ID'd Woman Amazing Braided Hair 1840s Daguerreotype ~ Plumbe Genealogy Mourning
ID'd Woman Amazing Braided Hair 1840s Daguerreotype ~ Plumbe Genealogy Mourning
ID'd Woman Amazing Braided Hair 1840s Daguerreotype ~ Plumbe Genealogy Mourning
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ID'd Woman Amazing Braided Hair 1840s Daguerreotype ~ Plumbe Genealogy Mourning

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6th plate daguerreotype, taken circa 1847, of a woman with braided hair, wearing an unusual necklace that almost looks like it's made of fabric ....possibly mourning related.

Her full name was Eleanor Catherine Harrison Ackerman (1807-1880). She was married to George Warner Ackerman, an engraver and printer, and she was the daughter of Charles Peter Harrison, a well-known engraver and copper-plate printer. Eleanor and George lived in New York City.

Her dark dress and that strange necklace makes me wonder if she was dressed in partial mourning for her mother, Elizabeth, who died in New York in December of 1846... *I also own an ambrotype of George. I believe I still own it, not 100% positive, but if the buyer of this image is interested I can look for it and make it available.

This dag is in a full case, with Plumbe's basket of flowers design on the covers. Case is nice, intact and complete with no repairs and only light leather wear. The dag has some tarnish spots and a tarnish ring, but no swipe or scratch damage. Under magnification I see a few pinprick green corrosion spots on the right side next to her shoulder. It's been resealed with archival tape with a lot of older seal bits inside behind the image.

Included: Boxed & signed Priority Mail.