John Carroll Hele
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John Carroll Hele

c1840s-1850s. Daguerreotype, quarter-plate size, in original hinged case, annotated in a modern hand in pencil on accompanying slip, 9.2 x 6.7cm (image), 12.3 x 9.7cm (case). Scratch to image lower centre, slight oxidation to right edge, minor scuffs to case.

Annotation reads “Portrait of John Carroll Hele belonging to Elizabeth Carroll Hele.” Possibly a portrait of a Devon ship and land owner, whose son with the same name survived a shipwreck of the barque The John at Cornwall in 1855, which was bound for Quebec. Ref: 1841 Census, website: originsnetwork.com.

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Item #CL172-1

Price (AUD): $2,200.00  Other currencies

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