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Photograph of woman seated, framed, in leather embosed pocket case, circa 1860-1870

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., (1860) Photograph of woman seated, framed, in leather embosed pocket case, circa 1860-1870. Royal Society of Tasmania, University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Photograph of woman seated in a framed in pocket case circa 1860-1870.
The daguerrotype was the precursor to photographs and they were very popular during the 1840s.

This daguerrotype may possibly be of Sophia Lee Archer nee Mattinson, who was born in 1809.
She married John Lee Archer, the Colonial Engineer and Architect, in 1833 aged 25.

Pocket case constructed of wood frame, covered in embossed leather. When opened, it has one photograph in a frame made of brass and on the back side of the door a blue velvet embossed pad. Case is hinged with leather and closed with two small latches. Bequeathed by John Murray Harrisson, great grandson of John Lee Archer, 1941. RS.123/17

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Tasmania, Royal Society of Tasmania, science, natural science, social history, Australia, indexes, University of Tasmania, Library, private deposits, archives, Collections, catalogue, Special, Van Diemen's Land, photograph
Publisher: Royal Society of Tasmania, University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Collections: Royal Society Collection
Other Special Collections
Photograph Collection
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RS.123/17

Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2013 03:22
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2015 01:19
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