D64. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of the Twitchell Estate, Framingham, Mass. This building is still standing today. Image has been resealed and is housed in a full leather case. VG. $3000


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


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
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, 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


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


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


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


D275. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a gentleman with a far-away look in his eyes. Resealed, housed in a half leather case. G. $50

 
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

 
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


D636. Daguerreian Cane. Image measures 1″ in diameter, cane measures 36.” VG. $1200

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


D808. [T.P. Collins, Westfield, Mass.] Quarter-plate daguerreotype of three siblings. Housed in glass, mat, and preserver, no case. The photographer of this image has been identified by a colleague who has an image of the same children in the same setting signed by Collins. That image is shown as the second image above. There are scratches and marks as shown. G-. $75


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


D848. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a workman with large straw hat, a whisk brush in his hand, a hammer on the table by his side. Resealed, housed in a half leather case that has loose slats. Some wipes at bottom of image o/w VG. $1750


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


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


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


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


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

 
D891. Sixth-plate post-mortem daguerreotype of child laid out in coffin. Some wipes around top not where it counts. Resealed, 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

 
D898. Quarter-plate tinted daguerreotype of a young boy, his hat on the table by his side. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. VG. $250


D910. Whitehurst. Quarter-plate Mascher stereoscopic daguerreotype of a gentleman. Resealed, housed in a full Mascher case. Craig indicates that Whitehurst established “galleries in various cities, including Richmond, Petersburg and Lynchburg, Va.; Louisville, KY; Baltimore, Md; Washington, DC; NYC; Weldon and Wilmington, NC.” VG. $850


D921. N.W. Bruce, Lockport, NY. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of father and child. Bruce operated from 1850-1861. Original seals, housed in a full leather case. VG. $150


D928. Double sixth-plate Union case (Berg 1-14, Mother Embracing Child 2) with two daguerreotypes by Anson, NY. One is tinted. Both images were resealed by Ken Appollo in the early 1990’s. there is one chip on the rim of the case, a few nicks, strong hinges, clicks shut. G. $250

The following group of images (D947-D952, Amb306-Amb307, & PPTT130) was found in an antique shop in Rockland County, NY in January 2020. The young woman who purchased these indicated that the material had just come into the store and the proprietor brought them out from under the counter. The box contained more images but the purchaser, not having more than a certain amount of cash, and not being particularly familiar with cased images, simply picked out the top 9 images which equaled the amount of money she had on her. Unfortunately by the time these images came to me, in February 2021, the antique shop owner had no recollection of what happened to the other images.

Please Note: The terminology used in the quotes below are from the respective sources and are not my preferred choice of words.

From Wikipedia:
“Levi Strong Backus (1803–1868 or 1869) was the first deaf editor in America, and likely the world. He ran a newspaper called the Radii. Levi Strong Backus was born in Hebron, Connecticut. He was named after his grandfather, Levi Strong. In winter of 1836, Backus started a newspaper called the Radii which he ran for 33 years. Backus seems to have tried to raise awareness of his paper in 1837, as records show he sent copies to newspapers in Alabama and Michigan. The first issue, published in 1837, describes the oppression of deaf people and Backus argues “many persons of his class are deaf and dumb only in name” and that sign will become the universal mode of communication. The masthead of the Radii was a fingerspelt version of the title. In 1838 and 1839, he “petitioned the State Legislature for funding to distribute his paper free of charge to all deaf persons in the state.” The press, in 1840, burnt down so Backus started again in Fort Plain and renamed it Montgomery County Phoenix but was known as Radii and Phoenix. In 1844, he once again applied to the Legislature for subsidy to send out the paper to deaf people in New York. In his application, he says he “verily believes that he is the first and only deaf mute editor in the world…” The success of Backus led to deaf institutes beginning their own papers, known as the Little Paper Family, the first being in 1847. Around 1870, Backus sold Radii to Kenry C. Rider [discrepancy here as Backus was not alive in 1870 to sell the paper!] who renamed it the Deaf-Mute’s Journal in 1872.
Backus began attending Hartford Academy on April 27, 1817 and was the ninth student to attend. He left school in 1826 and in 1830, began teaching at the Central Asylum School for the Deaf and Dumb just outside Canajoharie, New York. The school closed in 1836 and Levi made sure his 33 students were transferred to the New York Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb. Backus wed Anna Raymond Ormsby (1809–1886), a former student, on January 4, 1829. Together, they had two kids, Bethiah Anna Octa Backus (Jul 19, 1830 – Sep 13, 1830) and Levi Nathaniel Backus (1834–1848). After the fire in 1840 that burnt down his press, Backus, Ormsby and their child stayed in the United States Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. Backus asked for donations from the public to start over. Backus later became a book publisher, printing one book on grammar (1858) and another of poetry (1861). He died at age 65 in Montgomery, New York, in 1868.”

