Quarter plate daguerreotype of an attractive young lady in front of white background, anonymous American ca. Housed as found in a black geometric thermoplastic case. With tinting in red and blue to the tablecloth and red to her lips
1862, The Handbook for Ladies' Maids, and Guide to the Toilette. Instructions for creating hairstyles using false hair ("frizettes") and other accessories. [jrb]
enchantingimagery: “ Daguerreotypes are my favorite sort of photographs - they have extraordinary depth to them that modern digital images lack. Even though this person has most likely been dead for well over a hundred years, from this photo you get.
1863 Der Bazar. Various hairpieces.
The girl is slightly foward as the primary figure in the image. She is the purpose of this daguerreotype, but what is most striking is how worn the mother seems. It is impossible not to care. The girl's dress is lovely and timeless, and the way mamma is holding her hand is also lovely and timeless. It is almost as if she is presenting her daughter. I can think of many things that mamma's fan in her daughter's hand might symbolize.