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Dags and Ambros



Daguerreotype, Man with Cello and Bow, Rare Subject
Quarter Plate
Positioned before a window and open books



Granny note identifies musician as Daniel Kent. Few minor small spots of tarnish, couple of tiny mold spiders. Dag essentially excellent; brass mat has green corrosion spots.

$2,440

232-256






Daguerreotype, Distinguished Black Man
Sixth Plate
Beautiful sixth plate daguerreotype of a handsome man in his finery



A very nice image; some scattered tarnish on mat, all else fine.

$3,790

232-258






Daguerreotype, Iconic George Washington Portrait after Rembrandt Peal
Possibly by Anson, 589 Broadway, New York
George Washington
Sixth Plate



Attribution based on inscription on velvet to case interior, the portrait one of the "porthole" portraits by Peale, in a hinged embossed leather or paper case, (edge tarnish, minor dust).

$1,865

232-205




Ambrotype, Clergyman Wearing White Collar, Holding a Book
Anonymous, Nineteenth Century; a nice image



(3.25 by 3.5”)

$170

110-796







Daguerreotype, Photograph of Painting, Portrait of Older Woman
Cleaned by Dennis Waters in 1994



(Mounted within embossed leather case, spine re-taped, 3.5 by 4.5”)

$295

110-760




Ambrotype, Sixth Plate, Man with Saw, Occupational Photograph
Anonymous, 19th Century



$325

110-701




Daguerreotype, Factory, Quarter Plate
Anonymous
19th Century - SOLD



Unidentified larger factory or mill; three multi-story buildings surrounded by wood fence, horses and wagons at right. Forested hills in background, photo taken from hillside vantage point. Minor tarnish at top; there are two tiny insignificant scratches seen with magnifier; a rare image. Housed in leather case with imperfections.)

232-218 - SOLD




Daguerreotype, Young Boy
Sixth Plate



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.

$665

232-255






Daguerreotype Saloon, Broadside, For Traveling Photographer J.A. Foster
Printed by Henry L. Tillinghast, Providence, Rhode Island



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.)

$985

232-220




Daguerreotype, Amputee, Nice Image, Sixth Plate
Anonymous
19th Century



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.

$2,345

232-219




Daguerreotype
Mother and two children



Dimensions: 3.25 by 3.75-inches.

$95

110-366






Ninth-Plate Daguerreotype
Boy on a Donkey
A rare combination: outdoors, animal and child



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.

$1,200

232-84






1/6th Plate Daguerreotype of Naval Cadet



Unidentified American midshipman c 1840's-50's in very good condition
Leather case with gilt pebbled oval mat with maroon plush lining

$2,100

232-156






Folk Portrait of a Young Child Seated with a Hat
American
Circa 1830
Depicted in a Ninth-Plate Daguerreotype
American
Circa 1845



The daguerreotype has been cleaned and resealed, and resides in a hinged, pressed case. Good, with light cleaning abrasions.
Dimensions: 2.5 by 2-inches.

$495

205-21




Folk Portrait of a Gentleman in Profile
Probably Watercolor on Paper
American
Circa 1830
Depicted in a Sixth-Plate Daguerreotype
American
Circa 1840



The daguerreotype resides in a hinged case. Excellent.
Dimensions: 3.25 by 2.75-inches.

$1,075

205-23




Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes




Daguerreotype of Very Old Woman, Aunt Sally Leet, New London, CT, 1/6th Plate
Recorded on very old jelly label: Her father was killed in the Revolutionary War
Great-grandfather Way brought her up / Died on her 103rd Birthday (Feb. 6th, 1855) - SOLD



879-77 - SOLD




Daguerreotype, Boston Fireman, Bunker Hill No. 2, Large Sixth Plate, Scarce Case
A Fireman's Duty, Casemaker: Littlefield, Parsons and Company, 3 3/4 by 3 3/8"
Charlestown, Boston, Circa 1852
Daguerreotype depicting a firefighter in dress uniform - SOLD



The subject's fire hat rests on table; shield displays "Bunker Hill No. 2". John Howard who was foreman of Bunker Hill Engine Company No. 2 is most likely the sitter in this photograph. The thermoplastic case features a firefighting rescue scene and other firefighting vignettes on both sides of case. Retains original seals, glass is spotted; tarnish ring, else fine.

541-60 - SOLD




Daguerreotype, Militia Musician with Coronet
Sixth Plate - SOLD



Depicted is a musician holding cornet with at least six valves. Shako on table has small eagle and musicians' lyre. Bit of light wiping at top, otherwise very fine.

232-257 - SOLD




Folk Portrait of a Woman
Attributed to Sheldon Peck (1797-1868)
Circa 1835
Depicted in a Ninth-Plate Ambrotype
American
Circa 1855
- SOLD



The ambrotype has been resealed, and resides in a hinged, pressed case. Excellent.
Dimensions: 2.5 by 2-inches.

205-22 - SOLD




Young Child In Printed Dress
Daguerreotype
Sixth Plate - SOLD



An attractive child has a good attitude.
The photograph is mounted within a leather case; as depicted, tarnish surrounds mat...original seal is intact.

