[Marianna Mason, Aged 6, USA] and [Maria Booth Mason, Aged 8, USA]
[Marianna Mason, Aged 6, USA] and [Maria Booth Mason, Aged 8, USA]
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[Marianna Mason, Aged 6, USA] and [Maria Booth Mason, Aged 8, USA]

c1850s. Pair of daguerreotypes, one with hand-colouring, ninth-plate size, in original hinged cases, one with photographer’s line stamped in case; annotated in ink on slips affixed inside each case, 5.6 x 4.2cm (approx. each image), 7.6 x 6.3cm (each case). Oxidation to edges of each image, slight wear to both cases, one with wear and old repairs to hinge of case.

Photographer’s line reads “226 Bleecker [Street, NYC].” Annotations read “Aunt May (Marianna Mason) when she was 6 yrs old”, “Mother, 8 yrs old (Maria Booth Mason)” and “or L.W. Allen.” Possibly taken by photographer Peter Welling or by A.D. Hopper, who took over the studio at 226 Bleecker Street in 1860. Ref: Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Item #CL172-6

Price (AUD): $3,300.00  Other currencies

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