Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wordless Wednesday ~ Young Lowell Copeland

My great grandfather, Lowell Copeland, was born in Calais, Maine, on October 5, 1862, and died in Princeton, New Jersey, on December 24, 1935. I have collected quite a few images of him, the following framed image thanks to my second cousin, Suzanne.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday ~ Is This Eliza May Wells?

I analyzed this daguerreotype yesterday. Today I will share my theory of who I think this may be.

As noted yesterday, there is a photographer's imprint in the lower left-hand side of the case:
A. H. Knapp
123 Wash. St.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Tuesday's Tip ~ Analyzing a Daguerreotype

I recently received this daguerreotype from my mother's sister. I believe it's the oldest photographic image that I own. (I have a few ambrotypes - see My Third Great Grandfather and Pair of Ambrotypes as well as Alston Twins Circa 1860.)

From Maureen Taylor's wonderful Uncovering Your Ancestry Through Family Photographs, as well as the PhotoTree website page on daguerreotypes, I learned a great deal about how to analyze this photograph.