The mat appears to resemble some of Vance's mats of this period. There is another damaged version of this daguerreotype in the collection of the Exchange National Bank of Chicago.
See: Aperture, Fall, 1969, Vol. 14, No. 2, "A Collection of Photographs", u.p. on the introduction pages.
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Medium Daguerreotype (Full plate)
Mount in full leatherette case
Photo Date 1856-57 Print Date 1856-57
Dimensions 5-3/4 x 7-1/2 in. (146 x 191 mm)
Photo Country United States (USA)
Photographer Country United States (USA)
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