D8.
No. ID. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of an old woman with decorative paper mat. Resealed, in worn full leather case. $85


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. VG. $200


D37.
Half-plate daguerreotype of a woman in glasses, wearing gloves, holding something in her hand. Resealed, full, split leather case which is worn and has a few loose slats. $295


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. $150


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) $3000


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


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


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


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


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

  Woman with Birds in Birdcage Daguerreotype
D278. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of woman with a birdcage with two birds inside on the table by her side. There are some scratches. Image has old reseal, housed in a “Friendships Offering’ MOP case. G. $750


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

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-sized 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.  VG. $250

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

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

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

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. $900

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

Pre-Civil War Soldier Daguerreotype Brady Case Brady Case
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. This family used the name “Anna Elizabeth Bancker” repeatedly through generations so it is difficult to state precisely which “Anna” this is. A portrait of her father or probably her grandfather is in the New York Historical Society Collection. VG. $425

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
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


D620. Sixth-plate daguerreotype by Thomas Painter Collins, Springfield, Mass. Collins was in Springfield only in 1853, which dates this image. At the time he was partnered with Otis Cooley but he kept his name on the images he made. The partnership did not work out. Collins made a CDV of Frederick Douglass in 1863. This great image is of a fireman holding a spanner wrench in an interesting pose. Original seals, housed in a full leather case. (8148) VG. $4000

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

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

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

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

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

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-. $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

Hunter daguerreotype
D700. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of cigar-smoking hunter with shotgun, great cap, striped trousers, bag over his shoulder with what looks like shells or caps sticking out. Buff marks, some scratches, resealed, housed in a full leather case. (7196) G. $1200


D708. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of gentleman. Resealed, housed in full, split leather case. G. $65


D712. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of a gentleman Image has scratches. Resealed, no case. G-. $45


D715. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of 12 people, 6 men, 6 women. Resealed, housed in a full leather case nearly split at spine. VG. $650


D717. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of serious-looking woman with her arm on the back of the chair. Good depth in the image. Original seals, housed in a half leather case. VG. $75


D723. Sixteenth-plate daguerreotype of a young woman in a half leather sixteenth-plate case adhered to a full, split leather ninth-plate case. Image is resealed. Some discoloration on woman’s cheek. G. $65


D726. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of gentleman with book. Resealed, housed in a full split leather case. VG. $100

 
D730. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a calm young boy, housed in a full MOP book-like case. The MOP is intact, the spine is worn, the clasp is present. Resealed. VG. $150


D733. Daguerreotype, 3.25″ x 4,” just a bit smaller than a full quarter-plate of a gentleman. Fine pose. Resealed, housed in a full, split leather case. VG. $250


D734. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of mother and child. Mother looks very stern, having no contact with her child. She is holding what looks like a half-plate thermoplastic case. The child has an interesting hairdo, holds a decorated straw hat and what looks like a chain with watch. The scratch at center is on the glass. Image is resealed, housed in a full leather case. VG. $350


D742. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a mother and child. Housed in a thermoplastic case (Berg 2-28, Wreath of Grapes). Image is resealed. Case has a crack line on one side but is firm. G. $100


D744. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of a distinguished looking elder gentleman. Image has an old reseal and is housed in a full leather case. VG. $150

  
D747. George W. Rider. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of what appear to be sisters. In back of case is written. “$1.50. G.W. Rider, Daguerreian.” Rider was active as a daguerreian in Providence, R.I. and Boston, Mass. between 1855 and 1860. Image has an old reseal and is housed in a full leather case repaired at the spine. G. $100


D748. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of elderly woman. Image has old reseal and is housed in a full leather case, weak at the spine. G. $85


D750. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of well-dressed young man holding a small book. I haven’t been able to remove this image from the case safely so I don’t know the status of the seals. Housed in a full leather case. VG. $65


D751. Sixth-plate daguerreotype identified as Ezekiel Rice, Jr., aged 42 years. He’s got his arm on the Holy Bible. Resealed, housed in a half leather case. VG. $100

 
D752. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of what appears to be a distinguished jurist. There is a strip label on the back of the daguerreotype which reads: “Plate obtained without glass, matt or preserver, or case. 1973. Restored & re-cased. Harvey S. Zucker.” Housed in a full leather case repaired at spine. G. $95


D753. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of gentleman. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. VG. $85


