D6.
Plumbe. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of an identified man. Plumbe stamped on mat. Slip of paper behind image identifies sitter as “Benj. W. Dalton, Aunt C’s brother, died ab. 1900.” Resealed, split leather case. $295


D7.
No ID. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a family. Original seals, full leather case about to split. $200


D8.
No. ID. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of an old woman with same decorative paper mat as above. Resealed, in worn full leather case. $125


D36.
Sixth-plate daguerreotype by Anson, NY of woman in black. Resealed, full case weak at spine. Photographer’s name blindstamped on mat and embossed on red velvet cushion on inside of case. Tarnish ring. $395.


D37.
Half-plate daguerreotype of older woman in glasses. Old seals, split leather case. $525


D48.
Sixth-plate daguerreotype of formally-dressed gentleman with strong foreign look. Posed before a sheet used as backdrop probably indicating the work of an itinerant daguerreotypist. Resealed, in half leather case with top wooden slat separated. $175


D64. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of the Twitchell Estate, Framingham, Mass. Tarnish around edges, light wipe visible under magnification by lower end of left-center pillar of house. Resealed (not recent). Slip of paper clipped to case pad is the only ID. Housed in full leather case. (5158) $3500


D66.
Two sixth-plate daguerreotypes, each of a display of 9 daguerreotypes. These “multiples” therefore illustrate 18 Daguerreotypes. These are the faculty of Oberlin College, a school with a solid abolitionist and gender-equality stance, being the first American institution of higher learning to regularly admit female and black students in addition to white males. The man at top center in the right image is Charles Grandison Finney. See this image from the Oberlin College Archives. There is one woman and 17 men pictured. The plates are resealed with some tarnish around edges. Housed in a full leather case with tape repair on spine. (5185) $1350


D71.
Andrieux. Daguerreotype measuring 5″ x 3 1/2″ in passe-partout wall frame measuring 7″ x 5 3/4.” Tarnish ring around image. Writing on back indicates image was taken “18 mars 1855.” (5577) $775


D78.
Quarter-plate daguerreotype of two seated gentlemen with their arms on each other. Image has been resealed and is housed in a half-leather case. (5681) $750


D79.
Sixth-plate daguerreotype of “William A. Willard when a boy.” Nice seated image of this elaboratively dressed young man. Resealed, in split leather case. (5698) $375

Root Half Plate Daguerreotype Root Half Plate Daguerreotype Root Half Plate Daguerreotype Root Half Plate Daguerreotype
D85.
Root’s Gallery, Philadelphia. Half-plate daguerreotype of woman with her two children. Child on her right is holding a hoop. Image has been resealed, glass has not been replaced. Slip of paper with image reads “Grandmother Beute? with father on her left & Uncle Harry on her right he holding a hoop. Elsie Beute.” Housed in a full case, split leather case with top slat on case bottom missing. Root’s imprint on red velvet of front of case. Front of leather case shows an eagle. $875


D93.
Sixth-plate daguerreotype of affectionate mother and daughter. Girl’s dress in nicely tinted. Few small mat abrasions, slight tarnish ring, otherwise plate is clean. Housed in half leather case. Resealed. $275


D98.
Sixth-plate daguerreotype of workman, well dressed, but unusual in that his sleeves are rolled up as if for work. Wears suspenders and watch key on chain around neck, light tinting. Housed in split leather case. $650


D105.
Sixth-plate daguerreotype of serious looking young boy. Cheeks tinted. Tarnish ring, resealed, new cover glass. Housed in half leather case. $150


D114.
Sixth-plate daguerreotype of young man. Shimmering image as if background had been cut out. Resealed, no case. $75


D127.
Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a large impressive home with columned entranceway. A few small black scratches? on plate, one at second floor right window. Resealed, housed in full leather case. VG. $2500


D141.
Sixth-plate daguerreotype of “Jonathan Ralph, Second husband of Clarissa Stetson Slayton,” from slip behind image. Also included is some information from internet ancestry sites on information from the 1850 US census. In 1850, Jonathan was 77 (born 1773), Clarissa was 32. There is also some confusing information from another website indicating different ages. A few small brown spots on the plate. Resealed, housed in half leather case. $100

 D150b
D150.
Sixth-plate daguerreotype of seated young boy with book. Decorative, “Philadelphia-style” paper mat. There is a black line to the left of the boy’s leg. Resealed, housed in split leather case. $275


D155.
Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a well-dressed middle-aged woman. Tarnish ring on plate. Resealed, housed in half leather case. $60


