Saturday, June 15, 2013

Daguerreotype of Stern Lady (with Chatelaine?)

One of my dags, a 6th plate daguerreotype dating from the 1850s.

Although I am more interested in faces than jewelry, a lot of these old daguerreotypes display fascinating shiny gems (sometimes in the form of chatelaines), often highlighted by their gold tinting (see my collection of dags). Unfortunately this one is a bit blurry, but I appreciate her stern look! 

More old pics can be found on  Sepia Saturday...

next episode: waterloo

12 comments:

  1. You have a stunning collection of daguerreotypes. A pity this one's not quite so clear to it's difficult to make out the shape of the brooch at her neck.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I am always amazed at how life-like the daguerreotypes are, it's almost like the process captured something of the essence of the sitter. Chatelaines are quite interesting once one starts noticing them.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I never knew what a Chatelaine was.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Chatelaines are new to me too, really interesting looking things.

    ReplyDelete
  5. How lucky you are to have this too. Very excellent also, for our theme today!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Your collection is very interesting. I found it surprising that the people looked so much more modern in the closeups than in the full picture.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I am so glad I looked at your collection. Beautiful. Is it the photographic process itself that makes them so much clearer and in better shape than some of my photos from the early 1900s?

    ReplyDelete
  8. She does look very firm and like it would not be easy to talk her out of the keys to the house.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Well done on finding a chatelaine amongst your fine collection.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh my the representation of fashions in your collection is wonderful for a historical clothing enthusiast like me! I'll be sharing this with my friends. :-)

    ReplyDelete

I love to read your remarks and suggestions!

Please don't comment using the name 'Anonymous', because unfortunately these will end up in the spam department, due to the large bots leaving anonymous comments with questionable links...

Also don't use links that refer to commercial sites, this is spam (and me no likey spam)!

ShareThis

Gadgets By Spice Up Your Blog Real Time Web Analytics