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Portrait of a young man (cook)  1854 (ca)  Daguerreotype, 1/4 plate

Accidental Mysteries, 08.12.12: Occupational Photographs

daguerreotype portrait of a kitchen or cook apprentice wearing an apron, chef’s hat, and holding a dead bird] via the Daguerreian Society, Matthew R.

daguerreotype, blacksmith

daguerreotype, blacksmith

This gent takes "swagger" to a whole new level, but he is beautifully taylored.

This gent takes "swagger" to a whole new level, but he is beautifully taylored.

Hand-colored daguerreotype, sixth plate, ca. 1850. COURTESY OF CORNELL UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

Creative Destruction and the Photography Revolution - An exhibit at Cornell University Library

This is one of earliest examples of photobombing. It dates back to around the 1840's: a Daguerreotype portrait of an unidentified man holding a book with another man moving into frame behind him.

The History sometime can be so cute. One of the earliest examples of photobombing: Daguerreotype portrait of an unidentified man holding a book with another man moving into frame behind him, c.

Occupational portrait of a latchmaker, c. 1850-60. Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress).

mydaguerreotypeboyfriend: “ Occupational portrait of a latchmaker, c. Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Submitted by Katie ”

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