D758. Quinby, NY. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of woman, light tinting. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. VG. $150


D763. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of bearded gentleman. Old reseal, housed in a full leather case with a top rail disconnected but present. G. $75


D765. Half-plate daguerreotype of young, bearded gentleman. Scratches are on the glass, spots on the plate. Resealed, housed in a half leather case. G. $150


D766. Sixth-plate occupational daguerreotype of a cooper in his workshop with many tools. The cooper is in the process of working on a barrel. Scratches as shown although content shines through on this image. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. G-. (8321) $2500


D768 & D769. Pair of quarter-plate daguerreotypes of portrait paintings. Both images have their original seals. Both are in complete cases but one case is split. VG. $750


D772. Sixth-plate occupational daguerreotype of a bearded man in plaid shirt holding several large hand drills. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. G. (7727) $2750


D773. Sixth-plate occupational daguerreotype. The cart reads “D & P Hildreth Beverly.” The 1850 Beverly, Massachusetts census contains the families of Daniel and Paul Hildreth living in the same dwelling. Both were soap chandlers, along with Daniel’s sons George and Daniel. Originally the occupation of chandler made candles and then extended to those who fashioned items used in church offerings, then to those who made soap and to ship’s chandlers who made and sold candles as well as other items to be used on ships. Resealed, housed in a full, nearly split leather case. VG. (7892) $3750


D775. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of gentleman with a surveyor’s Vernier Compass. Image has been resealed and is housed in a full leather case. VG. (7953) $1500


D777. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of an affectionate scene of father and son. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. VG. (6332) $750


D778. Sixth-plate tinted daguerreotype of a mother with her son who is standing on a chair at her side. She holds a small book or album tinted red and he holds a cane. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. VG. (7198) $600


D780. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of two men, well-dressed, neat hats, one with his arm around the other. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. VG. (7613) $1250


D781. Sixth-plate tinted daguerreotype of a girl with her doll. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. VG. (7904) $500


D783. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of two really cute young girls, one holding a doll. The girl on the right looks very concerned. Resealed, housed in a full, split leather case. VG. (7905) $600


D786. English daguerreotype, 4″ x 3,” of a gentleman, likely bereaved, showing a daguerreotype of his wife. There is a distinctive pillar to his side which is a clue to the studio where this image was made although it has not been identified. Housed in a full leather case. VG. $450


D787. Daguerreotype measuring 5.25″ x 6.25″ in an 11.25″ x 12.125″ period wooden frame. Image shows a family of 8, attractively posed. There is a scratch above the head of the girl on the left and a light wipe from that area. G. $995


D790. Miller stamped on mat at bottom center. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a smiling hunter with shotgun and other accoutrements. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. (7908) VG. $2750


D796. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of handsome young man. Resealed, housed in a full, split leather case. VG. $95

Beckers & Piard  Beckers & Piard 
D801-D803. Beckers & Piard, NY. 3 half-plate daguerreotypes of a family. First is of a young woman; second, a gentleman I assume is her father; and third an image of the family. I assume the woman on the left is the mother as the gentleman has his arm on her shoulder. Unfortunately, when obtained, the third daguerreotype was loose in the box and while it had the case and glass, it had no mat, hence the resultant damage. All three have been resealed. A new mat, not matching the other two has been added to this third image as it was the only mat I had available. The young lady is housed in a full, split leather case; the gentleman is housed in a full leather case nearly split at spine. The family image is housed in a full, split leather case with loose or separated, but present slats. All three have the Beckers & Piard’s imprint on the blue velvet. One image is VG, one G, one poor. $850


D808. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of three siblings. Housed in glass, mat, and preserver, no case. There are some scratches and marks as shown. G-. $75


D810. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of a couple. Resealed, housed in a half leather case. VG. $100


D813. Half-plate outdoor daguerreotype. Image is of a white house with white fence, barns, horse and buggy, and a man standing in front of the house. There are some scratches and wipes but still quite an image in the hand. Resealed, housed in a half leather case. G-. $1250


D815. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of large building with 4 columns on porch. “S.W. Leigh” on building. There is a photo frame hanging on the second from left column. Toward the left there is a man standing in the ‘doorway to nowhere.’ Hope he doesn’t take another step forward. There is a horse and buggy with people at lower left. There are 4 men and 2 boys standing on the porch. At least one of the men appears to be black. In the background, in the doorway there is a woman’s face. Given the frame with photographs hanging outside, it is reasonable to assume that there is a studio within. Resealed, housed in a full, split leather case. VG. $3000


