I was putting together some information on dating old photographs recently and starting going through my collection of vintage photographs for examples of each type of format. I did not have any examples of cased photographs daguerreotypes, ambrotypes in either my personal photos or in the pile of pictures I have accumulated from local antique shops. After another unsuccessful trip to the local shops, I decided the easiest option would be to buy what I needed online. I found this auction on eBay:. OK, I tell myself, 2 cased photographs with different mats and preservers and the description says daguerreotype. These should do nicely for my show and tell collection.
A Unique Photo Format of the Past: The Daguerreotype
The Gift of the Daguerreotype - The Atlantic
The photographs are all sizes. Some are obviously older photographs. Who are the individuals in the photographs? Are the individuals family members? Most likely, but if not, the photograph was obviously treasured to have been kept throughout the years. Who owned the photograph s before you? How did the photograph s come into your possession?
The Gift of the Daguerreotype
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to dating updates through seller support? New Resource to Spot People in Early Photos The Cased Images and Tintypes And is a detailed and clear source of identification tips and photo dating information for daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes. Read more Read less.
In Fixed in Time , available for all through a free download , he methodically lays out the process for making a best guess as to the age of cased daguerreotypes. He has spent years on this and it shows. Copiously illustrated, clear and not fussy or stilted in tone, this is very useable and comprehensive guide.