Aunt Martha Mishner daguerreotype, 1853

Image: 1/6 plate on purple ruby glass; Seated woman with arm resting on a cloth-covered posing table, wearing a white sheer daycap of the center-parted hair smoothed down over her head, a long-sleeved dress and sheer chemisette with a lighter shawl around her shoulders attached at the waist. Preserv...

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Collection:Historical Society of Pennsylvania daguerreotypes and ambrotypes (#3404)
Date:1853
Dimensions:6.9 x 8.2 cm
2 23/32 x 3 7/32 in
8.0 x 9.1 cm
3 1/8 x 3 19/32 in
Box Number:Box 3
Folder Number:Folder 176
Format: Electronic
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Copyright:Public domain
Online Access:https://digitallibrary.hsp.org/index.php/Detail/objects/6623
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Summary: Image: 1/6 plate on purple ruby glass; Seated woman with arm resting on a cloth-covered posing table, wearing a white sheer daycap of the center-parted hair smoothed down over her head, a long-sleeved dress and sheer chemisette with a lighter shawl around her shoulders attached at the waist. Preserver: Fancier with inward points at the corners (after 1858). Mat: Oval with matte finish and ornate (late 1850s). Case: Leather-covered wood frame embossed with a geometric design both front and back, with a red fabric pinchpad and a red velvet cushion embossed with a scrollwork design (ca. 1850).