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  • Title: The Daguerreian Society
    Descriptive info: .. The Daguerreian Society.. | - Welcome.. | - Membership Benefits.. | - Society Store.. | - Society Organization.. | - DS Quarterly.. | - DS Annual.. | -.. 2012 Symposium.. 2012 Benefit Auction.. | - JOIN THE SOCIETY.. Members Area:.. | - Message to Members.. | - Quarterly Online.. | - Members Directory.. | - Volunteer to Help.. | - Show Membership.. | - Dealer Supporters.. | - About the Website.. Daguerreotype FAQ.. Fair Use & Copyright.. NEA Image Database:.. Search over 1000 daguerreotypes.. In Memoriam.. Galleries.. Resources.. Site Search.. Contact the Society.. On Facebook.. Image #142 from our.. online.. database.. (click to view).. Welcome to the Daguerreian Society!.. Whether you're here just to browse around and look at images or whether you're already passionate about early photography, the members of The Daguerreian Society welcome you.. The Daguerreian Society brings together people from all over the world who are united by a common interest in the history of photography.. Our members include students and teachers.. museum curators and scientists.. collectors and dealers.. historians, photographers and artists.. We formed in 1988 as  ...   and its role in history.. Our group.. publishes an Annual.. that's filled with great images discovered by our members and carefully-researched articles written by members.. We also produce an illustrated.. Quarterly.. with even more useful information.. And once a year in the Fall we gather for a long weekend of fellowship that includes a symposium with fascinating speakers, a trade fair featuring daguerreotypes and other early photographs for sale, plus a banquet and an exhibition.. Our.. 2011 gathering.. took place in St.. Petersburg, Florida October 27-30.. If you enjoy your visit to this website, chances are you'll fit right in.. So please --.. join us!.. The Daguerreian Society is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501(c)3 organization.. Matthew Isenburg.. Photo by.. Jody Dole.. The Daguerreian Society is proud to officially.. announce.. that the Society Co-Founder, Matthew R.. Isenburg's Collection has been acquired by the Archive of Modern Conflict (AMC), in Toronto, Canada.. DAGUERREIAN SOCIETY 2012 SYMPOSIUM:.. will be held November 8-11 in Baltimore, Maryland at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, hosted by the.. Maryland Historical Society.. Check out.. The Daguerreian Society's Facebook group.. and consider joining!..

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  • Title: The Daguerreian Society: Membership
    Descriptive info: Membership Benefits.. The Daguerreian Society, founded 1988, is an organization of hundreds of individuals and institutions sharing a common interest in the art, history and practice of the daguerreotype.. A membership in the Society includes these benefits:.. The Quarterly.. The Daguerreian Society Quarterly.. is published four times a year and features previously unpublished daguerreotypes, articles of interest, late breaking news, and reviews of recent.. publications.. The Annual.. The Daguerreian Society Annual.. features over 250 pages of unique research by  ...   volumes.. have become a prime resource for daguerreian study and appreciation.. The Symposium.. In the fall of every year the Society sponsors a four day Symposium: a full weekend of presentations, round table discussions and.. enjoying.. the company of other persons who love daguerreotypes.. The Membership Directory.. Our Membership directory is now available.. on-line.. and available to members.. The.. searchable.. Directory contains members' addresses and phone numbers as well as a listing of.. member's interests.. and is cross-indexed by state..

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  • Title: The Daguerreian Society: The DS Annual
    Descriptive info: The Daguerreian Annual.. Annual.. is a great addition to any collector's or researcher's library.. In publication since 1990, these volumes have become a prime resource for daguerreian study and appreciation.. They are now indexed/abstracted by the J.. Paul Getty's.. Bibliography of the History of Art.. and.. ARTbibliographies Modern.. As a sample, we offer.. an article by Denise Bethel.. regarding a daguerreotype of Walt Whitman (from our 1994.. ).. We have made available the.. Table of Contents.. for each year of our.. Current and back issues of our annual  ...   articles or other material for publication in the.. Daguerreian Annual.. Guidelines for manuscript submission can be found.. here.. Feel free to.. contact us.. if you have any questions.. Advertising in the Daguerreian Society Annual:.. Assuming you're giving us camera ready or the file on disk:.. Color full page: $750.. (NEW!).. Color half page: $450.. B & W full page: $450.. B & W half page: $250.. For full details of terms, rates and layout requirements for advertising in the.. (and the.. Newsletter.. ), see our.. Advertising Rate Sheet..

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  • Title: The Daguerreian Society: DS Quarterly
    Descriptive info: The Society's.. is published four times a year and features over twenty-four pages of previously unpublished daguerreotypes, articles of interest, late breaking news, and reviews of recent publications.. Classified and display advertisements are available, as well as free research inquiries for Society members.. The Daguerreian Society Newsletter.. has been retitled the.. to more accurately reflect its publication frequency as well as its quality of content.. Research Queries:.. If you have a.. research query.. we would be happy to publish it in our next.. (there is no charge).. Research Queries can be.. sent or emailed to our offices.. A paragraph or two is fine and, if you wish, an illustration can be included.. Hard copy or.. jpgs are acceptable.. We would hope that one of our  ...   for a one-line listing in three issues.. Reduced rates are available for repeated runs -- for details see below.. No prepayment is required.. It is easier to just send you an invoice after the ad has run.. If needed, we do offer art dept.. and layout services at reasonable rates.. Just send us any prints (B W or color, print or transparency) and the text and we'll scan them and lay it out, sending you a proof for approval.. Maximum actual image area that you can use (this allows our standard margins) is:.. Full-page, 9 5/8" high x 7 1/4" wide.. Half-page, 4 3/4" high x 7 1/4" wide.. Quarter-page, 4 3/4" high x 3 1/2" wide.. Eighth-page, 2 3/8" high x 3 1/2" wide..

