Cased pair of 1/6 plate Daguerreotypes, c.1850 - 1860 of Alvin Sage, born in Cromwell, Connecticut Apr. 29,1793, died in Hartford, Connecticut 7-7-1860 and Eliza Tuller Sage, born Apr, 1799 in Simsbury, Connecticut, died Jan 15, 1887 in Hartford, Connecticut.. Alvin's father, Elisa, was a private in the Connecticut Militia during the Revolutionary War.
The black leather case is inlaid with Abalone Shell decorations and has a gilt decorated spine and fore edges, with: Memorial on the spine.
The interior is gold tooled and has velvet covers for the plates, which are mounted in the typically ornate fashion of the time, with gold tooled edges and gilt outer frames with scalloped edge inner frames.
The clasp for the case is intact, but the back cover has come loose.
Don't be disappointed by the reflections in the photographs. These wonderful Dags proved much more difficult to photograph than our usual listings of silver. Both Dags are in excellent condition, with minimal fading and no losses.
Each has an old, but likely not contemporary name tag identifying the photo.
Daguerreotypes of identified subjects are extremely desirable and getting much harder to find.