Post Mortem Tintype of a Little Girl in Full Union Case, Sixth-Plate
Here is a somber sixth plate tintype photograph of a deceased little girl laying on a sofa, posed for her final photograph. This image comes in an intact and complete union case behind a brass mat and a glass panel. The picture is a sixth plate tintype, its dimensions being approximately 2.75" x 3.25," not including the case. Writing on the inside of the case indicated that the photographers name was S.P. Armsbuy (sp?), and the decedent's name was Artial Adams. The photograph has a date of December 9th, 1862.
This photo was acquired from the estate of renowned photography collector and dealer Howard Daitz of New York City, husband of Evelyn Daitz, herself a photography collector and curator.