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1/6 plate daguerreotype of a young man CI-1 1/6 plate daguerreotype of a pleasant looking young man with the barest hint of a smile on his face. He's most certainly an outdoor laborer who's put on his good suit of clothes and removed his hat for this portrait, as you'll notice how sunburned his face is from the eyebrows down. Image is in lovely clean and unmarked condition. In mat and preserver, no case. $75.00
1/6 plate daguerreotype of a woman CI-2 1/6 plate daguerreotype of a woman. Very good condition. In mat and preserver, no case. $65.00
1/6 plate daguerreotype of a woman CI-4 Exceptional 1/6 plate dag of a young woman posing with a beaded bag hanging from her forearm. Note the large, fabric covered buttons running all the way down the front of her dress. Image in superb condition with exceptional clarity, and beautiful soft, grey-brown toning. In clean mat and preserver, no case. $95.00 SOLD
Ambrotype portrait in Union case Union case CI-5 1/6 plate ambrotype of a bearded man in a stove pipe hat. Housed in a Union Case (Krainik 180/Wreath of Fruit) with die engraver's name "W. E. Houston" impressed on the inside of the case. Case cracked at two corners. $85.00
Ambrotype portrait in Union case Union case CI-7 1/6 plate ruby glass ambrotype of a man. Light tinting to cheeks. Housed in a Union Case (Krainik 221/Geometric Scroll) with a Littlefield, Parsons & Co. paper label behind image with patent dates of 1856 and 1857. Blue velvet mat. Case in beautiful condition. $125.00
Daguerreotype portarit by Anson Anson case with Stevensons CI-9 1/6 plate daguerreotype portrait of a man by Rufus Anson. Plate stamped "Anson". Mat stamped "Anson, 589 Broadway". With a small piece of paper typed with the word "Stevensons" pinned to velvet mat. Image in fair condition. In a somewhat worn, close-to-splitting case. $75.00
1/6 plate daguerreotype of young man CI-50 Very nice 1/6 plate daguerreotype of a bearded young man with heavy brows posing somewhat stiffly. With it's soft focus, diffused light and background, this might have been done by an itinerant photographer, set up in a temporary space. There's some light surface marking to the plate, but mostly to the periphery of the sitter, plus a touch of mat tarnish. Housed in a split case. $65.00
Ambrotype portrait of elderly woman CI-12 1/6 plate ruby glass ambrotype of an elderly woman. Tinting to cheeks. Excellent condition. Housed in a slightly worn and split case. $45.00
1/6 plate daguerreotype of elderly woman CI-13 1/6 plate daguerreotype of an elderly woman wearing spectacles. Very good condition. Housed in a slightly worn and split case. $75.00
Ambrotype of young girl CI-15 1/9 plate ambrotype of a very young girl in a patterned dress. Image in fair condition. In a slightly worn and split case with a worn velvet mat. $30.00
1/9 plate daguerreotype of a woman CI-16 1/9 plate daguerreotype of a young woman in a fancy coat. Very nice condition. In a lightly worn half case. $45.00
1/4 plate daguerreotype of three women/sisters CI-17 Arresting 1/4 plate daguerreotype of three dark-eyed sisters dressed in elaborately tailored dark satin gowns with white collars. Note the black jet bracelet worn by the sister on the right. There's an almost holographic quality to this image with its amazing depth and clarity. Some scattered, small spider molds to image surface, else in exceptional condition. In a split case with broken bottom rail. $245.00 SOLD
Ambrotype portrait of young woman CI-20 1/9 plate ambrotype of young woman with ringlets. Very good condition. In slightly worn leather half case. $25.00
1/4 plate daguerreotype portrait of a man CI-21 Excellent half-plate daguerreotype of a bearded man, with a hint of tinting to cheeks. Some modest haloing along edge of mat, and one discreet wipe mark extending from the left center edge down towards the cravat. Else, this image is in fine condition, exhibiting beautiful clarity with a soft brown toning. In an elegant mat, housed in a split case. $425.00 SOLD
Ambrotype of young girl CI-25 Charmingly tinted 1/6 plate ambrotype of a young girl. Some haloing around edge of image, else bright and clean. With an elaborate mat and preserver. Housed in a split case. $50.00 SOLD
Ambrotype of C. S. Graham, Pittsburg CI-27 1/6 plate ambrotype of a young boy. Everything about this photo is charming. The boy's clothes, the way he's sitting on the chair with one foot crossed over his knee, his wistful expression. The lovely grey tones with a touch of pink tinting to his cheeks, and the gorgeous glossy black of the chair. Written in pencil behind the image is; "This is a picture of my Bro. C. S. Graham of Pittsburg". Photo in excellent condition in a bright-as-new mat and a very sound leather covered bookstyle case. In original seals. $195.00
1/4 plate daguerreotype by Cone, Artist CI-33 Beautiful 1/4 plate daguerreotype portrait of an elderly couple. She holds her spectacles in her hand. With a tiny paper sticker attached to mat, partly torn, that reads; "Cone, Artist". Most Likely D. D. Cone, listed as a daguerreian in Fisherville, NH in 1849, 1850. Some light, scattered foxing to plate that doesn't affect the sitters. Else, in excellent condition. Housed in a half case. Scarce. $250.00 SOLD
1/6 plate daguerreotype of a boy CI-35 1/6 plate daguerreotype of a handsome boy wearing an interesting jacket. By A. Gordon, as stamped on mat. Very little conclusive information is available about this photographer. Some loss of toning to plate with a stain to lower right corner. Housed in a worn and split case. $60.00
1/9 plate ambrotype of H. Hawkins CI-37 1/9 plate ambrotype of a woman. Identified as "H. Hawkins, Washington City (sic) D.C.", written in pencil behind image. Some scattered spotting. Else, very good in a worn half case. $25.00
Ambrotype portrait of Edwin  Bates CI-38 1/9 plate ambrotype of an identified dark-eyed young man. Written in pencil on verso of backing plate is; "Edwin Bates (Cousin) Residence unknown". Image in fine condition. In mat and preserver, no case. $25.00 SOLD

