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Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2654M Marlborough
May 22, 2013 02:00 PMCalender

Five Daguerreotype Portraits of Children

Auction: Discovery - 2654M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: May 23, 2013 10:00AM


Five Daguerreotype Portraits of Children, a quarter-plate portrait of a girl wearing sausage curls and a pink-tinted dress standing beside a table, four sixth-plate size portraits of boys: a young teen wearing a suit with one hand resting on his vest, a boy seated with one arm resting on a stack of books, the case bearing a label inscribed "Alvin Rose Jr./My brother," a boy standing with one hand to his chest tucked into his jacket, and a little boy wearing a dotted-patterned tunic, seated on a chair; each mounted in a pressed-paper/leather case, (imperfections).
Estimate $300-500

Quarter-plate Girl- edge tarnish, couple scratches u.r. background, minor spiders, corrosion, and dust.
Four Sixth-plate size boys:
Young teen- edge tarnish, few faint light scratches, corrosion, spiders, dust.
Boy seated w/arm resting/books- large tarnish ring, few corrosion specks, scattered spidres, dust.
Boy standing w/one hand to chest/tucked into jacket- very minor tarnish spot and dust.
Little boy wearing a dotted tunic/seated on chair- very minor tarnish spot and dust, lacking one side of case.

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Alvin Rose Jr., chair