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CDV of Photographer Posing with a Lewis-Style Daguerreotype Camera. Attributed to late-1850s

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    Posted 3 months ago

    rniederman
    (337 items)

    This is a recent acquisition to go with my camera collection; a CDV studio portrait of a person (photographer?) posing with an 1851-to-1855 Lewis-style daguerreotype camera set on an ornate metal Jenny Lind stand (Lewis patented, 1851). The camera looks shiny and new. And it’s big; possibly a whole-plate (6½ x 8½ inch) format. A terrific American portrait lens with radial focusing is mounted on the camera. Technically, it’s not a great image but the daguerreian camera and stand make it desirable.

    In general, most “vanity” pictures I find show dry-plate cameras from the 1880s-to-1900s. Images displaying wet plate equipment (1860s-to-1870s) are a little scarcer, while pictures (i.e., daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, CDVs, etc.) with daguerreotype cameras (typically 1840s to very early 1860s) are hard to find.

    This image is undated and unfortunately has trimmed corners. The back of the cardboard is blank. Assuming the photograph is contemporary to the camera, in my opinion based on camera design details and the stand, it dates to the late 1850s.

    Also shown is my c.1854 ¼-plate Palmer & Longking (Lewis-style) daguerreotype camera, which is pretty much a smaller version of what is seen in the CDV.

    The CDV also has a faded pencil marking of a name, but I cannot read it.

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    Comments

    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 months ago
      beautiful camera!!! great quality!!
    2. scottvez scottvez, 3 months ago
      Great image— really like it!

      The format (cdv) suggests 1860s. I have seen limited numbers of US albumen print cdvs that date from 1859, much more typical of the 1860s.

      Again, great view and thanks for sharing!

      scott
    3. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 3 months ago
      Your camera/photogrophy posts are always so well-presented and interesting (even to those of us who don't collect them). I would love to see how you have your collection displayed. It must be damn impressive. (And a lot of dusting! :0)
    4. rniederman rniederman, 3 months ago
      Daddy_Nobucks ... thanks for the kind words. You can see older pictures of my collection (8 and 11 years old) in the following S&T links:

      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/30990-updated-camera-display

      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/126012-antique-camera-display-my-workspace

      My collection has expanded a little more since then. Yes ... dusting is always something that must be done.
    5. rniederman rniederman, 2 months ago
      Thanks!
      f64imager
      Daddy_Nobucks
      Designer
      chrissylovescats
      Chevelleman69
      JohnK
      AntigueToys
      egreeley1976
      BB2
      leighannrn
      sanhardin
      Cisum
      MooreAntique
      shughs
      Sean
      vintagegirl66
      oldpeep
      Longings
      Watchsearcher
      sugargirl
      vetraio50
      Michael
      farmlady
      fortapache
      Lady_Picker
      BHIFOS
      Newfld
      dav2no1
      yougottahavestuff
    6. rniederman rniederman, 2 months ago
      Thanks, ho2cultcha!

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