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LL/38168
McClees and Germon (Philadelphia, PA)
[A post-mortem portrait; young man three quarter length on a background of a white knit shawl with tassels.]
1855 (ca)
Daguerreotype
 
Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Call number: Uncat JWJ MS 59, Image ID Number: 1009540
 
LL/38168

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LL/83448
P.H. Rupp (145 2d St. NY, stamped mat)
Close-up view of a man in a wood casket, blood exiting his mouth and staining his collar
n.d.
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate
 
Cowan Auctions, Inc
American History: Premier Auction, 26 June 2018, Lot: 238
 
LL/83448 [Further details available]

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LL/40639
Allevy
Death Portrait of Doctor Amussat
1856
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate
 
George Eastman Museum
Gift of Eastman Kodak Company: ex-collection Gabriel Cromer, 76:0168:0004
 
LL/40639

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LL/69749
Southworth & Hawes
Postmortem of an Unidentified Man
1850 (ca)
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate
8.2 x 7.0 cm
 
George Eastman Museum
Museum accession, 1974.0193.1037
 
LL/69749

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LL/69756
Southworth & Hawes
Postmortem Unidentified Man
1850 (ca)
Daguerreotype, 1/4 plate
8.3 x 10.8 cm
 
George Eastman Museum
Museum accession, 1974.0193.1159
 
LL/69756

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LL/69770
Southworth & Hawes
Post-Mortem of an Unidentified Man
1850 (ca)
Daguerreotype, 1/4 plate
10.8 x 8.3 cm
 
George Eastman Museum
Gift of Mrs. Alden Scott Boyer, 1974.0193.0561
 
LL/69770

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LL/25749
Post mortem portrait of an unknown woman
1845-1855
Daguerreotype, Encased
 
Rijksmuseum
Copyright © Rijksmuseum Amsterdam (RP-F-F14381)
 
LL/25749

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LL/42623
Unidentified photographer
Post-mortem
n.d.
Daguerreotype, stereo
 
Musée d'Orsay
(C) RMN (Musée d'Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski, Europeana Identifier: RMNDO000000295232 ; Pho2001-2-2
 
LL/42623

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LL/80323
William Shew
Post mortem portait of a woman
1841 (ca)
Daguerreotype
 
Private collection of Karen Hendrix
 
LL/80323 [Further details available]

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LL/32931
Unidentified photographer
America postmortem of a child
n.d.
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate
 
Stereographica - Antique Photographica
Courtesy of Bryan and Page Ginns (#21 / 91)
 
LL/32931

10 of 43
LL/42662
Félix Feuardent
Portrait d'une petite fille morte
1850 (ca)
Daguerreotype
7.2 x 5.9 cm
 
Musée d'Orsay
(C) RMN (Musée d'Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski, Europeana Identifier: RMNDO000000278799 ; PHO1984-6
 
LL/42662

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LL/50754
Unidentified daguerreotypist (American)
Post-mortem of a little girl
1840s (late)
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate, hand-tinted
 
Pennsylvania State University Library
The Heinz K. and Bridget A. Henisch Collection of the History of Photography, Image No. dag0159
 
LL/50754

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LL/41595
Unidentified photographer
Untitled [postmortem portrait of infant]
1850 (ca)
Daguerreotype
8 x 7 cm (3 1/8 x 2 3/4 ins)
 
Harvard Art Museum/Fogg Museum
On deposit from the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, © President and Fellows of Harvard College, Item Identifier: 2.2002.7
 
LL/41595

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LL/44536
Unidentified photographer
My dead brother in his metallic coffin
1850 (ca)
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate
 
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Record Number: 5641, Collection: Cased Photographs Collection [3139]
 
LL/44536 [Further details available]

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LL/44545
Jaquith
Rosaline Holmes Harrison (Mrs. S. Decatur Harrison) with dead baby
1850 (ca)
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate
 
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Record Number: 6426, Collection: Batcheler, Hartshorne, and Sahlin families papers [3173]
 
LL/44545

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LL/44546
Jaquith
Rosaline Holmes Harrison (Mrs. Stephen Decatur Harrison) with baby before the funeral
1850 (ca)
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate
 
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Record Number: 6441, Collection: Batcheler, Hartshorne, and Sahlin families papers [3173]
 
LL/44546

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LL/64057
Unidentified photographer
Postmortem portrait of a mother with her dead child
n.d.
Daguerreotype, 1/2 plate
 
