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Imperial looking image of an unidentified pre-Civil War militiaman encapsulated in a copper plate, as were most daguerreotypes. Mirror creates a hologram-type of effect. This unique type of image does not involve a negative. This daguerreotype has never been cleaned; there is some blotching from the gilt. Studio is Anson, 589 Broadway, New York, NY as sewn on left panel. Complete with working clasp. Opens to 4x6?”.
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