A mid 19th century pair of Victorian ‘Daguerreotype’ photos of children.
Daguerreotype was the first publicly available photographic process; it was widely used during the 1840s and 1850s.
The daguerreotype is a direct-positive process, creating a highly detailed image on a sheet of copper plated with a thin coat of silver without the use of a negative.
The early photos are held in a Bois Durci hinged case with gilded metal shaped frames.
The case has embossed decoration and the interior has a velvet insert facing the portraits.
The daguerreotypes and case are in good condition. (Circa 1850)
Case: Height 12.2cm (4.8 inches)
Width 7.7cm (3 inches)
Depth 2.5cm (1 inch)
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