Private collection of Nigel Maister
 
LL/64057

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LL/41600
Unidentified photographer
Untitled [postmortem infant portrait with mother]
1850s
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate
8.26 x 6.99 cm (3 1/4 x 2 3/4 ins)
 
Harvard Art Museum/Fogg Museum
On deposit from the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, © President and Fellows of Harvard College, Item Identifier: 2.2002.12
 
LL/41600

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LL/60615
Unidentified photographer (French ?)
Postmortem portrait of a mother and child
n.d.
Daguerreotype
 
Private collection of Steve DeGenaro
 
LL/60615

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LL/70458
Unidentified photographer
Jeune fille regardant sa sœur morte dans son lit
1850 (ca)
Daguerreotype, 1/4 plate
 
Baron Ribeyre & Associes
Gerard Levy Photographies de Collection L'Excellence d'un Regard, 20 December 2016, Lot: 13
 
LL/70458 [Further details available]

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LL/80713
Unidentified photographer
Postmortem of Girl in Red Dress
1850 (ca)
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate
2 3/4 × 3 1/4 ins (6.99 × 8.26 cm) (plate)
 
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Gift of the Hall Family Foundation, Object number: 2005.37.5
 
LL/80713

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LL/8859
Carleton (Portland, Maine)
Post mortem with quilt
n.d.
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate
 
Larry Gottheim, Be-hold, Inc
Courtesy of Larry Gottheim - Be-Hold (46 / 43)
 
LL/8859 [Further details available]

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LL/6751
Carl Durheim
Postmortem of a Child
1852
Daguerreotype, 1/4 plate, hand colored
2 11/16 x 3 11/16
 
J. Paul Getty Museum
© J. Paul Getty Trust (84.XT.267.9)
 
LL/6751

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LL/70192
Unidentified photographer
Dead Child On a Sofa
1855 (ca)
Daguerreotype, 1/4 plate, with applied color
 
Cleveland Museum of Art
John L. Severance Fund, 2002.35
 
LL/70192

24 of 43
LL/17449
John Plumbe Jr.
Portrait of an older woman post mortem
n.d.
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate
 
Stereographica - Antique Photographica
Courtesy of Bryan and Page Ginns (#17 / 124)
 
LL/17449 [Further details available]

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LL/25748
Post mortem portrait of an unknown woman
1845-1855
Daguerreotype, Encased
 
Rijksmuseum
Copyright © Rijksmuseum Amsterdam (RP-F-F14379)
 
LL/25748

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LL/25757
Post mortem portrait of an unknown woman
1845-1855
Daguerreotype, Encased
 
Rijksmuseum
Copyright © Rijksmuseum Amsterdam (RP-F-F14377)
 
LL/25757

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LL/36782
Unidentified photographer
An elderly man after his death.
1840-1855
Daguerreotype
 
Wellcome Collection
Wellcome Library, London (L0041036, Library reference no.: Iconographic Collection 567728i)
 
LL/36782

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LL/38281
Alphonse Bon Le Blondel
[Postmortem]
1850 (ca)
Daguerreotype
8.9 x 11.9 cm (3 1/2 x 4 11/16 ins)
 
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Gilman Collection, Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2005, Accession Number: 2005.100.31
 
LL/38281

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LL/44525
Unidentified Daguerreotypist
Postmortem of a young child with eyes closed laid out on a white sheet and cushion
1855 (ca)
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate
 
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Record Number: 5898, Collection: Cased Photographs Collection [3139]
 
LL/44525 [Further details available]

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LL/44538
McClees & Germon (Philadelphia)
Postmortem daguerreotype of a young child
1854 (ca)
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate
 
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Record Number: 5801, Collection: Cased Photographs Collection [3139]
 
LL/44538

31 of 43
LL/53331
Adolphe Kips de Coppin
Post mortem portrait
n.d.
Daguerreotype, 1/4 plate
 
Location and source information requested
 
LL/53331 [Further details available]

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LL/75598
Unidentified photographer
Post mortem portrait of white-haired man, supine
1857 (ca)
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate
6.9 x 8 cm
 
George Eastman Museum
Gift of Donald K. Weber, 2003.1178.0003
 
LL/75598

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LL/58159
Louis Dodero (Marseille)
Vanité. Un homme post-mortem, un autre fixant l'objectif du photographe
1850 (ca)
Daguerreotype, 1/4 plate
6.7 x 8.7 cm
 
Pierre Bergé & Associés
Une histoire particulière de la photographie Collection de Monsieur et Madame X, 19 March 2015, Lot: 24
 
LL/58159 [Further details available]

