This piece is an example of American Federal art. It is a photograph of an American lawyer named Rufus Choate (1799-1859), (8 x 6 inches, c. 1850). At this time it is referred to as a Daguerreotype taken by two American artists, Albert Sands Southworth (1811–1894) and Josiah Johnson Hawes (1808–1901).
Third annual exhibition: pictorial photography / Buffalo Camera Club. Pictorialist Photography Exhibition Catalogs, 1891-1914. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Joyce F. Menschel Photography Library, Department of Photographs (b12521942) | This haunting 1905 photograph captures a man alone in a graveyard. #photography
Veteran of Waterloo with his wife, 1850. This photo was taken 35 years after the battle. There is no info as to the nationality of the veteran. The attire gives no real clues. One thing's for sure: there were no veteran's benefits for this couple judging from their rather scruffy overall appearance. .
Edward STEICHEN :: The Flatiron, 1904 Gum bichromate over platinum print [Steichen added color to the platinum print that forms the foundation of this photograph by using layers of pigment suspended in a light-sensitive solution of gum arabic and potassium bichromate, also, two variant prints in other colors.]