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David McGreevy's Blog – July 2018 Archive (2)

Research: Lock & Whitfield Daguerreotype case, large, odd size.

Hello, I am seeking information about this leather case, marked Lock & Whitfield, 178 Regent Street. It looks like an average daguerreotype case, but the size is very large, and doesn't seem to correlate to known sizes.

The exterior is 18.3cm x 15.8cm. (7-1/8 x 6-1/4 in.)

The glass inside is 16.5 x 14 cm. (6-1/2 x 5-1/5 in.)

I know Lock and Whitfield…

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Added by David McGreevy on July 19, 2018 at 22:00 — 2 Comments

Help identify the subject of this Maull & Polyblank photo

Hello, I am looking for help in identifying this rather artistic looking man. Maull & Polyblank Albumen print. Circa 1855-8

I have searched the National Portrait Gallery, The Science Museum, The Getty, The Met collection, etc. , to no avail.

There doesn't seem to be a complete database  of these anywhere.. Does anyone know who this is?

Many Thanks,…

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Added by David McGreevy on July 11, 2018 at 18:00 — 5 Comments

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