D160.
Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a man. Tarnish ring, otherwise plate is very clean. Focus is somewhat soft. Resealed, housed in half leather case. $95


D166.
Quarter-plate daguerreotype of a young couple. Some tarnish and a few small mold spiders. Image has original seals and is housed in a half leather case. Purchased at a Northfield, Mass. auction. $125


D193.
Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a mother with her baby. There are some nicks to the plate at lower left, some brown spots and tarnish. Remnants of the old seal are preserved behind the image. This image was purchased at the September 2006 auction at Royka’s Auction Gallery in Boston and is from the Jack Naylor Collection. Plate has been resealed and reglassed in 1994. Plate mark is JG Moffett. Housed in a half leather case. $175


D194.
Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a brother and sister holding hands. This image was purchased at the September 2006 auction at Royka’s Auction Gallery in Boston and is from the Jack Naylor Collection. Plate has minor dry stain at right near girl’s left hand, a bit of tarnish, slight mat abrasions. Resealed, housed in half leather case. $275


D206. R.N. Keely, Phila. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a middle-aged man. When obtained, this image had original seals which have been replaced and images has a new cover glass. Housed in a half leather case. $95


D215.
Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a seated woman. She looks to be of hispanic or native american origin. One small mark at right, o/w plate is very clean. Resealed, housed in full leather case. $425


D222.
Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a young drummer boy with small drum around his neck and drumsticks in his hand. The plate has some wipes and looks like some effects of a poor washing at some time. Focus is soft. Resealed, housed in half leather case. $650


D225. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of a painting of a young lady. Jewelry is tinted gold. There are a few abrasions and tarnish at the sides. Resealed, housed in a full leather case repaired at spine. $375


D243.
Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a German soldier and his wife housed in a full book-type case with “Souvenir” on the spine. There is a metal plate on the front of the case which appears to read “Lrurenic?” Resealed. G. $650


D245.
Original Daguerreian Broadside (12″ x 10″) for “Splendid Daguerreotype Miniatures, Taken in Every Style, by E.S. Hayden….” He must have been an itinerant daguerreotypist as the broadside has spaces for the entry of the town and the address where he would be located. A great display piece, ready for framing. VG. $150


D256.
Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a boy with his younger sister. This is a very moving image with the boys’ eyes staring aside into the distance. He has dark marks under his eyes as well. His hand holds tightly around his sister seated beside him. She holds a ball in her hands. There is one small brown spot in the background. The image has its original seals and is housed in a half leather case. VG. $1200

Brady daguerreotype Brady daguerreotype Brady daguerreotype
D265.
Brady, NY. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of a couple. The daguerreotype came out of Orange County, NY and had its original seals. As the glass was quite spotted, I removed the seals, remnants of which remain behind the image in the case, and replaced the glass and resealed it. Housed in a rare full-leather case, Berg 4-12, Wolfert’s Roost. Brady’s imprint on the velvet. VG. $525


D271.
Sixth-plate daguerreotype of an old woman who appears to be holding a daguerreotype case in her hands. The image has its original seals and is housed in a half leather case. G. $65


D281. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of a pre-Civil War American soldier in full dress uniform with sword and shako. Housed in a presentation case. Resealed. $1200


D300.
Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a boy standing on a table. Image has been resealed and is housed in a half-leather case. VG. $125


D342.
Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a man in profile. Image has been resealed and is housed in a full leather case. VG. $795


D355.
Thiery, Artiste Photographe, Paris. Visible daguerreotype measures 5.5″ x 4.25″ framed in a passe-partout mat in a black thermoplastic frame measuring 14.5″ x 12 3/8.” There are few hairline cracks along the frame which remains very solid. Thiery’s label on verso. On tape on back is written: “Resealed March 1994, C. Wahren, New Haven, CT. Frame original to image.” This is a wedding daguerreotype with the groom at center, his bride at right and his mother-in-law at left. VG. $1800


D356.
Quarter-plate daguerreotype of two women, one in the process of knitting. Resealed, housed in a split, full leather case with top rail of case cover missing. VG. $650

D357a
D357.
J.H. Whitehurst’s Daguerrean Rooms, Baltimore. Stereo-daguerreotype of two women seated at table, one with book, one posed writing with pen. Housed in a Mascher case. The Whitehurst label in beneath the Mascher folding viewer on the inside of the case and is torn although his name remains. Housed in a thermoplastic case that is one half Berg 1-45, Lyre in Wide Portal and the other half Berg 1-33, The Lord’s Prayer. The case is in fine condition with sharp corners and clasp that works. VG. $1200

