1/6 plate, late-1840s daguerreotype of a woman wearing a bonnet, painted gold ring(s) and a pinpricked brooch. Comes in half of its original case.
The seals are interesting: the photographer used newspaper, and much of the writing is still visible, including mention of a fire in Portland. I believe this was Portland, Maine, based on other photos I picked up out of the same estate.
The seals are no longer in place... they have been put back inside of the case, but the components of the dag are now loose and although the dag is fairly secure in its case (won’t fall out with normal handling) this piece must still be handled carefully.
Image has light tarnish/tarnish ring, otherwise appears undamaged and in very good antique condition.
Shipping: Choice of well-packed mailer or boxed Priority Mail.