D816. Half-Plate Outdoor Daguerreotype. At left there is a sign for “S.S. Bryant,” and another for “J. Newman Saddle & Harness Maker.” Location is Le Roy, NY. S.S. Bryant was a druggist and J. Newman a saddler in that town, 1855. Fine image, resealed, housed in a nearly split, worn, full leather case. VG. $8500

 
D830. Brady’s Gallery, 359 Broadway, NY. Half-plate of a family. Resealed and glass replaced by Carl Mautz in 1993. “Taken New York 1853.” Housed in a full leather case with Brady’s imprint on mat. VG. $800


D832. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of young woman. Resealed, housed in a full leather case repaired at spine. VG. $125


D833. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a family. Resealed, housed in a full, split leather case. VG. $125


D836. Sixth-plate occupational daguerreotype of bearded workman in interesting hat and apron with hammer and chisel. Resealed in 2006 by Dennis Waters. Housed in a full leather case. (8322) VG. $2750


D837. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of bearded gentleman in top hat. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. G. $225


D838. Sixth-plate tinted daguerreotype of a militiaman. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. (3134) VG. $5000


D839. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a whaler with flensing tool. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. (8158) VG. $5000


D840. Daguerreian locket, 3 daguerreotypes, 1 tintype. Diameter 1.5.” G. $150


D842. Ninth-plate daguerreotype of group of 13 women. Very odd to see a large group like this in a ninth-plate image. Original seals, housed in a nearly split full leather case. (7342) VG. $500

  
D845. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of 5 buddies. On the inside of the case the following is written: “W. Woodard, W. Williams, H. Hubbard, L. Merrick, G. Greene. In the year 1859 winter touring at Vermont St. Albans.” Original seals, housed in a full leather case. (7621) VG. $3500 HOLD


D846. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of cigar-smoking, straw-hatted buddies. Original seals, housed in a full leather push-button case. (7616) VG. $3000


D847. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of gentleman with folk art painting of a ship. I’d guess he is the artist. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. (3163) VG. $8000


D848. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a workman with large straw hat, a wisk brush in his hand, a hammer on the table by his side. Resealed, housed in a half leather case. Scratches at bottom right. (8098) G-. $2250


D849. Astounding group of 3 sixth-plate daguerreotypes. The same boy is shown in all 3 images. My guess is that the photographer decided to experiment and used images of his son in the process. The image of the boy in a star overlay on an outdoor daguerreotype is unique as far as I can tell. The 3 images have been resealed. They are housed in full, split leather cases with loose and separated slats which are present. (8462) VG. $13500


D850. Sixth-plate occupational daguerreotype of a merchant with his white wagon. Resealed, housed in full thermoplastic case (Berg 3-75, Geometric) by Holmes, Booth & Hayden. (8320) VG. $3500


D851. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of a Rail Road Line coach. It’s a decorated coach and there are people within looking out the window. There is a dog on the ground beneath the coach. Five people sit up top. Resealed, housed in a full leather push-button case. (7361) VG. $9000


D855. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a painting of a woman. Original seals were replaced, housed in a full leather case. VG. $225


D856. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a man with chemical bottles on the table by his side. Maybe a pharmacist, a scientist, a chemist? Resealed, housed in a full, poorly repaired leather case. G. $850


D858. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a painting of a young girl holding something which is either a case, a cdv album, or a book. There looks like there are words on the cover which I cannot make out. Original seals were replaced. Housed in a half leather case. VG. $200


D859. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a seated child holding a daguerreotype case which looks like a half-plate case. Resealed, housed in a half leather case. VG. $125


D862. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a woman. It looks like she is holding a beaded bag. Image has an old reseal. Housed in a full leather case, Berg 4-25, Eagle in Flight. G. $45


D863. Taber & Co., Boston. Ninth-plate daguerreotype of a young man, resealed, housed in a full leather case. Card behind image for Taber & Co., Boston. Card reads “Taken with the Double Camera. For 25 Cents….Beware of Imitators.” Remnants of original seal retained behind image. VG. $50


D865. T.H. Waite, NY. Ninth-plate daguerreotype of a young man. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. $25


