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

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

Waterbury, CT: American Office [ circa 1860 ]. First Edition. Broadside. 12 x 10 inches. 25.3 x 30.5 cm. Decorative boarders. Imprint is "American Office - Print - Waterbury CT." Circa 1860. A strong impression with nice decorative border. Minor browning and offsetting to verso. An excellent example. Fine. Broadside. [27428]


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."

The new daguerreotype process was invented in 1848. It created considerable excitement, and photographers who could master the new medium were in demand. Some became traveling photographers. These itinerant photographers left few records behind. E. S. Hayden was an exception, as [ with the luck we are sometimes afforded by dry old warehouses ] a pile of new old stock of these broadsides was found several decades ago. Normally dagguerian broadsides from this period sell at 5-10 times the price we've put on this example. But because of the relative availability of this broadside, it is a bargain for anyone interested in collecting material from this time period. It is unclear if Hayden was successful as a photographer, or if he simply tried and stopped. But this is by far the most common of the daguerrian broadsides we've seen in the market over the last 20 years. As these Hayden broadsides get absorbed into collections both private and institutional, we expect the price to go up as availability decreases. A temporary chance to get a normally rare item at a bargain price. Guaranteed to be a period broadside, and a great example at that.

Price: $300.00