Carpenter. circa 1850s -Dennis A. Waters Fine Daguerreotypes

The carpenter has immense poise self-confidence for a man his age. His clothing distinctive hat symbolizes success.

ca. 1850’s, [daguerreotype portrait of an artist gentleman holding a paintbrush, wearing an apron with creative hand tinting] via the Daguerreian Society, Greg French Collection

[daguerreotype portrait of an artist gentleman holding a paintbrush, wearing an apron with creative hand tinting] via the Daguerreian Society, Greg French Collection The Artist, circa 1850

ca. 1850’s, [daguerreotype portrait of a young dentist holding forceps in his hand]    via Cowan’s Auctions

A daguerreotype portrait of a young dentist holding forceps in his hand, sixth plate, housed in a half case.

Unidentified man wearing an “unusual hat,” c. 1855. Historians (and armchair historians), any thoughts about the origins of this awesome patent-leather cap? (George Eastman House)  Submitted by Liz

Unidentified man wearing an “unusual hat,” c. Historians (and armchair historians), any thoughts about the origins of this awesome patent-leather cap? (George Eastman House) Submitted by Liz

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[daguerreotype occupational portrait of an iron smith with his tools] via Harvard University’s Houghton Library, Department of Printing and Graphic Art, Harrison D. Horblit Collection of Early Photography

ca. 1850’s, [daguerreotype portrait of a gentleman, possibly a cheese vendor] via the Daguerreian Society, Matthew R. Isenburg Collect...

[daguerreotype portrait of a gentleman, possibly a cheese vendor] Note the great wheel cap he's wearing. via the Daguerreian Society, Matthew R.

proust:  Colorized daguerreotype of young Man with cigar and stovepipe hat, from Daguerrean Society, 1850s.

proust: “ Colorized daguerreotype of young Man with cigar and stovepipe hat, from Daguerrean Society, ”

lock maker with hammer in one hand and a wrought exterior door lock in the other with key in lock

Sixth Plate Occupational Daguerreotype,anonymous portrait of what appears to be a lock maker with hammer in one hand and a wrought exterior door lock in the other with key in lock

Two men wearing hats. Date: 1855. Creator: Tyler, Edward M. & Co. (n.d.), United States, photographer.Hand Colored / Case cover material: leather. Identifying Marks: Printed card on back of image: "Keep other side clean/ by rubbing it with a rag or a piece/ of chamois skin/ Taken with the/ Double Camera for 25 cents, by Tyler and Co.,/ Cor. of Winter & Wash Sts./ Boston./ 600 Daily. Beware/ of Imitation."

[hand tinted daguerreotype portrait of two well-dressed young men wearing hats and blushed cheeks], Edward M. Tyler & Co.

in Collectibles, Photographic Images, Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)

A rare daguerreotype of a young man playing the guitar

6th plate daguerreotype, 1850s, two men wearing the rustic garb or rural laborers.  Housed in half case.

plate daguerreotype, two men wearing the rustic garb or rural laborers. Housed in half case.

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