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Tieman, Daniel T. Three portaits of a NYC reformer mayor: daguerreotype, ambrotype & later carte

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05188 Author/Creator: Tieman, Daniel T. Place Written: [New York?] Type: Photograph Date: 1850s Pagination: 3 photographs

The three items are: 1. Daguerreotype. Half view, seated, with left hand holding jacket label and right holding a book. Cased: 15.2 x 12.0 (2.0) cm. 2. Ambrotype half view, seated with hands in lap, no case, 8.2 x 7.1 (.6) cm. Varnished back. 3. Modern print of carte de visite by Brady-NY, tucked into slits on mount, with note of F.H. Meserve, CDV 8/2 x 5.3, mount: 21.6 x 13.9


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