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Daguerreotype Portraits

Victorian era Still PortraitsCreated by: PICRYLDated: 2016
[Portrait of the Prime family]
The daguerreotype is a photographic process invented by the Parisian inventor and entrepreneur Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre (1787-1851) who was the first person to publicly announce a successful method of capturing images. His invention was an immediate hit, and France was soon gripped by ‘daguerreotypomania’. Daguerre released his formula and anyone was free to use it without paying a license fee – except in Britain, where he had secured a patent.
Daguerreotypes required a subject to remain still for several minutes to ensure that the image would not blur.
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[James Duncan, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left]

[James Duncan, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left]

Colonel, U.S. Army. Photographer unidentified. Identification based on DAG no. 328. Transfer; Manuscript Division; 1993; (DLC/PP-1993:136). Forms part of: Henry Jackson Hunt Papers, 1841-1978 (Library of Congre... more

[Emlen Cresson, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

[Emlen Cresson, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

Printed on yellow paper label pasted to the paper seal: Daguerreotype miniatures, by R. Cornelius, Eighth Street, above Chesnut [sic], Philadelphia. Written on paper seal: E. Cresson, May 30th, 1840. In cast b... more

[Unidentified woman holding book, with books on table to her right]

[Unidentified woman holding book, with books on table to her right]

Case: geometric design. Barboza number: 6019.056. Purchase; Anthony Barboza; 1999; (DLC/PP-1999:022). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress).

[Isaiah Lukens, half-length portrait, facing front]

[Isaiah Lukens, half-length portrait, facing front]

Possibly by Paul Beck Goddard. Case: variant of Rinhart 271; pressure sensitive label on case "162." Resealed W.F. Stapp, NPG/Smithsonian 8/5/83. Purchase; Marian S. Carson; 1996; (DLC/PP-1996:087.24). Forms pa... more

[Unidentified man, half-length portrait, facing front]

[Unidentified man, half-length portrait, facing front]

Case: front - Rinhart 257; back - Rinhart 131 variant. Purchase; Anthony Barboza; 1999; (DLC/PP-1999:022). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress).

[John McAllister, Jr., head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

[John McAllister, Jr., head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

Printed on yellow paper label pasted to the paper seal: Daguerreotype miniatures, by R. Cornelius, Eighth Street, above Chesnut [sic], Philadelphia. Written on paper seal: J. McAllister, Jr., May 6th, 1840. In... more

[William Robertson Grant, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right]

[William Robertson Grant, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right]

Printed on yellow paper label pasted to the paper seal: Daguerreotype miniatures, by R. Cornelius, Eighth Street, above Chesnut [sic], Philadelphia. Written on paper seal: Dr. Grant, 1840. Labels on cover glas... more

[Unidentified man, possibly John Bannister Gibson, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

[Unidentified man, possibly John Bannister Gibson, head-and-shoulders ...

Case: front - Berg 44-55G; back - bouquet of mixed flowers. Label on case: 37. Purchase; Marian S. Carson; 1998; (DLC/PP-1998:151.13). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Forms part o... more

[Clark sisters, five women, three-quarter length portraits, all facing front]

[Clark sisters, five women, three-quarter length portraits, all facing...

Grandmother and aunts of photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston. Photographer unidentified. Hallmark: 40. Case: Rinhart 63. Accompanying note in case on stationery of the Arts Club of Washington, in handwriting... more

[Unidentified woman, half-length portrait, wearing gloves]

[Unidentified woman, half-length portrait, wearing gloves]

Case: Rinhart 91. Purchase; Anthony Barboza; 1999; (DLC/PP-1999:022). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress).

[Unidentified woman, half-length portrait, facing front, seated in chair]

[Unidentified woman, half-length portrait, facing front, seated in cha...

Case: oval design surrounded by scrolls. Barboza number: 6019.059. Purchase; Anthony Barboza; 1999; (DLC/PP-1999:022). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress).

[Alfred Jones, three-quarter length portrait, standing]

[Alfred Jones, three-quarter length portrait, standing]

Photograph shows engraver Alfred Jones in studio portrait, standing with right hand resting on the back of a chair, left elbow akimbo, facing front; he is wearing a suit with bow tie and pants with a checker pa... more

[Unidentified boy, three-quarter length portrait, seated in chair covered with drapery]

[Unidentified boy, three-quarter length portrait, seated in chair cove...

