Daguerreotype of a young woman

Image for Daguerreotype of a young woman
Created by
Washington, Augustus, American, 1821 - 1875
Subject of
Unidentified Woman or Women
Medium
silver amalgam, silver on copper photographic plates
Dimensions
H x W (Image and Sheet): 2 1/2 x 2 in. (6.4 x 5.1 cm)
Case: 2 7/8 x 2 1/2 x 5/16 in. (7.3 x 6.4 x 0.8 cm)
Type
daguerreotypes
portraits
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Date
ca. 1850
Description
A black-and-white photograph of a young woman dressed in a high-collared garment and wearing dangling earrings. The earrings have been hand-tinted gold. The plates are in a case that is missing its cover. The photograph has a gold colored frame stamped [WASHINGTON] on the bottom left corner.
Topic
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2010.16
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain

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