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Mona Lisa Smile | by LJMcK
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Mona Lisa Smile

I found it impossible to accurately capture the full play of light and shade of this resilvered 1/6 plate daguerreotype of an 1850s lady with the slightest hint of a smile on a her face, so this shot will have to do (at least for the moment). I believe that this image originated from Boston, which makes me wonder about the studio at which it was taken, but there are no maker's marks on either the mat or the half case in which this daguerreotype rests.

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Taken on March 11, 2010