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LL/54117
Marcus Aurelius Root
A girl with a small ribbon wrapped hoop and stick for "The game of graces"
n.d.
Daguerreotype
 
Private collection of Jack and Beverly Wilgus
 
LL/54117

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LL/27035
Marcus Aurelius Root
Philadelphia Family - Tatham
n.d.
Daguerreotype, 1/4 plate
 
Larry Gottheim, Be-hold, Inc
Courtesy of Larry Gottheim (Auction: Feb 21, 2008, 51, part 1 / lot 5)
 
LL/27035 [Further details available]

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LL/27036
Marcus Aurelius Root
Philadelphia Family - Tatham
n.d.
Daguerreotype, 1/4 plate
 
Larry Gottheim, Be-hold, Inc
Courtesy of Larry Gottheim (Auction: Feb 21, 2008, 51, part 1 / lot 5)
 
LL/27036 [Further details available]

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LL/90522
Marcus Aurelius Root
Portrait of a child
n.d.
Daguerreotype, in case
 
Select Vernacular Photographs / Norman Kulkin
 
LL/90522 [Further details available]

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LL/10860
Marcus Aurelius Root
Portrait of a young girl
n.d.
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate
 
Larry Gottheim, Be-hold, Inc
Courtesy of Larry Gottheim - Be-Hold (45 / 3)
 
LL/10860 [Further details available]

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LL/52606
Marcus Aurelius Root
[George B. Wood, 1797-1879]
n.d.
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate
 
Library Company of Philadelphia
Accession number: P.8926.3
 
LL/52606 [Further details available]

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LL/52598
Marcus Aurelius Root
[Portrait of an unidentified woman holding a baby.]
1845 (ca)
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate
 
Library Company of Philadelphia
Accession number: P.8926.26
 
LL/52598

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LL/71065
Marcus Aurelius Root
Sarah Hawkins (Aunt Sadie)
1845-1855 (ca)
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate, hand-coloured
 
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Gift of Harvey S. Shipley Miller, 2014, Accession Number: 2014-199-166
 
LL/71065

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LL/65460
Marcus Aurelius Root
General Tom Thumb (Charles Sherwood Stratton)
1846 (ca)
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate
 
Swann Galleries - New York
Art & Storytelling: Photographs & Photobooks, Feb 25, 2016, Sale 2406, Lot: 4
 
LL/65460 [Further details available]

10 of 56
LL/40343
Marcus Aurelius Root
Portrait of a Gentleman
1846 (ca)
Daguerreotype, hand-colored
4 11/16 x 3 7/16 in
 
J. Paul Getty Museum
© J. Paul Getty Trust [84.XT.1571.35]
 
LL/40343

11 of 56
LL/52596
Marcus Aurelius Root
[Pennsylvania militia man in full uniform.]
1846 (ca)
Daguerreotype, Full plate
 
Library Company of Philadelphia
Accession number : 8293.F
 
LL/52596

12 of 56
LL/52595
Marcus Aurelius Root
[Portrait of an unidentified man, left hand on his hip, right hand resting on a table beside his top hat.]
1846 (ca)
Daguerreotype, 1/2 plate
 
Library Company of Philadelphia
Accession number : P.8468.27
 
LL/52595 [Further details available]

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LL/52597
Marcus Aurelius Root
[Portrait of an unidentified woman wearing an ornate shawl over her dress.]
1846 (ca)
Daguerreotype, 1/2 plate
 
Library Company of Philadelphia
Accession number: P.8468.26
 
LL/52597

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LL/71067
Marcus Aurelius Root
John Keen Hand and Catherine Foering Hand
1846-1856 (ca)
Daguerreptype, 1/2 plate
 
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Gift of Charles E. Alexander, 2008, Accession Number: 2008-203-1
 
LL/71067

15 of 56
LL/52594
Marcus Aurelius Root
Aunt Kate Richardson
1847 (ca)
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate
 
Library Company of Philadelphia
Accession number : P.9562.4
 
LL/52594 [Further details available]

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LL/65384
Marcus Aurelius Root
Portrait of Henry Clay
1848, 7 March
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate
 
Cowan Auctions, Inc
Historic American Auction, June 2007. Current whereabouts unknown.
 