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  • Title: The Daguerreian Society: 2011 Symposium
    Descriptive info: The 2011 Daguerreian Society Symposium.. ARTIST UNKNOWN.. PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN IN BURL WALNUT BOX.. Tinted daguerreotype and walnut.. Gift of Ludmila and Bruce Dandrew from The Ludmila Dandrew and.. Chitranee Drapkin Collection.. Museum of Fine Arts, St.. Petersburg, Florida 2009.. 32.. 6.. The 23rd Daguerreian Society Symposium will be held in St.. Petersburg, Florida on October 27-30.. The Symposium Lectures will take place in Marly Auditorium Saturday, October 29, 2011, courtesy of Dr.. Kent Lydecker, Museum Director, and Dr.. Jennifer Hardin, Chief Curator, our hosts at the.. Museum of Fine Arts.. , St.. Petersburg, Florida.. The museum will feature an exhibition for the Symposium, entitled.. Sitter and Subject in Nineteenth-Century Photography.. 2011 Symposium Schedule.. SCHEDULE IN BRIEF.. Thursday Oct 27.. 8 AM Board of Directors Meeting.. 10 AM Sexton Larson Talk at MFA (Constant Contact online sign-up).. Drapkin House Tour via Coach Bus (Constant Contact online sign-up & payment).. 7-9 PM Gala Reception at MFA.. Friday Oct 28.. TradeFair:.. 9 AM Dealer Setup.. 10 AM Members In.. 11 AM - 5 PM Public Admission ($8 Adults, $5 Students w/ID).. 5:30 PM - Business Meeting for important 2013 announcement, etc.. 9 PM Contemporary Dag Viewing in Hospitality Suite with Chris Mahoney.. Saturday Oct 29.. 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Lectures at MFA.. 6 PM - 7 PM Cocktail Party & Silent Auction.. 7 PM - 10 PM Buffet Banquet & Live Benefit Auction.. A final schedule, including a printable schedule for all Symposium events, will be available from this page once ready.. EVENTS.. Thursday, October 27.. We open the 22nd Symposium with a gala reception in the Marly Room at the Museum of Fine Arts.. The museum will feature the exhibition.. The MFA has "quietly become one of the major repositories of photography in the southeastern United States.. Two gifts in 2009 and 2010 rocketed its holdings from about 1,500 to more than 14,000 images that cover almost all known photographic methods beginning with daguerreotypes and salt prints from the mid 19th century to gelatin silver prints of the mid 20th century.. " The nearly 60 daguerreotypes - including two whole-plate Southworth & Hawes, tintypes, and ambrotypes in this exhibit will be viewed at the kickoff event of the 23rd Symposium.. Rebecca Sexton Larson will give.. a behind-the-scenes talk on.. photographic processes.. Rebecca Sexton Larson, a Tampa-based studio artist working with historic photographic processes, including modern dry plate tintypes, she will discuss both wet and dry plate processes, will offer a behind-the-scenes talk.. Currently Sexton Larson's work is featured in the book,.. Pinhole Photography: Rediscovering a Historic Technique.. and numerous private and museum collections.. This event will take place at the MFA in St.. Petersburg.. Dr.. and Mrs.. Robert Drapkin, photographic.. collectors, will open their home for a.. behind-the-scenes tour.. Robert L.. Drapkin are opening their home on for twenty-five people to visit and tour.. A van will be hired for transportation to and from this venue, and paid for by the participants when registering online.. Major donations from the Drapkin Collection, which total 22,000 images put together over 35 years, and another collection couple, have transformed the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) into a center for the study of nineteenth- and twentieth-century photography.. Friday, October 28.. Friday evening our contemporary daguerreians are invited to the Hospitality Suite to show their images to our many interested members.. In addition, Christopher Mahoney, VP of Photography at Sotheby's in New York, will join in the discussions on newly produced daguerreotypes, one of his passions.. The Outstanding Speakers of 2011.. Gary Ewer.. Gary Ewer.. will be presenting.. A Complete Picture of California: The Three Hundred Daguerreotypes by Robert H.. Vance.. The American daguerreotypist, Robert H.. Vance, landed in San Francisco in late 1850.. Having spent a few years in Valparaiso, Chile, engaged in standard portrait daguerreotypy, Vance embarked  ...   B.. Becker.. Carl Mautz.. Rob McElroy.. Jeremy Rowe, EdD.. Walter Johnson.. Walter Johnson.. November 1968; the conference that started the interest in collecting Photographica.. A presentation to detail the events that started the movement to collect and preserve Photographic History.. Chris Mahoney.. Chris Mahoney.. Brady's Calhoun: The Recovery of an American Masterpiece.. In April 2011, a whole-plate daguerreotype of John C.. Calhoun by Mathew Brady sold at auction for $338,500.. This dramatic portrait had served as the basis for Calhoun's image in Brady's Gallery of Illustrious Americans, inspired a monumental painted portrait (now owned by the U.. S.. Senate), and was the subject of countless other photographic and non-photographic versions.. Brady's portrait ultimately became the best known likeness of the famed statesman.. Yet the original daguerreotype was lost for over a century.. Christopher Mahoney, of Sotheby's, tells the fascinating story about the rediscovery of this American masterpiece and the events that led to its appearance at auction and its spectacular selling price.. Symposium Headquarters.. The Symposium headquarters will be the.. Hilton St.. Petersburg Bayfront.. , 333 First Street South, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701-4342.. Tel: 1-727-894-5000 Fax: 1-727-823-4797.. The hotel is located in the waterfront district of downtown St.. Downtown St.. Petersburg is home to many of the finest cultural attractions in Florida.. Our room rate is $105, including complimentary high speed Internet, complimentary free printing at the Sales Office or Front Desk, and $5.. 00 per night discounted parking.. Reservations at the Society's discount rate can be made on line.. If you make reservations by phone be sure to mention the group code "The Daguerreian Society Symposium" to receive the discounted rate.. We strongly suggest you make your Hilton reservations now.. Rooms will be available at the discount rate until October 4 or until they are sold out, so book early!.. You might want to consider signing up for the Hilton HHonors Points & Miles program, which allows you to receive points for future hotel stays as well as airlines.. Join by.. clicking here.. If you'd like shuttle service to and from the airport (Tampa International Airport), some options are.. SuperShuttle.. ExecuCar.. We've negotiated a discount from SuperShuttle from the Tampa International Airport to and from our headquarters hotel.. The special rate to this hotel of.. $23.. 00.. per person one way or.. $39.. round trip.. Call 800-252-3826 to make your reservation or reserve on line (no Group/Discount Code is needeed to get the rate).. In order to receive the roundtrip rate, please pre-pay.. For directions to SuperShuttle Tampa click.. St.. Petersburg.. weather.. should be great.. October's average high is 83 degrees and average low 70 degrees.. Symposium and TradeFair Registration.. Would you like to attend? Registration forms will be sent out in Newsletters.. The form is also available in PDF format.. About the Symposium.. The Daguerreian Society sponsors a four day Symposium during the Fall of every year: a full weekend of presentations, discussions and enjoying the company of other persons who love daguerreotypes.. Past Symposiums have been held in Rochester, New York; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Columbus, Ohio; Norfolk, Virginia; Boston, Massachusetts; Oakland and Sacramento, California; Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia; Dearborn, Michigan; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Kansas City, Missouri; Newport, Rhode Island; Washington DC; and Philadelpha, Pennsylvania.. Society members receive reduced admission to the Symposiums.. The Symposium includes:.. Lecture Presentations.. on the Daguerreotype.. Exhibitions.. of daguerreotypes, often in conjunction with an institution.. The Daguerreian Society TradeFair.. with dealers from around the U.. S.. and Canada, offering the world's largest display of daguerreotypes for sale.. Symposium attendees receive free early admission (prior to general public admission).. An evening.. Dinner Banquet.. , which concludes with:.. A lively.. Benefit Auction.. of donated and consigned daguerreotypes.. Past Symposia.. The links below give you access to all the details of recent Daguerreian Society symposia:.. 2010 Symposium.. 2009 Symposium.. 2008 Symposium.. 2007 Symposium..