110-361 - SOLD




Sixth Plate Daguerreotype
Young Woman Holding a Book - SOLD



Depicted is a young woman holding a book or album in her lap, framed in a plain gilt brass oval mat, stamped leather case with red plush lining, image is crisp and in very good un-cleaned condition.

110-339 - SOLD




Group of Ambrotypes, Tintypes and Daguerreotypes



Back row, left to right:
1/9th Plate Daguerreotype of a Woman - SOLD
716-26

1/6th Plate Ambrotype of a Lady with a Baby - SOLD
716-10

1/6th Plate Tintype of a Mother and Child - SOLD
Includes a lock of hair.
716-11

1/6th Plate Daguerreotype of a Man - SOLD
Case decorated with a Star of David motif.
716-7

1/9th Plate Tintype of a Young Man - SOLD

Middle row, left to right:
1/9th Plate Daguerreotype of a Man - SOLD
In an oval case.
716-21

1/9th Plate Daguerreotype of a Girl
Circa 1860
- SOLD
716-9

1/9th Plate Daguerreotype of a Lady on Paper - SOLD
716-30

Front row, left to right:
Pair of 1/9th Plate Tintypes of Sisters - SOLD
716-22

.25 Plate Tintype of a Man and Woman - SOLD
716-27

1/6th Plate Daguerreotype of a Man - SOLD

1/9th Plate Daguerreotype of a Man - SOLD
716-29




Group of Ambrotypes, Tintypes of Daguerreotypes



Back row, left to right:
D. Hometon Ambrotype
New York
- SOLD
716-123

1/6th Plate Daguerreotype of a Man - SOLD
In a gutta percha case.
716-4

1/6th Plate Daguerreotype of Two Children - SOLD
716-5

19th Plate Daguerreotype of a Deceased Child - SOLD
716-3

"Psychology for Children" Book - SOLD
Dimensions: 5.5 by 4.5-inches.
716-31

Front row, left to right:
Daguerreotype of a Man and Woman - SOLD

Gutta Percha Case for a 1/4th Plate Daguerreotype - SOLD
716-28

1/6th Plate Daguerreotype of a Man - SOLD
716-12

1/16th Plate Ambrotype of a Man - SOLD
716-6

1/9th Plate Daguerreotype of a Girl - SOLD
Case has a green velvet interior.
716-24

Pair of 1/9th Plate Tintypes of a Man and Woman - SOLD




Carte de Visite, CDV, Anse Hatfield
William Anderson "Devil Anse" Hatfield (1839 to 1921)
Patriarch of the Hatfield Clan during Hatfield and McCoy Feud
Logan, Virginia - SOLD



Reverse inscribed "The Hero of Desperados". He is seated holding a Winchester lever action rifle, with a revolver in his belt. (Dimensions: 2.5 by 4 1/3".)

Our thanks to Ryan Hardesty for the excellent clarification on Devil Anse's clothing.

Following is a link to a newspaper story from 1911 that makes reference to those clothes. According to the story, which seems to be true, Devil Anse's son Johnse brought the cowboy suit home from a trip to Colorado in 1885 and he and Devil Anse and brother Cap took turns getting their photos made in it.

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85058397/1910-12-31/ed-1/seq-12/

232-209 - SOLD




Daguerreotype, Violinist, Outstanding Sixth Plate, Rare
Anonymous
19th Century - SOLD



A gorgeous dag depicting a violinist mounted in very nice burgundy color book-form velvet case. Couple tiny mold spiders mentioned for accuracy; a great dag.

232-221 - SOLD




Seated Woman
Early Daguerreotype
Quarter-Plate - SOLD



Not a particularly happy woman with hand positioned on head; not smiling.
Light scratches.
Leather case, brass mat.

110-368 - SOLD




Handsome Young Man
Early Daguerreotype
Quarter Plate - SOLD



The plate has never been cleaned although the seal has been compromised.

110-363 - SOLD




Daguerreotype of Two Boys
One Holding a Musical Instrument
Quarter Plate - SOLD



Daguerreotype of two little boys, one wearing a fancy off the shoulder shirt and ruffled pants and the other (with his head held in place by the hand of an anonymous adult) off the shoulder dress. The boy in the fancy shirt holds a bottle shaped instrument with finger valves on his lap and both boys are clearly not enjoying the experience. Freckled with rust spots, some tarnishing, lid of leatherette case is missing. A quick dip would greatly improve this image.

110-292 - SOLD




Folk Portrait of a Child Seated in a Paint-Decorated Armchair
American
Circa 1830
Depicted in a Sixth-Plate Daguerreotype
American
Circa 1840
- SOLD



The daguerreotype has been resealed, and resides in a hinged, pressed case. Excellent.
Dimensions: 3.25 by 2.75-inches.

205-20 - SOLD




Folk Portrait Of A Gentleman
Probably a Miniature
Circa 1845
Depicted is a Sixth-Plate Tinted Ambrotype
American
- SOLD



Circa 1855
The ambrotype resides in a hinged, pressed case. Excellent.
Dimensions: 3.25 by 2.75-inches.

205-16 - SOLD



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