Another Sixth-plate daguerreotype from my collection. Unlike most other dags I own, this one was pretty severely scratched by someone trying to clean it but I purchased it anyway since she was identified & did what I could to save the image. I left the scratches at the bottom of the image which will give you some notion of the effort required to preserve the image. This lady’s name was Mary Elizabeth Holbert (1828-1892), the daughter of Jesse Holbert (1803-1849) and Maria Reid Whitman (1802-1871) of Chester, Orange county, NY. This dag was taken sometime after her marriage to George Frederick Andrews (1828-1914). The couple were married in January 1851. Image on an L.B. Binsse & Co., N. Y. silver plate.

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