half-plate Daguerreotype of Seated woman wearing a black moiré silk dress and daycap, ca. 1843
Woman, hair parted in the center, seated with one arm resting on a cloth covered posing table, dressed in a black moiré silk dress with a corset fitted bodice, epaulettes, and a white sheer collar attached at the throat with a small brooch, wearing a white daycap with untied wide sheer ribbons handing down, with smaller strings tied under her chin, with a dark watch cord around her neck. Preserver: [none] (pre-1847). Mat: Octagonal with pebble finish (1839-mid 40s). Case: Dyed green leather-covered wood-frame embossed with a floral design with butterflies on the front only, with a plain (unembossed) back, with a red velvet pinchpad and a red velvet cushion embossed with the photographer’s studio name and address (ca. 1850).