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|A heart is scratched on the verso of the plate with the name J Jones next to it. In the 1851 census a 24 year old Mary Elizabeth Fisk (sic) was recorded as living at St Giles Road, Heigham. Visiting the household was Elizabeth Eaton a 42 year old ‘landed proprietor’: it is quite possible she was a relative of the Eaton’s of Chapelfield (see http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/view/ncc117702 ).
Short side opening case bottom half deeper than top half with paper label saying who it is.|
|Portrait of Thomas Damant Eaton (1800-1871), the Norwich silk merchant and pioneer local photographer.
Case is hinged on the short side.|
|Case stamped with crest of Beard, 31 King William Street, see digital image / Portrait of Katherine Smee, the niece of Thomas and Lydia Eaton. See EP297|
|The sitter is possibly related to Katherine Smee (see EP295) as it is part of a small group of daguerreotypes and is in an identical case to that portrait. It is also possible that this could be the artist William Howes Hunt, see http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/view/ncc117702|
|Mrs Hinde of Norwich|