This sixth-plate daguerreotype of Joe Donavan was taken by an unidentified photographer circa 1855-1859. The daguerreotype is housed in a wood and leather case. Although a note on the daguerreotype envelope indicates that Donavan was 12 at the time this image was taken, he appears to be younger. His clothing is consistent for young boys ages 10-14.
Handwritten on envelope "Donavan, Joe at age 12" "Donor: Joe Donavan"