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Daguerreotype

Description

Rectangular brown leather case with floral and leaf design and two brass hook closures; red velvet interior lining with flower; brass mat; image of boy sitting next to a table and holding a book; he wears a dark button down jacket with white shirt collar.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1880
Inscriptions
"George Francis/ Pierce" (handwritten)
Associated Building
Used At Pierce House (Dorchester, Mass.).
Material
brass (alloy)
glass (material)
leather
velvet (fabric weave)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Documentary Artifact
Places
Dorchester (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
Daguerreotype
daguerreotypes (photographs)
floral patterns
glass (material)
leather
velvet (fabric weave)
wood (plant material)
People and organizations
Pierce, George Francis, 1838-1919
Dimensions
3 11/16 x 3 1/4 x 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2004.41.2
Credit Line
Museum Purchase
GUSN
223636

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