Love it! Thanks for sharing...never seen a photo like this...
I'm glad you enjoy it kpaints : )
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
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 !)