ca. 1850’s, [melancholy daguerreotype portrait of a gentleman holding child], Samuel Broadbent

[melancholy daguerreotype portrait of a gentleman holding child], Samuel Broadbent via the Daguerreian Society, Grant Dinsmore Collection

Photographer Unknown, Mother her and Children, c 1860 Daguerreotype, non-post mortem baby, just sleeping  Love the little girls face...so serious. #Victorian

Ambrotype Photographer Unknown, Mother her and Children, c 1860 Daguerreotype, non-post mortem baby, just sleeping Love the little girls face.

ca. 1860-90s, [unusual tintype portrait of a mysterious sitter peering through their fingers] via Cowan’s Auctions

[Tintype] Unusual Tintype of a Man Covering his Face with his Hand - Kenneth Erwin Estate, incl. Early Photography: TIMED Auction - ends

19 of the Most Bizarre Funeral Pics You'll Ever See » Urns | Online

Here are some of the strangest and most bizarre funeral pics you'll ever see, including crime scene coffins, a terrible Valentine's Day gift, and more.

ca. 1841, [daguerreotype portrait of a frowning gentleman], Robert Cornelius.  Oh my.  Isn't he a bit broody!

PRINT & FRAME ca. [daguerreotype portrait of a frowning gentleman], Robert Cornelius via the Library Company of Philadelphia Print Dept.

A handsome man with a handsome family, daguerreotype, c. 1850.

mydaguerreotypeboyfriend: “ A handsome man with a handsome family, daguerreotype, c. Submitted by J.

Two Children with Toys, c. 1855   Unidentified Photographer   daguerreotype, quarter-plate, Image: 10.80 x 8.30 cm (4 1/4 x 3 1/4 inche...

1855 Unidentified Photographer daguerreotype, quarter-plate, Image: x cm x 3 inche.

tuesday-johnson:  ca. 1840-60, [daguerreotype portrait of a gentleman wearing top hat and patch over left eye] via Harvard University’s Houg...

tuesday-johnson: ca. [daguerreotype portrait of a gentleman wearing top hat and patch over left eye] via Harvard University’s Houghton Library, Department of Printing and Graphic Arts, Harrison D. Horblit Collection of Early Photography

"Oh, Sal, we hardly knew ye!" This lovely, pert young woman with her clear, blue eyes is Sally Loster of Sandwich, New Hampshire. Sally, God rest her soul, died at the age of nineteen. Isn't it strange that a few words written on the back of a photo can completely change our view and the  feelings evoked by that photo. (This image is from Deborah Truscott's board.)

Plate daguerreotype of a nice image with a sad note found behind plate. Note reades Sallie Loster from Sandwich, New Hampshire, died at 19 years and 4 months, taken at home.

VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY: Young girl and mother

Antique Photo (Tintype or Daguerreotype) of a Mother and Daughter -- Look how lovingly the mother is gazing at her child.

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