no know which of the many daguerreotypists called Nichols produced this image, but it's a very skillful one.
See companion image with same sitters offered in the following lot.
No damage to image noted, some dust under glass.