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Daguerreotype. Any Collectors out there???

530_Outlaw530_Outlaw Posts: 10

I thought it looked like Abraham Lincoln. But if it wasn't him then it was definitely a wealthy family.. it's real though. And the kids face is blurred so idk if it's a post mordem.. I just wish I knew who it was and the whole backstory and everything that it has gone through... And I wanna know how much it's worth. It's pretty Kool though.


  • nendeenendee Posts: 549 ✭✭✭

    Depressing way to start a Friday. I was just looking for a Ohtani rookie!

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  • MS66MS66 Posts: 200 ✭✭✭

    What makes you think it's a daguerrotype? May well be a tintype. Kid's face is blurry because kids wouldn't hold still long enough for the slow exposure. These old photos are not rare or valuable unless the subject matter has special significance.

  • QUITCRABQUITCRAB Posts: 1,016 ✭✭✭

    The child’s face is blurry because he couldn’t sit still during the exposure. Most daguerreotypes took 8 to 12 minutes exposure time.
    That’s why no smiles, people usually seated and children blurry.
    It’s hard to tell but I think it’s a daguerreotype not the later tintype. The biggest clue making it a daguerreotype is the blurry child.

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