7.12.11

Vintage Couple

4 comments:

  1. Love it! Thanks for sharing...never seen a photo like this...

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  2. This not a Daguerreotype. It is a later process, either an Ambrotype or a tintype. Daguerreotypes are made directly on a highly polished, silver plated copper sheet. They look like mirrors. They cannot chip or crack like the picture here because there is no elmusion surface.

    It is a very unusual and lovely image, though. Most photographs from the time do not reveal such intimacy.

    Steve

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  3. Many thanks for the information Steve : )
    I found this picture here :
    http://www.laboiteverte.fr/une-petite-collection-de-daguerreotypes/
    So the source was wrong !
    (sorry for my english : I'm French !)

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