Description: There are some light tarnish
spots, especially noticeable in the background, giving
it a faintly mottled look. There is a small accretion
in the lower left portion of the image on the mother's
dress, and another smaller one to the right of the
young girl's arm. There are two intertwining tarnish
lines across the lower right corner (which is probably
due to being housed with a cracked piece of cover
glass for long period of time). The case is generally
worn and its hinge has been replaced.
Text: Quarter-plate daguerreotype of
a young mother, wearing a fancy plaid dress, and her
daughter, both with gilt detail on their earrings
and necklaces, without a seal, in a leather case.
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