• So pretty for back then. Rosy cheeks and everything. - calgirl2

Unidentified Woman

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Accession Number: 1974:0193:0684

Maker: Southworth & Hawes

Title: Unidentified Woman

Date: ca. 1852

Medium: daguerreotype with applied color

Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.2 x 7.0 cm.

George Eastman House Collection

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For information on obtaining reproductions go to: www.eastmanhouse.org/flickr/index.php?pid=1974:0193:0684.

clariposa, jmarconi, tts., and 134 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. Canardo 117 months ago | reply

    Finally, a looker!

  2. Un-Alien-able 114 months ago | reply

    My thoughts exactly Canardo! :))

  3. srhplayerplay 110 months ago | reply

    Except her eyebrows...somthing going on with them :P

  4. Primgrl1 110 months ago | reply

    Obviously the women were very plain back then but this one caught my eye...very pretty!

  5. allison the valiant 93 months ago | reply

    I really dont think people were "very plain back then," they just had a simpler aesthetic of beauty. Not like all of the fake makeup and haircolor women pile on today!

  6. braindeer 88 months ago | reply

    "Obviously the women were very plain back then but this one caught my eye...very pretty!"

    What a strange thing to say. Facially, people haven't changed at all since the 1850s!

  7. Camera.Ed 87 months ago | reply

    @ George Eastman House, is there any more info on the nature of the damage and coloring... I understand how daguerreotypes were made. Did they tint them with oil paints?
    What cause the awesome rainbow effect?

  8. chris maik1 81 months ago | reply

    The deterioration process adds to the drama nicely and naturally.

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