October 06, 2016 12:00 PM EDT Cincinnati


Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of Young Man with Unusual Hat, by Vannerson, Richmond, Virginia

A sixth plate daguerreotype of a young man holding a curious looking hat that is either made out of fur or knitted; mat stamped along bottom margin by the photographer Julian Vannerson from Richmond, VA. Housed in full case separated at hinge. 

According to the Daguerreian Registry, Vannerson, "worked for Whitehurst until 1855, when he opened his own gallery at 426 and 428 Pennsylvania Avenue, over Lane and Tucker's Building. He also exhibited daguerreotypes at the New York Crystal Palace in 1853. His gallery advertised a skylight with 200 feet of glass. In 1856 it was noted he would be associated with the new gallery of James McClees. In mid-1857 he was noted as the agent for McClees. In 1858 and 1860, he was listed as a daguerreotypist at 308 Pennsylvania Avenue (McClees address). Probably in 1861, he moved back to Richmond, continuing photography. He was later with another studio in Richmond and Norfolk" (http://craigcamera.com/dag/). 



With some light tarnish, light wear along perimeter of image where plate meets mat. Otherwise, nice clear daguerreotype. 

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