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Robert H. Vance
Stereoscopic daguerreotype in a case, of a woman, probably dressed in mourning clothing
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
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".