1 photograph : stereo daguerreotype ; quarter plate, visible image 6 x 4 cm.
The Bancroft Library
Two images taken on a single plate suggests the use of a stereo camera rather than two images, taken separately, and positioned as stereo. <physfacet label="Image Package Note">Original component parts: plate, mat, cover glass, preserver. Plate: single plate with two images, faces slightly hand colored. Mat: plain stereoscopic (double) oval. Preserver: decorative.</physfacet>;;;<physfacet label="Container or Case Note">Type: case. Material: leather (pigskin) over wood. Notes: Mascher stereo lense plate insert in case cover. Eickmeyer style case, but with no patent statement.</physfacet>;;;<physfacet label="Marks, Inscriptions and Accompanying Material">Printed in gold on case (in well of cover, behing stereo viewer insert): J.H. Whitehurst, / Daguerreotypist. / N 205 Baltimore Street / Baltimore. / Stereoscopic Pictures taken in the / highest perfection of the Art. Stamped on lens insert: MASCHER'S IMPROVED STEREOSCOPE / PHILADA. / PATENT / MARCH 8TH 1853.</physfacet>;;;
Image 2: [Unidentified man with a beard.] (Detail.)
Image 2: BANC PIC 1981.027:007––DIG
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