We know virtually nothing about this portrait, other than the boy is American. The seeler wasn't sure if it was a Daguerreotype or tin type. We suspect that given the elaborate coloring tht it was a dag. (I don;t think the studio would have gone to this much trouble for a tin-type.) The boy wears a cut-away jacker and trousrs of a darker color. Notice the elaborate embrodery and rassle decoration. I'm not at all sure if the coloring actually depicts the suit jacket. The collar seems a bid larger than on many such portraits. Also notice the ruffled wrist trim. We are undure about the date, but would guess the 1850s, perhaps the late 50s. It was protected by a Gutta Percha union case.
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