Daguerreotype of miners
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- Outdoor landscape scenes were less frequently made than the familiar early studio portraits by daguerreian photographers of the 1840-1860s. Cumbersome wooden cameras and equipment for developing the plates proved difficult to transport across rough terrain. Yet, this daguerreotype of miners panning for gold in the Western United States provides in clear detail the landscape and miners with their equipment. The photographer or his assistant has even hand-tinted small gold specs in the pan of the miner at the front of the image.
- Currently not on view
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- Waterbury Companies, Inc.
- circa 1849-1860
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- overall: 3 1/4 in x 4 1/4 in; 8.255 cm x 10.795 cm
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