Daguerreotype

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1840-1880

GUSN

GUSN-223636

Description

Rectangular brown leather case with floral and leaf design and two brass hook closures; red velvet interior lining with flower; brass mat; image of boy sitting next to a table and holding a book; he wears a dark button down jacket with white shirt collar.

Details

Descriptive Terms

daguerreotypes (photographs)
wood (plant material)
leather
brass (alloy)
velvet (fabric weave)
glass (material)
floral patterns
Daguerreotype

Inscription

"George Francis/ Pierce" (handwritten)

Associated Building

Used At Pierce House (Dorchester, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Documentary Artifact

Dimensions

3 11/16 x 3 1/4 x 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Purchase

Accession Number

2004.41.2

Places

Dorchester (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Massachusetts (United States)