D866. Oversize quarter-plate daguerreotype (4.5″ x 3.75″), of a couple, old reseal, housed in a full leather case. G. $65


D868. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of an affectionate pose of mother and child. Old reseal in place, housed in a half leather case. VG. $95


D871. C.H. Williamson, Brooklyn, NY. Quarter-plate tinted daguerreotype of a bearded member of the Regiment of Mounted Riflemen, circa late 1850s. His officer’s shako bears the regimental insignia, a gold-embroidered trumpet, with a silver numeral “5” within the bend. He holds a sword and his shako rests on the table by his side. Resealed, housed in a half leather case. VG. $2250


D872. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of girl holding a half-plate MOP case. Tinted cheeks. Resealed, housed in a full, split leather case. VG. $150


D873. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of a pair of western-looking gents. The man on the left sports an earring. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. Remnants of original seal retained behind image. There is a small wipe at top left center. VG. $1600


D876. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a fine looking young gent in wonderful jacket and hat, not to mention his neck wear. Resealed, housed in full, split leather case. Remnants of original seal retained behind image. VG. $775


D877. Ninth-plate daguerreotype of a woman. Image is not sealed and is housed in a half leather case. G. $25


D880. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of an assured-looking young gentleman. Tinted cheeks. Original seals, housed in a full leather case. VG. $125


D883. Fine half-plate daguerreotype of seated woman, head turned in 3/4+ pose. Resealed, remnants of original seal behind image, housed in full, split push button leather case. Gurney operated at this address 1852-1858. VG. $1200


D884. Fine sixth-plate daguerreotype of a folk art painting of a gentleman in profile. Resealed, remnants of original seal retained behind image. Housed in a full, split leather case (“The Arts,” Rinhart and Nolan 32). $325


D885. Sixth-plate tinted daguerreotype of a Civil War soldier. He’s probably a NYS soldier and he is wearing a private purchase cap. War period daguerreotypes of soldiers are rare as most of the images made during the period were tintypes, ambrotypes, or CDVs. The image is resealed and housed in a full leather case. G+. $3000

 
D886.  Larger-than-quarter-plate daguerreotype, 4.625″ x 3.625″ by C. Lacroix, Cuba, 1850. This information can be seen written on the vase at the right of the image. Original seals, housed in a full leather case. VG. $1200


D887. [Negretti & Zambra]. Crystal Palace stereo-daguerreotype. Resealed by Jason Wright. VG. $1800


D888. French tinted post mortem daguerreotype in frame. The child is dressed in fine clothes and laid out on a bench for visitors to see. The plate measures 4″ x 4.75″ matted to 5″ x 5.875.” The frame is 7.75″ x 8.5.” VG. $1850

 
Case127. Sixth-plate thermoplastic case (Berg 1-104, Calmady Children). Daguerreotype of handsome gentleman within. Image is resealed. VG. $275


D889. Pair of quarter-plate daguerreotypes of man and wife. Thomas Leggett Ostrom (3/4/1789 – 4/15/1863) and Louisa (Louise) Mariah Pope Ostrom (10/20/1810 – 5/10/1900). Notes in the back of the cases written in 1891 by John Nelson Ostrom, Sr. (6/6/1851 – 1/30/1938), son of Thomas and Louisa. They are all buried in the East Randolph cemetery , Cattaraugus County, NY. Both images were resealed in 1992. They are housed in a split leather case. G. $225


D890. Pair of sixth-plate daguerreotypes in “Memorial” MOP case. Daguerreotypes are resealed; case is in very good condition. VG. $250


D891. Sixth-plate post-mortem daguerreotype of child laid out in coffin. Some wipes around top not where it counts. Old reseal, housed in a wallet-like brown velvet case with a couple of tears on cover flap. Clasp works. G. $650


D892. Mascher’s Improved Stereoscope, Phila. Quarter-plate case. Image of a gentleman with cane. He is identified inside case as Charles Kaufman, Danell? January 29 1837 or 1857. So this date could be his birth date (1837) or the date the image was taken (1857). Looks like an old reseal. VG. $950


SW006. Sixth-plate tinted post-mortem daguerreotype of mother with her deceased child. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. G. $350


SW012. Sixth-plate post-mortem daguerreotype, original seals, housed in a full leather case. VG. $425


