This is an incredible photograph! This fine Daguerreotype dates to the 19th century, circa 1850 and was likely produced in the USA. Daguerreotypes are highly collectible and one of the most sought after types of photographs. The quality of the image is astonishing considering the photograph was produced 170 years ago!
Daguerreotypes are highly reflective and act like a mirror and can only be viewed at certain angles. They are not designed to be displayed on a shelf like modern photographs. The only way to view a Daguerreotype photograph is by holding a dark background in front of the photograph, effectively using the photograph as a mirror to reflect the dark object in front of it. This takes a bit of patience for those not familiar with this early form of photograph.
The quarter plate photograph features a husband and wife, seated, facing us. The sitter has a striking resemblance to a young John Travolta! Notice the subtle hand tinted/colored details to the sitter’s jewelry. This is a quality photograph with a lovely weight to it.
The photograph is missing its original case but is a wonderful example of early photography.
Measuring: Width 3.25 inch (8 cm) by height 4.25 inch (11 cm).
Condition: Slight imperfection to right side of plate surface, clearly seen in images.
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19th Century Portrait Daguerreotype Photograph Husband And Wife John Travolta Resemblance C 1850
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