Item #18317 Daguerreotype Studio Advertises in 1849 Newspaper. 19th Century Photography.

Daguerreotype Studio Advertises in 1849 Newspaper


The Vermont Journal. November 16, 1849. Measures 23 x 17.5 inches. 4 pages. Advertisement on paper's back page reads "Daguerreotype Miniatures, Alonzo G. Amsden would inform his friends and the public that he has taken rooms over the New York Store where he is prepared to execute Daguerroeotype Likenesses set in gold lockets, rings, cases, frames in the latest and most approved style. Having availed himself of one of the best German Instruments in the United States, and all the late improvements in the art, and that in addition to his former practice in the business, he flatters himself he can execute as good a likeness as those in the city, or elsewhere." Invented by Louis Daguerre and introduced to the global public in 1839, daguerreotypes wre the first publicly available photographic process, widely used during the 1840s and 50s before being replaced by less expensive later processes. The image was printed on a mirror-like silver surface appearing in both positive and negative depending on its viewing angle. Paper has small tears along one edge does not affect text or images. Overall very good condition.

Item #18317

Price: $275.00