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12 Daguerreotype Portraits, one California 1849

Daguerreotype portrait of Hugh McGehee, taken in California in 1849, with information written in the back of the case. The image is faded but visible, showing a slightly stout man in tweed vest, cravat and coat. The leatherette case is separated at the hinge and sprung on two sides, but intact, and the writing is clear. Image is 2 ½ by 3 inches, and is worthy of further research.

Excellent daguerreotype portrait of a middle-aged lady in mourning, in a complete leatherette case with separated hinge. The lid of the case has a velvet pad that has been cropped to read, “S.L. Walker Artist Pu’keepsie NY.” The image is quite clear and sharp, and is 2 ½ by 3 inches. Walker was a well-known photographer who lived from 1802-1874.

Exceptionally clear daguerreotype portrait of an older lady in mourning wearing spectacles, and smiling. She has a ring on each hand and is wearing a long white lace scarf. The image is in a half leatherette case, and octagonal matte. It is 2 5/8 by 3 1/8 inches.

Daguerreotype portrait of a young gentleman in coat, vest with watch chain, and tie. The image is quite clear. It is in a half leatherette case, and is 1 ¾ by 2 ¼ inches.

Daguerreotype portrait of a couple, the man wearing a very unusual patchwork vest. The attractive young woman is holding a fan, and wearing an interesting collar. The image is in a damaged half leatherette case and is 3 by 4 inches. It may have been cleaned at some point in the past, but is still quite clear.

5 daguerreotype portraits, 3 of gentlemen, two of ladies, all somewhat faded but still visible. All are in nice mattes and the images of the ladies are in half cases. All are approximately 2 ½ inches by 3 inches.

A larger portrait of a middle-aged gentleman in an oval matte in a half leatherette case. 3 by 4 inches.

Daguerreotype portrait of a woman in a very fancy bonnet, in a leatherette case with separated hinge. The image is faded but still quite visible, 1 ¾ by 2 ¼ inches. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $30.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

 

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Estimate: $100 - $250
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$212
08/05/2021

 

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Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms and Conditions. This auction has a buyer's premium of 21%.  Methods of payment are cash, check, money orders, or wire transfer for foreign payments. Please note we do not accept credit cards.