Photographer unidentified. Case: Rinhart 119. Transfer; Manuscript Division; 1998; (DLC/PP-1998:022). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Forms part of: Tilton C. Reynolds Papers (Lib... more

[Unidentified man, possibly William G. Mason, head and shoulders  portrait, facing slightly left]

[Unidentified man, possibly William G. Mason, head and shoulders port...

Case: Rinhart 148. Label adhered to case: 35. Purchase; Marian S. Carson; 1998; (DLC/PP-1998:151.2). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection (Li... more

[Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left]

[Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left]

Case: Rinhart 195. Barboza number: 6019.057. Purchase; Anthony Barboza; 1999; (DLC/PP-1999:022). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress).

[William Young McAllister, three quarter length portrait, facing front

[William Young McAllister, three quarter length portrait, facing front

In paper mat. Written on back: Portrait of W. Y. McAllister taken in the garden of a convent in Nuremburg, Germany. Sep. 13, 1841. The wall of the garden forms the background of the picture. Etched on plate: He... more

[Eunice Fiske Durfee, three-quarter length portrait of a woman, facing front, seated next to table with tablecloth; large book on table]

[Eunice Fiske Durfee, three-quarter length portrait of a woman, facing...

Case: variant of Rinhart 131. Accompanying note: Eunice Fisk Durfee, mother of Jane Maria, the mother of Harrison Grey Fiske (Harry's grandmother). Stamped on brass mat: Cooley, Springfield. Transfer; Manuscrip... more

[Unidentified military officer, three-quarter length portrait, facing front, standing, in uniform, with sword]

[Unidentified military officer, three-quarter length portrait, facing ...

Title devised by Library staff based on information from National Archives photograph no. 111-B-5731. Alternative identification: Col. Thomas Staniford (cat. 5). Scratched on back of plate: 382. Transfer; U.S. ... more

[Unidentified man, about 25 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait, nearly in profile, the head three-quarters to the left]

[Unidentified man, about 25 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait,...

Scratched on back of plate: 16 [canceled]; 284. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Unidentified woman, about 60 years of age, full-length portrait, facing front, seated beside small table with tablecloth and handbag, wearing white cap]

[Unidentified woman, about 60 years of age, full-length portrait, faci...

Scratched on face of plate: 178. Scratched on back of plate: 80; 90. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Bra... more

[Unidentified man, about 50 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait, nearly facing front, slightly to the right]

[Unidentified man, about 50 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait,...

Scratched on back of plate: 259. Corners trimmed. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Unidentified man, about 35 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the left]

[Unidentified man, about 35 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait,...

Vignetted at bottom. Scratched on back of plate: 23. Corners rounded. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Bra... more

[Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, slightly to the right]

[Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, slightly to the right]

Scratched on back of plate: 315. Hallmark: Rinhart 46. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Caleb Lyon, head-and shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the left, with beard]

[Caleb Lyon, head-and shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the left, ...

Independent Congressman from New York, 1853-1855; Governor of Idaho Territory, 1864-1865. Scratched on back of plate: 273. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920. (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype col... more

[Unidentified man, half-length portrait, facing three-quarters to the right]

[Unidentified man, half-length portrait, facing three-quarters to the ...

Alternative identification: Alexander Hamilton Stephens; A.H. Stephenson (cat. 5). Scratched on face of plate: 274; A.H. Stephens. Scratched on back of plate: 118; A.H. Stevenson, Va. Transfer; U.S. War College... more

[Unidentified man with spectacles, half-length portrait]

[Unidentified man with spectacles, half-length portrait]

Scratched on back of plate: 163. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Colonel William Gates, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the right, in military uniform]

[Colonel William Gates, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to...

Colonel, U.S. Army; Governor of Tampico, Mexico, 1846-1848. Scratched on back of plate: 327; Col. Gates, USA. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Libr... more

[Unidentified man, half-length portrait, facing right]

[Unidentified man, half-length portrait, facing right]

Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Unidentified man, about 50 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait, the face nearly in profile to the left]

[Unidentified man, about 50 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait,...

