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daguerreotypes (photographs)

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Photographs made by the process called daguerreotype, which produces a direct positive image on a silver-coated copper plate. They are often mounted in special cases lined with red velvet or leather. They are named for Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre of France, who invented the technique in collaboration with Nicéphore Niépce in the 1830s.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Daguerreotype of Woman Seated with Books, circa 1860

 File — Box 3, Folder: 2016-003
Scope and Contents

The daguerreotype of a white woman seated holding a book with books also on the table she is leaning on is in an intact decorated case with decorated red velvet on the interior and decorated brassware frame. The front exterior of the case features a bird design. The latch is intact and functional and shows wear from opening and closing. The item is in good condition. The case is approximately 3.25” x 3.75” in size.

Dates: circa 1860

Tintypes and Cased Images of Women and Children, circa 1860

 File — Box 3, Folder: 2016-004
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of four tintypes of white children and two cased images of white women. This material was acquired as a group, but there is no information supporting the related provenance of the material. The four tintypes include a child standing, a child or toddler seated in a stroller or other 19th century conveyance, a child seated holding a doll, and another child seated holding a doll. The ambrotype of a white child or toddler is in a broken case (the...
Dates: circa 1860