1/4 plate Daguerreotype ON THE ROOF.1/4

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1/4 plate Daguerreotype   ON THE ROOF.1/4
<a name=#daguerreotypes></a>1/4 plate daguerreotype in stippled octagonal mat, in very fine ogee frame. A gentleman is seated outdoors on the roof of some institutional building. The consignor feels this might be a college in Virginia, and we suspect this might be the daguerreotypist himself. Many of the early experimenters with the daguerreotype process were associated with universities, from Morse and Draper on. Possibly the buildings in the background can be identified. This makes a fine presentation, but close examination reveals some slight vertical wipes and some spotting in the background. [3-] The frame is [3+].