Half Plate Daguerreotype Gold Rush era Exterior Horse Whiskey Barrel found in SF

Half Plate Daguerreotype Gold Rush era Exterior Horse Whiskey Barrel found in SF

Half Plate Daguerreotype Gold Rush era Exterior Horse Whiskey Barrel found in SF

Half Plate Daguerreotype Gold Rush era Exterior Horse Whiskey Barrel found in SF

Half Plate Daguerreotype Gold Rush era Exterior Horse Whiskey Barrel found in SF

Half Plate Daguerreotype Gold Rush era Exterior Horse Whiskey Barrel found in SF

Half Plate Daguerreotype Gold Rush era Exterior Horse Whiskey Barrel found in SF

A spectacular museum grade Half Plate daguerreotype from the Gold Rush era, recently discovered in San Francisco. Features an exterior scene of a horse delivering large wooden barrels marked Whiskey and Brandy. A group of five men are posing at the rear of the horse, one man holds its reins. Possibly a special event is being captured by the photographer, one can imagine the barrels were ordered for the opening of a saloon. The men appear to be dressed in their finest outfits, white felt hats; the man at far left (visible with matte removed) wears a bow tie and silk vest. The style of case & brass matte (embellished, but not over the top) suggest a date of around the early 1850s, paralleling the discovery of gold at Sutters Mill in 1848. As you can see the image has been wiped at some point, which has left a residue, I suspect it could be washed off and cleaned by a specialist (not someone I have access to). Also the front protective glass is missing, and the case hinge is split. Case measures 6 tall x 4.75 wide when closed. The item “Half Plate Daguerreotype Gold Rush era Exterior Horse Whiskey Barrel found in SF” is in sale since Monday, October 4, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Daguerreotypes”. The seller is “konstantinsauctions” and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Type: Photograph
  • Antique: Yes
  • Color: Black & White
  • Date of Creation: 1850-1859
  • Framing: Matted & Framed
  • Region of Origin: US
  • Subject: Western
  • Modified Item: No
  • Size Type/Largest Dimension: Small (Up to 7″)
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Original/Reprint: Original Print
  • Time Period Manufactured: 1850-1899
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Production Technique: Daguerreotype

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