Two Sisters MOP Case
D367.
Sixth-plate MOP book case with two beautiful lightly tinted daguerreotypes of sisters who closely resemble each other. On the spine of the case is printed “Token.” The case is in very good condition with working clasp. Images have been resealed at some time in the past. A very attractive package. VG. $500


D368.
Variant quarter-plate daguerreotype (3 1/2″ x 4″) of a couple housed in a 10 1/2″ x 10″ ogee frame. She is holding a small book. The image would benefit from a cleaning or changing of the glass which I have not gotten around to as it is sealed in the back as shown. VG. $350


D369.
Daguerreotype, 7″ x 5 3/4″ of a young boy in a 13″ x 11 3/4″ ogee frame. He is holding something unknown in his hand. VG. $600

2 Men in Hats Full Figure Daguerreotype 2 Men in Hats Full Figure Daguerreotype
D375. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of two men with hats, full figure pose, standing with hands on table. Full-figure poses such as this are uncommon. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. Streaks on the scan are not on the image. The mark at the right is on the glass and the others are artifacts of the light from the scanner. VG. $950

3/4 View of Attractive Young Woman 3/4 View of Attractive Young Woman
D380. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of an attractive young woman in 3/4 pose. Previously resealed, housed in a full leather case. Few small brown spots, tarnish ring. VG. $695

Daguerreotype of Statuesque White-Haired Man Daguerreotype of Statuesque White-Haired Man Daguerreotype of Statuesque White-Haired Man
D393. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a statuesque, white-haired gentleman. Resealed, housed in a half-leather case. G. $100

Daguerreotype of Young Couple, Man with Clarinet
D400. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a young couple. Man holds a clarinet, woman has a small book. Gold tinting. Green spot at very left of image. Resealed, housed in full leather case. VG. $950

Portrait of Prominent Gentleman
D405. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of a prominent-looking gentleman. Original seals, housed in half-leather case. G. $125

Daguerreotype by Weston Daguerreotype by Weston
D408. Weston, NY. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of well-dressed gentleman in fancy white hat. Housed in a rare full leather case, Wolfert’s Roost (Berg 4-32). Resealed. VG. $650

Half-plate Daguerreotype by Samuel Root Half-plate Daguerreotype by Samuel Root
D410. S. Root, NY. Half-plate daguerreotype of a gentleman, housed in a full leather case. Has been resealed some time in the past. VG+. $1800

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Nelson Daguerreotype by Langenheim Supreme Court Justice Samuel Nelson Daguerreotype by Langenheim
D411. W. & F. Langenheim, Philadelphia. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of Samuel Nelson (November 10, 1792-December 13, 1873), attorney and Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Born in Hebron, New York, Nelson attended Middlebury College in Vermont in 1813 and read law to be licensed to practice law in 1817. He entered private practice in Cortland, New York in 1817. Nelson married Pamela Woods in 1819. In 1825, after Pamela’s death, he married Catharine Ann Russell. He had two children from his first marriage and six from his second. His fourth child with Catharine, Rensselaer Nelson, was the first United States District Court Judge for the District of Minnesota. Nelson was a presidential elector in 1820, voting for James Monroe and Daniel D. Tompkins. Nelson was Postmaster of Cortland from 1820 to 1823. He was Judge of the Sixth Circuit Court from 1823 to 1831; an associate justice of the New York Supreme Court from 1831 to 1837; and Chief Justice from 1837 to 1845. He was an unsuccessful candidate for U.S. Senator from New York in 1845. On February 4, 1845, Nelson was nominated by President John Tyler to a seat as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States vacated by Smith Thompson. Nelson was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 14, 1845, and received his commission immediately. Nelson’s confirmation in the last month of Tyler’s presidency was a surprise. The unpopular Tyler had failed repeatedly to fill the vacancy left by Thompson, as the Whig-controlled Senate rejected his nominations of John C. Spencer, Reuben Walworth, Edward King and John M. Read. The Whigs found Nelson acceptable because, although he was a Democrat, he had a reputation as a careful and uncontroversial jurist. Nelson served as a Justice for 27 years, until his retirement on November 28, 1872. In 1871, President Ulysses S. Grant appointed Nelson to serve on the joint high commission to arbitrate the Alabama claims. During this time he took a leave of absence from the bench. Soon thereafter, Nelson became ill. He resigned from the commission in 1872, shortly before his death. Samuel Nelson died in Cooperstown, New York, in 1873. Image has been resealed and is housed in a worn Langenheim leather case, repaired at spine. E. $3500

