Unusual Half Plate Daguerreotype Bald Man Touching Face! Toothache? Secret Sign?
Unusual Half Plate Daguerreotype Bald Man Touching Face! Toothache? Secret Sign?
Unusual Half Plate Daguerreotype Bald Man Touching Face! Toothache? Secret Sign?
Unusual Half Plate Daguerreotype Bald Man Touching Face! Toothache? Secret Sign?
Unusual Half Plate Daguerreotype Bald Man Touching Face! Toothache? Secret Sign?
Unusual Half Plate Daguerreotype Bald Man Touching Face! Toothache? Secret Sign?
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Unusual Half Plate Daguerreotype Bald Man Touching Face! Toothache? Secret Sign?

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Daguerreotype, well-dressed bald man with one finger pressed up against his cheek! Did he have a toothache? Or was it some sort of secret sign? He also appears to be holding an object in his other hand.. to me it looks like a piece of chalk but it could be anything.. his missing tooth for all I know~

He is not identified. This is a half-plate daguerreotype in half of a case, measuring 6" x 4.75". It's unsealed. The plate has several tarnish and/or haze spots.. they should all be visible in my scan, but I took a bunch of cell phone pics just in case. Other than the tarnish/haze it's a very nice sharp image with no obvious damage. A conservator might be able to make quick work of the tarnish/haze spots, they look light enough, but for the sake of this listing assume they are permanent. I did clean the underside of the glass but
that is all. 

Boxed & insured Priority Mail.