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Advertisement for Traveling Daguerreotypist E.S. Hayden


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

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"E.S. Hayden", the daguerreotypist whom is advertised in this poster, may refer to Edward Simeon Hayden, born in Waterbury, Connecticut, in 1825.

Daguerreotyping was the first method of photography that was widely available, used mostly from its creation in 1939 by Louis Daguerre through the 1950s. It involved using an iodine-sensitized silver plate and mercury vapor to create an image.

This advertisement consists of one poster stating that a traveling daguerreotypist, E. S. Hayden, was present in an area, and could be called upon to create miniatures with a "perfect likeness". The poster has gaps which could be filled out with the name of the place he was visiting, as well as where he was staying, meaning the poster could be used in a number of places, and lacks specific geographic information. The advertisement has been printed, is surrounded by a decorative border, and has the imprint "American Office-Print-Waterbury, CT".

Acquired from an unknown auction.

Processed by George Allan, completed October 2023

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
George Allan
Finding Aid Date
October 2023
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Collection Inventory

Box 5

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