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James Reid 
[British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition 1845-1848] 
1845 
  
Daguerreotype 
6.2 x 7.6 cm 
  
Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge 
Accession no.: N: 589/5 
  
 
LL/39196 
  
Three-quarter length portrait of James Reid, Ice Master, seated and holding a telescope.
 
James Reid, Ice Master, HMS Erebus - there is a single Daguerreotype at Cambridge with an identical copy of the same image in the collection at Derbyshire Record Office, Matlock, England.
 
For a detailed discussion on this series of Daguerreotypes:
 
http://hidden-tracks-book.blogspot.com/2009/06/lost-daguerreotypes.html
http://hidden-tracks-book.blogspot.com/2009/06/more-on-franklin-expedition.html
http://hidden-tracks-book.blogspot.com/2009/10/new-franklin-expedition-daguerreotype.html 
 

 
  
 
  
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