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1850s Couple

The man and woman in this 1850s 1/6 plate daguerreotype appear to have been getting bored and restless by the time the unidentified daguerreotypist opened the shutter to capture this image for posterity. Also, interesting choice by this unidentified lady of an off the shoulder dress for this portrait, and note too her braided wristband which, in keeping with the custom of the times, would likely have been fashioned from human hair - her other half is also sporting a fashionably loppy bow tie.

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Taken circa 1855