Historical Hotties or “My Imaginary Dead Boyfriends”

The first of an occasional series.

Hoo Boy! 1/6th-plate daguerreotype with tinting and solarization, circa 1846. Ann Longmore-Etheridge Collection.
Fresh from the cornfield, tintype, circa 1885. Ann Longmore-Etheridge Collection.
Ol’ Blue Eyes, 1/6th-plate, hand-tinted daguerreotype, circa 1852. Ann Longmore-Etheridge Collection.
Handsome fellow, 1/6th-plate Weston daguerreotype with solarization, circa 1852. James P. Weston operated a daguerreotype gallery in New York City between 1842 and 1857. The studio functioned out of 132 Chatham Street from 1852 to 1856.


Author: Ann Longmore-Etheridge

Writer, journalist, editor, historian.

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