1 photograph: daguerreotype; half plate, visible image 11 x 8 cm.
Three-quarter length, standing portrait; wearing jewelry (gold chain and pin). One hand rests on the back of a chair.
Marks, Inscriptions and Accompanying Material:
Inscribed in case well (in ink): Sonora Cala. March / the 10th A.D. 1855 / William Tuggle Collins / Daurreotype [sic] / Love
Purity & Fidelity / When wandering far on dista / nt soil / where fortune bade me roam / Mid splendid scenes of grief / or
toil; / I ne'er forget my home.
Image Package Note:
Original component parts: plate, mat, cover glass, preserver. Plate: jewelry slightly hand colored. Mat: decorative oval,
saw tooth pattern. Cover glass: replaced glass. Preserver: decorative (removed and stored separately).
Container or Case Note:
Type: case. Motif: leaf scroll. Material: leather over wood. Dimensions: 15 x 12 cm. Pad: purple velvet with embossed motif.