[LEMAIRE, L., "Opticien Fabricant"]. Two French stereo-daguerreotypes of statues by Pradier. Each with a top glass plate with reverse painting in black outlining two ovals, over two stereo pairs of ninth-plate daguerreotypes, printed descriptive labels on the glass signed by the publisher, taped edges, card backed.
Condition: The pair have been retaped; there is some minor oxidation, some other minor blemishes, though the images are overall in good shape; the card backs appear to have been replaced.Lemaire was a pioneering and innovative stereographer, holder of several patents. His series of stereo photographs of James Pradier's statues began in the early 1850s. The stereo daguerreotype plates were sold by S. Marchi and typically incorporate the signed copyright notice noted.--Courtesy of Doyle
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