From “The history of the descendants of Elder John Strong, of Northampton, Mass.,” p. 41:

“Levi Strong Backus b. June 23, deaf and dumb, a teacher of mutes at Canajoharie, N. Y., for 6 years (1830-6), having 33 private pupils which he transferred in 1836 to the Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb in New York City. He founded then a weekly newspaper for the deaf and dumb, of which he was both proprietor and editor — the N. Y. Radii, which he conducted for 33 years (1836-69) until his death, May 17, 1869, aged 65, at Montgomery, N. Y. He m. Jan. 4, 1829, Anna Raymond Ormsby, b. Sept. 8, 1809 (dau. of Daniel Ormsby and Hannah Raymond), a deaf mute, and once one of his pupils. She resides (1870) at Sprout Brook near Cherry Valley, N. Y.”

This group consisted of 9 cased images: 5 are sixth-plate daguerreotypes; 1 is a ninth-plate daguerreotype; 2 are sixth-plate ambrotypes; & 1 is a quarter-plate tintype. I have removed the images that were sold, except for the image of Levi Backus.


D947. Sixth-plate daguerreotype identified by original slip on velvet mat as “Levi S. Backus-Husband of Anna Ormsby Backus. Both deaf mutes.” Image had its original seals which were broken so as to clean the glass. Image was then resealed. Housed in a full leather case by Wm. Shew, Boston. This daguerreotype is now in the Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.


D948. Sixth-plate daguerreotype identified by original slip on velvet mat as “Mercy Ormsby Simmons Born Apr. 6, 1794-Grand mother of the Wright children.” Resealed, housed in a full, split leather case. VG. $200


D949. Sixth-plate daguerreotype identified by original slip on velvet mat as “Susanah Briggs Simmons, Mother of Cornelius Simmons, Great Grandmother of the Wrights-b. 1765-d. 1859, age 94 yrs.” Resealed. Plate has red wax backing. VG. $200


D952. Ninth-plate daguerreotype identified by original slip on velvet mat as “Susan Simmons, Sister of Cornelius Simmons.” Image has its original seals and is housed in a full leather case. VG. $150


Amb306. Sixth-plate ambrotype identified by original slip on velvet mat as “Christiana Eighnry, born January 24, 1781, wife of Robert Martin, born June 18, 1775, married June 12, 1797. Parents of George Alanson Martin, grandfather of A.J. McWain, and parents of Emaline Martin Harmon, mother of Emma C. and Carrie M. Harmon. This portrait presented to A.J. McWain on June 25, 1918. Emaline Martin Harmon the wife of Wm. B. Harmon.” Housed in a full, split leather case. VG. $200


Amb307. Sixth-plate ambrotype identified by slip of paper as “William B. Harmon, father of Emma and Carrie.” He is holding a carpenter’s square. Housed in a full leather case. VG. $250

[End of Levi Strong Backus Group of Images.]


D953. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a gentleman with his dog. Resealed, housed in a full, split leather case. VG. $650


D954. J. Gurney, NY. Fine sixth-plate daguerreotype of a gentleman in three-quarter post. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. VG. $225


D960. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a calm, pensive woman. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. E. $250


D961. Ninth-plate daguerreotype identified by note in back of case as “My Father, Chepachet Village. Edward W. Garfield, Gloucester R.I. Sheriff and Tax Collector for years. Mrs. Lizzie Garfield Moore. Agawan, Mass.”  The image has its original seals, is double matted and housed in a half leather case. G. $75


D964. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a gentleman with a chin beard. Image has its original seals and is housed in a full leather case. VG. $95

 
D975. Pair of sixth-plate daguerreotypes in a fine flip case. Both images are resealed. VG. $150


D981. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a woman. Image has been resealed and is housed in a full, nearly split leather case. VG. $125


D982. Ninth-plate framed daguerreotype of a gentleman. Frame measures 12.5″ x 10.5.” Hook on top for hanging. This image is from the collection of Gerald Kornblau and was obtained at an auction of his estate material at Stair Galleries in Hudson, NY in 2012. Gerald Kornblau was a pioneer dealer in American folk art. He was born in NYC on August 12, 1928 and died on July 24, 2011. VG. $200


