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Meir Berk's Blog – February 2010 Archive (4)

The Odd Couple

You might be amused by this quarter plate French daguerreotype of the oddest couple.
Kind regards,

Added by Meir Berk on February 23, 2010 at 20:12 — No Comments

Mystery Daguerreotype

Here is a ninth plate daguerreotype taken in front of a hut,presumably on a construction site.
Why was the photo taken?What is the man at the center have in his hands?Is he timing the exposure?
The man on the right looks like Stephenson?It is all a mystery

Any comments to help clear this enigma is welcomed.

Added by Meir Berk on February 23, 2010 at 20:01 — No Comments

Charles(Karl) Durheim Daguerreotype

Hello all,

I thought I would share with you an image of a daguerreotype by the Swiss photographer Karl Durheim.

Although he is well known for his albumen prints documenting"local" folk I have not seen any other daguerreotype by him apart from the one on the web in the Getty museum.

Any further information about Durheim daguerreotypes would be most welcome.

Kind regards,



Added by Meir Berk on February 23, 2010 at 19:31 — No Comments

London Tramway Installation 1906

Hello All,

Since stereo cards have been a discussion topic recently, I thought I would add some images from a collection of stereocards taken in 1906,between September and October 1906, all dated on the cards.

Would anyone know of the photographer?




Added by Meir Berk on February 16, 2010 at 9:20 — No Comments

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