Written in pencil on back of plate: 506(X). Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Charles Edwin West, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

[Charles Edwin West, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

President of Rutger's College. Scratched on face of plate: 4; West. Scratched on back of plate: 168; West, Rutgers Ins. NY. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920. (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype co... more

[Unidentified man, about 45 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait, slightly to the right]

[Unidentified man, about 45 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait,...

Scratched on back of plate: 354. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the right]

[Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the ...

Scratched on back of plate: 338. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Mr. Simms, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the left]

[Mr. Simms, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the left]

Scratched on back of plate: 121. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920. (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Unidentified man, half-length portrait, facing left]

[Unidentified man, half-length portrait, facing left]

Scratched on back of plate: 9. Hallmark: Rinhart 9. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Anna Bishop, three-quarter length portrait, facing slightly right, seated in chair]

[Anna Bishop, three-quarter length portrait, facing slightly right, se...

In oval brass mat. Identified by Owen Blevins 8/2014 based on similar daguerreotype of Bishop in the Harvard Theatre Collection. Alternative identification: Jenny Lind. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP... more

[Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

[Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

Alternative identifications: Henry Dodge, U.S. Senator from Wisconsin; John Jordan Crittendon. Scratched on back of plate: 10; Hon. John J. Crittenden. Written in pencil on back of plate: Henry Dodge. Transfer;... more

[Emlen Cresson, his mother Sarah Emlen Cresson, his wife Priscilla Prichett Cresson, and his mother-in-law Mrs. Edith Hatten Prichett in a group family portrait]

[Emlen Cresson, his mother Sarah Emlen Cresson, his wife Priscilla Pri...

Case: bowl of flowers variant. Purchase; 2005; (DLC/PP-2005:020). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress).

[A. Oakey Hall, half-length portrait, three-quarters to right, eyes front]

[A. Oakey Hall, half-length portrait, three-quarters to right, eyes fr...

Mayor of New York City. Identification from engraving of a later photograph by Sarony in Daily graphic, March 31, 1883, p. 221. Scratched on back of plate: 109; Oakey Hall. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DL... more

[Francis Lister Hawks, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the right, eyes front]

[Francis Lister Hawks, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the rig...

Reverend, Protestant Episcopal clergyman, church historian, first president of the University of Louisiana. Alternative identifications: Rev. Hawkes (cat. 5); Thomas Ewing. Scratched on back of plate: 167; Rev.... more

[Unidentified man, about 60 years of age, half-length portrait, slightly to left]

[Unidentified man, about 60 years of age, half-length portrait, slight...

Scratched on back of plate: 59; 192 [cancelled] Hallmark: 40. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Unidentified woman, about 35 years of age, three-quarter length portrait, three-quarters to the left, facing front, standing beside table with tablecloth and open book,]

[Unidentified woman, about 35 years of age, three-quarter length portr...

Scratched on face of plate: 215; Hotchkiss. Scratched on back of plate: 85. Alternative identification: Mrs. Hotchkiss (cat. 5). Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreoty... more

[James Duncan, three-quarters to the right, in military uniform]

[James Duncan, three-quarters to the right, in military uniform]

Colonel, U.S. Army. Alternative identification: Col. Joseph Duncan, Illinois. Scratched on back of plate: 328; Col. Duncan. Written in pencil on back of plate: Col. James Duncan. Hallmark: 40. Identification fr... more

[Judge Ogden Edwards, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the left]

[Judge Ogden Edwards, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to t...

Alternative identifications: Henry Pierrepont Edward. Scratched on face of plate: 209; Judge Edwa[ards] Copy daguerreotype. Identification from portrait in the P&P Biographical File per information received fro... more

[John Van Buren, half-length portrait, three-quarters to left]

[John Van Buren, half-length portrait, three-quarters to left]

Democratic congressman from New York, 1841-1843; son of President Martin Van Buren. Scratched on back of plate: 75; 133. Hallmark: [asterisk] Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920. (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of... more

[Unidentified man, about 45 years of age, half-length portrait, facing left, with sideburns]

[Unidentified man, about 45 years of age, half-length portrait, facing...

Scratched on back of plate: 8. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Unidentified man, about 30 years of age, half-length portrait, nearly in profile to the left]

[Unidentified man, about 30 years of age, half-length portrait, nearly...

Scratched on face of plate: 155. Scratched on back of plate: 289. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Unidentified man, about 55 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the left]

[Unidentified man, about 55 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait,...

