Dennis A. Waters, Fine Daguerreotypes
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CDV-1063. PREMORTEM. Taken at home, this anonymous CDV is a masterful portrait of an ill woman. Seeing her mouth firmly set in a manner more often found in daguerreotypes, makes me wonder if it could have an equally masterful copy of a daguerreotype. She holds a bouquet of flowers and sits, her back propped up by a pillow. The lighting is from a window. The photo is in good condition with some light marks. $175

SNAP-1346. GRINNING OUT THE WINDOW. This snapshot measures 3 x 4.5. It is in good condition with some light marks. $15
CC-992. SMOKING HIS PIPE. This cabinet card is in good condition with some light marks. The photographer was Smith of Lykens and Tower City, PA. $45
OP-1356. GORGEOUS TINTING. This photo comes in a folder measuring 7 x 10. The folder has some staining, but the image is in good condition. It is well-composed and tinted, even down to the knick-knacks and books on the shelf. $125
T-1061. BEST BUDS. This paper tintype measures 3.5 x 5.5. It is in good condition with some light marks. Judging by their clothes, it was the 1920s. $75
OP-1351. COPY PHOTO. I don't know why, but it was a trend to copy images onto celluloid, like this one. This one measures nearly 3.25 x 4.25 and it is in good condition with some staining at the edges. $32
CC-993. DAPPER TEEN. This cabinet is by Lopez of New York City. The photo has some light marks. $35
OP-1357. STUDYING A TOY. This photo measures 7.5 x 9.5 and is in good condition with some light marks. It looks like the photographer was Henderson. I think the toy looks like a plastic Santa. $45
T-1065. OUTDOOR COMPOSITION. This tin is about sixth plate sixth but came to me in a poorly sized paper frame. The image is in good condition with some light marks. I wonder if dad took the photo since there are 5 kids, a potential mom, and a dog in the shot. $85
OP-1355. FAMILY IN PLATINUM. This photo is mounted to a slightly cropped mount measuring 9 x 7. The photographer looks like Shorey of Lynn. The photo is in good condition with some light marks and a bit of a wave. $32
SNAP-1345. ODD COLLAGE. This snap measures 3.25 x 5.5. It has some light marks and a crease at the bottom. The photo in the upper right is a cut out glued on the snap, which is a copy of a cutout photo itself. $65
T-1062. GROUP WITH BOX CAMERA. This tintype is in good condition with some light marks. They look like a happy bunch. $125
OP-1354. STUNNING PORTRAIT. I like how her shirt is cut to make a triangle. The well-lit image is by Vincent Evans of Washington. Taken in 1932, it comes in a folder measuring 8.25 x 12. The photo is in good condition with some minor silvering. $75
T-1064. FAKE WALL OUTDOORS. This image has some light marks and a little dent. I'm laughing at that fake wall out of the studio setting. $25
OP-1353. BOWLER HAT. This oval photo comes mounted on a thin 8 x 10 board. It has a bend at the lower right corner. The photo is in good condition. $25
T-1063. FRIENDS IN THE WINDOW. This tintype is simply lovely. I don't think I've seen more than one person in this type of little prop before. They must have been having fun in the studio. Their cheeks are tinted. The tin has some light marks and is slightly smaller than the normal standard size. Scratched on the back is "Sept. 8th, 1884, Seabright." $725
OP-1352. WEDDING PARTY. This folder photo is by Mack & Bros. of Pottsville, PA. The image is in good condition, but the folder has a few bends below the window. The folder measures 7.5 x 12. $22
SNAP-1344. DADA NUDE. An artist's study, this little snap is quite lovely and unusual. The faded to brown ink is quite striking. I love the backdrop and her movement. I removed it from the original album page and mounted it more nicely, as you can see. The photo measures 2.75 x 4.5 and is in good condition with a few light marks. $625
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