Charles Loring Elliott, Portrait of Matthew Vassar, 1861

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Checklist of objects in the exhibition, Through the Looking Glass: Daguerreotype Masterworks from the Dawn of Photography

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College
Through the Looking Glass: Daguerreotype Masterworks from the Dawn of Photography
April 10 – June 14, 2015

All works from the Collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg

Southworth & Hawes

Albert Southworth (American, 1811–1894) & Josiah Hawes (American, 1808–1901)
A reader with her two muses, ca. 1850
Half-plate daguerreotype

Albert Southworth (American, 1811–1894) & Josiah Hawes (American, 1808–1901)
Standing woman with bonnet and column, ca. 1850
Half-plate daguerreotype

Albert Southworth (American, 1811–1894) & Josiah Hawes (American, 1808–1901)
Family portrait with grandfather, ca. 1850
Full–plate daguerreotype

Albert Southworth (American, 1811–1894) & Josiah Hawes (American, 1808–1901)
Woman in damask evening gown, posed with a chair, ca. 1850
Full-plate daguerreotype

Albert Southworth (American, 1811–1894) & Josiah Hawes (American, 1808–1901)
Profile of a woman, ca. 1850
Full-plate daguerreotype

Albert Southworth (American, 1811–1894) & Josiah Hawes (American, 1808–1901)
Study of four women, ca. 1850
Stereoscopic pair of two full-plate daguerreotypes

The daguerreotypist, his studio, his family

American
Daguerreotypist self-portrait, ca. 1850
Quarter-plate daguerreotype

American
Traveling daguerreian wagon, Western New York, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

German
The daguerreotypist’s pregnant wife, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

American
The daguerreotypist’s young sons, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

American
The daguerreotypist’s dog on two chairs, with daguerreian posing stand in background, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

Occupationals

American
Broadside printer, Union Gap, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

American
Clam digger, ca. 1845–50
Half-plate daguerreotype

American
Cobbler in his shop, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

William R. Knapp (American, active 1845–1859)
Barber and his client, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

American
Charles Henry Lewis, mariner and lighthouse keeper, with spyglass, late 1840s
Half-plate daguerreotype

American
Model bridge builder, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

Studio of Mathew Brady (American, 1822–1896)
Reverend Stephen Brown with his wood-grooving machine, ca. 1850
Quarter-plate daguerreotype

American
R. W. Leet, surveyor, with transit, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

French
Painter with his canvas depicting the Descent of Christ from the Cross, ca. 1850
Half-plate daguerreotype

French
Priest, ca. 1850
Half-plate daguerreotype

American
Circus clown, ca. 1845–50
Quarter-plate daguerreotype

American
Harness maker, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

American
New York City policeman, ca. 1850
Ninth-plate daguerreotype

American
Feather duster maker, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

American
Tailor, seated cross-legged, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

American
Taxidermist with clippers and three stuffed birds, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

American
Two blacksmiths, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

American
Two broom makers, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

American
Wheelwright, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

American
Twelve gold miners at work, including a woman, ca. 1850
Half-plate daguerreotype

American
Gold assayer, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

Medical and scientific daguerreotypes

American
Homeopathic doctor displaying scalpels and remedies, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

American
Anatomy Professor Lucien Ball Johnson, MD, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

Attributed to O. P. Reeves (American)
Medical student with microscope, 1846
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

Louis-Auguste Bisson (French, 1814–1876)
Portrait of man with large facial tumor, 1855
Quarter-plate daguerreotype

American
Boy with port-wine stain, ca. 1845–50
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

American
Twin sisters, one blind, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

American or English
Basement chemistry laboratory, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

John W. Draper (American, b. England 1811–1882)
Illustration of the pneumogastric nerve, 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

Music

Samuel Van Loan (American, active 1844–1857)
Cornopeanist, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

American
Marching band composite, ca. 1850
Quarter-plate composite daguerreotype

American
Violinist with dog, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

Military daguerreotypes

American
Easton Fencibles on School Hill, 1845–46
Half-plate daguerreotype

French
Army officer with urn and potted plant, ca. 1845–50
Half-plate daguerreotype

French
Officers with their wives, ca. 1850
Half-plate daguerreotype

American
Militiaman with red plumed shako hat, ca. 1850
Half-plate daguerreotype

Thiéry Studio (French)
North African military officer with wife, Paris, 1861
Quarter-plate daguerreotype

