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daguerreotype of Hidden Mother with baby sucking thumb

Image of daguerreotype of Hidden Mother with baby sucking thumb

A vintage 6th plate daguerreotype of a baby and a Hidden Mother
The baby is sucking his/her thumb, rare subject!
Odd way of cutting the silvered copperplate. Hallmark clearly visible in lower right corner 'Star Double 40 J. P.'.

6th plate daguerreotype ca. 1860
In overall good condition. Some small spots and traces of use.

Literature: find out more about the hidden mother theme in this catalogue: Linda Fregni Nagler: The Hidden Mother, 2013.
Another daguerreotype with a girl sucking her thumb is in the Hallmark Photographic Collection (C-54)