Greg French Early Photography Greg French

      Greg French Early Photography Early Photography
      Greg French Early Photographyspecializing in nineteenth - century photographs
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SHARPLY DRESSED VERY HANDSOME CREOLE WRITER

Admittedly, the title is somewhat of a stretch. This daguerreotype was presented to me as depicting an African American man. He is surely 'light-skinned' and probably biracial, but his ethnicity is certainly ambiguous. He holds a book and a pen. The book is a standard prop. However, pens are depicted much less frequently and seldom while holding a book. So yes, I made some leaps in the title, but I'm simply exploring the clues that are there. I think we can all agree that he's very handsome and that he wears a bright gold ring. And he has a flair for wearing a hat!

DAGUERREOTYPE
$1650. USD
SHARPLY DRESSED VERY HANDSOME CREOLE WRITER
SIZE
Sixth plate.
HOUSING
Full case with wear.
CONDITION
Resealed (not by us). Light surface scratches could be stray buff marks. Tarnish at perimeter.
APPEARANCE
Sharp. Excellent contrast. Great pose. Great use of space.

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