A mourning photo showing the friends and siblings of 6 year old Kittie Bennett.
The child’s chair in the center has a funeral wreath with the name “Kittie” on it.
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Locks of a child’s hair, and a clipping of a poem; interior of the case of Archive Image #2633. To view the post-mortem photograph, click below (Thanatos.net members):
Boy on Blue Quilt
Quarter-plate daguerreotype of a mourning family holding a post-mortem photo, which is also in our collection! Together, a very rare set of images.
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[ Image 2624 ]
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Right: Partial newspaper piece used to line the interior of the case of Archive Image #2577. Left: A copy of the newspaper from the same date! (Found online)
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Old Woman in Glasses, with Note
Before and after restoration of a daguerreotype, completed by Jack Mord.
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Close up view of the dead man’s head and shoulders.
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A hidden surprise underneath the mat of Archive image #2425!
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Charlie Reynolds and his mother, Elvira. 1/6 daguerreotype.
Another PM daguerreotype of these two, along with handwritten identification found inside the case, can be seen on our website:
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Daguerreotypes and other images in our collection that have been damaged, obscured by tarnish, haze, and other age related factors can be carefully restored, in house.
The example above shows a daguerreotype before restoration; to see a larger view of this dag after restoration, visit the link below (Thanatos.net members):
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