Mascher Daguerreotype of Young Woman Mascher Daguerreotype of Young Woman
D412. Mascher’s Improved Stereoscope, Philadelphia. Quarter-plate case with stereoscopic daguerreotype of young woman. Image retains partial original seals. Case is nearly separated at spine. VG. $1200

Post Mortem Daguerreotype Post Mortem Daguerreotype Post Mortem Daguerreotype
D413. Sixth-plate post mortem daguerreotype of mother and child identified on case as “Catherine Wagner, Mother-Mary E. Hacker? Photo of baby in death.” Resealed, housed in a half leather case. VG. $650

Attractive Daguerreotype of Young Woman Attractive Daguerreotype of Young Woman D414b
D414. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of young woman housed in a full leather case. Image has been resealed. VG. $275

d421 d421a
D421. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of 3 young men holding their top hats, hands on the shoulders of the gent in center. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. (7620) VG. $850

Framed Daguerreotype of Bearded Man
D422. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a bearded man in attractive frame. The frame measures 8″ x 7.” There are several chips in the molding, at bottom left corner, top right corner, and along the right side. There is some writing on the wood on the back of the frame that is difficult to make out. Part of it appears to read “Oct. 185-.” The image is sealed and wrapped, the paper backing of the frame is frayed and loose. G. $200

Framed Daguerreotype of Woman
D423. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a woman in attractive frame. The frame measures 8″ x 7.” There are several chips in the molding, at top left and bottom right. On the wood on the back is written “Oct. 1851.” The image is sealed and wrapped, the paper backing of the frame is frayed and loose. G. $200

Daguerreotype of a Multiple Daguerreotype
D428. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a daguerreotype of multiple daguerreotypes. Old reseal, housed in a half-leather case. VG. $1200

Elderly man Daguerreotype by Whitehurst
D430. Jesse Harrision Whitehurst (1829-1875). Quarter-plate daguerreotype of an elderly man with spectacles and whiskers. The glass on this image is convex, hence the glare from the scanner at bottom. Whitehurst had at least 6 daguerreian galleries and I don’t know which gallery made this image. Image has what looks to be an old reseal. Housed in a full, split leather case. “Whitehurst” stamp at bottom of mat. VG. $650

Quarter Plate of two women by Gurney
D436. Gurney, NY.  Beautiful quarter-plate daguerreotype of two women housed in a full leather case. Image has been resealed. VG. $750

Quarter-Plate by Insley Quarter-Plate by Insley
D437. Henry E. Insley, NY. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of a young family. Tinted, tarnish ring, brown spotting, 2 small green spots. Resealed, housed in full, split, worn and chipped leather case. Insley operated daguerreian galleries at various location in NYC from 1845-1857.  In 1859 he was listed as operating a gallery in Jersey City, NJ. G. $950

Brady Case Brady Case Pre-Civil War Soldier Daguerreotype
D439. Pair of sixth-plate daguerreotypes of the same man. First is when he was younger and it is housed in a case with “M.B. Brady, Case Maker, N.Y.” embossed on the outside of the full leather case. The second is when he is older and is a soldier, probably mid-1850’s. This image is tinted and housed in a full leather case. Both images are resealed and in very nice condition. VG. $1500

2 Daguerreotype Same Man, One Smoking Pipe
D448. Pair of sixth-plate daguerreotypes of the same man. In one he is smoking a pipe with smoke coming out of the bowl. My guess is that the “smoke” is probably the result of some plate manipulation. Both dags are resealed and housed in a full, split leather case. G. $450

Handsome Quarter Plate
D450. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of a very handsome young gentleman. Looks like original seals or very old reseal. Housed in a half leather case. VG+. $425

Man wrapped in blanket
D451. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a bearded man in hat, wrapped in a blanket. Rough condition, no case. Resealed. Fair. $250

Post Mortem Post Mortem
D453. Sixth-plate daguerreotype post mortem of a man. There are a couple scratches to the right of the man’s head and one lighter one that comes down from the top of the image into his forehead that is visible in glancing light. Resealed, housed in full leather case. G. $435

Violinist Daguerreotype Violinist Daguerreotype
D460. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a violinist. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. G. $650

Anna Elizabeth Bancker Anna Elizabeth Bancker
D461. Quarter-plate daguerreotype identified as “Anna Elizabeth Bancker.” Resealed, housed in a worn and flaking full, split leather case. Anna Elizabeth Bancker was baptized on 20 September 1772, sponsors John Beekman and Elizabeth Renaudet, his wife. She was the daughter of Adriaan Bancker and Anna BoelenAnna Elizabeth Bancker married Peter DeGroot, had at least 10 children. Her father’s portrait is in the New York Historical Society Collection. VG. $475