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  • Title: The Daguerreian Society: 2012 Symposium
    Descriptive info: The 2012 Daguerreian Society Symposium.. The 24th Daguerreian Society Symposium will be held in Baltimore, Maryland on November 8-11.. The Symposium Lectures will take place in France Hall Friday, November 9, 2012, courtesy of Burt Kummerow, President, and Mr.. Ross Kelbaugh, Guest Curator at the Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, Maryland.. Divided Voices: Maryland in the Civil War.. Founded in 1844, the.. (MdHS) is the state's oldest continuously operating cultural institution.. In keeping with the founders' commitment to preserve the remnants of Maryland's past, MdHS remains the premier institution for state history.. With over 350,000 objects and seven million books and documents, this institution now serves upward of 100,000 people through its museum, library, press, and educational programs.. CSPH 545.. Atavis, Martha Ann "Patty" (ca.. 1816-1874).. Date/Artist unknown.. Daguerreotype.. 3.. 75 x 3.. 25 inches.. Cased Photograph Collection.. Special Collections.. Martha Ann Atavis generaly [.. sic.. ] known as.. "Patty", Died February 26th, 1874, 58 years.. old over 36 years the devoted nurse in the.. family of Dr.. John Whitridge of Baltimore.. 2012 Symposium Schedule.. Wednesday Nov 7.. 9 AM - 5 PM: DC Exhibit Tour with behind-the-scenes tour at the.. Library of Congress.. (Constant Contact online sign-up).. Thursday Nov 8.. 8 AM: Board of Directors Meeting.. 12 PM - 1 PM:.. Cone Collection.. Tour at the Baltimore Museum of Art (Constant Contact online sign-up).. 7-9 PM: Gala Reception at MdHS.. Friday Nov 9.. 8:30 AM - 5 PM: Lectures, Lunch and Business Meeting at MdHS.. 9:00 PM: Contemporary Daguerreian Salon in the Hospitality Suite, Renaissance Harborplace Hotel.. Saturday Nov 10.. 8 AM: Dealer Setup.. 9 AM: Members In.. 10 AM - 4 PM.. Public Admission ($10 Adults, $5 Students w/ID).. Date A Dag with Joan Severa, Book Signings with Ross Kelbaugh, Joan Severa, Dr.. Stanley Burns.. 6 PM: Cocktail Hour & Silent Auction.. 7 PM: Dinner & Silent Auction.. 9 PM - 10:30: PM Live Benefit Auction.. Sunday Nov 11.. 10 AM: Workshop for the 2013 Symposium in Bry-sur-Marne & Paris.. The Outstanding Speakers of 2012.. Terry Ownby, PhD.. Steve Turner.. Terry Ownby, PhD.. , is an Assistant Professor of Photography at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO, where his scholarly research focuses on social and self-identity construction through photographic analyses using visual semiotics and visual ethnography.. He established.. Antiquarian Images, Ltd.. , in 1995, as a dealer, consultant, and researcher in 19th century American photographic images.. His lecture is entitled.. Daguerreotypists, photographers, and patrons of 19th century imagery: Reconstructing silent voices from the past.. Steve Turner.. is a historian of science and Curator of Physical Sciences at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.. His presentation.. Henry Fitz of Baltimore.. , will be about the noted printer, locksmith, photographer, and telescope maker.. Turner is a graduate of the University of Nebraska and a former editor of the scientific instrument journal, Rittenhouse.. His research interests include the history of physics, the history of scientific imaging and the history of American science education.. Erin Waters.. Ross Kelbaugh.. For her first symposium lecture.. Erin Waters.. is presenting.. Daguerreotypes in Duplicate, A Survey of Copy Photography and Advertising, 1840s-1930s.. Waters is a full-time photography dealer based in Lancaster, PA.. While she loves all sorts of vintage images, daguerreotypes have always had a special place in her heart.. Thanks to her dad, her first trip to a Daguerreian Society Symposium was in 1989, to Norfolk, VA, when she was eleven.. This talk on copy images draws from her own collection, as well as Casey's, her brother.. Ross Kelbaugh.. , a charter member of The Daguerreian Society, native of Maryland and retired history educator, will lecture on.. The Daguerreotype in Maryland 1839-2012: Highlights  ...   have visited his home from all six populated continents over the years.. His timely presentation is.. The Isenburg Collection: How it started, what it became, what made it interesting, and what happens next?.. Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel.. , 202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202.. Tel: 1-410-547-1200 Fax: 1-410-539-5780.. The Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace is a luxury hotel in downtown Baltimore overlooking its famous Inner Harbor, located near popular Inner Harbor attractions, restaurants and shopping.. Our special room rate is $149 per night, including complimentary high speed Internet in each room.. Reservations may also be made by phone with Passkey at.. 1-800-266-9432.. , and for ADA accomodations.. We strongly suggest you make your Renaissance reservations now.. Rooms will be available at the discount rate until October 9 or until they are sold out, so book early!.. You might want to consider signing up for the Marriott Rewards program, which allows you to receive points at the Renaissance for future hotel stays.. If you'd like shuttle service to and from the airport (BWI Airport) we have a.. discount of $3 on a round trip from SuperShuttle and a 10% discount with ExecuCar.. You may also call 1-800-258-3826 to make reservations, but be sure to mention the group code 66EQ7 to receive the discount.. More details, including arrival instructions, are available at that link.. If you arrive at Penn Station, taxicabs will be available outside the station.. If you're driving to Baltimore and use GPS, go to this address, which is the location of the actual Renaissance hotel entrance: 148 South Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.. The Society is receiving a reduced rate for parking at the Renaissance.. Normally the overnight rate is $46/night in this City of Baltimore owned garage.. Our overnight discounted rate with the Renaissance is $28.. Baltimore should be experiencing fall weather, with an early November average high of around 60 degrees and average low of 45 degrees.. You can check forecasts.. Symposium Registration and TradeFair.. Would you like to attend the Symposium? Registration forms will be sent out in Quarterlies.. The form is also be available in PDF format.. The TradeFair will be held at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel on Saturday, November 10.. TradeFair admission is free for Symposium registrants.. A coupon offering $5 off general admission is available.. or by clicking on the TradeFair card, left.. The Daguerreian Society sponsors a four-day Symposium during the Fall of every year, full of presentations, behind-the scenes tours, discussions, a TradeFair, and enjoying the company of other persons who love images from the daguerreian era.. Past Symposiums have been held in Rochester, New York; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Columbus, Ohio; Norfolk, Virginia; Boston, Massachusetts; Oakland and Sacramento, California; Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia; Dearborn, Michigan; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Kansas City, Missouri; Newport, Rhode Island; Washington, D.. C.. ; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and St.. of donated and consigned daguerreotypes.. Future Symposia.. DC Antique Photo Show Collaboration - Spring 2013.. Dates: March 9 - 10, 2013.. Host:.. DC Antique Photo Show.. Headquarters Hotel:.. Holiday Inn Rosslyn.. 1900 N Fort Myer Drive.. Arlington, VA 22209.. Bry-sur-Marne & Paris Symposium, Fall 2013.. Dates: TBA.. The City of Bry-sur-Marne, France.. Jean-Pierre SPILBAUER, Maire de Bry-sur-Marne,.. Conseiller Régional d'Ile-de-France.. and.. Musée Adriene Mentienne, Margaret CALVARIN, Curator of Photography.. TBD.. Austin 2014.. Dates: October 30 - November 2, 2014.. Texas State Library & Archives Commission.. John Anderson, Preservation Officer.. Archives and Information Services Division.. 1201 Brazos, Austin, TX 78701.. Sheraton Austin at the Capitol.. 701 East 11th Street.. Austin, TX 78701.. West Coast 2015.. Dates: TBD.. Host: TBD.. West Coast of the United States.. Headquarters Hotel: TBD.. The links below give you access to all the details of the most recent Daguerreian Society symposia:.. 2011 Symposium..

