Anonymous-Cased Images

41111.

Quarter-plate tintype of African-American musician probably state militia holding a fife, rank of sergeant.

41112.

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

41113.

Sixth-plate ambrotype of an African-American man in a military-style jacket with large, rounded buttons. Attached slip reads “Taken at Chardon, Ohio-Spring of 1864.” Ohio provided a number of volunteers for the US Colored Troops and this young man may be one of them.

41114.

Sixth-plate daguerreotype of African-American woman. She looks directly into the camera and her arm rests on several books on the table by her side.

41115.

Eighth-plate tintype of an African-American soldier with rifle.

41116.

Ninth-plate tinted daguerreotype of an African-American woman identified as Mariella Williams, Salisbury, Ct.

41117.

Sixth-plate ambrotype of unidentified African-American man.

50104.

Sixth-plate daguerreotype of an architect.

50106.

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

50107.

Quarter-plate daguerreotype of the occupational wagon of Webster & Bailey, New Britain. Men are examining the firm’s wares at a table behind the wagon.

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.

50109.

Sixth-plate daguerreotype of handsome gentleman with wistful, far-away gaze.

50110.

Sixth-plate daguerreotype of handsome, focused gentleman. Light facial tinting.

50111.

Quarter-plate daguerreotype of gentleman in white outfit wearing a hat of Indian origin. There are images of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore in the same type hat.

50114.

Sixth-plate daguerreotype of gentleman holding a pepper box revolver and a half-plate daguerreotype of a woman.

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.

50116.

Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a gentleman with a folk art painting of a sailing vessel.

50122.

Half-plate painted ambrotype of a hunter with rifle, pouch, powder, housed in a Union case, Berg 1-12, American Country Life 2.

50123.

Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a man holding a half-model of a vessel. He may be holding the rolled-up plan in his hand. Half-models were used as the first design stage in ship building. The man is likely a shipwright and the vessel appears to be a clipper ship.

50124.

Quarter-plate tinted ambrotype of a merchant with his heavily-laden wagon.

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.

50127.

Half-plate daguerreotype of the Rutgers Female Institute, Class of 1848, located at that time on Madison Street, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Vintage slip of paper attached to case mat reads “Carrie Hubbell’s Graduating Class at Rutgers–Carrie is in upper row–2nd from left hand with fan. Henrietta Piercy with long curls in right hand corner on floor.”

50128.

Daguerreian locket with 18 carat gold chain.

50129.

Quarter plate stereo-daguerreotype portrait of a gentleman housed in a rare case by John Stull of Philadelphia.  Unlike the more common Mascher case, Stull’s design has lenses integrated into the cover and folding hinges allowing the viewer to adjust the focus.  Both covers of the black, patriotic case with a shield eagle at center and the gilt imprinted text United States of America / Patented by John Stull Feb. 27th 1855 / orders furnished to any part of the United States or in Europe by the Patentee, S.W. corner 6th & Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa.

50130.

John Stull quarter-plate stereo-daguerreotype case in the open position.

50131.

Pair of sixth-plate double-matted daguerreotypes in a mother-of-pearl case.

50135.

Ninth-plate daguerreotype of group of 13 women.

50136.

Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a whaler with flensing tool.

50139.

Full-plate ambrotype of couple posed at Niagara Falls.

50140.

Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a man with his dog. The dog is an English Pointer, a bird dog with a high prey drive and determined spirit. The Pointer will pursue prey like quail and pheasants with vigor. The breed is also heat tolerant and therefore suited to the hot, humid South.

50141.

Sixth-plate daguerreotype of cigar-smoking, straw-hatted buddies.

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.

50147.

Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a workman with large straw hat, a whisk brush in his hand, a hammer on the table by his side.

50148.

Quarter-plate daguerreotype of a pair of western-looking gents. The man on the left sports an earring.

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.

50151.

Half-plate daguerreotype of commercial buildings in Le Roy, NY. At left there is a sign for “S.S. Bryant,” and another for “J. Newman Saddle & Harness Maker.” S.S. Bryant was a druggist and J. Newman a saddler in that town, 1855.

50152.

Sixth-plate tinted daguerreotype of a militiaman.

50153.

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.

50154.

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

50155.

Sixth-plate color pencil drawing identified as Sally Grimes drawn from life. Housed in a thermoplastic case (Berg 2-32, Vase of Fruit).

50155.

Sixth-plate color pencil drawing identified as Sally Grimes drawn from life. Housed in a thermoplastic case (Berg 2-32, Vase of Fruit).

50156.

Sixth-plate very early daguerreotype portrait of gentleman, circa 1840-’41.

50157.

Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a blacksmith. He holds a hammer in one hand and tongs holding a horseshoe in the other.

50158.

Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a couple, each holding books. The woman may be a person of color.

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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