An exceedingly rare image…the subject wearing a chinstrap beard and gold watchchain
holds an octant that appears to be ebony with an ivory Vernier, pencil and nameplate;
he is seated at a table covered with a paisley cloth. The image is housed within a
Florence Manufacturing Company [Florence, Massachusetts] case.
Edge tarnish, spotting, will benefit from cleaning, NO scratches; resealed. Housed in
leather case, fruits within roundel center by star with floral and leafy devices within each
point; scrolled leafy corners; impressed border with thinning gilt; spine is split.
Sitters identified as Charles Walker [holding large leather-bound book] of Portsmouth,
New Hampshire and Cambridgeport, Mass., (a neighborhood in Cambridge) manager of
Riverdale press (Houghton Mifflin Co.) and first wife, Lizzie Aurelia Fornam. Mr. Walker
was a publisher of Longfellow and Oliver Wendel Holms.
Rare antique Gutta Percha Daguerreotype Union Case fitted for a pair of
photographs. The case features a mother embracing child while their dog looks on -
same image on front and back. We note that a 1.25-inch section of case lip is missing
and a second small loss. The brass matts are different, it is likely that the images of his
first wife was replaced with that of his second wife upon marriage. (case: 6.25" x 3.75")
Tarnish and scattered tiny green spots. Original seal is present, needs to be resealed.
Housed in leather case; Lady with Palm Branch 2, see Nineteenth Century
Photographic Cases and Wall Frames, Second Edition by Paul K. Berg, page 337
[4-97]. (Looks like lady holding cornucopia.)
An early daguerreotype; a young boy who appears to be about 10 years old and is sitting on a sofa before a studio backdrop displaying gorgeous blue tinting. There are a few small spots of golden tarnish, otherwise excellent, in deep maroon full leather case.
The Subscriber having located his SALOON IN THIS VILLAGE for a short time would take this opportunity to inform the inhabitants of the Village and vicinity that he is now prepared to take ORIGINAL DAGUERREOTYPES, Or to Copy Daguerreotypes or Pictures; Signed J.A. Foster, with address line; excellent condition with only light soiling. (Dimensions: 8 by 10" frame, 5.75 by 7.75" sight-size; mounted in period veneered frame.)
A nice image depicting a man displaying his bandaged amputated hand. A paper label in period script identified the subject as Edward Beals about 1852. Excellent condition with only a little minor parameter tarnish.
A small boy astride a donkey holding thin whip; the boy wears a stripped skirt and pantaloons, boots and a slouch hat while the donkey with a careworn expression. Stamped brass mat, stamped leather case missing top half; dag in good condition other than significant tarnish and a couple of tiny green spots on plate...really should be dipped or cleaned.
The daguerreotype resides in a hinged case. Excellent.
Dimensions: 3.25 by 2.75-inches.
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