Friday, February 25, 2011

Guess What I Found in my Grandma's Photos?

This is a daguerreotype that I found in my Grandma’s photos. I've seen examples of them in books, but never in real life. And now I own one!

Daguerreotypes (1839-1854) were the very first photographic images ever created! What makes a photograph valuable to me is the person in the photo, not the type of photo. In this case, I don't know who this young boy is. But when I do find out who he is, (because I will find out!) that fact will make this photo priceless to me.

I feel sure he was from the Anderson or the Lyons family, since this  photo was with all of the other items I "inherited" from my Grandma.