Scratched on back of plate: 89. Hallmark: Rinhart 9. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[William Murray, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the left]

[William Murray, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the le...

Scratched on back of plate: 36; Murry. Alternative identification: William M. Murray (cat. 5). Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920. (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress... more

[Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right]

[Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right]

Scratched on back of plate: 379. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[William Cranch, half-length portrait, three-quarters to left]

[William Cranch, half-length portrait, three-quarters to left]

Chief Justice of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia. Identification from reproduction of a painting Harvey, History of the Washington National Monument, 1903. (57th Congress, 2nd sess., Senate doc. 2... more

[Unidentified U.S. Army officer, head-and-shoulders portrait, slightly to the right, in military uniform]

[Unidentified U.S. Army officer, head-and-shoulders portrait, slightly...

Scratched on back of plate: 299. Alternative identification: John Joseph Abercrombie. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produc... more

[Unidentified woman, about 35 years of age, half-length portrait, slightly to the right, head in profile to the right]

[Unidentified woman, about 35 years of age, half-length portrait, slig...

Scratched on face of plate: 168. Scratched on back of plate: 25 [canceled]; 154. Hallmark : unidentified. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library ... more

[George Edmund Badger, half-length portrait, facing three-quarters to the left]

[George Edmund Badger, half-length portrait, facing three-quarters to ...

Whig Senator from North Carolina, 1846-1855; U.S. Secretary of the Navy, 1841.

[Ezra Bartlett French, half-length portrait, facing front]

[Ezra Bartlett French, half-length portrait, facing front]

Democratic congressman from Ohio, 1813-1816; U.S. Postmaster General, 1823-1829; Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1829-1861. Scratched on back of plate: 119. Hallmark: 40M. Formerly identified as Ez... more

[Unidentified woman, about 25 years of age, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the left, the head nearly in profile]

[Unidentified woman, about 25 years of age, half-length portrait, thre...

Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Unidentified man, about 60 years of age, in Masonic regalia, three-quarter length portrait, three-quarters to the left, seated at table with tablecloth]

[Unidentified man, about 60 years of age, in Masonic regalia, three-qu...

Written on back of plate: 501(X). Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Unidentified woman, about 25 years of age, half-length portrait, three-quarters to right, wearing white lace shawl]

[Unidentified woman, about 25 years of age, half-length portrait, thre...

Scratched on face of plate: 174. Scratched on back of plate: 116 [canceled]; 125. Corners trimmed. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Con... more

[Two unidentified girls, about three and five years of age, the younger child seated in high chair, older one standing beside her on left, both nearly facing front]

[Two unidentified girls, about three and five years of age, the younge...

Scratched on back of plate: 98. Hallmark: [paschal lamb] 40 [Upside down A] Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Math... more

[Unidentified woman, head-and-shoulders portrait, slightly to left, eyes right]

[Unidentified woman, head-and-shoulders portrait, slightly to left, ey...

Copy of DAG no. 304. Scratched on face of plate: 180. Scratched on back of plate: 11 [canceled]; 116. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of C... more

[Aaron Vanderpoel, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the left, with side whiskers]

[Aaron Vanderpoel, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the left, w...

Democratic Congressman from New York, 1833-1837, 1839-1841. Scratched on back of plate: 160; Judge Vanderpool. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920. (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Lib... more

[James Bruce Elgin, 8th Earl of Elgin, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to right]

[James Bruce Elgin, 8th Earl of Elgin, head-and-shoulders portrait, th...

Identification from a woodcut engraving from an ambrotype by Brady in Harper's Weekly, June 6, 1857, p. 357. Corners trimmed. Purchase; Alice H. Cox and Mary H. Evans; 1954. Forms part of: Brady-Handy collectio... more

[Military officer and a woman, the officer in uniform, standing, facing front, the woman seated, on the left, nearly full face]

[Military officer and a woman, the officer in uniform, standing, facin...

Photograph shows portrait of military officer and unidentified woman, probably his wife. Title devised by Library staff based on information from National Archives photograph no. 111-B-5731. Scratched on face o... more

[Charles James Napier, three-quarter length portrait, facing right]

[Charles James Napier, three-quarter length portrait, facing right]

Alternative identifications: G.F. (or Q.F.) Yung (cat. 5); Hunt. Identified by Owen Blevins (12/2012) based on a similar image in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery (London). Transfer; U.S. War Col... more

[Unidentified man, about 40 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the left]

[Unidentified man, about 40 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait,...

