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Daguerreotype Portraits

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.
[Portrait of the Prime family]
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Postmortem, unidentified woman

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0640..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Postmortem, unidentified woman..Date: ca. 1852..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate, 8.2 X 7.0 cm...George Eastman House Collec... more

Unidentified Man

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0648..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Man..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.2 x 7.0 cm...George Eastman House Collection..General ... more

Unidentified Woman

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0635..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Woman..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.3 x 7.0 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Genera... more

Unidentified Woman

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0627..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Woman..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: whole plate; 21.6 x 16.4 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Gene... more

Unidentified Woman

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0632..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Woman..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: whole plate; 21.6 x 16.4 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Gene... more

Unidentified Woman

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0643..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Woman..Date: ca. 1852..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.3 x 7.0 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Genera... more

Unidentified Woman

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0636..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Woman..Date: ca. 1852..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.3 x 7.0 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Genera... more

Unidentified Woman

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0628..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Woman..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: whole plate; 21.6 x 16.4 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Gene... more

Unidentified Child

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0661..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Child..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.3 x 7.0 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Genera... more

Unidentified Woman

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0649..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Woman..Date: ca. 1852..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.2 x 7.0 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Genera... more

Martha Johnson Hawes

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0675..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Martha Johnson Hawes..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.3 x 7.0 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Gene... more

Gentian Path, Mount Auburn Cemetery

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0107..Maker: Southworth & Hawes (American Active ca. 1845-1861)..Title: Gentian Path, Mount Auburn Cemetery..Date: ca. 1853..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: whole plate, 21.5... more

Ellen B. Bacon

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0650..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Ellen B. Bacon..Date: ca. 1852..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.3 x 6.9 cm...George Eastman House Collection..General in... more

Unidentified Woman

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0681..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Woman..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.3 x 7.0 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Genera... more

Unidentified Man

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0680..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Man..Date: ca. 1852..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.2 x 6.8 cm...George Eastman House Collection..General ... more

Unidentified Woman

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0644..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Woman..Date: ca. 1852..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.3 x 7.0 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Genera... more

Unidentified Bride

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0137..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Bride..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: whole plate; 21.5 x 16.5 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Gene... more

Unidentified Child

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0195..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Child..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 7.0 x 5.7 cm. , (domed top)..George Eastman House Coll... more

Unidentified Woman

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0163..Maker: Southworth & Hawes (American Active ca. 1845-1861)..Title: Unidentified Woman..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: whole plate, 21.5 X 16.5 cm...Geor... more

Unidentified Woman

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0172..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Woman..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: whole plate, 21.5 X 16.5 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Gene... more

Unidentified Group of Three Young Women

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0502..Maker: Southworth & Hawes (American Active ca. 1845-1861)..Title: Unidentified Group of Three Young Women..Date: ca. 1856..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: whole plate; ... more

Unidentified Woman

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0684..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Woman..Date: ca. 1852..Medium: daguerreotype with applied color..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.2 x 7.0 cm...George Eastman House... more

Unidentified Woman

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0693..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Woman..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.3 x 7.0 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Genera... more

Unidentified Girl

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0059..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Girl..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: whole plate; 21.7 x 16.5 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Gener... more

Unidentified Woman

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0654..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Woman..Date: ca. 1852..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.3 x 7.0 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Genera... more

Unidentified Child

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0674..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Child..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.2 x 6.9 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Genera... more

Unidentified Man

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0120..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Man..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: whole plate, 21.5 X 16.5 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Genera... more

Unidentified Woman

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0072..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Woman..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype with applied color..Dimensions: whole plate; 21.6 x 16.5 cm...George Eastman Hou... more

Alice Mary Hawes

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0666..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Alice Mary Hawes..Date: ca. 1852..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.2 x 7.0 cm...George Eastman House Collection..General ... more

Unidentified Man

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0660..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Man..Date: ca. 1852..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.3 x 6.9 cm...George Eastman House Collection..General ... more

Unidentified Child

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0651..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Child..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.3 x 6.9 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Genera... more

