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Unidentified photographer 
Sleeping Baby 
n.d. 
  
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate 
Christopher Wahren Fine Photographs 
Courtesy of Christopher Wahren Fine Photographs (ia906) 
  
 
LL/13022 
  
Sixth plate daguerreotype of an apparently sleeping child, with applied hand-coloring in flesh, red, and blue. Original seals intact, housed in full case with split spine.
 
A really charming image of a baby who to my eye appears to be sleeping, although this is also an effect which period post-mortem images strove to achieve. Flesh tones have been subtly tinted and there is red and blue applied to the cloth he rests upon. 
 

 
  
 
  
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