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Woman With Large Book, Partly Solarized A. Gaudin 1/6th-Plate Daguerreotype, Circa 1850

A fascinating quote from "The daguerreotype: nineteenth-century technology and modern science"

by M. Susan Barger and William Blaine White: "Blue usually occurs in daguerreotypes that have overexposed highlights. The frequent appearance in cheap daguerreotype portraits of blue shirtfronts on men gave these daguerreotypes the name 'bluefronts.'" I wonder if the nickname for this occurrence in women's dags was "blue ribbons"?


What is this huge book? Can anyone read the title? I can't. Help!

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Taken on December 2, 2011