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Daguerrian Photo Gallery Token c.1850

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Cameras407 of 908Camera Construction Co., The. |"Falcon" Field Camera | 1908 Kodak Retina Reflex IV
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Posted 2 years ago

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rniederman
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Here is a nifty little 'go along' accessory for my Palmer & Longking daguerreotype camera. It's a c.1850 gallery token issued by M.A. Root (Marcus A.) of Philadelphia. The earliest galleries advertised using 'broadsides' (small posters) and coin-like tokens. Most of these tokens are American Eagle coins with the gallery info stamped on the back.

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  1. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
    Thanks, AR8Jason and JohnKratz.
  2. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
    Thanks, jimborasco and scottvez.
  3. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
    Thanks, purpledog.
  4. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
    Thanks, Hardbrake!
  5. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
    Thanks, officialfuel!
  6. rniederman rniederman, 12 months ago
    Thanks, f64imager!
  7. rniederman rniederman, 12 months ago
    Thanks, ttomtucker!
  8. tom61375 tom61375, 12 months ago
    This very well could be a 'Hard Times' token, the minted year seems right. Love it!
  9. rniederman rniederman, 12 months ago
    Thanks, tom61375! And yes, I too noticed the resemblance to 'hard times' tokens. Have you seen my other dag token? It's different and doesn't look like this one. Refer to: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/64801-m-a-roots-daguerrian-gallery-token-and-a
  10. rniederman rniederman, 12 months ago
    Thanks, aghcollect!

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