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Portrait of a Woman Holding Baby, c. 1839-1855

Unknown (American? - mid-19th century)

daguerreotype, heightened
6.5 x 5.3 cm sixth-plate (oval - sight)
Purchased 1969
National Gallery of Canada (no. 34006)

portrait, double, female, child; possibly dead child, postmortem portrait

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