A True Lady-in-Mourning Daguerreotype

A 1/9 th Plate Daguerreotype of a young Lady with a facial expression of distraught melancholy. Her dress and bonnet are of extremely high quality material but are unusually void of any lace or other adornment. Also, she is not wearing any jewelry except for what might be a plain opal pin under her chin.

The Image is nicely focused and has decent contrast. There is some spotting and tarnish on the daguerreotype plate as seen in my photos. The image is housed in a really super thermoplastic case with no cracks, breaks or chipping.

Based on her unadorned attire, this woman is either in mourning, or she is one sad Quaker.