Unidentified Woman

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0653..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Woman..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.2 x 7.0 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Genera... more

Unidentified Woman

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0659..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Woman..Date: ca. 1852..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.3 x 7.0 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Genera... more

Unidentified Man

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0124..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Man..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: whole plate; 21.6 x 16.5 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Genera... more

Unidentified Woman

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0075..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Woman..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype with applied color..Dimensions: whole plate; 21.6 x 16.5 cm...George Eastman Hou... more

Unidentified Woman

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0652..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Woman..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.1 x 6.9 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Genera... more

Unidentified Woman

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0678..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Woman..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.2 x 6.8 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Genera... more

Unidentified Woman

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0642..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Woman..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.3 x 7.0 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Genera... more

Two Unidentified Girls

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0626..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Two Unidentified Girls..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: whole plate; 21.6 x 16.5 cm...George Eastman House Collection..... more

Unidentified Mother & Child

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0646..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Mother & Child..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.3 x 7.0 cm...George Eastman House Colle... more

Rollin Heber Neal

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0141..Maker: Southworth & Hawes (American Active ca. 1845-1861)..Title: Rollin Heber Neal..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: whole plate, 21.5 X 16.5 cm...Georg... more

Unidentified Woman

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0686..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Woman..Date: ca. 1852..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.2 x 6.9 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Genera... more

Unidentified Woman

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0664..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Woman..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.3 x 7.0 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Genera... more

Unidentified Child

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0685..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Child..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: ninth plate; 6.4 x 5.1 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Genera... more

Unidentified Mother & Child

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0665..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Mother & Child..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.2 x 6.9 cm...George Eastman House Colle... more

Unidentified Woman

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0639..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Woman..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.2 x 7.0 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Genera... more

Unidentified Man

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0691..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Man..Date: ca. 1852..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.3 x 7.0 cm...George Eastman House Collection..General ... more

Marion Augusta Hawes

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0679..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Marion Augusta Hawes..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.2 x 6.9 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Gene... more

Alice Mary Hawes

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0683..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Alice Mary Hawes..Date: ca. 1855..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.2 x 6.9 cm...George Eastman House Collection..General ... more

Unidentified Woman

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0663..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Woman..Date: ca. 1852..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 7.1 x 7.0 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Genera... more

Unidentified Child

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0634..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Child..Date: ca. 1852..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.2 x 6.9 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Genera... more

Unidentified Man

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0641..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Man..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.3 x 7.0 cm...George Eastman House Collection..General ... more

Grace Greenwood

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0067..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Grace Greenwood..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: whole plate; 21.6 x 16.5 cm...George Eastman House Collection..General... more

Unidentified Woman

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0677..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Woman..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.2 x 7.0 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Genera... more

Unidentified Woman

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0676..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... more

Unidentified Woman

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0668..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Woman..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.3 x 7.0 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Genera... more

Four Unidentified Women

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0002..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Four Unidentified Women..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: whole plate; 21.6 x 16.5 cm...George Eastman House Collection.... more

Unidentified woman

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0667..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified woman..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: Image: 8.5 x 7 cm (3 3/8 x 2 3/4 in.) 1/6 plate..George Eastman Hou... more

Unidentified Child

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0671..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Child..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate, 8.2 X 7.0 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Genera... more

Unidentified Woman

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0656..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Woman..Date: ca. 1852..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.3 x 6.9 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Genera... more

Alvin Adams

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0187..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Alvin Adams..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: whole plate; 22.0 x 16.5 cm...George Eastman House Collection..General inf... more

Bennet Tyler

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0007..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Bennet Tyler..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: whole plate; 21.6 x 16.4 cm...George Eastman House Collection..General in... more

Unidentified Mother & Child

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0647..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Mother & Child..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.3 x 7.0 cm...George Eastman House Colle... more

Torrey Monument

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0097..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Torrey Monument..Date: ca. 1853..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: whole plate, 21.5 X 16.5 cm...George Eastman House Collection..General... more

