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Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate
Christopher Wahren Fine Photographs
Courtesy of Christopher Wahren Fine Photographs (ia906)
Sixth plate daguerreotype of an apparently sleeping child, with applied hand-coloring in flesh, red, and blue. Original seals intact, housed in full case with split spine.
A really charming image of a baby who to my eye appears to be sleeping, although this is also an effect which period post-mortem images strove to achieve. Flesh tones have been subtly tinted and there is red and blue applied to the cloth he rests upon.