LL/65384

17 of 56
LL/46481
Marcus Aurelius Root
Albert Pritchard Root asleep with American flag draped in background
1850 (ca)
Daguerreotype, 1/4 plate
8.3 x 10.8 cm
 
George Eastman Museum
Extended loan from Miller/Plummer Collection, GEH NEG: 28917, 75:0117:0018
 
LL/46481

18 of 56
LL/42555
Marcus Aurelius Root
John Chambers Rankin & Sarah Trimball Comfort
1850 (ca)
Daguerreotype, cased
 
Private collection of Ken Burkhart
 
LL/42555 [Further details available]

19 of 56
LL/46482
Marcus Aurelius Root
Man with fan seated near a column; Portrait of Anthony Pritchard
1850 (ca)
Daguerreotype, 1/4 plate
10.2 x 8.3 cm
 
George Eastman Museum
Extended loan from Miller/Plummer Collection, GEH NEG: 28918, L75:0117:0022
 
LL/46482

20 of 56
LL/60676
Marcus Aurelius Root
Portrait of a girl with a hoop and stick for playing “The Graces”
1850 (ca)
Daguerreotype, 1/2 plate
 
Private collection of Jack and Beverly Wilgus
 
LL/60676

21 of 56
LL/74486
Marcus Aurelius Root
Samuel Sheldon
1850 (ca)
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate
 
George Eastman Museum
Gift of J. Randall Plummer and Harvey S. Shipley Miller, 1975.0117.0041
 
LL/74486

22 of 56
LL/57096
Marcus Aurelius Root
Unidentified girl standing on table
1850 (ca)
Daguerreotype, 1/9 plate, hand-painted
4.2 x 3.2 cm
 
George Eastman Museum
1979:3144:0001
 
LL/57096

23 of 56
LL/52592
Marcus Aurelius Root
[John Fries Frazer, 1812-1872]
1850 (ca)
Daguerreotype, 1/2 plate
 
Library Company of Philadelphia
Accession number: P.8475.1
 
LL/52592 [Further details available]

24 of 56
LL/52593
Marcus Aurelius Root
[The Little Family]
1850 (ca)
Daguerreotype, Full plate
 
Library Company of Philadelphia
Accession number: P.9529
 
LL/52593 [Further details available]

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LL/52591
Marcus Aurelius Root
[Portrait of an unidentified woman sitting demurely with her left hand in her lap.]
1850 (ca.)
Daguerreotype, 1/4 plate
 
Library Company of Philadelphia
Accession number: P.9518.2
 
LL/52591 [Further details available]

26 of 56
LL/52590
Marcus Aurelius Root
[Portrait of an unidentified man]
1852
Daguerreotype, 1/4 plate
 
Library Company of Philadelphia
Gift of Harvey S. Shipley Miller and J. Randall Plummer. Accession number: P.2010.38.17
 
LL/52590 [Further details available]

27 of 56
LL/74485
Marcus Aurelius Root
Mrs. Marcus Aurelius Root
1855
Daguerreotype, 1/4 plate
 
George Eastman Museum
Gift of J. Randall Plummer and Harvey S. Shipley Miller, 1975.0117.0006
 
LL/74485

28 of 56
LL/52589
Marcus Aurelius Root
Frances Anne Carey (Mrs. Isaac Lea), 1799-1874
1855 (ca)
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate
 
Library Company of Philadelphia
Gift of Charles Lea Hudson, Ann L. Salmon, and Mathew C. Hudson. Accession number: P.2006.32.2
 
LL/52589 [Further details available]

29 of 56
LL/52602
Marcus Aurelius Root
[Portrait of an unidentified man with sideburns and short beard.]
1855 (ca)
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate
 
Library Company of Philadelphia
Accession number: P.9577.9
 
LL/52602

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LL/15031
Marcus Aurelius Root
Panorama of Philadelphia. Chestnut Street, East of Fifth (Detail showing the Daguerreotype Gallery of M.A, Root) - Collins and Autenrieth (Artists)
1856
Lithograph
6 3/4 x 10 1/4 in (complete lithograph)
 
National Gallery of Canada, The Origins of Photography: The Matthew R. Isenburg and Enhanced Isenburg Collections 1840-1880
Courtesy of Nick and Lynn Heckett
 
LL/15031 [Further details available]

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LL/15028
Marcus Aurelius Root
Panorama of Philadelphia. Chestnut Street, East of Fifth - Collins and Autenrieth (Artists)
1856
Lithograph
6 3/4 x 10 1/4 in
 
National Gallery of Canada, The Origins of Photography: The Matthew R. Isenburg and Enhanced Isenburg Collections 1840-1880
Courtesy of Nick and Lynn Heckett
 
LL/15028

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LL/52603
Marcus Aurelius Root
Gilbert C. Pryor about 1856
1856 (ca)
Daguerreotype, 1/2 plate
 
