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'Young girl, 1840s'. It is clear from the crumpled area in the middle of the bodice that this girl is pre-pubescent. She has been tightly-laced into a straight corset so that her growing body will retain a fashionably narrow waist.

the child on the left is definitely propped up by a stand but both girls hands are discolored and eyes look painted making me think both are deceased

SIXTH PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE FULL CASE HANDSOME GENTLEMAN 1840s