Miss Sarah Hodges of Salem

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0389..Maker: Southworth & Hawes (American Active ca. 1845-1861)..Title: Miss Sarah Hodges of Salem..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: quarter plate; 10.8 x 8.3 ... more

Calvin Ellis Stowe

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0126..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Calvin Ellis Stowe..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: whole plate; 21.7 x 16.7 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Gene... more

Winchester Family Tomb, Mount Auburn Cemetery

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0012..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Winchester Family Tomb, Mount Auburn Cemetery..Date: ca. 1853..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: whole plate; 21.5 X 16.6 cm...George Eas... more

Unidentified Mother & Child

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0669..Maker: Southworth & Hawes (American Active ca. 1845-1861)..Title: Unidentified Mother & Child..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.2 x 6.... more

Unidentified Girl

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0022..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Girl..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: whole plate; 21.6 x 16.5 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Gener... more

Benjamin Seaver

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0631..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Benjamin Seaver..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: whole plate; 21.6 x 16.6 cm...George Eastman House Collection..General... more

Unidentified Woman

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0609..Maker: Southworth & Hawes (American Active ca. 1845-1861)..Title: Unidentified Woman..Date: ca. 1855..Medium: daguerreotype with applied color..Dimensions: 11.5 x 8.9 cm. ... more

Drawing of an Unidentified Woman

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0682..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Drawing of an Unidentified Woman..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.2 x 6.9 cm...George Eastman House Coll... more

Unidentified Child

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0695..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Child..Date: ca. 1852..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.3 x 7.0 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Genera... more

Unidentified Man

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0662..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Man..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.2 x 7.0 cm...George Eastman House Collection..General ... more

Post-mortem, unidentified young girl

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0130..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Post-mortem, unidentified young girl..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: whole plate, 16.5 X 21.5 cm...George Eastman Hous... more

Unidentified Woman

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0657..Maker: Southworth & Hawes..Title: Unidentified Woman..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: sixth plate; 8.3 x 7.0 cm...George Eastman House Collection..Genera... more

Unidentified Child

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0630..Maker: Southworth & Hawes (American Active ca. 1845-1861)..Title: Unidentified Child..Date: ca. 1850..Medium: daguerreotype..Dimensions: whole plate; 21.6 x 16.5 cm...Geor... more

Portrait of a man with moustache

Portrait of a man with moustache

Portrait of a woman and a girl (cover part), and a man (tray part)

Portrait of a woman and a girl (cover part), and a man (tray part)

Portrait of Austrian-Hungarian soldier, coloured

Portrait of Austrian-Hungarian soldier, coloured

portrait of a woman

portrait of a woman

Portrait of an old woman wearing lace bonnet

Portrait of an old woman wearing lace bonnet

portrait og¨f a boy

portrait og¨f a boy

Portrait of unknown man.

Portrait of unknown man.

portrait of a man with a child

portrait of a man with a child

portrait of a man

portrait of a man

Case adjustable as a stand

Case adjustable as a stand

group portrait

group portrait

Possibly later combination of European plate and Anglo-American mat / frame

Possibly later combination of European plate and Anglo-American mat / frame

Portrait of a young man

Portrait of a young man

Portrait of a couple. Creator unknown, undated.

Portrait of a couple. Creator unknown, undated.

Portrait of three children

Portrait of three children

Portrait of a man

Portrait of a man

Portrait of a woman, seated, resting her left arm on a table. Her dress and face are richly coloured.

Portrait of a woman, seated, resting her left arm on a table. Her dress and face are richly coloured.

portrait of soldier - officer

portrait of soldier - officer

Casette adjustable as a stand

Casette adjustable as a stand

Portrait of a little girl. Creator unknown, undated.

Portrait of a little girl. Creator unknown, undated.

Portrait of a smiling woman, sitting next to a balcony railing and holding a little child on her lap. Woman is wearing a hat with a veil.

Portrait of a smiling woman, sitting next to a balcony railing and holding a little child on her lap. Woman is wearing a hat with a veil.

Daguerreotype of a girl

Daguerreotype of a girl

Portrait of a man

Portrait of a man