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Daguerrotype of James Allpress, tipstaff at the Supreme Court

Photographed by Gow, James in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1858.
A daguerreotype showing a half length portrait of a boy photographed seated in a studio setting. The boy wears a three piece suit and tie. The daguerreotype is enclosed in a hinged case made from wood that has been covered in leather. The case opens to reveal the daguerreotype on the right hand side. The daguerreotype is framed in an oval brass mat that has been stamped with the photographers name and address. A glass panel sits over the top of the brass mat. The opposite side of the case is lined with red velvet that has been embossed with a decorative foliate pattern. On the outside of the case, the leather has been embossed with a decorative floral design which is surrounded by rectangular borders. Two metal clasps on the side of the case allow it to be closed securely. The daguerrotype is stored in custom-made enclosure with a support. Studio portrait of James Allpress, tipstaff at the Supreme Court
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