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The Burns Archive: This image circa 1844, is one of the earliest photographs extent of a dentist. The head on confrontational pose is typical of early daguerreotypes, and there is a folk art aura about the picture. The demeanor of the subject presents a powerful image of strength of character in America's era of territorial expansion. He looks squarely at us, grasping his dental forceps as a symbol of his occupation.
VINTAGE BLOG: Vintage man 1844
1844. ‘Where early photography meets extreme hotness’ - My Daguerreotype Boyfriend. vintage photograph.
1880. ‘Where early photography meets extreme hotness’ - My Daguerreotype Boyfriend. Doesn't he look a little like Rob Pattinson? vintage photograph.
[from the blog, My Daguerreotype Boyfriend] Written on the back of this photo is written “Velma I Love You, Fred” Velma was my grandmother. I have no idea who Fred was.
My Daguerreotype Boyfriend
Benjamin Piatt Runkle, age 21, c. 1857. Union general and as the founder of the Sigma Chi fraternity, the original frat boy. Submitted by dynamoe
My boyfriend disagrees with you vehemently before taking you behind the garden shed.
+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ Handsome Victorian Man
A little hand-tinted fairy. Look at the beautiful little costume her mother probably made for her. No cosume shops in those days.
:::::::::::: Antique Photograph :::::::::::: Stunning portrait of a young woman with tremendous poise.
My Daguerreotype Boyfriend - WHERE EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY MEETS EXTREME HOTNESS -- I can't decide if this is creepy or what, but the concept is pretty cool. PS. This guy here went mad and ended his days in an asylum :(
Daguerreotype c. 1844
+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ Woman with beautiful strong features. circa. 1850s. 1/6 Plate daguerreotype.
Color My World hand-colored portrait photo, circa 1950s-60s