Hi guys and girls. I need some help with a daguerrotype I bought this weekend. Most things about this daguerrotype point to a date between 1848 and 1850 (the mat style, clothing style etc). But the case itself is from the late 1850’s (thermoplastic case from Littlefield, Parsons and co., with a label dating the patent on this case from 1857).
Can anybody confirm the daguerrotype dating for me? I’m not sure about the style. But the tie thingy and the dress (with a point at the waist) make me think it’s correct.