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Charles et sophie eynard et leurs enfants. Jean-Gabriel Eynard est un suisse né à Lyon en 1775 qui a fait fortune comme négociant et financier en Italie avant de revenir s’installer à Genève dans le Palais Eynard qu’il fait construire et qui est aujourd’hui la Mairie de la ville.  Quelques années à peine après l’invention du daguerréotype il se passionne pour ce procédé photographique et devient un des premiers suisses à l’utiliser.  Entre 1842 et 1863 il réalisera avec l’aide de son valet…

Les daguerréotypes familiaux de Jean-Gabriel Eynard

Jean-Gabriel Eynard, "Charles and Sophie Eynard and Their Children" daguerreotype (J. Paul Getty Museum, via Wikimedia)

ca. 1850s, [crowded, daguerreotype portrait of five men], Pliny Bartlett via Be-Hold #58, from Invaluable Auctions

What a beautiful crowded image, notice how in focus the foremost men are and the farthest men are out of focus so elegantly.

Image detail for -civil war sailor daguerreotype

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1 6 Plate Daguerreotype Hunky Dude in Worn Book Style Case Super Hair Style | eBay

1/6 plate daguerreotype - hunky dude in worn book style case - super hair style

circa 1840s-50s

[hand tinted daguerreotype portrait of two well-dressed young men wearing hats and blushed cheeks], Edward M. Tyler & Co.

DAVID C. IRWIN. sixth plate daguerreotype circa 1846 (via Dennis A. Waters Fine Daguerreotypes)

DAVID C. sixth plate daguerreotype photograph portrait circa 1846 of a well-dressed young man(via Dennis A.

Daguerreotypes! : Photo

Even at the beginning of photography, awkward poses happened/ ca. [daguerreotype portrait of a gaily posed couple] via Harvard University’s Houghton Library, Department of Printing and Graphic Art, Harrison D. Horblit Collection of Early Photography

Super Handsome Androgynous Man Cool Hat Bright Floral Vest Dag Daguerreotype | eBay

Super handsome androgynous man cool hat bright floral vest dag daguerreotype

Looks like motherly advice, being mostly ignored by the daughter.

“Unknown maker, American [Portrait of Two Actresses], about 1853 - 1855 Daguerreotype x cm x 2 in. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles” - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on

daguerreotype of a lady and her cat

houghtonlib: “houghtonlib: “This daguerreotype (catuerreotype?) dates from around 1840 to it be the earliest photo of a cat? Houghton Library, Harvard University ” Update: we’ve.

+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+   Young African American woman with a steady loving gaze, tenderly holding her charge.  ca. 1850

Nurse and Child: An American Story

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