Two corners trimmed. Scratched on back of plate: 216. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Unidentified man, about 45 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait, nearly facing front]

[Unidentified man, about 45 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait,...

Alternative identification: Jeff Davis. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Unidentified man, about 40 years of age, half-length portrait, slightly to left, head three-quarters to right, arm over back of chair, hands clasped in front, with heavy side whiskers]

[Unidentified man, about 40 years of age, half-length portrait, slight...

Scratched on back of plate: 133. Corners trimmed. Resembles portrait of Horace Kneeland, New York sculptor, in The Atlas, Dec. 15, 1844. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Dag... more

[Unidentified man, about 40 years of age, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the left, with mustache and side whiskers]

[Unidentified man, about 40 years of age, half-length portrait, three-...

Scratched on face of plate: 154. Scratched on back of plate: 278; 271. Edges trimmed. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produc... more

[Unidentified woman, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

[Unidentified woman, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

Same sitter as DAG no. 116. Hallmark: Rinhart 31. Scratched on back of plate: 304. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced ... more

[Unidentified cadet in Virginia Military Institute uniform]

[Unidentified cadet in Virginia Military Institute uniform]

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Rinhart, no. 138 (reverse image). Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj ... more

[Unidentified woman seated in chair, with hand resting on table]

[Unidentified woman seated in chair, with hand resting on table]

Label on cover glass: 114-21 75 Case: bouquet of flowers surrounded by scrolls. Embossed on velvet: Bailey, 198 Chestnut St. Philada. Barboza number: 6019.002. Purchase; Anthony Barboza; 1999; (DLC/PP-1999:022... more

[Unidentified man and woman, three-quarters length portrait, seated]

[Unidentified man and woman, three-quarters length portrait, seated]

Case: flowers surrounded by scrolls. Barboza number: 6019.022. Stamped on brass mat: J. P. Ball, Cincinnati. Purchase; Anthony Barboza; 1999; (DLC/PP-1999:022). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library ... more

[Unidentified woman, half length portrait, seated with left arm resting on table with tablecloth]

[Unidentified woman, half length portrait, seated with left arm restin...

Case: Rinhart 141. Barboza number: 6019.032. Stamped on brass mat: J. P. Ball, Cincinnati. Date based upon address of photographer. Purchase; Anthony Barboza; 1999; (DLC/PP-1999:022). Forms part of: Daguerreoty... more

[Unidentified couple, man seated and woman standing]

[Unidentified couple, man seated and woman standing]

Case: Eichmeyer style. Barboza number: 6019.023. Stamped on brass mat: J. P. Ball, Cincinnati. Date based upon address of photographer. Purchase; Anthony Barboza; 1999; (DLC/PP-1999:022). Forms part of: Daguerr... more

[Henry L. Abbot, half-length portrait, facing left]

[Henry L. Abbot, half-length portrait, facing left]

Case: variant of Rinhart 131. Label in case: Henry L. Abbot at Boston Pub. Latin Sch. No electronic surrogate available. Transfer; Manuscript Division (Henry L. Abbot family papers); 2004; (DLC/PP-2004:044). Fo... more

Albert Sands Southworth

Albert Sands Southworth

Accession Number: 1974:0193:1129..Maker: Southworth & Hawes (American Active ca. 1845-1861)..Title: Albert Sands Southworth..Date: ca. 1848..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: 14.0 x 10.7 cm., 1/2 plate..Georg... more

[Elisa and John McAllister, children of W.Y. McAllister, Elisa standing on chair, John sitting in high chair]

[Elisa and John McAllister, children of W.Y. McAllister, Elisa standin...

Written on paper label on velvet lining inside case: July 23, 1849. Written on paper label on case: Lissie & John McAllister July 23, 1849. Labels adhered to case: "23," "51," and "71." Embossed on velvet linin... more

[Unidentified boys, half-length portraits, probably George F. Becker and Alexander Rudolph Becker as children]

[Unidentified boys, half-length portraits, probably George F. Becker a...