Plumbe Daguerreian Gallery (American)
Cinch-waisted naval officer with cane, ca. 1845–50
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

Greek
Militia man wearing fustanella, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

The Hunt

American
Determined hunter holding antlers, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

American
Boy with flintlock and cap, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

American
Young hunter with pheasant, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

American
Hunter in straw hat, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

French
Hunting party with dead badger, Loire Valley, ca. 1850
Quarter-plate daguerreotype

Outdoor daguerreotypes

Attributed to Baron Jean-Baptiste-Louis Gros (French, 1793–1870)
La Fontaine et le Marché des Innocents, Paris, ca. 1850
Full-plate daguerreotype

Louis-Joseph Deflubé (French, 1797–1884)
View of the harbor at Pierrefonds-les-Bains, ca. 1845
Full-plate daguerreotype

Charles-Isidore Choiselat (French, 1815–1858) & Stanislas Ratel (French, 1824–1904)
The Rodez Cathedral, 1845
Full-plate daguerreotype

American
Building the New Bedford Free Library, William Street, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

American
Streetscape with church, ca. 1845–50
Half-plate daguerreotype

American
New York City street scene with two women huddled in doorway, ca. 1845–50
Full-plate daguerreotype

American
Foundry at Oak Hill, New York, with painted clouds, ca. 1850
Quarter-plate daguerreotype

American
Conant’s Low Price Cash Store, ca. 1850
Quarter-plate daguerreotype

American
Stagecoach scene in crepuscular light, ca. 1850
Quarter-plate daguerreotype

Joseph Philibert Girault de Prangey (French, 1804–1892)
Archaeological scene, Jerusalem, 1844
Full-plate daguerreotype

American
Exchange Bank Building, Chicago, southwest corner of Lake and Clark Streets, 1854–55
Quarter-plate daguerreotype

American
Plymouth & Kingston Express Wagon, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

American
Rural factory, ca. 1850
Quarter-plate daguerreotype

American
Sleigh ride, ca. 1850
Half-plate daguerreotype

Warren A. Reed (American, d. 1858)
Patent model for the Everett Carriage, 1850
Quarter-plate daguerreotype

Solarized daguerreotypes

French
Alsatian chalet (with priest on terrace), ca. 1850
Half-plate daguerreotype

American
Solarized bull, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

American
Solarized sleigh scene, ca. 1850
Quarter-plate daguerreotype

American
Two-story building with solarized sky, ca. 1850
Quarter-plate daguerreotype

French
Vaucenans, near St Amour, Jura Mountains, ca. 1850
Three-quarters-plate daguerreotype

American
Zachariah Weil, Monroe, Louisiana, 1853
Half-plate daguerreotype

French Erotic Daguerreotypes

Félix Jacques-Antoine Moulin (French, 1802–1875)
Amorous couple in haystack, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate stereo daguerreotype

French
Seated nude reflected in mirror, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate stereo daguerreotype

French
Veiled nude with diamond pendant, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate stereo daguerreotype

Attributed to Félix Jacques-Antoine Moulin (French, 1802–1875)
Temptress chef, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate stereo daguerreotype

French
Nude contemplating stuffed bird, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

French
Seated nude with feather tickler, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate stereo daguerreotype

Post-Mortem Daguerreotypes

Belgian
Deceased man in bed clutching rosaries, ca. 1850
Half-plate daguerreotype

French
Deceased woman in bed with cross, ca. 1850
Half-plate daguerreotype

American
Face of death, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

American
Smiling father in open casket, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

American
Post-mortem of infant with thoughtful mother, mid 1840s
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

American
Post-mortem of infant with thoughtful parents, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

American
Deceased man, seated holding book, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

Weston Studio (American, active 1842–1857)
Close-up post-mortem of handsome man, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

American
Saint John the Baptist, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

Gents

American
Three dapper men smoking, ca. 1850
Three-quarters plate daguerreotype

American
The Wild Bunch, ca. 1850
Half-plate daguerreotype

French
Young man with gilt background (Gustave Ledoux), 1847
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

American
Intellectual, ca. 1850
Quarter-plate daguerreotype

American
The future founders of the Kidder, Peabody investment bank, ca. 1850
Half-plate daguerreotype

American
Man with knobbed hair and piercing eyes, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

