Lot 221 of 431:
Cased photograph of young man, likely Adolph Sutro  

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Lot closed - unsold
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Cased daguerreotype photograph of young man, quite possibly Adolph Sutro
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Date:
c.1850
Description:

3 x 2 ½ in. Daguerreotype in blindstamped leather case with clasp. Plate is in gold mat under glass opposite red velvet pad with embossed motif. Gilt inner dentelles. Note behind photograph reads "Found in an old trunk which had belonged to Adolph Sutro of San Francisco."

We have compared this photograph to a daguerreotype image in the Bancroft Library of Adolph Sutro and his brothers and cousins (four persons in all, not individually identified), and while not definitive, there are certainly possibly familial resemblances.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Binding slightly worn, rubbed in places; spine has been retouched; some dust under glass; overall very good.
 
Item number:
300731
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