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    Posted 9 months ago

    bksecurity
    (3 items)

    I found this in an antique dresser I purchased. The pictures fold up and hook together, anyone know what it is and what it's called. Thanks!

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 months ago
      They look like the same person at different ages.
      Cased images.
      Are they Daguerreotypes ???
    2. bksecurity, 9 months ago
      I hadn't really noticed them being the same. I looked up Daguerreotypes :) and yes, it appears they are. I don't want to take them apart because I'm afraid it would break. Thanks for the information.
    3. scottvez scottvez, 9 months ago
      Not daguerreotypes-- appear to be ambrotypes or tintypes.

      Using your photo #3:
      Top photo may be an ambrotype (made on a sheet of glass).
      Bottom left appears to be a tintype in a cdv (carte de visite) mount that has been cut down and put into a case. Probably post- date the Civil war.
      Bottom right may be an ambrotype-- the Patriotic matting was popular during the Civil war.

      Appear to be ninth plates-- about 2" X 2.5" in slightly larger cases (except the cut down cdv).

      scott
    4. scottvez scottvez, 9 months ago
      Need to add a little.

      It is very common to see every 19th century cased image called a daguerreotype-- used to see alot in large antique malls of the 1980s- 90s.

      At the same time every piece of art glass with applied flowers, leafs or fruit was called "Stevens and williams".

      scott

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