Woman wearing netted silk mitts daguerreotype, 1853

Image: 1/6 plate; Woman with hair parted in the center with a band of hair pulled back from the forehead, the side hair puffed over the ears but not covering them completely, wearing a checked dress shirred at the waist with short ruffled sleeves, and a flat, wide whitework collar, fine netted silk...

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Collection:Historical Society of Pennsylvania daguerreotypes and ambrotypes (#3404)
Date:1853
Dimensions:8.5 x 7.1 cm
3 11/32 x 2 25/32 cm
Box Number:Box 2
Format: Electronic
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Copyright:Public domain
Online Access:https://digitallibrary.hsp.org/index.php/Detail/objects/6542
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Summary: Image: 1/6 plate; Woman with hair parted in the center with a band of hair pulled back from the forehead, the side hair puffed over the ears but not covering them completely, wearing a checked dress shirred at the waist with short ruffled sleeves, and a flat, wide whitework collar, fine netted silk mitts on her hands, and a brooch at her throat. Preserver: Straight, narrow, embossed with simple pattern (after 1850). Mat: Double elliptical, more ornate (1850s onwards).