Two Identified Cousins daguerreotype Two Identified Cousins daguerreotype
D464. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of identified cousins Daniel Stratton and Paul Stratton. Original seals, housed in a half leather case. VG. $165

Post mortem daguerreotype Post mortem daguerreotype
D471. Sixth-plate post mortem daguerreotype of a profile of a man’s head. There is cotton in his ear and his nose. Old reseal left in place. Housed in full, split leather case. VG. $475

Post Mortem Daguerreotype Post Mortem Daguerreotype
D473. Sixth-plate post mortem daguerreotype of a young man. Resealed, housed in a full leather case about to split at spine. VG. $350

Daguerreian pendant Daguerreian pendant
D476. Daguerreian pendant of little child with image measuring 2″ x 1 5/8.” Back compartment for hair is empty without covering. G. $175

Mr. & Mrs. William B. Little at time of wedding daguerreotype
D477. Ninth-plate daguerreotype of “Mr. & Mrs. William B. Little at time of wedding.” (from slip with image). This image is from the Page Farm Estate, Atkinson, NH which was dispersed in Sept., 2014. Housed in a half leather case. Resealed. VG. $100

Masonic daguerreotype Masonic daguerreotype Masonic daguerreotype Masonic daguerreotype
D480. Pair of sixth-plate daguerreotypes with the same man in both images. In one he is in his Masonic garb and in the other he sits with his arm around his wife, each of them holding books in their hand. He has a bit of a smile in the image with his wife. One is housed in a full leather case nearly split at the spine; the other in a half leather case. Both have been resealed. G. $325

Daguerreotype of seated boy
D481. Sixth-plate tinted daguerreotype of a seated boy looking a bit frightened by the ordeal. Original seals, housed in a half leather case. VG. $175

Early 1840's daguerreotype Early 1840's daguerreotype
D491. Early 1840’s daguerreotype measuring 3 1/2″ x 2 7/8″ of a gentleman. Resealed, housed in a half leather case. VG. $1500

Early 1840's daguerreotype Early 1840's daguerreotype Early 1840's daguerreotype
D492. Early sixth-plate daguerreotype of a gentleman with an object in his hand. It may be a writing implement or it might be an ivory-handled scalpel or letter opener. Resealed and glass replaced on 5-8-78. Housed in a full leather case with a warped cover. VG. $1200

Southworth & Hawes Southworth & Hawes Southworth & Hawes
D494. Southworth & Hawes. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of young girl by the renowned firm of Southworth & Hawes. The silver-backed plate retains much of the original seal. The glass is convex making it a bit difficult to scan. Disregard the white line at the right of the second image above as it is caused by a piece of transparent plastic that I placed on the scanner bed to avoid damage from the protruding metal hook of the leather push-button case. There are a few lines on the plate in the child’s hair beneath her ear. VG-. $1250

Half-plate daguerreotype of couple Half-plate daguerreotype of couple
D495. Half-plate daguerreotype of a middle-aged couple. The man almost has a smile. Original seals, housed in a split, full leather case with right and bottom slats of the cover missing. VG. $475

Large tinted daguerretoype Large tinted daguerretoype
D498. Large (5.25″ x 6.25″) tinted daguerreotype of 8 young women. This image is larger than a half-plate yet smaller than a full plate. Image came from the Saratoga NY area. Resealed, housed in a full leather push button case. $950

Standing man daguerreotype Standing man daguerreotype
D502. William Shew, Boston. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a standing man, hand on chair, fancy hat. Housed in a half leather case by William Shew. No way to tell if the case is original to the image. Written on seal “Cleaned & Resealed 11/91 JHM.” Image has significant wipes and scratches. Fair. $150

Daguerreotype of couple, man in top hat
D505. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a well-dressed couple, man in near profile, wearing top hat. Original seal removed and image has been resealed. Since this image had original seals when I obtained it, the white area at lower right cannot be from cleaning and it is appears like something I’ve not seen on dags before. Housed in a half leather case. G. $250

Daguerreotype of Attractive Couple
D510. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of an attractive, well-to-do couple. On seal: “Reglassed & resealed July 1994, C. Wahren, New Haven CT. Stamped with 6 petal flower. ‘Double’ over lamb?, crescents & ‘A Gaudin’, & ’40’. pl. corners rounded off. Mike Ringo 11-5-94.” Housed in full, split leather case. $500