American
Pointing man in striped shirt, early 1840s
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

American
Sailor holding daguerreotype of sweetheart, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

Oliver Francois Xavier Sarony (English, 1820–1879)
Henry Heathcote, North Luffenham Hall, East Midlands, ca. 1850
Quarter-plate daguerreotype

American
Smoker in top hat, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

American
Twin men, one bearded, early 1840s
Quarter-plate daguerreotype

French
Two men drinking wine and playing cards, ca. 1850
Half-plate daguerreotype

Jesse Whitehurst (American, 1820–1875)
Daniel Webster, ca. 1845–50
Half-plate daguerreotype

Alsatian
Le Vieux Greinbühler, last of the senior wine officials for Ribeauvillé, ca. 1845
Quarter-plate daguerreotype

French
Students of the École Polytechnique, Paris, 1855
Quarter-plate daguerreotype

Ladies

Alexander Beckers & Victor Piard (American, active 1850s)
Two sisters, one gloved, ca. 1850
Half-plate daguerreotype

Auguste Belloc (French, 1800–1867)
Two sisters, Paris, ca. 1845
Quarter-plate daguerreotype

American
Woman in scalloped mantelet, ca. 1845–50
Quarter-plate daguerreotype

American
Decrepit woman knitting, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

French or English
Diptych: mother and two daughters, ca. 1850
Two quarter-plate daguerreotypes

Désiré-François Millet (French, 1814–1875)
Bride, Paris, ca. 1850
Half-plate daguerreotype

French
Nun, 1843
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

Guillaume Schonfeldt (French, active in Russia)
Young woman in black, Saint Petersburg, ca. 1850
Half-plate daguerreotype

American
Women with guitar and elaborate painted backdrop, ca. 1850
Quarter-plate daguerreotype

American
Young woman with stippled purse and elaborately painted backdrop, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

American
Two Native American Women, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

Mexican
Woman with milk-glass lamp, ca. 1850
Quarter-plate daguerreotype

Children

American
Close-up profile of a boy, ca. 1845–50
Half-plate daguerreotype

American
Seated boy contemplating his dog, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

Josiah W. Thompson (American, active 1849–1860)
Boy in Revolutionary War outfit, New York City, ca. 1850
Quarter-plate daguerreotype

American
Reclining girl in blue dress, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

American
Girl in red dress, hidden mother in background, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

American
Pensive boy in blue dress and ruffled collar, ca. 1850
Half-plate daguerreotype

American
Sad girl on smiling hobbyhorse, ca. 1850
Quarter-plate daguerreotype

American
Two sisters, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

American
Sisters in polka-dot dresses, one with beauty mark and purse, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

American
Standing girl with large doll, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

Charles Williamson (American, b. Scotland, 1826–1874)
Mother and child, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

American
A boy, his mother, and a hat, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

Théodore Leeuw (French, active in Lebanon 1840–1856)
Boy in tasseled cap flanked by two women, Beirut, ca. 1850
Quarter-plate daguerreotype

Couples and Families

American
Caped man and his wife, standing, ca. 1850
Half-plate daguerreotype

American
Couple in contemplative pose, ca. 1845–50
Quarter-plate daguerreotype

American
Elderly couple with tassel, ca. 1850
Pair of sixth-plate daguerreotypes

American
Seated family of four with fruit and flowers, ca. 1850
Two half-plate daguerreotypes

French
La famille Duclaux Monteil, Paris, ca. 1850
Half-plate daguerreotype

French
Pyramidal family of six, ca. 1850
Quarter-plate daguerreotype

Swiss
Family of five, ca. 1850
Half-plate daguerreotype

American
Sister and brother with crossed hands, ca. 1845–50
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

French
Rural couple, 1844
Half-plate daguerreotype

Romelot, French
Mme et Mlle Escaves, Paris, ca. 1850
Half-plate daguerreotype

Romelot, French
Eugène Escaves with his son, Paris, ca. 1850
Half-plate daguerreotype

American
Latin American couple with long hair and earrings, ca. 1850
Quarter-plate daguerreotype

Slavery

American
Enslaved girl holding white boy, ca. 1850
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

American
White man with daughter and enslaved nanny, ca. 1845–50
Sixth–plate daguerreotype

American
Enslaved domestic worker, uncomfortably posed in bonnet and gingham dress, ca. 1845–50
Sixth-plate daguerreotype

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