Quarter plate Daguerreotype of Country Home with Subjects. Very rare and original, 1860's Civil War Period Photograph - Quarter plate Daguerreotype of a country home with subjects posed outside! We have collected Daguerreotypes and civil war artifacts for almost 40 years and have experienced about 90% of all Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes and Tintypes are portraits of people. It is Extremely RARE to discover a Daguerreotype photo of a mid 19th century home with subjects in front are even more Rare! This particular gem includes two women on the porch and what appears a Black Gentleman with a top hat walking toward the white picket fence gate.
An Amazing & Scarce piece of History! Size: a Rare Large Quarter Plate, about 3.25x 4.25.
Note: We also just acquired a most Rare and Desirable "Occupational" Ambrotype of a Fiddle Player. Quarter plate daguerreotype of a country home with subjects posed outside.Scratching to plate including large scratch near upper right, with tarnishing to edges. Housed in a full pressed paper case (spotting to mat, surface wear with finish loss to case). Among the posed subjects is a man, possibly an African American, wearing a top hat near the gate of the picket fence in front of the house.
Two women rest on the porch behind him.