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.