[DAGUERREOTYPE--ARCHITECTURE] Group of three daguerreotypes of buildings.
; The half-plates showing the same building from similar vantages. American: late 1850s; Together with a sixth-plate view of a house. American?: early 1850s? Housed in moulded leather cases.All cases with covers detached, the first pair with some abrasion and other defects.
We have been unably to identify the building in the pair of images, which would appear to be a church or courthouse; the fact that their are two images, apparently by different hands, gives credence to the theory that it is a significant structure. One of the images shows evidence of substantial damage (one chimney is truncated, the pediment is battered). It is tempting to think that the second image was taken after the Civil War. The house view has a gilt paper mat, and appears unusually early.
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