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Stereoscopic daguerreotype in a case, of a woman, probably dressed in mourning clothing 
1853-1854 (ca) 
  
Daguerreotypes, 1/9 plate, stereo 
5.7 x 4.2 cm 
  
Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library 
Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Call number: WA Photos 402, Image ID number: 1246092 
  
 
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Two ninth-plate daguerreotypes to form a stereoscopic pair.
 
Quarter-plate thermoplastic case with Mascher viewer built in, imprinted "MASCHER'S IMPROVED STEREOSCOPE / PHILADA. / PATENT / MARCH 8TH 1853"; printed label in case, "FROM R. H. VANCE'S / DAGUERREAN ROOMS / SAN FRANCISCO, SACRAMENTO, & MARYSVILLE, / CAL." Imprint on case medallion, "Our Father which art in heaven hallowed be thy name / but deliver us from evil / MATTHEW VI, 9". 
 
 
  

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