Identification based on similarities to carte-de-visite photographs in LOT 6507. Case: front - mixed flowers; back - cross motif. Originally in LOT 6507. George Ferdinand Becker Collection. Date based on age of... more

[Mrs. Stevens Everett, bust-length portrait, facing right]

[Mrs. Stevens Everett, bust-length portrait, facing right]

Case: plain leather, push button. Label in case: Mrs. Stevens Everett (Dear). No electronic surrogate available. Transfer; Manuscript Division (Henry L. Abbot family papers); 2004; (DLC/PP-2004:044). Forms part... more

Unidentified Man

Unidentified Man

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0847..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Man..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype with applied color..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.2 x 6.9 cm...George Eastman House Colle... more

[Two unidentified girls, full-length portraits, seated on chairs next to table with tablecloth]

[Two unidentified girls, full-length portraits, seated on chairs next ...

Photographer unidentified. Was part of LOT 8775. Hallmark: Rinhart 29. Case: variant of Rinhart 112. Accompanying note: Myron Shew, dealer in daguerreotype materials, No. 116 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Tran... more

Unidentified Child

Unidentified Child

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0658..Maker: Southworth & Hawes (American Active ca. 1845-1861)..Title: Unidentified Child..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.3 x 7.0 cm...George Eas... more

Unidentified Bride

Unidentified Bride

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0251..Maker: Southworth & Hawes (American Active ca. 1845-1861)..Title: Unidentified Bride..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: whole plate; 21.5 x 16.5 cm...George E... more

[Ann Minerva "Nannie" Rodgers Macomb, three-quarter length portrait, facing right, seated in chair with arm resting on table with tablecloth]

[Ann Minerva "Nannie" Rodgers Macomb, three-quarter length portrait, f...

Photographer unidentified. Case: mixed flowers printed in gold on plain leather case. Accompanying label: Mrs. John N. Macomb (Ann Rodgers) 1826-1916. Gift; Mrs. Alexander Macomb; 1976; (DLC/PP-1976:307). Forms... more

Unidentified Man and Woman

Unidentified Man and Woman

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0189..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Man and Woman..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: whole plate, 21.5 X 16.5 cm...George Eastman House Collection..... more

[George Lippard, head and shoulders portrait, facing left]

[George Lippard, head and shoulders portrait, facing left]

In plain leather case. Label adhered to case: "31." Purchase; Marian S. Carson; 1998; (DLC/PP-1998:151.11). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collect... more

Mother of Josiah Johnson Hawes (?)

Mother of Josiah Johnson Hawes (?)

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0673..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Mother of Josiah Johnson Hawes (?)..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.2 x 7.0 cm...George Eastman House Collec... more

[Unidentified woman, half-length portrait, facing front]

[Unidentified woman, half-length portrait, facing front]

Photographer unidentified. Hallmark: Rinhart 29. Case: back only, Rinhart 219. Accompanying note in case: From Wm. Shew's Miniature Case Manufactory, corner of Court and Howard Streets, Boston. Gift; Charles W.... more

Unidentified Woman

Unidentified Woman

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0672..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Woman..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype with applied color..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.3 x 7.0 cm...George Eastman House Col... more

Unidentified Woman

Unidentified Woman

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0034..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Woman..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: whole plate; 21.7 x 16.5 cm...George Eastman House Collection..General ... more

[Unidentified woman, about 20 years of age, three-quarter length portrait, three-quarters to the left, seated in chair beside small table with tablecloth, wearing bonnet and cape]

[Unidentified woman, about 20 years of age, three-quarter length portr...

Scratched on back of plate: 76 [cancelled]; 93. Hallmark: Rinhart 9. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brad... more

[Max Maretzek, half-length portrait, slightly to left, head three-quarters to right]

[Max Maretzek, half-length portrait, slightly to left, head three-quar...

Scratched on face of plate: 31. Scratched on back of plate: 65; 68. Hallmark: [asterisk] Identification provided by Owen Blevins (12/2012) based on a portrait published in "Teresa Parodi and the Italian Opera" ... more

[George Cunnabell Howard, nearly full-length portrait, facing front, standing, holding tall hat, one arm on hip]

[George Cunnabell Howard, nearly full-length portrait, facing front, s...

Scratched on back of plate: 286. Hallmark: Rinhart 9. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.