SW013. This is a beautiful quarter-plate daguerreotype of what I think is a painting of a young woman. But it looks so realistic that I thought it was from life. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. E. $375


SW041. Impressive daguerreotype of an extremely realistic painting of a gentleman with glasses holding a sheet of paper, his desk with papers, ink well and pen by his side. He is Joseph Balch (1785-1849), born in Bradford, MA in 1785 and died in Boston in 1849. He was president of the Merchants Insurance Company of Boston for over 30 years. In the book Genealogy of the Balch Families in America by Galusha Burchard Balch (Salem, MA: Eben Putnam, 1897), the exact same image of this daguerreotype is illustrated facing page 174. The plate itself is a quarter-plate but it is housed in an oversized case with mat and glass.  Thanks to Jason Wright for the ID on this image and the fact that it was not from life. The man’s face is so realistic that you can see pock marks. Resealed. VG. $450


SW063. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of a painting, possibly a miniature, of a gentleman. This image really “pops.” Resealed, housed in glass, mat, and preserver, no case. VG. $150


SW074. Beautiful quarter-plate daguerreotype of two girls who I assume are sisters in attractive pose. Image has been resealed and is housed in a full leather case. VG. $275


SW075. Fine sixth-plate daguerreotype of an elderly man holding a slip of paper with “1851” on it. He certainly was alive during the Revolutionary War. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. VG. $475


SW078. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of gentleman dated in the image May 1853. Resealed in 1993. Housed in a full leather case. VG. $300


SW097. Half-plate daguerreotype of a family of 5. The boy at center proudly displays a statue of a dog and the child at right holds a live dog. The mat has “Davis” stamped on it. I counted 52 photographers named Davis in Craig so I won’t venture a guess as to which one took this image. Image has an old reseal. It is housed in a full leather case. VG. $650


SW138. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of child with one shoe on and one shoe off. There is a diagonal scratch in top right. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. G. $150


SW145. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of profile drawing of a man. Old reseal, housed in a full leather case. VG. $150

 
SW153. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a painting of a military man. Resealed, housed in a thermoplastic case (Berg 3-188, Geometric). VG. $375


SW154. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a painting of a military man. Old reseal, housed in a thermoplastic case (Bert 3-132, Geometric). VG. $375


SW155. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a charcoal sketch of Hattie Starkweather by American Artist Charles A. Barry. Barry also sketched Lincoln from life. Old reseal, Housed in a full leather case. VG. $300


SW196. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of sisters. The little one’s white dress is solarized. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. VG. $125


SW198. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of well-dressed young fellow seated before a rippled background. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. VG. $125


SW200. Anson, NY.  Sixth-plate daguerreotype. The image came with identification indicating that this is a portrait painting of Judge Edmund Quincy of Quincy, Massachusetts who lived from 1703-1788. Resealed, housed in a full, push-button leather case. VG. $300


SW201. Pair of sixth-plate daguerreotypes identified by slips behind the images as Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Barber, the writer’s grandparents. I believe these folks are from Simsbury, CT. Resealed, housed in a full leather case.  VG. $250


SW297. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of a painting of an elderly woman. Slip of paper attached to case reads “Our great great grandmother Sally Dakin married Luther Holley.” While I tried to get this image out of the case, I was not successful and did not want to damage the case, so I just assume it is sealed or resealed. Housed in a full leather case. VG. $150


SW298. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of a painting or a drawing of a woman. Original seals, housed in a full push button case. VG. $250


SW299. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of a painting of a gentleman. Old reseal, housed in a full leather case. VG. $150


SW300. Whitehurst. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of a charcoal drawing of a young girl. At the bottom left of the mat is stamped “Copy” and at the bottom right of the mat is “Whitehurst.” Old reseal, housed in a full leather case. VG. $200


SW301. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of a gentleman with papers on the table in front of him. Image is resealed and the cover glass was replaced in 2001. Housed in a beautiful mother-of-pearl case. VG. $300


SW302. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of a painting of a gentleman. Old reseal, housed in a full leather case. VG. $150


SW304. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of a fine painting of a mother and child. Old reseal, housed in a full leather case. VG. $300


SW337. Sixth-plate daguerreotype by Insley, 22 Broadway, NY of a painting identified by vintage slip of paper as “John D. Wing’s Mother’s Mother Cornell.” Resealed, housed in a full, split leather case. VG. $100