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  • Title: The Daguerreian Society: Annual article
    Descriptive info: This article was reprinted in the.. Daguerreian Annual 1994.. with permission from the.. Walt Whitman Quarterly Review.. 9 (Winter 1992):148-53.. Footnotes appear in (parentheses).. Notes on.. an Early.. of Walt Whitman.. by Denise Bethel.. On a recent trip to the Walt Whitman Historic Site in Camden, New Jersey, I was given the opportunity to examine the early daguerreotype of Whitman located there.. (1) This superb portrait (Saunders #1.. 1;.. WWQR.. [.. ]--1840s, #2), showing the poet in frock coat and black cravat, may be the earliest photograph of Whitman extant and has been reproduced many times.. (2) Whitman scholarship traditionally assigns this image to Whitman's New York newspaper days, during the author's stints on, say, the New York.. Aurora.. or the Brooklyn.. Eagle.. , with suggested dates ranging from the early to late 1840s.. (3) In the image of Whitman presented--a serious young man, dressed in the style of the day, with one lock of hair turning prematurely grey--there is nothing to contradict this.. After a brief survey of Whitman daguerreotype portraits,(4) however, I was struck by the absence of information regarding the physical attributes of this and other daguerreotypes of the author: what the plate sizes might be, how the images are cased or framed, what markings might be present that would be meaningful to a historian of nineteenth-century photographs, markings that might have been overlooked by literary scholars.. My examination of the early Whitman daguerreotype in Camden yielded surprising results.. Based on my knowledge of American daguerreotypes and how they were made, I propose that the Camden portrait of Whitman was not taken in New York, but in New Orleans, and thus can be dated precisely to that period of February to May 1848 when Whitman was 28 years of age.. First, a description of the Camden daguerreotype in standard photographic terms: the portrait is a half plate,(5) housed in a mahogany-colored.. passe-partout.. mount(6) and gilt wall frame.. The size of the image, framed by the oval mat window, is slightly larger than quarter-plate size (sight size 4-7/8 x 3-1/2 inches), although the edges of the image extend beyond the mat opening, thus bringing the total plate size to that of a half-plate (approximately 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 inches).. The daguerreotype is not presented in a case, as one might expect of a New York daguerreotype of the 1840s, but rather in a mahogany-colored glass.. mount, measuring 6-3/8 x 5 inches, with gilt-edged window and a single gilt-ruled decorative border.. The mount and its cover glass are sealed together, as is customary for daguerreotypes housed in this way, with matching mahogany- colored paper edging; the daguerreotype plate itself is sealed to the verso of the mount's card backing with paper strips, as was also common; covering the daguerreotype plate is a rectangle of brittle card, affixed to the back of the mount with further paper scraps.. In my opinion, this.. mount and its various paper seals are contemporary with the daguerreotype itself and are likely original.. Although portions of the paper seal around the card covering the daguerreotype plate are beginning to split from age, the edges of this seal are largely undisturbed and show no signs of tampering.. The whole daguerreotype "package"--i.. e.. , the daguerreotype plate, mount, and cover glass, sealed together-now is displayed in a gilt wooden frame with unmarked wooden backing.. Although this frame is not new, it would be difficult to determine whether or not it is original to the piece, but this is a less important matter.. As it is not attached in any way to the original daguerreotype package, the frame could be exchanged easily, even now, for another period frame of the same size, with no one the wiser.. When I examined the daguerreotype, the frame's wooden backing was held in place by four small modem nails that were not at all rusted and hence quite easily removed, a sign that the frame had not remained undisturbed for decades.. In this instance, fortunately, only the original daguerreotype package, with its mount and paper seals, was important for my purposes.. To a photographic historian, the first indication that the portrait might not have been made in New York City is the.. mount in which the daguerreotype plate is housed.. Amount of this nature is found customarily on European daguerreotypes, and more specifically, on daguerreotypes made in France.. These mounts are sometimes made of paper, but more often are of glass,  ...   thus we can be sure that.. "Le Messager".. was published continuously in the year that Whitman visited New Orleans.. Whoever took the daguerreotype--or whoever worked in his studio--seems to have had an issue of the paper at hand to use in sealing Whitman's daguerreotype plate to the back of the mount.. If there was ever a daguerreotypist's label on the back of the passe-partout mount, or on the frame, it is now lost; this small scrap of.. Le Messager,.. however, serves almost as well as a label to locate the daguerreotype in the Louisiana of the 1840s that Whitman knew.. In the coming months, I intend to investigate the Camden daguerreotype's connections to New Orleans more fully, in hopes of discovering which daguerreotypist might have made the portrait--if indeed, his identity can ever be known.. I wanted at this time, however, to share my observations with the Whitman scholarly community, for I feel that the evidence thus far points conclusively to the daguerreotype's New Orleans origin.. I would appreciate hearing from Whitman scholars with specialized knowledge of the author's New Orleans activities who might aid me in this search.. Notes:.. (1) I wish to thank Christian M.. Bethmann, Superintendent 1, Lebanon State Forest, New Jersey State Park Service, for so graciously allowing me to inspect the Camden daguerreotype.. I would also like to thank Grant Romer, Photographic Conservator, International Museum of Photography and Film at George Eastman House, Rochester, New York, for discussing with me the terminology and construction of the.. mount and especially Michael Deas, author of.. The Portraits and Daguerreotypes of Edgar Allan Poe.. (Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 1989), for speedily providing me with information on.. (2) The portrait is sometimes reproduced in Henry S.. Saunders,.. Whitman Portraits.. (Toronto: N.. p.. , 1922) as #I.. 1; the.. Walt Whitman Quarterly Review,.. Volume 4, Nos.. 2-3, Fall/Winter, 1986-1987, reproduces it as the second portrait from the decade of the 1840s.. See also Justin Kaplan,.. Walt Whitman: A Life.. (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1980), plate 6; Henry Seidel Canby,.. Walt Whitman: An American; A Study in Biography.. (New York: Houghton Mifflin Co.. , 1943), plate IV; and the Godine edition of Walt Whitman,.. Specimen Days.. (Boston, 197 1), 124.. (3).. places the portrait in the early 1840s, when Whitman worked on the.. , and tentatively suggests John Plumbe, Jr.. , as the photographer.. Kaplan, op.. cit.. , captions the picture as "Walt Whitman in the 1840s at about age twenty-five.. " Canby, op.. , also attributes the plate to Plumbe and describes it as "Walt Whitman in the 1840s or the earliest 1850s," "probably taken while he was editor of.. The Brooklyn Eagle.. (4) For a special Whitman issue of.. Seaport Magazine.. (New York: South Street Seaport Museum, Winter, 199 1), I was asked to contribute a general article on Whitman and the daguerreotype.. In that article I followed Whitman scholarship in attributing this early image to a New York photographer of the 1840s; I regret that I was not able to examine the Camden plate until after that article went to press.. (5) A daguerreotype is commonly described in terms of its plate size-e.. g.. , half-plate, quarter-plate, sixth-plate-rather than its dimensions in inches or centimeters.. The "whole plate" supplied to daguerreotypists by manufacturers of photographic equipment measured about 6-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches; smaller plates approximated a rough division of the whole pate into halves, quarters, and the like.. (6).. Passe-partout.. mount is the terminology used in referring to a mount, or mat, with its central portion cut out to receive a picture.. This opening is referred to as the mount or mat "window.. (7) Cf.. Margaret Denton Smith and Mary Louis Tucker,.. Photography in New Orleans: The Early Years, 1840-1865.. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1982), Chapters 1 and 2 (pp.. 8-52), and especially the biographical checklist of New Orleans photographers, 151-171.. This is the best and most comprehensive study of early New Orleans photography to date.. The litany of French and German names in the biographical checklist is fascinating: Boucher, Bouny, Bourges, Boutevillian, Camille, Censier, Contant, Daliet, Dauboin, Dumoulin, Enful, Fleischbein, Guay, Heidingsfelder, Lilienthal, Moissenet, Pointel Du Portail, Schleier, Treihl, to name but a few.. (8).. The Louisiana State Newspaper Project Printout, April, 1990.. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University, 1990), 159.. Return to:.. Selection from our Annual.. Daguerreian texts index.. Annual information.. Copyright.. 1995-2005, The Daguerreian Society.. - http://www.. daguerre.. org..

