DAVIES, Laura. A 1/4 plate daguerreotype of a lady, extensively tinted, and with the impressed name of the photographer T.W.Lonergan on the matt, mounted in a half case. On the reverse is an old handwritten label reading "Laura Davies Fs godmother".
The sitter Mrs Laura Davies (assumed her married name as she wears a wedding ring) has not been identified, and the photographer is equally elusive as Lonergan's name is unrecorded as a daguerreotypist or a photographer more generally. A Thomas William Lonergan is recorded as having died in Kentish Town, London in 1875, a gentleman, aged 64.