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Sixth Plate Occupational Daguerreotype of a Harness Maker
2/18/2016 - American History: Timed Online Auction - ends 2/29
Sixth plate daguerreotype of well-dressed gentleman posed with a fancy driving harness. Housed in a pressed-paper case.

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One very small brown spot under the man's eye, else very good.
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