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      Greg French Early Photography Early Photography
      Greg French Early Photographyspecializing in nineteenth - century photographs
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BIRACIAL BOY & FAMILY

These four daguerreotypes all came together. Three of them are matted alike. Those same three are all sealed the same way. All four retain old or original seals (I lean towards the latter).

We can speculate all we want, but we’ll never know. But here goes my thoughts: I believe the woman is the mother and I think she is of mixed race. Hers is a slightly earlier daguerreotype of 1840s vintage. Two of the boys appear to be Caucasian, but I am certain the other boy is biracial. You may see it differently. I'll leave any conclusions up to you.

4 SIXTH PLATE DAGUERREOTYPES
(OLD OR ORIGINAL SEALS)
$700. USD

BIRACIAL BOY & FAMILY
SIZE
All are sixth plate daguerreotypes.
HOUSING
All are in half cases.
CONDITION
WOMAN. Glass has moisture. Would benefit from new glass. Appears to be in very good condition. BOY WITH BIRACIAL FEATURES. A little spotting at 4:00. Very good condition. Also would benefit from new glass. BOY WITH BUTTONS. Very good condition. Would benefit from new glass. BOY WITH OPEN JACKET & BOW TIE. Mat abrasions. Otherwise, very good. Also would benefit from new glass.
APPEARANCE
All are reasonably sharp and bright images. All have very good contrast.

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