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Daguerrian Photo Gallery Token c.1850

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    Posted 7 years ago

    rniederman
    (307 items)

    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, 7 years ago
      Thanks, AR8Jason and JohnKratz.
    2. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, jimborasco and scottvez.
    3. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, purpledog.
    4. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, Hardbrake!
    5. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, officialfuel!
    6. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, ttomtucker!
    7. tom61375, 6 years ago
      This very well could be a 'Hard Times' token, the minted year seems right. Love it!
    8. rniederman rniederman, 6 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: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/64801-m-a-roots-daguerrian-gallery-token-and-a
    9. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
      Thanks!
      ho2cultcha
      oldpeep

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