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Daguerreotype

Object/Work Catalog Level: item
Type:  daguerreotype  
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Classification Terms:
           photographs
           American art
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Titles or Names Text: A Young Mother with Her Daughter
    Preference: preferred
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Creation Creator Description: unknown American Free text
  Identity: unknown American
Roles: photographer
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  Creation Date: ca. 1840
Earliest: 1835  Latest: 1845
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Styles/Periods/ Groups/Movements Indexing Term: Victorian Authority
Measurements Dimensions Description: quarter-plate, 10.79 x 16.51 cm (including case) (4 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches) Free text
  Value: 10.79 Unit: cm Type: height
Value: 16.51 Unit: cm Type: width
Format/Size: quarter-plate
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Materials and Techniques Description: quarter-plate daguerreotype; leather case; red velvet silk lining Free text
  Dimensions Extent: image
Technique Name:

        daguerreotype
Dimensions Extent: case
Materials Names:

        leather
        silk
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Condition/ Examination History 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. Free text
Subject Matter Indexing terms:
        portraits
        human figures
        females
        mother and child
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Descriptive Note 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. Free text
Current Location Repository Name/Geographic Location: private collection
Repository Number: not applicable
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Revised 28 August 2006