Library Company of Philadelphia
Accession number: P.9643.1
 
LL/52603 [Further details available]

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LL/90521
Marcus Aurelius Root
Exterior of a daguerreotype case for "M.A. Root, 140 Chestnut St. PHILADa"
n.d.
Daguerreotype case
 
Select Vernacular Photographs / Norman Kulkin
 
LL/90521

34 of 56
LL/42556
Marcus Aurelius Root
Address for "Root's Gallery 140 Chestnut St. Philada."
1850 (ca)
Daguerreotype case, red velvet
 
Private collection of Ken Burkhart
 
LL/42556

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LL/34855
Marcus Aurelius Root
Title page for "the Camera and the Pencil; or the Heliographic Art" by M.A. Root (Philadelphia: M.A. Root, Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, New York: D. Appleton, 1864)
1864
Title page
 
Google Books
 
LL/34855

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LL/90519
Marcus Aurelius Root
M.A. Root Daguerreian Token
n.d.
Token
 
Select Vernacular Photographs / Norman Kulkin
 
LL/90519

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LL/90520
Marcus Aurelius Root
M.A. Root Daguerreian Token
n.d.
Token
 
Select Vernacular Photographs / Norman Kulkin
 
LL/90520

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LL/9731
Marcus Aurelius Root
Testimonial on a box of Superior Polishing Rouge, prepared by C. Farrand, 307 Broadway, New York.
n.d.
 
National Gallery of Canada, The Origins of Photography: The Matthew R. Isenburg and Enhanced Isenburg Collections 1840-1880
 
LL/9731 [Further details available]

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LL/36154
Marcus Aurelius Root
Portrait of Commodore Conner
1847
Book plate, steel engraving based on a Daguerreotype
 
Google Books
 
LL/36154 [Further details available]

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LL/49724
Marcus Aurelius Root
M. A. Root
1850
Book page
 
Google Books
 
LL/49724 [Further details available]

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LL/51041
Marcus Aurelius Root
[Plate 7 and advertisements from Rae's Philadelphia pictorial directory & panoramic advertiser. Chestnut Street, from Fourth to Fifth Streets]
1851
Advertisement, {detail)
24 x 34 cm(9.5 x 13.25 ins)
 
Library Company of Philadelphia
Record number: 000009957
 
LL/51041 [Further details available]

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LL/38255
Marcus Aurelius Root
Our Friend Root...
1852, 18 September
Magazine page
 
Google Books
 
LL/38255 [Further details available]

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LL/35209
Marcus Aurelius Root
Root's Daguerrean Gallery
1853
Magazine page
 
Google Books
 
LL/35209 [Further details available]

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LL/35210
Marcus Aurelius Root
Root's Daguerrean Gallery - a poem on death
1853
Magazine page
 
Google Books
 
LL/35210 [Further details available]

45 of 56
LL/36023
Marcus Aurelius Root
Root's Daguerrean Gallery
1854
Magazine page
 
Google Books
 
LL/36023 [Further details available]

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LL/34432
Marcus Aurelius Root
Triumph of Art
1854
Magazine page
 
Google Books
 
LL/34432 [Further details available]

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LL/52605
Marcus Aurelius Root
Margaret Douglass
1854 (?)
Engraving
 
Library Company of Philadelphia
 
LL/52605 [Further details available]

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LL/34629
Marcus Aurelius Root
Advert for Root's Daguerreotypes, Crayons, Crystalotypes & Stereoscopes
1854, December
Advert
 
Google Books
 
LL/34629 [Further details available]

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LL/73614
Marcus Aurelius Root
Advert for "Root's Daguerreotype, Talbotype, Stereoscopic & Crayon Portrait & Miniature Gallery"
1855, May (handwritten)
Advert
 
Internet - Original source ill-defined
Source: Pinterest, from antiquecameras.net
 
LL/73614

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LL/39526
Marcus Aurelius Root
Judge Conrad "Sonnet on Root's Daguerreotype of Mr. Forrest"
1864
 
Google Books
 
LL/39526 [Further details available]

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LL/44540
Marcus Aurelius Root
Root Gallery, Daguerreotype studio
1866
Albumen print
 
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Record Number: 1204, Collection: Historical Society of Pennsylvania Penrose Pictorial Philadelphia collection [V60], Cased Photographs Collection [3139]
 
LL/44540 [Further details available]

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LL/44544
Marcus Aurelius Root
Root Gallery, Daguerreotype studio (detail)
1866
Albumen print
 
