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ca. 1840-60, [Daguerreotype portrait of an unusually posed pair, identified on verso as Jacob and Thomas Kesey. The boy appears to be wearing a modified naval uniform with Christian iconography]    via Harvard University’s Houghton Library, Department of Printing and Graphic Arts, Harrison D. Horblit Collection of Early Photography

ca. 1840-60, [Daguerreotype portrait of an unusually posed pair, identified on verso as Jacob and Thomas Kesey. The boy appears to be wearing a modified naval uniform with Christian iconography] via Harvard University’s Houghton Library, Department of Printing and Graphic Arts, Harrison D. Horblit Collection of Early Photography

Extremely-Rare-Civil-War-Naval-Surgeon-Daguerreotype

Extremely Rare Civil War Naval Surgeon Daguerreotype

Blacksmith in workman's cravat, antique photograph. This is probably how my 3xgreat-grandfather looked ~ he was a blacksmith.

Blacksmith in workman's cravat, antique photograph. This is probably how my 3xgreat-grandfather looked ~ he was a blacksmith.

Two Miners with Gold Nugget Stick-Pins, dag, Oakland Museum of CA, "The stick pins shown on these two gentlemen were painted in by the photographer... The fact that they chose to pose together probably means they were mining partners."

Two Miners with Gold Nugget Stick-Pins, dag, Oakland Museum of CA, "The stick pins shown on these two gentlemen were painted in by the photographer... The fact that they chose to pose together probably means they were mining partners."

daguerreotypeimages: “Case inscribed John H. Stantial, J. Frank Beedle and Charles H. Beedle taken on Thursday, Sep 1852 on the departure of the first and last to Virginia by Plumbe No.

Broad-brimmed hat with a medium height crown resembles style favored by California gold miners.

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