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Daguerrian Photo Gallery Token c.1850

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Posted 5 years ago


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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.


  1. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
    Thanks, AR8Jason and JohnKratz.
  2. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
    Thanks, jimborasco and scottvez.
  3. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
    Thanks, purpledog.
  4. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
    Thanks, Hardbrake!
  5. rniederman rniederman, 4 years ago
    Thanks, officialfuel!
  6. rniederman rniederman, 3 years ago
    Thanks, ttomtucker!
  7. tom61375, 3 years ago
    This very well could be a 'Hard Times' token, the minted year seems right. Love it!
  8. rniederman rniederman, 3 years 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:

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