A little sweety in dotted swiss: so huggable, but so distant!
This picture is perhaps a "memento mori". The wistful expression of the young woman, and the fact that she is holding the hand of a reclining figure below the frame suggests that it might be. Of course, it could just be a visit to a sickroom.
DAG of Gorgeous Little Girl w Big Eyes, Pink Ribbons
Oh my goodness, what a darling little girl, with big eyes and pretty braids and a blue silk ribbon in her hair. The seals are missing and there's some tarnish and wear at right and around the edges, but her face and the overall image are unmistakably lovely. | eBay!
1/4 Daguerreotype SIGNED ON PLATE, of a well-off gentleman
I'd luv to go for a stroll, I have so much to tell you. Just give me a moment to get my bonnet and shawl.
Naturally sidelighted, this is a lovely picture. The rucking and gathered waist of her dress is very sweet. I flipped this verically to show how a pose that appears awkward in the original daguerreotype is far more graceful when it is no longer a mirror image.