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    Amazing Rare Daguerreotype on eBay

    This is really something..and I'm not the seller (though I wish I were)

    http://cgi.ebay.com/OCCUPATIONAL-BUI...QQcmdZViewItem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jersey Vic View Post
    This is really something..and I'm not the seller (though I wish I were)

    http://cgi.ebay.com/OCCUPATIONAL-BUI...QQcmdZViewItem
    It's nice, seems well preserved, and was produced properly, but I fail to see the value. Not that I'm an expert on dag pricing, but isn't 3k already a bit much for it?
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Jersey Vic View Post
    This is really something..
    Wow... Thanks for the link Vic. This type of dag is rare indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jersey Vic View Post
    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.
    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. :o

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhv View Post
    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?
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb View Post
    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.
    I guess we really are spoiled now with our 3200 ISO film and f/1 lenses...
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    "One of the most singular characters of the hyposulphites, is the property their solutions possess of dissolving muriate of silver and retaining it in considerable quantity in permanent solution" — Sir John Frederick William Herschel, "On the Hyposulphurous Acid and its Compounds." The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal, Vol. 1 (8 Jan. 1819): 8-29. p. 11

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    4K!..And it looks like the winner collects these types of images.
    A past purchase:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=180042107197


    Sure beats the slots..

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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.

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