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Photograph (Daguerreotype) of a Family Group, c.1850

Inventory Number: 21257
Object Type:
Accession Number: 1944-1
Brief Description: Daguerreotype portrait of a family, consisting of parents seated nearly full length, facing front, and two boys standing nearly full length either side, each resting an arm on the parent's shoulder. Plain backdrop. No tinting. Enclosed and cased.

Decoratively moulded papier mâché case covered in thin dark brown leather with some gold tooling around borders. Decorated red velvet internal pad. Pinchbeck frame and semi-plain mat. Two hook clasps.

The photograph is mounted horizontally in a vertical format case.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Purchased from R. S. Clay in 1944. Part of the Clay Collection.
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Copper
Glass
Papier mâché
Leather
Velvet
Brass

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