D984. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a seated gentleman with an open book on his lap. He holds a pen or pencil in one hand over a piece of paper. There is a pile of books on the table by his side. The open book, the paper, and his shirt show a fine solarization. Image is resealed and housed in a full leather case. VG. $650


D987. Larger than quarter-plate daguerreotype (3.75″ x 4.25″) of a seated man in uniform. Mike Novak, historian and collector of fireman images, believes that this image shows a fireman from northern MA, ME, or NH, who have similar outfits. The mat on the image is German made, occasionally used in the US, according to Sean Nolan. Such mats have been used by Brady in NY. Image is resealed, housed in a half leather case. G. $1500


D1001. Sixth-plate post-mortem daguerreotype of a mother holding her infant. The look on her face tells us the child is deceased. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. VG. $300


D1005. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a heavy-set woman. In back of case is written “Found in Fayetteville, Georgia.” Resealed, housed in a full leather case. VG. $100


D1008. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a mother and son. Resealed, housed in a half leather case. VG. $85


D1020. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of mother and daughter. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. VG. $100


D1026. Sixth-plate tinted daguerreotype of attractive young woman. Her arm rests on the table by her side on which is a pile of books. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. G. $85


D1027. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a gentleman. His hand rests on the tinted tablecloth by his side and his other hand hold a book in a vertical position. Resealed, housed in glass, mat, and preserver, no case. VG. $125


D1032. Fine sixth-plate daguerreotype of a mother and daughter. Resealed, housed in a half leather case from Shew, Boston, with bottom slat missing. VG. $95


D1036. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of affectionately posed mother and daughter. There are some wipe lines at top and bottom but fortunately not on the main subjects. An engaging image. Resealed, housed in a full, split leather case. G. $150


D1041. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of young girl with necklace and bracelets. Image has an old reseal and is housed in a half leather case. Vg. $95


D1050. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a woman with her dog on the table by her side. What I liked about this image is that usually with pet images there is contact with the animal or obvious awareness of the pet on the part of the sitter but this woman is calmly removed and the interesting lighting makes it sort of a mysterious-looking image. Resealed, housed in a half leather case. VG. $695


D1051. Half-plate daguerreotype by Fry & Minnis, Sunbeam Daguerreotype Gallery of bearded gentleman. This firm is not listed in Craig but the “Minnis” is likely George W. Minnis who was a daguerreian principally in Petersburg, Va., 1847-1860. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. VG. $850


D1052. Sixth-plate framed daguerreotype of a gentleman with wooden crutch. Frame measures 5.75″ square. G. $400


D1053. Sixth-plate tinted daguerreotype of an attractive woman of color, possibly Creole, possibly mixed race. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. (7650) VG. $1500

 
D1056. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a rugged-looking gent dressed for cold weather. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. G. $1250


D1060. A VICTORIAN CONNECTICUT ROMANCE. This is a unique collection of 2 quarter-plate daguerreotypes, love poems, Valentines, a letter and the journal of A.F. Abbot from Aug. 1, 1851 through Oct. 13, 1853, documenting the courtship and marriage of Anson Fletcher Abbot (1830-1907) and Nancy Merriman Abbott, of Watertown, Connecticut. All items date from the late 1840’s and early 1850’s, including:

3 commercial Valentine cards, one with sachet, and one with an attached mirror.
2 hand-written love poems
1 letter in a hand-decorated envelope
2 ¼ plate daguerreotypes, depicting the couple likely on their wedding day, and some years later, with their daughter Mary. There is a big smile on Anson’s face in this later daguerreotype. Both images have been resealed.

In his journal, which is hundreds of pages, Anson indicates that he went to sit for a daguerreotype on his wedding day, Sept. 28, 1852.

