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Posted 3 years ago

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scottvez
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I decided to add this back to my CW postings.

This is the BEST and RAREST daguerreotype that I have ever owned.

The daguerreotype is ink identified to Toronto Canada and dates from late 1846. This is the ONLY 1840s telegraph related image that I have ever seen.

The last image shows the daguerreotype before professional conservation.

Reproduction of these images is prohibited.

scott

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for looking tom and buss!

    scott
  2. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks moonstone!

    scott
  3. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for looking fluffy and vetraio!

    scott
  4. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks again filmnet!

    scott
  5. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for looking hunter!

    scott
  6. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for looking tom and amber.

    scott
  7. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for looking packrat!

    scott
  8. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks much for looking walker!

    scott
  9. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks much for looking moonstone!

    scott
  10. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for looking trawls11-- if you like unusual antique photographs be sure to look at my other posts on CW.

    scott
  11. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for looking cultcha.

    scott
  12. sparkgap, 11 months ago
    FYI, I'm a collector of early telegraph instruments and I can tell you that the telegraph register in the photo was made by Daniel Davis, one of the earliest maker of telegraph and scientific instruments. Most of his instruments were made as scientific demo instruments, not used in telegraph offices or anything like that. 1846 is probably a pretty accurate date for this.

    Doug
  13. scottvez scottvez, 11 months ago
    Thanks spark-- appreciate you looking and commenting.

    This dag had a period ink inscription in the back of the case that dated it to 1846.

    scott
  14. sparkgap, 11 months ago
    Not sure if you still have it, but I have seen these telegraph-related dags sell for an ungodly amount. I saw 2 of them that sold at auction. One for $8000 and the other for $10,000. You can view one of them online:

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/122723158570681916/
  15. scottvez scottvez, 11 months ago
    Yep-- they are very valuable images!

    scott
  16. sparkgap, 11 months ago
    I have a few telegraph-related Ambrotypes, some Tintypes, and a bunch of Cabinet Cards. It's really cool to find one that has a picture of a telegraph instrument you actually own !

    http://www.telegraphkeys.com
  17. scottvez scottvez, 11 months ago
    Thanks fran and trawls.

    scott

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