A Favorite Photograph
Since there has been so many military photographs posted as of late, I thought it was time to get some photographs of civilian life up for discussion. I really like this photograph for many reasons. It captures aspects of men's clothing, both as worn by youths and adults. It also shows horses in harness pulling some type of cart (portable darkroom?).
[View of a horse and covered cart in front of white frame building with signs for County House, J. Griggs and L.J. Phillips, Daguerrian Rooms, in Thompson, Connecticut].
[between 1850 and 1860]
Photographer unidentified, possibly L.J. Phillips.
Phillips was active in Connecticut in the mid-1850s. His cloth sign most likely indicates that he worked as an itinerant daguerreotypist.
Hallmark: [double paschal lamb] 40.
Case: front, Rinhart 256; back, quadrafoil design with interlaced geometric border.
Original served by appointment only.
Purchase/exchange; Dr. Gary Vroegindewey; 1981; (DLC/PP-1981:R380.22).
Forms part of: Daguerreotype Collection (Library of Congress).
Exhibited: American Treasures of the Library of Congress. Washington, D.C., 2003-2004.
1 photograph : sixth plate daguerreotype.
DAG no. 1199
LC-USZC4-4076 DLC (color film copy transparency post-1992)
LC-USZ6-2053 DLC (b&w film copy neg. post-1992)
Daguerreotype Collection (Library of Congress)
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
(from color trans. LC-USZC4-4076) cph 3g04076
(b&w film copy neg.) cph 3d02053