Mar 26, 2015 - Sale 2377

Sale 2377 - Lot 74

Price Realized: $ 5,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
(CASED IMAGES.) Old Master with favorite man servant (supplied title). Quarter plate daguerreotype; original case with some expert repair to the hinge. Np, circa 1850's

Additional Details

a very unusual and moving image showing an elderly white man, seated in what appears to be a bentwood chair, a blanket over his lap. To his right, a well-dressed black man, stands with his right hand placed affectionately on the old man's shoulder. There is a definite aura of friendship and trust between these two men. It is highly unusual to see a black man touching a white man in a photograph of this period regardless of geographical locale.