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Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of an Identified Seneca Indian Woman 

Sixth plate daguerreotype of a Seneca Indian woman wrapped in a common trade blanket. Accompanied by a period inked note reading: Dwiouski / (Showsky for Hannah) / Ischunuongwandt / (Tunangwant).  Housed in a half case.

We could find no record of "Dwiouski," but the Tunungwant Creek (often referred to as the Tuna Creek) is located in the Allegheny Mountains near Bradford, PA, and feeds into the Allegheny River just north of the Pennsylvania-New York border. Ischunuongwandt was the Iroquois name for the creek, and that name appears on at least one map by Howell, ca 1792.


Slight overall fading.  Several small scattered scratches.  Professionally cleaned and resealed with modern mat in 1992 (documentation and original mat and preserver included).

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Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of an ID'd Seneca Woman

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500Jun 13, 2014
6270 Este Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45232
United States
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