1/6 Plate Daguerreotype Photograph Sen William Seward
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1/6 Plate Daguerreotype Photograph Sen William Seward:
Superb historical daguerreotype of Senator William Seward. Founder of Alaska and one of the major historical figures of the mid 1800s period. 1/6 plate size marked Anson 589 Broadway NY. This was the finest photographic studio in NYC patronized by the upper classes of NY. Dates from 1853 to the 1860s. In this period William Seward was Senator from NY and aged mid to late 50s. Sitter for this photograph has the correct facial features, clothes , correct geographical location, and the correct age to be Seward. The ear cartilage is as unique to a person as a fingerprint and shows here an excellant match. Seward also had some unique diagonal wrinkle lines across his cheeckbones. His dress has the right style of knot to the bow tie and a vest that covers up most of the shirt. Correct build. Set in a remarkably detailed Anson gutta percha case in excellant condition. A few very minor flakes around edge. Seward was a key member of Lincoln's cabinet and on the hit list of John Wilkes Booth. Photo has impressive clarity and very mild tarnish. . Buyer pays $2.75 mail. BELOW ARE SOME FACIAL COMPARISONS TO KNOW AUTHENTIC IMAGES OF WILLIAM SEWARD WHICH ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE BEING SHOWN FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES