Daguerreotype of a toddler on a covered high chair . Could be a boy or girl. Boys were often dressed as girls by the Victorians when this young . I'm going with "it's a girl". This little lady appears to have 7 fingers on her right hand, no doubt an optical illusion due to her hand having moved during the long exposure. Nice clear image but there is a cloudy spot at the bottom of her dress which I believe was created during the Dag's development. A ring of oxidation surrounds her. There are some minor mat marks as well as a small area of corrosion at the bottom of the brass mat. I took the frame apart to clean the dirty glass but was unable to remove all the dust. Someone more skilled than me could improve on that. Actually the dust is not that visible at all when the dag is viewed in hand. Photographing or scanning images always enhance those specks. This Daguerreotype was photographed due to my scanner needing to be replaced. The dag is sharper than seen in my photos. The brown Thermo Plastic case seen in some photos is not part of the dag on offer. A 6th plate measures 2.75" x 3.25" (7 x 8.3 cm) FREE SHIPPING.
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