Posted 4 years ago
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.