1 photograph: stereo daguerreotype; quarter plate, visible image 6 x 4 cm.
Bust length portrait of a young man with a beard
Marks, Inscriptions and Accompanying Material:
Printed in gold on case (in well of cover, behing stereo viewer insert): J.H. Whitehurst, / Daguerreotypist. / N 205 Baltimore
Street / Baltimore. / Stereoscopic Pictures taken in the / highest perfection of the Art.
Stamped on lens insert: MASCHER'S IMPROVED STEREOSCOPE / PHILADA. / PATENT / MARCH 8TH 1853.
Image Package Note:
Original component parts: plate, mat, cover glass, preserver. Plate: single plate with two images, faces slightly hand colored.
Mat: plain stereoscopic (double) oval. Preserver: decorative.
Container or Case Note:
Type: case. Material: leather (pigskin) over wood. Notes: Mascher stereo lense plate insert in case cover. Eickmeyer style
case, but with no patent statement.
Two images taken on a single plate suggests the use of a stereo camera rather than two images, taken separately, and positioned