mbrotype in Union case

Ambrotype in Union case CI-41

These two 1/6 plate ambrotypes were in the same family for many years. Though I still hesitate to say that both sitters are related without definite proof, they certainly look as if they could be sisters or cousins. Stylistically, it seems almost certain that they were done at the same time and in the same studio. Both are housed in Union cases. The top one is in a Berg 3-113/Geometric, and the bottom one in a Berg 3-161/Geometric. There is "haloing" to both images resulting in some loss of detail in the sitters arms, and the case housing the bottom image is cracked. Besides this, they are in exceptional condition. All hinges, mats, preservers, velvet pads, and even the case manufacturer's paper labels behind the images are like new. $225.00, the pair.
Ambrotype of young siblings CI-42 Charming 1/6 plate ambrotype of a young brother and sister standing on chairs and holding hands. Notice how they're both wearing the same belt, and are each posing with a hand hooked into it. Lovely, clean condition. Housed in a split case. $95.00
Ambrotype of young woman CI-44 1/9 plate violet glass ambrotype of a rather haughty young woman wearing a beautiful and elaborately tailored outfit. Note the long chain around her neck that has a pen attached to it, as well as a watch, tucked into a waist pocket. In clean, fine condition. Housed in a rubbed case. $35.00
Ambrotype portarit of man CI-45 1/6 plate ruby ambrotype of a very ascetic looking man holding his spectacles in his hand as he poses stiffly for the camera. Lovely tinting to the table cloth. In fine condition with excellent depth and clarity. Housed in a half case. $45.00
1/6 plate daguerreotype of Sarah Lavinia Bugbee (?) CI-47 Truly fine 1/6 plate daguerreotype portrait of an identified young woman sitting with folded hands, and looking straight into the camera with large, liquid brown eyes. I love the way that the overhead light source is reflected so clearly in her eyes, as well as the large, plaid bow tied at her neck. Written in pencil in a period hand behind the image is "Sarah Lavinia Bugbee". The scratches that might be visible in the scan are only on the original glass, and there's a tiny spot of oxidation on her finger, where her ring was once tinted with a touch of gold. Otherwise, this particular daguerreotype is in beautiful, almost-as-new condition, with gorgeous toning and a lovely tarnish ring around the edge of the mat. $125.00
1/6 plate daguerreotype of an elderly woman CI-10 1/6 plate daguerreotype of an elderly woman wearing a white ruffled cap and neck scarf. Very good condition. In a slightly worn, split case. $50.00
Daguerreotype with L. B. Binnse plate mark CI-48 Exceptional 1/6 plate daguerreotype of a young man. What a handsome fellow he is, gazing confidently at us with those dark eyes and longish hair. There's the slightest hint of tinting to his face, and an interesting triangle of solarization on his shirt. Beside the subject, what makes this image so desirable is it's condition. It is, truly, almost pristine. In addition, there's a relatively scarce plate mark of "L. B. Binsse & Co. NY", from the mid-to-late 1840's. In a slightly worn and split case. $150.00
1/9 plate daguerreotype of a woman CI-49 1/9 plate daguerreotype of a middle-aged woman sitting in a Gothic revival chair. The condition is quite nice, but there is mat tarnish that extends into the top and bottom of the image. It's housed in a lovely mat and leather covered bookstyle case which is missing its latch. $50.00
1/9 plate ambrotype portrait ci-51b CI-51 Here's an intriguing little piece. It's a 1/9 plate ruby glass ambrotype of a young woman, wearing an elaborate set of jewelry, that has been delicately and painstakingly tinted in gold. The scan hardly does it justice. On the mat, scratched very finely in script with a pin or nail it reads: "Joseph (last name indecipherable) USN". Behind the image on a piece of paper is written in pencil a number of words and the date October 22, 1862. I'll let the next owner puzzle out the mystery. Image in amazing, as-new condtion. Housed in a somewhat battered split case. $95.00 SOLD
1/9 plate daguerreotype of young woman in Union case CI-52 Lovely 1/9 plate daguerreotype of a young woman. This image, in fine condition with excellent clarity, is housed in a bright mat and preserver and a brown Berg 3-346 / Geometric Union case. Upper lid of case is missing a small piece where latch closes. Else, case in fine condition with all corner points sharp. $75.00
   
   
   
   
   

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