Identified Grandmother and 3 Children daguerreotype Identified Grandmother and 3 Children daguerreotype Identified Grandmother and 3 Children daguerreotype
D511. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of “Grandmother Page, David, Mary, and Suzie.” This was written on old seal which is saved. Housed in a full thermoplastic case (Berg 3-182, Geometric). On new seal: “resealed, cover glass replaced 10/96 MKR. Plate mark: E. White Maker, NY. Finest Quality.” VG. $450

Daguerreotype of Gentleman by Chase Daguerreotype of Gentleman by Chase
D514. Chase. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of distinguished gentleman with distant gaze. There were a number of daguerreotypists named Chase and I am uncertain as to which one made this daguerreotype. The image has been resealed and is housed in a full, split leather case that is quite deconstructed in that the top and bottom slats of the bottom of the case and one slat on the top of the case are missing. G. $95

Daguerreotype of Young Man
D525. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of stiffly posed young man before curtain. Something very attractive about his pose and his kerchief. On reseal “resealed 9-96 MKR, plate mark: Scovills.” Housed in half leather case with bottom slat coming loose. VG. $85

Gentleman daguerreotype Gentleman daguerreotype
D526. [Wm. Shew]. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of gentleman. Decorative black paper mat. On reseal is written “L.E. White Maker, NY 40.” Inside of half case in reverse is “Manufactory, Corner of Court & Howards Sts., Boston.” That’s the location of William Shew’s Case Manufactory. Half leather case has nearly broken left slat. G. $85

Mrs. Van Ness, Free Black Woman, Chatham NY daguerreotype
D531. Sixth-plate daguerretoype of “Mrs. Van Ness-Free Black Woman, Chatham, NY.” Original seals, housed in a full, split leather case. G. $1200

Elder Gentleman daguerreotype
D549. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of an elder gentleman. Resealed, housed in a half leather case. VG. $100

Post Mortem Daguerreotype Post Mortem Daguerreotype
D555. Sixth-plate post mortem daguerreotype of an infant. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. VG. $500

1840's daguerreotype of gentleman 1840's daguerreotype of gentleman 1840's daguerreotype of gentleman
D557. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a handsome gentleman. The rectangular mat was used 1843-’46. The case if also from that period. The single flower on the velvet appeared in 1846 so that’s the best date for this daguerreotype. Original seals, housed in full leather case. VG. $500 

French daguerreotype in Passe-partout frame French daguerreotype in Passe-partout frame French daguerreotype in Passe-partout frame
D569. Half-plate French daguerreotype of a distinguished-looking gentleman. He holds something in his hand, possibly a pen. He is posed before a scenic backdrop. Housed in a passe-partout mat in thermoplastic frame. There is a name written on the back of the frame that I cannot make out. VG. [5586]  $500

D570
D570. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of two women by a table, one with her hand in a book. The tablecloth is tinted and there is some light tinting on their cheeks. Resealed, housed in a half leather case. G. $65

Daguerreotype by Derussy D583a D583b
D583. Framed Daguerreotype by Derussy. This beautiful image measures approximately 4″ x 3″ and is masterfully framed as shown. Frame measures 7.75″ x 6.5.” The arms of the chair are tinted. Derussy’s label is mounted on verso. There is a hook adhered at top for hanging which I have covered with cloth so as not to damage my scanner bed. VG. $1200

Daguerreotype of Boy with Book
D584. Daguerreotype approximately 4″ x 3″ in passe partout measuring 6″ x 5.” The young man is holding a book and there is a white top hat on the table by his side. There is some staining at the right of the image.  Hook at top for hanging. G. $200

D585a Daguerreotype of Woman with ID Plaque
D585. Sixth-plate unusual daguerreotype of a rather large woman holding a plaque identifying herself as “Mary Porter Aged 53.” Resealed, housed in a half leather case. G. $400

D586 Daguerreotype of a Painting
D586. Sixth-plate tinted daguerreotype of a painting of a young woman. The image retains its original seals and is housed in a full leather George Washington case. VG. $325

D587 Daguerreotype of Man with Blue Books
D587. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of an interesting character with two highlighted blue books standing up. Titles cannot be read unfortunately. It’s a great looking package with blue velvet liner around the dag and a blue mat most definitely done intentionally. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. VG. $500

