Sunday, May 29, 2011

Princess Leia

9th plate daguerreotype (2 x 2.5 inches, 5 x 6 cm). ±1850..

This is one of my favorite daguerreotypes. It is very small but still extremely detailed. Notice the stylish hair and the blush on her cheeks.


  1. A very interesting portrait indeed. I found the fingerless gloves curious.

  2. A wonderful daguerreotype image - thanks for sharing it.

  3. Beautiful portrait!

  4. What a lovely portrait! thank you for sharing. Is she from your collection? What country is she from? I just discovered your blog, it is a pleasure browsing your posts! I live in the Netherlands too (not far from Amersfoort), and I also have a blog with historical finds, you might want to have a look, there are other Leia's in there too, for example on this post here: I hope you don't mind that I shared your photo from this blogpost.


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