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- Mar 28, 2010
- Central Florida
Upon a helpful suggestion of Scorpio and and some personal thought, I have relocated this thread to this forum.
Scorpio considers this ( and so do I ) genre' to be an " other " investment.
He is correct.
The daguerreotype image is a " one off ".
A mid 19th century poloroid.
A silver coated copper plate created with " sweat equity ".
As with any collectible, even RE, the market values vary.
And a myriad of factors can determine the market price once you wish to sell.
Hopefully, this thread will enjoy its new home and will inspire others to trade that fiat.
For fiat will always be fiat.
But real tangibles for me....thats the ticket.
Original thread started 01-14-13
I started to put a couple of more daguerreotype images up on NewMistys’ show and tell thread today
and then I noticed that the thread was in the Numismatics area and not general discussion. “ Opps; said I …my bad , I hope that NM did not think I was hijacking his thread ! "
You see, I had originally thought the thread was in general discussion so I apologize to NM as it was not my intent to post anything in the thread not coin / numismatic related. My only intent was to share a “silver” related collection.
I will start a new thread here to revist from time to time devoted to Dagurreotypes and perhaps other earlier photographic processes.
I will also endeavor to include some images that are not in my collection, as mine is a most modest one at best,
but that pertain to the earlier formative years of this country or that I find interesting as far as subject matter or image quality.
And of course without saying, any that pertain to the pursuit of real money.
The daguerreotype pron.: /dəˈɡɛrətaɪp/ (French: daguerréotype) was the first commercially successful photographic process, invented by Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre.
The physical daguerreotype itself is a direct positive made in the camera on a silvered copper plate.
The raw material for plates was called Sheffield plate, plating by fusion or cold-rolled cladding and was a standard hardware item produced by heating and rolling silver foil in contact with a copper support.
The surface of a daguerreotype is like a mirror, with the image made directly on the silvered surface; it is very fragile and can be rubbed off with a finger, and the finished plate has to be angled so as to reflect some dark surface in order to view the image properly.
Depending on the angle viewed and the color of the surface reflected into it, the image can change from a positive to a negative.
The cases provided to house daguerreotypes have a cover lined with velvet or plush to provide a dark surface that reflects into the plate for viewing....snip...
A recent acquisition of mine. Came in the mail while I as at the FUN show with the Southfork and the Solo. Very fine workmanship. +- 160 years old.
Regards to all.