This type of intact grouping is rarely available. G. $1000


D1061. Stereoscopic daguerreotype of a bust of George Washington. G. $500


D1063. Derussy, Professeur, Paris. Daguerreotype image opening measures 6″ x 4.25.” Full matted image is 8.5″ x 6.5.” Signed in bottom right corner of mat. Fine label on verso. E. $2500


D1065. J. Gurney, NY. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of a stern-looking woman. Resealed, housed in a half leather case. VG. $300


D1066. William Stroud, Norristown, Pa. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of woman in profile. According to Craig, Stroud (1812-1889) was “recorded as a Daguerreian in Norristown, Pa., 1854-1855, and later.” The image is resealed, and in fine condition. Stroud’s imprint is on the velvet mat. The 3 images above show the daguerreotype in mat only, then resealed in glass, then in the case. VG. $425


D1067. Cooley, Springfield, Ma. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a young gentleman. Original seals or old reseal, housed in a full, split leather case. VG. $375


D1068. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a reader with open book with print showing in his lap. Image was resealed in 1988 by Dennis Waters. Housed in a full leather case. VG. $250


D1069. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of intense-looking father with his child. Resealed, housed in a full, split leather case. VG. $275


D1070. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of woman in “magic” oval framing. Resealed, housed in a full, split MOP case. VG. $350


D1071. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a beautiful young woman. Resealed, housed in a Jenny Lind case. Image is VG, case just G. $400


D1072. Pair of sixth-plate daguerreotypes. Left image shows a mother with son; right image shows the father with two sons, one the same as the son with the mother. Both images have been resealed. Housed in a full thermoplastic case (Berg 1-90, Beehive 1, Farm Motif). VG. $400


D1073. J.H. Thompkins, Buffalo, NY. Quarter-plate Mascher daguerreotype of a gentleman. Resealed, full Mascher case with intact viewing apparatus. VG. $875


D1074. Sixteenth-plate daguerreotype of a gentleman. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. G. $35


D1075. Sixteenth-plate daguerreotype of a gentleman. Resealed, housed in a full leather case missing the velvet pad. VG. $40


D1076. Sixteenth-plate daguerreotype of a woman. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. VG. $45


D1079. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of mother and child. Resealed, full leather case. E. $250


D1080. Sixth-plate tinted daguerreotype of mother with two children. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. VG. $300


D1084. Fontayne & Porter’s Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio. Half-plage daguerreotype of a couple. Looks like the woman is holding a beaded purse. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. VG. $450


D1086. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of young man holding a small book. Decorative, handmade mat. Resealed, housed in a half leather case. G. $325


D1087. Sixth-plate tinted daguerreotype of brother and sister. Resealed, housed in a half leather case. G. $150


D1088. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of attractive young woman. Resealed, housed in a full, split leather case. VG. $250


D1089. Sixth-plate daguerreotype identified on slip of paper behind image as “David F. Pobrison? of Hartford when young-(My grandfather MRh).” The image was resealed by Dennis Waters on 8/11/2012 and his notes on the seal indicate that the Mat is Not original but correct for date, client wanted to see the books.” Housed in a full leather case. VG. $350


D1090. McClees & Germon, Philadelphia. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of a gentleman. Resealed, housed in a full, split leather case. VG. $295


D1091. Phipps, Artist, Lexington, KY. Quater-plate daguerreotype of two women. Resealed, housed in a half leather case. VG. $750


D1092. Appleby, [Richard B.]. Daguerreian artist in Rochester, NY, 1850-’59. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of man with cross identified in back of case and on slip of paper behind image as Henry A. Blyth, march 16th, 1852, Rochester, NY. Age 20 yrs. The slip of paper also has “Taken by R.B. Appleby, #2 (or $2) Rochester,” on the other side. Image has its original seals and is housed in a full, split leather case. VG. $400


D1094. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a girl, arm on books on the table. Resealed, housed in a full, split leather case. G. $100


D1095. McClees & Germon, Philadelphia. Fine half-plate daguerreotype in frame of a gentleman. Frame measures 9″ x 8.” VG. $675


D1097. French, framed, tinted quarter-plate daguerreotype of a couple. Frame measures 9.5″ x 8.” VG. $325

 
D1098. Eastman, [Walter B.]. Daguerreian in Boston 1847-1860. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of mother and son. Image has its original seals and is housed in a full, split leather case. VG. $275


D1099. Ives, [Loyal Moss or Moses], Boston. While there are several “Ives'” listed in Craig, the Boston style case as well as the fact that Loyal Ives was a portrait painter leads me to believe this image is by him. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of a beautiful painting. Two of the slats at bottom on the case have been replaced. Resealed, housed in a full, push-button case. E. $750

 
D1100. C.D. Fredricks, NY. Half-plate daguerreotype of father and son. Resealed, housed in a full leather, push-button case. E. $750

 
D1102. J.H. Whitehurst. Galleries in many locations listed on velvet mat so we don’t know where this image was made. Half-plate daguerreotype of gentleman. Resealed, housed in a full, split leather case. VG. $750