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  • Title: The Daguerreian Society: Annual-Table of Contents
    Descriptive info: Daguerreian Annual:.. 1990.. 1991.. 1992.. 1993.. 1994.. 1995.. 1996.. 1997.. 1998.. 1999.. 2000.. 2001.. 2002/2003.. 2004.. 2005.. 2006.. 2007.. 2008.. 2009/2010.. order form.. Our homepage.. |.. Symposium information.. 1995-2006, The Daguerreian Society..

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  • Title: The Daguerreian Society: Society Store
    Descriptive info: The Daguerreian Society Store.. Interesting and useful items are available for.. purchase from the Society.. In addition, the Daguerreian Society's.. THE DAGUERREIAN SOCIETY eBay AUCTION Daguerreotype.. is an eBay auction run by the Auction Committee of the Daguerreian Society.. We offer one eBay auction at a time, continuously throughout the year.. All proceeds of items donated for the eBay auction, and 25% of the proceeds of items consigned to it, will go to the Daguerreian Society, a non-profit organization.. (The consignment rate for the annual Daguerreian Society Symposium Auction remains at 15%.. Matthew Isenburg's popular Video.. A Closer Look.. Using superb close-up photography, Matthew Isenburg takes us on a guided tour of a number of images from his fantastic collection.. Narrated in Matthew's classic style, we walk into marvelous daguerreian landscapes and see those minute details that make us feel as if.. we are there.. --.. A history lesson that all will enjoy!.. -- DVD format, 58 minutes.. Prepayment is preferred but, expecially for orders outside the U.. , your video can be sent with an invoice.. $22.. 00 includes postage and handling.. PA residents add 7% tax.. Customers outside the U.. will be invoiced for $21.. 00 plus actual shipping costs.. Please specify your preference for shipment by either Surface or Air.. Payment must be made in USD drawn on a U.. bank.. Allow 2-3 weeks for U.. delivery.. A reprint of Théodore Maurisset lithograph,.. La Daguerréotypomanie.. The Society offers a superb reproduction of one of the first illustrations relating to the new art of daguerreotypy.. (The lithograph was first published 8 December  ...   (suggested retail $85).. We only invoice a bookstore for actual shipping costs, which results in an additional savings.. From the Daguerreian Annual:.. Making Modern Daguerreotypes.. A booklet of 10 reprints from the Daguerreian Annual on the subject of making Daguerreotypes, including Jerry Megan's popular article on the Becquerel Process - development of the daguerreotype plate under intense yellow light, without the use of mercury.. Cost is $12.. 00 shipping (within USA).. Repair your Daguerreotype Cases with.. Pneumatic Hinge Leather.. We now stock paper-thin pneumatic leather to repair the torn hinges on leather daguerreotype cases (it's made for repairing bellows on antique pump organs.. ) It's rather expensive but seems to be just the ticket.. Pieces are about 2" x 12" and sell for $18.. 00 shipping and handling for any quantity and includes illustrated instructions.. We also have small bottles of PVA archival glue (2 oz.. -- enough for a lot of cases) at $6.. 00 each which includes the cost of shipping within the USA.. We can invoice with the shipment if you wish to place an order by phone or e-mail.. How to Purchase from the Daguerreian Society:.. Orders may be placed with the.. Daguerreian Society office.. via.. mail, email, or telephone.. Payment must be made in U.. Dollars drawn on a U.. Bank.. Money Orders, International Postal Money Orders or cash in U.. Dollars.. On purchases shipped within Pennsylvania, we are required to add.. 7% State Sales Tax.. to the order.. All payments can also be made to our PayPal account: pay@daguerre.. Please contact us before ordering if you have any questions!..

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  • Title: The Daguerreian Society: Contact Us
    Descriptive info: Contact Us.. We would be happy to hear from you.. Please feel free to contact us via our online form below, email, or regular mail.. Your Name:.. Email:.. Phone Number:.. (optional).. Subject:.. Your.. Question or.. Comment:.. NB: Fields in Bold are required.. Our street address is:.. PO Box #306.. Cecil, PA 15321-0306.. USA.. Phone:.. (412) 221-0306.. We also welcome your questions and comments directly via email.. Our Society office e-mail address is:.. info@daguerre.. Please send Web site comments, suggestions and bug reports to:.. website@daguerre..

