This is a sixth plate Daguerreotype of a girl, perhaps 10 years old. She wears long ringlet curls. Her dress has red tinting. She has a wonderful expression on her face.
Daguerreotypes are typiclly undated. This wonderful tinted dag was probably taken about 1850. It could well have been taken in the 1840s. Both boys and girls wore ringlet curls, but at the time they were more common for girls. Unfortunately we do not know the girl's name or where she was from. Note the gold ring she is wearing. This seems to have been a more popular feature of mid-19th century dags than portraits taken later. Or perhaps the gold highlighting just makes it more visible. The girl here has an interesting neck adornmebt. Here dress is rather plain. Note the decorartive ekement on the upper dleeves. There ;ook to be vertical pleats on the boddice. We are not sure to what extent the tinting reflects the actial color of the dress.
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