D1103. Brady’s Gallery, 359 Broadway, NY. Half-plate daguerreotype of father and son. Resealed, housed in a full, nearly split leather case. VG. $975


D1173. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a well-dressed gentleman prominently displaying a daguerreotype of what looks like two women. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. E. $500


D1174. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a man with a whip. His cheeks have light tinting as do his cravat and ring. On the right there is a slight plate bend probably from when the plate was clamped and polished. Resealed, housed in a full, split leather case. $375


D1175. Sixth-plate folk-art full seated silhouette daguerreotype. Image had partially open original seals which were replaced with a new seal and the original seal is retained behind the case. There are remnants of orange wax on back of plate. Housed in a full leather case. VG. $750 ON HOLD


D1176. European, almost surely French, framed daguerreotype of a gentleman with high hair and a medal. The frame measures 13.5″ x 12,” and the image opening is 5.75″ x 4.25.” The frame is made of pressed metal and is gold in color. VG. $750


D1177. Oversized quarter-plate, 3.75″ x 4.75″ of a family grouping of 10 people. The image came with a printed paper listing two families: Robert Johnston (1804-1869), married to Isabel (Isabella) Johnston (1803-1879) with various children listed; & Alexander Keith Johnston (1804-1871), married to Margaret Gray (c. 1810-1893) and various children. I don’t know which family this is or whether it is a mix of the two. Some wipes, mat abrasion. Resealed, housed in a full, split leather case. G. $500


D1178. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of gentleman in top hat smoking a cigar. Scratched on the back of the plate is “John Huggins, Liverpool, Pa.” This would be John Huggins (1810-1857) the son of John Huggins (1774-1824) and wife Catherine Stailey Huggins (1779-1819), the founders of Liverpool, Pa. He is buried in the Liverpool Union Cemetery. Image has its original seals and is housed in a full, split leather case. VG. $650


D1179. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of an affectionate pose of father and son. Image has its original seal and is housed in a half leather case. VG. $275


D1180. J. Gurney, 349 Broadway, NY. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of a mother and child, artistically posed. Image was resealed in 2001 by Dennis Waters. VG. $600


D1181. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a woman before an attractive backdrop. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. VG. $250


D1183. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a couple looking through a large book together. The man has what looks like a rolled illustrated newspaper in his hand. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. VG. $300


D1184. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a woman in bonnet. Resealed, housed in a full, push button leather case. VG. $325


D1185. Quarter-plate tinted daguerreotype of a child standing on a chair, a large hat on the table by the side. Resealed, housed in a full, split leather case. VG. $450


D1186. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of three people. The standing woman tilts her head and has her hand to it. Interesting pose. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. VG. $375


D1187. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a couple in a flip top leather case. Resealed. VG. $250


D1188. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a gentleman in high top hat clutching an umbrella in his hand. Resealed, housed in a full leather case. VG. $250


D1189. Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a lightly tinted young woman. Original seals, housed in a full leather case. VG. $250


D1190. Ninth-plate daguerreotype of a young bearded character in a great hat. Resealed, housed in a half leather case. VG. $225


D1192. Group of 3 images of the same family. The first one is a quarter-plate daguerreotype by “Collins, 3d & Chestnut,” [Philadelphia]. This would be Thomas or David Collins. It is resealed and housed in a full leather case. The second image is a half-plate daguerreotype of the family, resealed and housed in a full leather case. There is a mat abrasion at top and a scratch down by the father’s knee coming in from the left of the image. The third image is a sixth-plate and could be described as a partially hidden father. This image is resealed and housed in a half leather case. VG. $1200

 
D1194. [Johann Everhard Feilner, Bremen]. Daguerreotype, case dimensions 5.375″ x 4.375,” of woman with ornate mat and top-opening case. On back is written “1848 October.” VG. $1200


D1197. [Southworth & Hawes]. Full-plate daguerreotype (8.5″ x 6.5″) of Judge Andrew Salter Woods 96/2/03-6/20/63) in thermoplastic wall frame measuring 15.5″ x 13.5.” This image came from the collection of Jack Naylor who acquired it from Harry I. Gross. Judge Woods went to Dartmouth College and began to practice law in 1828. He served as Chief Justice of the NH Supreme Court but upon re-organization of the court resigned a year later and resumed private practice. As it is difficult to photograph, I have posted several images above to try to give the best view as possible. There are light wipes and scratches on the image. This image sold as Lot 181 in the auction of the Jack Naylor Collection at Guernsey’s Auction on Oct. 20, 2007. G. $2500