Children-Cased Images

41112.

Sixth-plate daguerreotype of African-American nanny with white child.

50106.

Sixth-plate tinted daguerreotype of a girl holding a flower.

50108.

Sixth-plate daguerreotype showing four children and two men, one of whom gives a salute or a greeting, standing in front of a small building. All subjects hold their hats in their hands. Signs above the building’s two door read “Post Office” and “E. Bailey Jr. / Cheap Cash Store.” The location is Ledyard Centre, Connecticut. Elijah Bailey, Jr. (1817-1900) was born in North Stonington, CT. Following his marriage in 1842, he moved to Ledyard Centre. He was appointed Postmaster of Ledyard in 1849, which suggests this image was taken after that date.

50115.

Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a smiling woman and young boy before a fine backdrop with great depth.

50115.

Inside of the case of the image below. Found at Last! The Best Picture Glass.

50118.

Half-plate daguerreotype by Julius Brill, Chatham Square, NY of a family with two children.

50121.

Oversized (4.25″ x 3.75″) quarter-plate daguerreotype by John Plumbe, Jr., NY, identified on slip of paper as “Emily Stevens aged 9 years, Addie aged 13 years, Feb. 6, 1845.”

50121.

Inside of case of image above.

50125.

Large framed, tinted European daguerreotype, oval opening 6″ x 4.5″ showing three children before a white-washed stone wall, a staircase to their left. The older child is holding a basket of flowers.

50126.

Half-plate daguerreotype by Sterling C. McIntyre, dentist & Daguerreian of a beautiful group of ten children. He operated in Tallahassee, Florida in 1844; Charleston, SC in 1846; NYC in 1850-’51. In 1851 he made a 5-panel panorama of San Francisco. He also made gold mining views.

50128.

Daguerreian locket with 18 carat gold chain.

50132.

This and the next image are a pair of tinted daguerreotypes by C.H. Williamson of Brooklyn, NY of members of the same family. This image is a half-plate daguerreotype of a father with two children in an affectionate pose. From the ID on the quarter-plate image, below, the sitters are James Augustus Ostrom, Sr. (1813-1879), Eliza Edwards Ostrom (1855-1903), and Benjamin Edward Ostrom (1859-1886). This image arrived in my collection in a destroyed half-plate leather push-button case, the type of case used by Williamson, and was re-cased into its current full leather case. The second image, below, is a tinted quarter-plate daguerreotype by Williamson of a mother and child in an affectionate pose. The child is Eliza Edwards Ostrom, one of the children pictured in this half-plate image. Paper pinned to the case mat identifies the sitters as “Mrs. Mary E. Ostrom & daughter Eliza Edwards Ostrom.” Given the ages of the children in these images, I would guess that the images were made in 1860. All of these people are buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY. The quarter-plate is housed in a full leather, push-button case.

50133.

This and the image above are a pair of tinted daguerreotypes by C.H. Williamson of Brooklyn, NY of members of the same family. This image is a quarter-plate daguerreotype. Paper pinned to the case mat identifies the sitters as “Mrs. Mary E. Ostrom & daughter Eliza Edwards Ostrom (1855-1903).” The child, Eliza Edwards Ostrom, is one of the children pictured in the half-plate image above.  Given the ages of the children in these images, I would guess that the images were made in 1860. All of these people are buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY. This image is housed in a full leather, push-button case.

50142.

Quarter-plate ambrotype of large group of men and boys, all in hats. Several have large drums, looks like a couple have rifles or shotguns.

50143.

Interesting group of 3 sixth-plate daguerreotypes. One is shown here and the other two are shown in 50144 & 50145. 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.

50144.

Interesting group of 3 sixth-plate daguerreotypes. One is shown here and the other two are shown in 50143 & 50145. 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. In this image the photographer has combined 5 images of the boy with different expressions on the plate.

50145.

Interesting group of 3 sixth-plate daguerreotypes. One is shown here and the other two are shown in 50143 & 50144. 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. In this image the photographer has used several masks on the image of the boy. I don’t know how the blue color was achieved.

50149.

Quarter-plate daguerreotype of a large building with 4 columns. “S.W. Leigh” on building. There is a photo frame hanging on the second from left column. High up on the side of the building there is a man standing in the ‘doorway to nowhere.’ 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 African-American. 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.

50150.

Enlargements of sections of 50149 showing the man in the doorway high up on the side of the building and the people on the porch with the photo display.

50154.

Ambrotype, 5″ x 4,” of a woman, a girl, and a dog, attractively posed.

50159.

Ninth-plate daguerreotype of a child in circular mat. Remove the mat and you find the mother. We value what they did not want us to see.

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