Portrait of Unidentified Couple ~ 1840s


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Portrait of Unidentified Couple

United States, circa 1850

Daguerreotype (1/4 plate)
The website of the museum dates this photo around 1850. To me it looks more like 1840s, judging from the style of dress, the elongated chest-flattening corset. She has interesting sleeve cuffs. I wonder: are they husband and wife, or brother and sister? I do not see any wedding rings and their faces look somewhat familiar.

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