Daguerreotype camera

Object Number: 
1954.229a
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Rosewood, brass, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/8 x 5 7/8 x 14 1/4 in. ( 15.6 x 14.9 x 36.2 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on brass lens casing: "No 1877 / C. C. Harrison / New York"
Description: 
Rosewood box camera with chamfered corners and adjustable lens with brass casing and brass cap; two hinged doors on top open to reveal two rectangular compartments, each fitted with removable wooden frame; empty frame in forward compartment probably served as plateholder; frame in rear compartment holds ground glass onto which concentric outlines corresponding to various standard daguerreotype shapes and sizes have been traced in pencil.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group