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Record Number: 1204, Collection: Historical Society of Pennsylvania Penrose Pictorial Philadelphia collection [V60], Cased Photographs Collection [3139]
 
LL/44544 [Further details available]

53 of 56
LL/44541
Marcus Aurelius Root
Root Gallery, Daguerreotype studio (detail)
1866
Albumen print
 
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Record Number: 1204, Collection: Historical Society of Pennsylvania Penrose Pictorial Philadelphia collection [V60], Cased Photographs Collection [3139]
 
LL/44541 [Further details available]

54 of 56
LL/44542
Marcus Aurelius Root
Root Gallery, Daguerreotype studio (detail)
1866
Albumen print
 
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Record Number: 1204, Collection: Historical Society of Pennsylvania Penrose Pictorial Philadelphia collection [V60], Cased Photographs Collection [3139]
 
LL/44542 [Further details available]

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LL/44543
Marcus Aurelius Root
Root Gallery, Daguerreotype studio (detail)
1866
Albumen print
 
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Record Number: 1204, Collection: Historical Society of Pennsylvania Penrose Pictorial Philadelphia collection [V60], Cased Photographs Collection [3139]
 
LL/44543 [Further details available]

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Contents - Themes & Fragments
Ambrotypes - Cased ambrotypes
Ambrotypes - Marketing: Cased photographs
Banknotes, premiums and tokens - Counter-stamped coins and tokens
Cased photographs - Cased ambrotypes
Cased photographs - Marketing: Cased photographs
Cases - Marketing: Cased photographs
Columns, plinths and pedestals - Props, accessories and novelties: Columns, plinths and pedestals
Daguerreotypes - Daguerreotypes: Politicians
Daguerreotypes - Daguerreotypes: Portraits
Daguerreotypes - Marcus Aurelius Root: Daguerreotype portraits
Daguerreotypes - Marketing: Cased photographs
Daguerreotypes - Painted daguerreotypes
Daguerreotypists - USA - Marcus Aurelius Root: Daguerreotype portraits
Dead - Marketing: Root's Daguerrean Gallery (1853)
Dead - Nineteenth century post-mortem and memento mori
Death, post-mortem, memorial portraiture and memento mori - Marketing: Root's Daguerrean Gallery (1853)
Death, post-mortem, memorial portraiture and memento mori - Nineteenth century post-mortem and memento mori
Earliest war photographs (1840-1870) - Mexican-American War (1846-1848)
Exteriors of photographic studios - Illustrations of the exteriors of nineteenth century photographic shops and studios
Exteriors of photographic studios - Photographs of the exteriors of nineteenth century photographic shops and studios
Exteriors of photographic studios - The Daguerreotype studios of Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
Hand-painted photographs - Painted daguerreotypes
Leisure - Leisure: Reading
Literature - Introduction to poetry related to photography
Literature - Marketing: Root's Daguerrean Gallery (1853)
Marketing - Illustrations of the exteriors of nineteenth century photographic shops and studios
Marketing - Marketing: Cased photographs
Marketing - Marketing: Signage and banners
Marketing - Photographs of the exteriors of nineteenth century photographic shops and studios
Medical - Sideshow performers, living museums and circus acts
Mexican-American War (1846-1848) - Mexican-American War (1846-1848)
Mexico - Mexican-American War (1846-1848)
Military - Illustrations based on Daguerreotypes: Military
Painting on photographs - Painted daguerreotypes
Patriotism - Flags
Pennsylvania - Introduction to photography in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania - Marcus Aurelius Root: Daguerreotype portraits
Pennsylvania - The Daguerreotype studios of Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
Photographic studios - Features of photographic studios: Signage
Photographic studios - Illustrations of the exteriors of nineteenth century photographic shops and studios
Photographic studios - Photographs of the exteriors of nineteenth century photographic shops and studios
Poetry - Introduction to poetry related to photography
Poetry - Marketing: Root's Daguerrean Gallery (1853)
Politicians - Daguerreotypes: Politicians
Politicians - Introduction to politicians
Popular press - Marketing: Root's Daguerrean Gallery (1853)
Props - Nineteenth century Photographic Studios - Properties, accessories and novelties
Props - Props, accessories and novelties: Columns, plinths and pedestals
Props - Props, accessories and novelties: Toys
Publications, books, manuals, journals and magazines - Illustrations based on Daguerreotypes: Military
Signage and banners - Marketing: Signage and banners
Social outsiders - Sideshow performers, living museums and circus acts
Sports and pastimes - Leisure: Reading
Toys - Props, accessories and novelties: Toys
USA - Mexican-American War (1846-1848)


 
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