Portrait of New Bedford whaleman Frederick Plummer Bliss
leather; metal; paper
3 3/4 x 3 1/4 x 1/4 in.
Daguerreotype; in leather and gold-colored metal frame; portrait of man in sailor clothing. Most likely Frederick Plummer Bliss, the son of New Bedford cabinetmater and whaleman Isaac Bliss; photograph most likely taked around November 1858 when Frederick was issued a Seaman's Protection Paper at New Bedford and shipped as a green hand in the bark AFTON.