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  • Title: The Daguerreian Society: 2011 Benefit Auction
    Descriptive info: The Daguerreian Society 2011 Symposium Benefit Live Auction.. CLICK HERE TO JUMP TO THE CATALOGUE.. Auction a Success.. The October 29, 2011 Daguerreian Society benefit auction was a resounding success.. Preliminary numbers indicate our revenue collected (before expenses, mostly shipping) as about $12,000 for a new record.. As usual, donated lots were crucial to this effort.. Also, 27 absentee bidders placed 96 bids which spurred on the bidders in the room.. Most of these absentee bidders were Daguerreian Society members who didn't attend for various reasons, and this was a chance for them to connect.. There were a few bidders not affiliated with the Society.. Most of the material was from estates, resulting in more group lots than usual.. However, this extra quantity was absorbed readily by the room.. In recent years we've boasted an astonishing 84% sell-through rate.. This year only one lot did not sell, for a mind-boggling 98%.. Lot #51, realizing $3630, was an appropriate crescendo to the evening as it was a donation and also represented the high point in sales.. Results for individual lots are posted below.. The Auction Committee.. 2011 BENEFIT AUCTION CATALOGUE.. THE AUCTION IS NOW CLOSED.. THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED!.. THE ANNUAL LIVE AND SILENT AUCTION: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2011.. Silent Auction: Pre-dinner Social hour and Dinner.. Live Auction: Approximately 9:00 P.. M.. 333 First Street South, Saint Petersburg, Florida, 33701.. REASONS WHY BUYERS LIKE THE DAGUERREIAN SOCIETY LIVE AUCTION:.. 1.. Most of our material is 'fresh' to the market.. 2.. Each year we feature rare and unusual material.. Some great bargains.. 4.. Friendly relaxed atmosphere.. IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND AND WANT TO BID, WE CAN ACCOMODATE YOU:.. We provide this on-line catalogue on The Daguerreian Society website.. We bid for you competitively in increments.. We start low in accordance with the bidding of the room.. Your name and your maximum bid are completely confidential.. We had a record 37 absentee bids in Atlanta in 2010.. See full details on absentee bidding, and all auction terms,.. at the bottom of this page.. THANKS TO TIM LINDHOLM FOR THE WEBSITE.. AUCTION COMMITTEE (In alphabetical order by first name):.. Craig James.. Dennis Williams.. Diane Filippi.. Doug Scougale.. Greg French.. Jeff Green.. Michael Peterson.. Lot 1: DREAMY MASTERPIECE OF A GIRL WITH RED CORAL NECKLACE.. GENEROUS DONATION FROM ANONYMOUS DONOR.. Sixth plate daguerreotype.. Housed in original full case.. NO RESERVE.. 100% of the proceeds of this lot will go to The Daguerreian Society.. SOLD for $400 plus 10% buyer's premium.. Lot 2: SEALED 'THE AMERICAN DAGUERREOTYPE' BY FLOYD RINHART & MARION RINHART.. GENEROUS DONATION FROM JIM LYONS.. Rare sealed copy of.. The American Daguerreotype.. by Floyd Rinhart & Marion Rinhart.. Hardcover.. SOLD for $150 plus 10% buyer's premium.. Lot 3: LONG-HAIRED ARTISTE & OTHER FINE AMBROTYPES.. Lot of 4 excellent sixth plate ambrotypes featuring long-haired man.. 1) Ruby glass of 'artiste', long hair, light suit, and cap.. Half case.. 2) Ruby glass of woman in bonnet, the finest fabrics, and fingerless gloves (mitts).. Full case.. 3) Man with red shirt sleeve and silver nugget button.. 4) Ruby glass of sharp young lady.. SOLD for $200 plus 10% buyer's premium.. Lot 4: THE FAMOUS BAY WINDOW PHOTOGRAPH GALLERY FEATURES ENNOR'S ELECTRO TASSERGRAPH.. Cabinet card.. The girl's written messages (obviously as directed by the proprietor) say it all.. From 'Stevens Point, Wisconsin.. ' Our favorite line: "Cloudy weather Preferred for Sitting" making it clear to potential patrons that the Famous Bay Window Photograph Gallery is up to any challenge.. SOLD for $175 plus 10% buyer's premium.. Lot 5: RARE DAGUERREOTYPE FROM CHINA BY LI JUNYI.. GENEROUS DONATION BY LI JUNYI.. LI Junyl is a professional photographer and now, a daguerreian.. He learned how to make daguerreotypes from the internet.. He acquired the camera, the chemicals and the plates by sheer persistence, and taught himself the process.. Daguerreian Society Co-President Jeff Green befriended LI through the internet and was active in soliciting plates from the contemporary daguerreotypists for him.. Li has become a prolific daguerreotypist and plans on making some outdoor scenes soon, as well as a series on the senior citizens of China.. He is now a member of The Daguerreian Society.. As a 'Thank you' to the contemporary daguerreotypists and friends who have helped him, Li has donated this magnificent portrait.. A smattering of 19th century daguerreotypes were made in China, but this is the first modern daguerreotype that we're aware of that is now of 'international' status.. Therefore, it's a historical image.. It is just shy of half plate size, measuring 4 X 5 inches and is unmatted.. It has been re-silvered, and is signed on reverse by LI Junyl in English and Chinese.. The Daguerreian Society is proud to be offering this daguerreotype by Li Junyi.. SOLD for $575 plus 10% buyer's premium.. Lot 6: NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN FAMILY & WHITE MAN (PERHAPS A SCOUT).. White man, perhaps a Scout, peering over a Native American Indian family.. Lots to study and research in this well composed tintype.. Includes the book 'Charley Reynolds: Soldier, Hunter, Scout and Guide' by John E.. Remsburg and George J.. Remsburg.. SOLD for $850 plus 10% buyer's premium.. Lot 7: SHARP MAN FROM MATHEW BRADY'S NEW YORK GALLERY.. Quarter plate daguerreotype.. Of a young gentleman by Mathew Brady.. The blue velvet pad reads: "BRADY'S GALLERY 205 & 207 BROADWAY NEW YORK.. " Excellent example with sharp features.. Lot 8: ATTRACTIVE BLACK LACQUERED GRAPHOSCOPE FOR VIEWING.. This attractive black lacquered graphoscope with fancy carved designs is surely a conversation piece in any home.. It has one large lens exactly 7 inches in diameter for viewing images.. There are two smaller lenses for stereo viewing and these each measure about 1 11/16 inches.. When folded up the graphoscope measures 15 3/4 inches X 9 5/8 inches and sits about 4 1/2 inches high.. SOLD for $300 plus 10% buyer's premium.. Lot 9: SMOKING & DRINKING, BIG CARD GAME, THE FLAG & OTHER GOODIES.. Miscellaneous Box Lot.. 4 images.. 1) Sixth plate ambrotype of a Caucasian man with light red shirt and white suspenders wearing a skull cap and smoking a cigar.. Next to him is an African American youth with a big smile, holding a large bottle.. 2) Half plate cased tintype of four gentlemen playing cards, all wearing top hats.. 3) Quarter plate tintype of a formally dressed man in front of a house with white picket fence, holding a horse with another horse and buggy nearby.. 