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D413. Sixth-plate post mortem daguerreotype of mother and child identified on case as “Catherine Wagner, Mother-Mary E. Hacker? Photo of baby in death.” Resealed, housed in a half leather case. VG. $650

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D453. Sixth-plate daguerreotype post mortem of a man. There are a couple scratches to the right of the man’s head and one lighter one that comes down from the top of the image into his forehead that is visible in glancing light. Resealed, housed in full leather case. G. $435

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D473. Sixth-plate post mortem daguerreotype of a young man. Resealed, housed in a full leather case about to split at spine. VG. $350

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D555. Sixth-plate post mortem daguerreotype of an infant. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. VG. $500

Post Mortem Ambrotype
Amb122. Sixth-plate ambrotype post mortem of a young child, flowers in her hand. Housed in a half leather case. VG. $350

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D615. Sixth-plate post mortem daguerreotype of mother holding her deceased child in her lap. The child’s eyes are open. Image is resealed, housed in a full leather case. VG. $325

Full-plate Postmortem Tintype
POSTTT2. Full-Plate Tinted postmortem tintype housed in is original period elaborate wooden frame which measures 14.5″ x 12.5.” VG. $500

Post Mortem Daguerreotype
D754. Sixth-plate daguerreotype post mortem housed in a thermoplastic case (Berg 3-124, Geometric). The woman appears to have a smile on her face. The image has its original seals. The case has cracks on one side although it is firm. VG. $450


D779. Sixth-plate post mortem daguerreotype. Amazing image with standing coffin with deceased at center. On left it looks like the mother of the deceased and on right it looks like the daughter of the deceased. Both have intense expressions, sad and mysterious. They hold on to the coffin and to the deceased. There are some wipes toward the bottom of the image. Image has been resealed. When purchased the seller passed on the information that this came from south-east Michigan. Housed in a thermoplastic case (Berg 2-21, Grapes within a Fancy Oval). The imprint on the velvet mat is Willard but given that the image is loose when placed in the case, I’d guess that the case is not original to the image. G. (8463) $1500

Post Mortem Ambrotype 
Amb233. Quarter-plate tinted post-mortem ambrotype. A very special and rare presentation of a standing coffin by a table with candles, bible, and crucifix. Housed in a full black push-button leather case. VG. (8443) $3500


Amb254. Very beautiful half-plate post-mortem ambrotype. The deceased girl is laid out with her head toward the window, very impressive use of the light. Framed in pie crust gilded frame which measures 8.125″ x 7.” VG. $1250