European Daguerreotypes
from the John Hannavy Picture Collection

    Dr. John Hannavy has been a collector of early photographic images for more than twenty years. The collection was originally conceived as a broad visual history of photography for the benefit of his students, but the focus is now on cased images.
    We would like to thank Dr. Hannavy for sharing these nine daguerreotypes and for providing the notes on the plates. Addition information about the John Hannavy Picture Collection is available.


 
Sixth-plate daguerreotype portrait of an unknown lady taken by Richard Beard, signed "Richd Beard" in ink on the Beard Patentee label inside the case.

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