4) Damaged but unusual peek-a-boo case holds 2 sixth plate tintypes, but more notably a rare patriotic mat with 2 large flags.. SOLD for $500 plus 10% buyer's premium.. Lot 10: 3 STEREOVIEWS INCLUDING A MILWAUKEE PHOTO GALLERY, A STUDIO WITH EXTERIOR PHOTO DISPLAY AND A NEW YORK SELF-PORTRAIT OUTDOORS.. 1) A busy street scene features a bold sign that proclaims "Sherman's Photographic G.. " from the 'Milwaukee and Vicinity' series.. Title: 'Newhall House and West Side Broadway' by 'W.. H.. Sherman, Photographer, 385 Broadway, Milwaukee.. '.. 2) A charming little photo studio with a photographic display at the door.. 3) By 'S.. R.. Stoddard' (left side) 'Glen's Falls, N.. Y.. ' (right side.. ) Caption at bottom: '898.. Camp Life Upper Ausable Pond Sept 8th, 1876.. ' The man facing us at the table is reportedly Stoddard himself and indeed one can see a string go from him diagonally up to the height of the 'R' in the left hand caption.. That string obviously attaches to the shutter of the camera as it's coming our way.. SOLD for $350 plus 10% buyer's premium.. Lot 11: CONTEMPORARY IMAGE OF MUMS.. Mums the word? This daguerreotype is by Charlie Schreiner.. Entitled, "More Mums," this is a 5"x7" plate over-matted museum style and framed in 10"x12" black frame.. Taken in 2006 but should stay fresh forever!.. SOLD for $1200 plus 10% buyer's premium.. Lot 12: GIRL WITH PINK BOW IN HAND-PAINTED CASE WITH TROPICAL MOTIF.. Sixth plate daguerreotype in exquisite case.. Let's begin with the case.. It's an exotic tropical scene painted on a japanned case.. There is also mother of pearl inlay, making this a stunning presentation.. Open this up and we have a wonderful portrait of a girl standing in white dress.. Her cheeks and the bow around her waist are pink.. Note how the dress fits the contour of the mat.. SOLD for $525 plus 10% buyer's premium.. Lot 13: GRITTY STREET SCENE DEPICTING ADVERTISING & FRAME.. Outdoor scene of a streetcorner row of buildings.. There is a placard with writing and a frame leaning against the central tree.. Could it be the daguerreotypist's advertisement with a framed example of his work? To the right over a doorway there's another sign and it's laterally reversed "RICHTER" is apparent.. The other words seem decipherable perhaps.. SOLD for $750 plus 10% buyer's premium.. Lot 14: ILLUSTRATED FLOWER & SAMPLES OCCUPATIONAL.. Perhaps a botanist or landscaper or decorator and his wife.. The man holds an open book with the drawing of a flowering plant visible.. In his other hand he holds a sample of cloth and a sampler or drawing of a house with "SWEET HOME" laterally reversed.. Interesting occupational.. SOLD for $275 plus 10% buyer's premium.. Lot 15: PROFESSOR OR DOCTOR SMOKING CIGAR & OTHER BIG PLATES.. A group of 3 large daguerreotypes.. Half plate: dignified man wearing a fez with a tassle, holding a small painted cigar with one hand and an open book with the other.. Quarter plate in oversized mat and case of Mother and child with wonderful body language.. Quarter plate in oversized mat and case of a well-dressed man with tousled white hair.. Silvered back.. Lot 16: WHITE ENTREPENEUR PAYING BLACK LABORER.. Quarter plate ambrotype.. Plantation or estate owner paying his hired help? White man seated holding paper (which moved).. The standing black man rests on a shovel and has his hand out, as if receiving money.. Lot 17: SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL: INTRIGUING NINTH PLATE IMAGES.. Ninth plate images & Cases.. 1) Cased tintype lady in profile.. Lovely!.. 2) Cased daguerreotype of boy with lively patterned clothing.. Gold buttons.. 3) Brown thermoplastic case with no nicks, no stress cracks, very good clasp & hinges.. Holds tintype of girl wearing wide-brimmed hat and net with locket.. 4) Tintype of full standing girl leaning on chair.. 5) Cased ambrotype of elderly woman with gold necklace.. 6) Oval daguerreotype of a man in bright  ...   SIX DAGUERREOTYPES.. 5 Sixth plates and 1 ninth plate.. 1) She's holding a figurine but it's her curls, her big oval eyes and her solemn expression that get our attention.. Original seals.. 2) He's got a brand new book.. Cute as a button (he's got plenty) but he even looks serious.. 3) Ninth plate.. She holds a purse.. Exceptional lighting.. Mat stamped 'HOLMES 39 BROADWAY'.. 4) Child on a hand-colored cloth.. There may be a 'hidden mother' back there.. 5) Boy with a switch.. The lighting and the expression on his face are magnificent.. Just don't make him mad.. 6) Two girls, presumably sisters, wearing dresses of the same fabric.. Lot 39: A VERY UNUSUAL PARAKEET CASE DESIGN HOUSES A MOTHER AND THREE CHILDREN.. Quarter plate size.. Sorry, but we haven't seen this case design before.. The front is typical with mother of pearl inlay but the back features a gold, red and green parakeet.. Did we mention the daguerreotype with the 2 boys leaning towards the mother and the girl clutching her arm?.. Lot 40: CEREBRAL HALF-PLATE BY BOSTON MASTER LUTHER HOLMAN HALE.. Half plate daguerreotype.. She's sharp as can be.. In fact, it seems we can see every strand of hair that's combed back over her head.. Yet it has a cerebral feeling to it.. Her expression is an enigma.. Notice the gloves on her hands.. Full case with original spine.. Lot 41: AWESOME AMBROS FEATURE AN OPEN DAGUERREOTYPE & ASSORTED TINTYPES.. This lot consists of 15 images: 10 sixth plate ambrotypes, a ninth plate ambrotype, a sixth plate tintype, 2 CDV sized tintypes and a ninth plate tintype.. Pay special attention to the first four ambrotypes, but the rest of the sixth plate ambrotypes are very nice, too! #1-9 and #11 are sixth plate ambrotypes.. (Late arrival: please forgive the scans.. The lady holding the daguerreotype is a stronger image than it appears to be here.. 1) 2 Women outdoors in a boat.. 2) Woman holds an open daguerreotype of a woman and child.. It's definitely not an ambrotype: it's clear it's a daguerreotype.. 3) Boy seated next to his dog.. 4) The cutest kids you ever saw! Look at that boy.. 5) Sharp semi-profile artistic shot of an aristocratic man.. 6) Boy with his arm up.. 7) Child in a dress in a big chair.. 8) Young lady with a tiny waist and dangling earrings.. 9) Lady with high hair.. 10) Bearded man.. 11) 2 Young men vignetted.. 12) tintype of 2 horizontal boys.. 13) Ambrotype of a girl.. 14) Tintype of a man and 2 women, he wears carnations.. 15) Tintype of 2 men in a car.. Lot 42: HAND COLORED BY FAMOUS MAKERS.. Quarter plate daguerreotype and 2 sixth plate daguerreotypes.. 1) Sixth plate by Williamson.. Woman with a bonnet containing pink flowers, wearing a gold brooch.. 2) Sixth plate by Insley.. Resplendent girl in striped and beaded dress.. 