Cased Daguerreotype of a Frontiersman


3" x 2 1/2", hinged Union Case measures 3 1/2" x 3 1/4". Rare daguerreotype, expertly hand-tinted, sharp image of a frontiersman. Thought to be at least part Metis Indian, the striking figure is armed with his knife and tomahawk. Circa 1850s.

Robert McCubbin: "This is a superb image and one of the most important photos in the collection."

Lot 24, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - January 25-26, 2019. Mesa, AZ.
Sold $30,680.