Amazing Rare Daguerreotype on eBay

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  1. Jersey Vic

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    It's mostly because of it's scarcity and collectability.
    Outdoor scenes are rare as are scenes with animals as are buildings with identifable markings as are images depicting work equipment/occupational studies. This has them all.
     
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    Wow... Thanks for the link Vic. This type of dag is rare indeed.

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    Well, I never! Is it because most of the era's dag were usually portraits that anything else depicting quotidian life would be so rare?
     
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    Vic,

    Thanks for the link. A bit too steep for my blood. :surprised: :sad:

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    Indeed. Imagine getting the horse and all the workers to hold still for a daguerreotype exposure and how many hand-polished silver plates one is going to risk to get the shot.
     
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    I guess we really are spoiled now with our 3200 ISO film and f/1 lenses... :wink:
     
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    WOW I wish I found that at my local flea market. Best I ever did was a box of glass plate negatives from the 1880's. Then again if i had those Dag's i have no idea what they where worth and they would just sit in my collection for years.

    Dave M.
     
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    Interesting that the seller and potential buyers apparently did not recognize that the clearer version is heavily photoshopped.

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    I also question from the picture there that it is in fact a dag. Dags are notoriously hard to photograph. And of course, incredibly slow - there should have been some motion blur somewhere in there. Regardless, it is a highly unusual scene, and probably worth the price.