Original 1854 - 1859 Daguerreotype
An Original 1/6th Plate Dag I picked up, made by Edward H. Stokes. Seems he was a daguerreotypist at 37 East State Street in Trenton, N.J. from 1854 - 1859. Very Beautiful!
This historic process, invented by Jaques Daguerre in 1839, provides a unique depiction of important people, places, and moments in life. After training with Jerry Spagnoli, one of the most notable Daguerreotype artists, we have gained a love and appreciation for this medium that can only be realized by experiencing final pieces in person. This is especially significant due to the hallographic visual quality provided by these artistic representations. The final product is a mirror image of the subject captured on a silver coated copper plate, beautifully enclosed in a case built specifically to display the intended image. Longevity is certainly an asset to this art, as dags have proven to last well beyond 100 years.