Wednesday, August 12, 2009

They Lived and Died

Shown is a daguerreotype from our collection. The woman and child shown are not famous or notable for any reason. They were simply people who walked the earth at one time, but now poof! are gone. This photo may very well be the only artifact left on the planet to prove that they did exist. The tinting on this particular image is stunning, and I wish my scanner would have captured the clarity of the image and the vibrancy of the tinting. I will work on perfecting that process, but in the meantime, enjoy this daguerreotype (date: likely 1840's).

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