Sick Man Tuberculosis? Pre-morten Blanket Medical 1/6 Plate Daguerreotype D724
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Sick Man Tuberculosis? Pre-morten Blanket Medical 1/6 Plate Daguerreotype D724:
Sick Man Tuberculosis? Pre-Morten Blanket Medical 1/6 Plate Daguerreotype D724BCB
This daguerreotype pair features an ill young man by himself and with his wife. Did he have tuberculosis? He has a sallow complexion and he wrapped himself up in a heavy blanket. In the image that features his wife, he wore a large hat and the top of his wooden cane is present. The pretty young woman had the most striking light eyes and she wore a white bonnet with flowers tucked into it. He took off his hat for the image of himself alone revealing a balding head.
Each 1/6 plate daguerreotype was resealed with new glass and the case measures about 3.25 x 3.75 inches.