D589 D589aPlumbe Daguerreotype
D589. John Plumbe, Jr. Daguerreotype, 4.25″ x 3.625,” mid-to-late 1840’s. Plumbe was one of the earliest practitioners of the daguerreian art. By 1845-1846, Plumbe has established daguerreian studios in New York City, Washington, Boston, Louisville, Saratoga Springs, Petersborough and Alexandria VA, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Harrodsburg Springs, KY, Newport, Cincinnati, Dubuque, St. Louis, and New Orleans. He also had galleries in Paris, France and Liverpool, England. This image, slightly larger than a quarter-plate, is housed in a case “Manufactured at the Plumbe National Daguerrian Depot, New-York.” VG. $450

Female Writer Daguerreotype D596a
D596. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a young woman writer with pen, paper, book and what looks like an envelope on her lap. Resealed, housed in a full leather case, worn as shown. VG. $500

Half Plate of Woman 1848 D597b
D597. Half-plate daguerreotype of attractive woman dated Oct. 1848. Resealed, housed in half leather case. G. $450

D601Langenheim Half Plate DaguerreotypeD601b
D601. Half Plate Daguerreotype by W. & F. Langenheim, Philadelphia, mid-late 1840’s. Plate has a swipe on the woman and could certainly benefit from gentle restoration. It has been resealed and is housed in a split and damaged full leather case. G. $675

Post Mortem Daguerreotype D604a D604b
D604. Sixth-plate daguerreotype that has been cut in a unique manner as shown and matted so that the head of the deceased fills the entire mat opening. Resealed, housed in a full, split leather case. VG. $425

Daguerreotype of a Painting of a Woman
D605. Ninth-plate daguerreotype of a painting of a woman. Resealed, no case. VG. $75

Folk Painting Daguerreotype
D607. Ninth-plate tinted daguerreotype of a folk art painting of a forlorn-looking young boy leaning on his hand. Resealed, housed in a half case with hook for hanging. Top slat is loose. VG. $225

Half Plate Class of Women Half Plate Class of Women
D611. Half-plate daguerreotype of a class of 8 women with one man, probably the instructor. Note the sheet used as a primitive backdrop. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. VG. $1600

American Gothic Daguerreotype
D614. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of woman with large, dark eyes posed before a dark, devastated backdrop. Resealed, housed in a half leather case. VG. $200

Post Mortem Daguerreotype Post Mortem Daguerreotype
D615. Sixth-plate post mortem daguerreotype of mother holding her deceased child in her lap. The child’s eyes are open. Image is resealed, housed in a full leather case. VG. $325

Man with Dog daguerreotype Man with Dog daguerreotype D622b
D622. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a seated young man with his dog on chair by his side. Original seals replaced, housed in a full leather case. VG. $750

D623aa Mexican War Militiaman
D623. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a Mexican War period midshipman with non-regulation eagle head sword. Resealed, housed in full leather case repaired at spine. G-. $1850

Multiple Image Daguerreotype Hartford Female Seminary Multiple Image Daguerreotype Hartford Female Seminary Multiple Image Daguerreotype Hartford Female Seminary Multiple Image Daguerreotype Hartford Female Seminary Multiple Image Daguerreotype Hartford Female Seminary Multiple Image Daguerreotype Hartford Female Seminary Multiple Image Daguerreotype Hartford Female Seminary
D624. Bartlett Gallery, Hartford Ct. Pair of quarter-plate daguerreotypes, each a multiple image showing 24 portraits of women purportedly from the Hartford Female Seminary. One of these images came from the estate of Henry J. Van Lennep  and the other came from the collection of Julian Wolff. The Van Lennep image came from Josh Heller who obtained other material from the estate that indicated that one of the students in the daguerreotype was from the Bird family of CT and that he indicated that this was likely the class of 1854. There is apparently a familial relationship between the Bird family and the Van Lennep family. The Hartford Female Seminary was established in 1823 by Catharine Beecher and was one of the first major educational institutions for women in the US. By 1826 it had enrolled nearly 100 students and implemented radical programs such as physical education courses for women. Harriet Beecher Stowe taught at the school beginning in Nov. 1827. Both images have been resealed and are housed in full leather cases. VG. $3000

D627a D627 D627b
D627. Ninth-plate daguerreotype of Frederic Wm. Hays. He is seated at a table with books by his side. In back of case is written “July 1855.” Image has its original seals and is housed in a full, split leather case. VG. $125

Elizabeth Lashell Hays Bessie Hays with Doll Bessie Hays with Doll
D628. Fine pair of images. Sixth-plate tinted daguerreotype of Elizabeth Lashell Hays (1849-1923) along with a CDV of her daughter holding a doll by Dennington & Co., Meadsville, Pa. On back is written “Bessie Hays dr. F.W. & Elizabeth Lashell Hays.” Daguerreotype appears to have a very old reseal and is housed in a half leather case. VG. $150

