Addis's Lancaster Gallery Wedding Portrait, Seated Couple
Medium Daguerreotype, 1/4-plate
Photo Date 1850's
Photo Country United States (USA)
Photographer Country United States (USA)
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About This Image
Hand coloring of blue and gold accents this fine portrait of a newly married couple, she in an ornate gown with gold drop earrings; he in open waistcoat with broad, black tie. The woman's ring (which was worn on the left hand--the daguerreotype reversing the image) is prominently displayed. A slight inclination of her head adds a lyrical, timeless quality to the scene.
Full case, with velvet backing embossed with name of photo gallery: ADDIS'S/LANCASTER GALLERY/N.E. CORNER/[?] SQUARE/[?] QUEEN
Indeed, Robert W. Addis and his brother John A. did business in Lancaster, PA on Centre Square and North Queen Street until 1857, Robert being a well trained, and experienced daguerreotypist.
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