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Daguerreotypes collection, ca. 1845-1865

PC005 (RS18413)

Description

This collection consists of approximately 800 daguerreotypes, ranging from 1/16 inch to full-plates, dating from the early 1840s to the early 1860s. The majority of the items are cased portraits and many of the sitters have been identified. Several of New England's leading daguerreotypists are represented in the collection, such as Southworth & Hawes, John Adams Whipple, John D. Heywood, Lorenzo G. Chase, and John Plumbe, Jr. There is a small but significant quantity of architectural views, including 14 daguerreotypes by Calvin Wheeler Philleo or Stephen Lucas taken in Plymouth, Massachusetts in the early 1850s.Source: Guide to the Library and Archives, 2.

Details

Collection Name
Daguerreotypes collection, ca. 1845-1865
Collection Code
PC005
Dates
1840-1865
Physical Description
ca. 800 daguerreotypes
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Collection
GUSN
171258
Reference Code
PC005

Arrangement

The materials in this collection are arranged by size. They are subdivided by photographer's name. Within each size group, unattributed plates are collected under the heading 'unusual' to draw attention to images of unusual visual quality or subject matter. Portrait sitters can be identified by referring to an index of accession numbers, corresponding to numbers on individual cases.

Record details

Originator
Chase, Lorenzo G., b. 1823 (Photographer)
Hawes, Josiah Johnson, 1808-1891 (Photographer)
Heywood, John D. (Photographer)
Plumbe, John, Jr., 1809-1857 (Photographer)
Possibly Lucas, Stephen (Photographer)
Possibly Philleo, Calvin Wheeler, 1822-1858 (Photographer)
Southworth & Hawes (Photographic studio)
Southworth, Albert Sands, 1811-1894 (Photographer)
Whipple, John Adams, 1823-1891 (Photographer)
Descriptive Terms
Union cases
exterior views
studio portraits
Material Type
daguerreotypes (photographs)
Subjects
Architectural photography
Places
New England (United States) [general region]
Plymouth (Plymouth County, Massachusetts)
Related Items
Sayward family papers
Coffin family papers

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