D629
D629. Sixth-plate tinted daguerreotype of seated woman with basket of tinted flowers and book on table. Housed in a half leather case. VG. $75

Daguerreian Cane Daguerreian Cane
D636. Daguerreian Cane. Image measures 1″ in diameter, cane measures 36.” VG. $2000

Oval Profile Daguerreotype Oval Profile Daguerreotype
D643.  Oval profile daguerreotype measuring 1.75″ x 1.5″ matted and framed in a 7.5″ x 6.25″ frame. Very nice image ready for wall hanging. Scratches are on the frame glass. VG. $200

Williamson Daguerreotype D647a D647b
D647. Williamson Bros., Brooklyn, NY. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a smiling child. Image is resealed and housed in one of Williamson’s original push-button cases with their imprint on both sides. VG. $375

Daguerreian Pendant D649a
D649. Oval pendant with tinted daguerreotype of a lady. Image is 2.25″ x 1.75.” VG. $150

D652
D652. Ninth-plate daguerreotype of young woman. Image has its original seals and is housed in a half leather case. VG. $45

D653
D653. Ninth-plate daguerreotype of young woman. Image has its original seals and is housed in a half leather case. VG. $45

Half-plate daguerreotype of woman D664a
D664. Half-plate daguerreotype of woman. Resealed, housed in a full, split leather case. G. $425

Daguerreotype by Holmes
D665. Holmes, NY. Ninth-plate daguerreotype of gentleman in three-quarter pose. Original seals replaced. Housed in a full leather case. VG. $65

D666 Oehme & Jamrath daguerreotype
D666. G. Oehme & F. Jamrath, Berlin. Frame measures 5″ x 4.” Military image, sword hilt visible. Some light brown spots. G. $375

British Military Daguerreotype D668a
D668. Sixth-plate tinted English daguerreotype of military man in infantry flank company uniform. Wipes, scratches, etc on plate. Housed in a full, split leather case. G-. $450

Soldier Daguerreotype
D672. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of relaxed soldier, probably NY Militia 1860-’61 from evaluations I’ve received. Excellent condition, resealed, housed in glass, mat, and preserver, no case. As viewers here will know, daguerreotypes of this type are quite rare. VG. (RA135). $2000

D675a Occupational Daguerreotype
D675. Sixth-plate occupational daguerreotype of a man in dirty apron with dirty hands. Could be a printer, maybe a cobbler. Resealed, housed in full, split leather case. There are some brown spots on the image. G. $600

D677 D677a D677b
D677. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of woman wearing a large oilskin cap. One often finds images of men in such caps but I’ve never seen a woman wearing one. Image has a small ding in the right background (your right) halfway between the edge of the image and her shoulder. The light at bottom is an artifact of the scanner and is not on the image. Resealed, with remnants of original seals retained behind the image. Housed in an uncommon red leather case. G. $450

D678 D678a
D678. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of attractive young woman in bonnet and scarf. Resealed, housed in full leather case. VG. $300

Marcus Root Half Plate D682a
D682. Half-plate daguerreotype of bearded gentleman by Marcus Root, Philadelphia. Root’s imprint on velvet. Resealed, housed in a full case damaged with separated wood slats but intact. VG. $325

Carpenter Daguerreotype d685a
D685. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a carpenter with two planes on the table by his side. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. (8013). G. $1250

Woman with Cat daguerretoype d686a
D686. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a woman with a large cat on her lap. She also has a silver purse hanging by her side. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. VG. $1250

d687 d687a d687b d687c
D687. Benjamin F. Powelson, Newark, NJ. Quarter-plate tinted daguerreotype of 2 woman, either sisters or mother and daughter. Resealed, housed in a thermoplastic case by A.P. Critchlow & Co. (Berg 1-37, Roger deCoverly and the Gypsies Fortune 1). The case is intact but has serious chipping all around. VG. $250

Stereodaguerreotype d694b
D694. Tinted stereo daguerreotype of an attractive young lady by A. Bertrand, 34 Rue Dauphine, Paris. Full label on back. (7551) VG. $1200

African-American Daguerreotype d696a
D696. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a well-dressed African-American man holding a book and a pen, wearing a fancy hat. Original seals, housed in a full leather case. (8125). VG. $1500

d698 d698a
D698. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of what looks to be a preacher standing sideways with his hand on an open book on the table before him. Some scratches on the plate. Unusual pose. Resealed, housed in a full leather case with loose slat at top. G. $200

d699
D699. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of a gentleman. Resealed, housed in a half leather case. G. $75