3) Quarter plate.. Unattributed.. Family of three with infant in bright pink.. The mother's bow is worth noticing for the mix of patterns.. Lot 43: LOCKET DEPICTS A MOUNTAIN & LAKE SCENE WITH A CIRCULAR STAIRCASE, AND HOUSES A HANDSOME DAGUERREOTYPE.. This fine locket will entertain you even before you've opened it.. It's shiny and glitters and depicts an intriguing scene.. Once it's open there's a daguerreotype of a bearded young man with tousled hair.. Daguerreotype is just shy of 1 1/4 X 1 inch.. Lot 44: GIRL HOLDS A PICTORIAL BOOK OF WILD WEST SCENES, BY BROADBENT.. The girl holds an open book of pictorial scenes.. One depicts horses arriving and large elk retreating.. The other show a Native American Indian lassoing a buffalo.. By highly esteemed daguerreotypist 'Broadbent.. ' Enough said.. Lot 45: HALF PLATE OF A FAMILY FOURSOME IN HIGH DEFINITION POSE.. They each strike definitive poses.. The child tilts his or her head while resting his or her feet on the chair.. The man looks stern but his gestures say otherwise.. The woman at left, presumably the child's mother, is very much alive in the moment as her face seems spirited and her arm seems fluid.. And the standing woman is wearing a fabulous outfit.. A sharp image.. SOLD for $375 plus 10% buyer's premium.. Lot 46: BIG OLD FASHIONED BOX LOT.. 10 items include 2 quarter plate daguerreotypes, 6 sixth plate daguerreotypes, a sixth plate milk glass portrait and a sixth plate thermoplastic case containing an ambrotype.. 1) Sixth dag family of three.. 2) Sixth dag elderly woman in artful pose.. 3) 1840s horizontal sixth plate of a charismatic couple.. 4) Sixth plate dag woman with lots of gold jewelry.. 5) Milk glass of bearded gentleman.. 6) Thermoplastic case housing ambrotype of 'Grandma & Grandpa Moore.. 7) Quarter plate dag of gentleman with arm on table.. 8) Quarter plate dag of couple.. 9) Primitive early 1840s daguerreotype of a gentleman.. 10) Lady leaning wearing a blue blouse with painted on white buttons.. SOLD for $425 plus 10% buyer's premium.. Lot 47: THE TOP HAT MEN & THE PEERING LADY.. 4 sixth plate daguerreotypes.. 1) Sharp and handsome young man with painted backdrop.. 2) Man with a walking stick and light-colored top hat.. Velvet pad reads "Van Loan Gallery 159 Chestnut St.. Philada.. 3 & 4) The peering lady in 2 poses.. Each of her poses is masterfully executed!.. Lot 48: MONA LISA POSE.. Tablecloth tinted pink and blue.. Very strong image.. No case.. RESERVE AUCTION.. SOLD for $225 plus 10% buyer's premium.. Lot 49: MOTHER & CHILD, FATHER & SON, LEANING SIBLINGS & MORE.. 5 daguerreoytpes: 3 quarter plates, 1 sixth plate and 1 ninth plate.. 1) Sixth.. Mother and Child.. They're intertwined.. 2) Quarter.. Father and Child.. Who says Dads can't be great fathers?.. 3) Quarter.. Siblings all lean to the left in an intriguing composition.. 4) Quarter.. Perfectly clear moustache man with a lively vest.. 5) Ninth.. She leans on a book.. The spine can be read easily, but it's laterally reversed.. Lot 50: LATE ARRIVAL: THE MONSTER LOT.. 21 daguerreotypes: 16 are sixth plates (#1-16 below) and 5 are ninth plates (#17-21 below).. Late arrival, so pardon the scans.. 1) Girl in ruffled dress leaning.. 2) Boy stares straight ahead.. 3) Woman with silk shawl and gold brooch.. 4) Woman holding open book.. Book reads "Buck's Religious Anecdotes".. Laterally reversed, but easy to read.. Period note affixed "Sarah L.. (Foy) Burgess 23 yrs.. old when taken.. 5) Woman with sleeveless gloves.. 6) Father seated, son standing with his hand on Dad's shoulder.. 7) Mother and daughter, hands touching.. 8) Young man in formal attire.. 9) Elderly woman and squirming child.. 10) Senior citizen couple seated side by side.. 11) Seated girl with lively dress.. 12) Rugged man.. 13) Muttonchop man and flower-laden bonnet woman may be a couple or may be related as they look alike.. 14) Young woman with red brooch and white wristbands.. 15) Child on a couch, one foot out.. 16) Handsome man.. 17) Chiseled man in a suit.. 18) Abe Lincoln beard with great detail.. 19) Dreamy man.. 20) Young lady with gold necklace.. 21) Sharp young woman with plunging neckline and an interesting brooch.. Lot 50A: FULL PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE BY ROB McELROY, TAKEN 2011.. Lot 51: LACOCK ABBEY, INSIDE & OUTSIDE BY MIKE ROBINSON 2011.. GENEROUS DONATION FROM MIKE ROBINSON.. Quarter Plate daguerreotype in reverse paint Passe-partout housing of the Cloisters at Lacock Abbey.. Half Plate daguerreotype in reverse paint Passe-partout of the Entrance Gate to Lacock Abbey.. Both images taken in August 2011 by Mike Robinson, in preparation for his daguerreotype workshop at Lacock.. Lacock is the home of W.. Henry Fox Talbot.. Inventor of the paper negative positive photographic process.. Even Talbot could not complain about the richness of tone and remarkable image colour of his rival's process.. SOLD for $3300 plus 10% buyer's premium.. Lot 31 did not meet its reserve, so did not sell.. TERMS:.. LIVE AUCTION.. NEW CONSIGNOR'S FEE OF 10%.. Traditionally The Daguerreian Society has received a commission of 15% of sold lots from consignors.. We are lowering the rate to 10%.. This new rate should be especially attractive to consignors.. NEW BUY-IN FEE OF 5%.. The buy-in fee for lots unsold (i.. lots that don't meet reserve) has been 10% of the reserve with a $200 maximum.. The new rate is 5% of reserve with a $200 maximum.. For example, if a consignor reserves an item for $600 and it is unsold, the new fee will be $30.. For an unmet reserve of $2000, the new fee will be $100.. For an unmet reserve of $6000, the fee would be $200 (maximum).. BUYER'S PREMIUM OF 10%.. The auction's purpose is to generate revenue for The Daguerreian Society.. In lowering the consignor's fees to attract more quality, we have to add a revenue stream.. The Live auction is a chance to access some rare quality items as well as a chance to get some bargains.. This buyer's premium of 10% is below the norm.. ABSENTEE BIDS are encouraged.. All bids will be confidential.. All bids will be competitively bid with total discretion, in increments against other real bids.. We run these auctions with the utmost integrity.. Absentee bidders are always pleased to win items at a fraction of their maximum bids, and last year was no exception.. Absentee bids will be executed immediately, unless a 'Stealth bid' is requested (a bid that isn't executed until the night of the auction.. ) Please call Greg French at 617-522-3610 (home) or email Greg at.. gregfren@comcast.. net.. in order to leave a bid.. The deadline for absentee bids is 6:00 PM EST Saturday, October 29, 2011.. CURRENT BID is defined as the SECOND HIGHEST BIDDER'S MAXIMUM BID PLUS ONE INCREMENT (see increment table below).. WE NEVER REVEAL THE HIGH BIDDER'S MAXIMUM BID.. (This is the same concept that eBay uses.. INCREMENTS:.. Up to $100 bids will be in $10 increments.. From $100-$500 bids will be in $25 increments.. From $500-$1000 bids will be in $50 increments.. From $1000 up bids will be in $100 increments.. From $2500-$5000 bids will be in $250 increments.. From $5000-$10,000 bids will be in $500 increments.. From $10,000 up bids will be in $1000 increments.. We reserve the right to revert to smaller increments during the bidding process.. CONDITION REPORTS, FOR ABSENTEE BIDDERS ONLY, ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.. Contact Greg French at.. or 617-522-3610 for condition reports..

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