CDV of a man with decorative embroidered vest, hat, tasseled boots, and long pole over his shoulder. There is a 2-cent blue tax stamp on verso and it is no great leap to assume that this fellow lost his arm in the Great Rebellion. Group of 6 photo postcards of the Walt Whitman Sesquicentennial Commemorative Series. Photograph by “Uncle Ben” Conklin, in 1903, when the third wing was still intact.
They died out after the introduction of the carte de visite (Cd V) in the early 1860s.
Daguerreotypes were sealed in glass for protection.
In America, daguerreotypes were often placed in hinged, wooden cases with paper or leather coverings.
If you’re a passionate family history buff like us, everyone from your mother to your Great Aunt Sally knows that they can pawn off boxes of old family photos for you to peruse to your heart’s content.
Sifting through vintage photos can be a family historian’s dream, that is, until you find out that you just can’t seem to identify the time period in which certain photos were taken.