SPLENDID DAGUERREOTYPE MINIATURES, TAKEN IN EVERY STYLE, BY E.S. HAYDEN [caption title and text]. E. S. Hayden.

SPLENDID DAGUERREOTYPE MINIATURES, TAKEN IN EVERY STYLE, BY E.S. HAYDEN [caption title and text]

Waterbury, CT: American Office [ circa 1850 ]. First Edition. Broadside. 12 x 10 inches. Decorative boarders. Imprint is American Office - Print - Waterbury CT. Circa 1860. A strong impression with nice decorative border. Minor browning and offsetting to verso. Fine. Broadside. [23651]


The broadside reads "SPLENDID DAGUERREOTYPE MINIATURES, TAKEN IN EVERY STYLE, BY E.S. HAYDEN, Who would respectfully inform the inhabitants of _________ that he has taken Rooms in ________ and is now prepared to take LIKENESSES of all who may favor him with a call. His Miniatures are warranted not to be surpassed by any, for their richness of tone and life-like appearance; standing out in such bold relief, that they can be seen equally well in any light. All those wishing a perfect likeness of themselves, or their friends, would do well to call soon ; confident that neither the Pictures nor the Price will fail to suit. Paintings and Engravings ACCURATELY COPIED. Persons are invited to call and examine Specimens."

Hayden would have posted this broadside in a town before arriving to create some interest. This was typical of traveling daguerrists, although few examples of their advertising have survived. OCLC 19697373.

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