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LL/62740
Unidentified photographer
A grieving woman with her dead child
n.d.
Daguerreotype
 
Burns Americana
 
LL/62740 [Further details available]

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LL/74682
Unidentified photographer
Post-mortem, possibly a catholic nun
1850 (ca)
Daguerreotype, 1/4 plate
9.1 x 6.8 cm
 
George Eastman Museum
Gift of Donald K. Weber, 1994.1418.0001
 
LL/74682

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LL/75700
Unidentified photographer
Child laid out with violets
1850 (ca)
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate, with applied color
5 x 6.7 cm (image)
 
George Eastman Museum
Purchase with funds from the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, ex-collection Walter A. Johnson, 2010.1300.0002
 
LL/75700

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LL/75701
Unidentified photographer
Parents posing with deceased infant
1845 (ca)
Daguerreotype, 1/4 plate
6.5 x 8.9 cm (image)
 
George Eastman Museum
Purchase with funds from the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, ex-collection Walter A. Johnson, 2010.1300.0003
 
LL/75701

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LL/75705
Unidentified photographer
Deceased child held by excised woman
1850 (ca)
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate
6.9 x 5.7 cm
 
George Eastman Museum
Purchase with funds from the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, ex-collection Walter A. Johnson, 2010.1300.0030
 
LL/75705

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LL/75707
Unidentified photographer
Deceased child with Measles spots
1855 (ca)
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate, with applied color
5.6 x 6.8 cm (image) 10.1 x 11.7 x 1.4 cm (overall)
 
George Eastman Museum
Purchase with funds from the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, ex-collection Walter A. Johnson, 2010.1302.0044
 
LL/75707

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LL/75706
Unidentified photographer
Mourning pin of deceased young man
1860 (ca)
Daguerreotype, mounted on silver brooch
2.7 x 3.7 cm (image) 3.5 x 4.8 x 0.8 cm (overall)
 
George Eastman Museum
Purchase with funds from the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, ex-collection Walter A. Johnson, 2010.1301.0024
 
LL/75706

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LL/78464
Prof. J.H. Whitehurst
The Latest Discovery of Prof. J. H. Whitehurst
1850, 27 December
Newspaper advert
 
Internet - Original source ill-defined
 
LL/78464 [Further details available]

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Contents - Themes & Fragments
Babies - Post-mortem and memento mori photographs of babies and children
Children - Post-mortem and memento mori photographs of babies and children
Daguerreotypes - Daguerreotype frames
Daguerreotypes - Daguerreotype photo-jewelry
Daguerreotypes - Daguerreotypes with painted glass passé partouts
Daguerreotypes - Daguerreotypes: Post-mortem portraits
Daguerreotypes - Southworth and Hawes: Daguerreotype portraits
Daguerreotypes - Visit to Plumbe's Gallery, New York (1846)
Daguerreotypists - USA - Southworth and Hawes: Daguerreotype portraits
Dead - Daguerreotypes: Post-mortem portraits
Dead - Introduction to the photography of death
Dead - Nineteenth century post-mortem and memento mori
Dead - Post-mortem and memento mori photographs of babies and children
Death, post-mortem, memorial portraiture and memento mori - Daguerreotypes: Post-mortem portraits
Death, post-mortem, memorial portraiture and memento mori - Introduction to death, post-mortem, memorial portraiture and memento mori
Death, post-mortem, memorial portraiture and memento mori - Nineteenth century post-mortem and memento mori
Death, post-mortem, memorial portraiture and memento mori - Post-mortem and memento mori photographs of babies and children
Emotions - Emotions
Emotions - Emotions: Loss
Family life - Motherhood
Fashion - Photo-jewelry: Brooches and pins
Intimate relationships - Introduction to intimate relationships
Non-paper objects - Introduction to photo-jewelry
Non-paper objects - Photo-jewelry: Brooches and pins
Objects incorporating photographs - Introduction to photo-jewelry
Photo-jewelry - Introduction to photo-jewelry
Photo-jewelry - Photo-jewelry: Brooches and pins
Photograph frames - Daguerreotype frames
Photograph frames - Daguerreotypes with painted glass passé partouts
Photograph frames - Photograph frames
Photographic studios - Visit to Plumbe's Gallery, New York (1846)
Portrait - Guidelines for sitters - Southworth & Hawes (1852)
Portrait - Southworth and Hawes: Daguerreotype portraits
Portrait - The defacing and destruction of portraits
Portrait - Visit to Plumbe's Gallery, New York (1846)
Social life of photographs - Photograph frames
Storage and display - Photograph frames


 
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