An unidentified ca 4-year-old little girl seated in spool turned chair and holding her wax head doll with jointed wooden or composition body in her arms, mounted in an embossed single rose leather covered wooden case.
Charles M. Ising (also spelled Isings) was a daguerrian in Philadelphia from 1852-1857. He is listed on North 8th in 1853 and 1854, dating this image to that period. Ising had an exhibit of daguerreotypes at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia in 1852. His name has also been noted imprinted on the liner of a daguerrian case. (www.daguerreotype.com)
Condition: Bright image with wipe across most of image, still, VG-.
Notes …Studing Daguerrotypes * This one sold a Cowan’s Auction for $575.00 ( I lightened her face and took off some of the damage.) VF