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1/6 plate is still in its original seals. The embossed logo for "R. H. Vance's Premium Daguerrean Galleries, San Francisco, Sacramento and Marysville" is on the purple velvet pad of the case

Occupation. Peddler, ca. 1840 daguerreotype.

Times have changed, and I totally take for granted being able to instantly grab moment in time. Didn't start that way.

The broad-brimmed hat with a medium height crown (just visible in the surrounding darkness) resembles a style favored by California gold miners. 6th plate daguerreotype

vintage everyday: Pretty Victorians

Copy Print Enlargement of a Portrait of a Girl, c. 1850s Unknown Artist

Mother and daughters. Probably 1840s. D06-183. Philadelphia School.

I love everything about this. I think I need another plaid 1850s dress.

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