½ plate daguerreotype by Whitehurst. I think the woman in the center is mourning for her husband. She has a black cloth over her head. Her parents are seated in front. The surface has lost some of its brilliance from a prior cleaning.  In a full case with Whitehurst studio stamp on the pad that lists a number of his studio locations. “WHITEHURST” is also stamped on the bottom of the mat.


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