Dennis A. Waters, Fine Daguerreotypes
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AMBROTYPES

A-168 VERY STRANGE. This sixth plate ambrotype was prepared using the Cuttings patent where the image was made on the back of the cover glass. Balsam was spread on top of a second piece of glass and the two pieces were placed together and tightly sealed. The back is painted black. What is going on here? The men were photographed in profile to show of their packs, but judging by their expressions, one must ask . . . What was going down? The guy on the right looks like he’s threatening his companion. The ambro is amatuerish and with their movement, becomes quite the oddity. $275

A-167 A BOY AND HIS DOG. This sixth plate ambrotype is wonderfully candid. The boy wears his running around clothes and the dog remained still. The kid’s cheeks are lightly tinted. $850
TINTYPES
T-1111 RED SCARVES. I like this portrait a lot. They look kind. The image has some light marks and gentle bends. $45
T-1112 WORKERS. I don’t know what they did, but this is a nice occupational. The tin is in good condition with light marks. $135
CARTES DE VISITE
CDV-1105 BIRD AND BOOK. This CDV is by J.M. Letts of Bordentown, NJ. Was he an actor? The image is in good condition with light marks and fade. $45
CABINET CARDS
CC-982 SHOOTING THE “BIRDIE.” This cabinet card is in good condition with some light marks. The Central Art Gallery was in Galion, Ohio. They were Grandfather Welsch and Ed Roberts. The bird was scratched into the negative. $245
CC-1080 EIGHT PORTRAITS. This cabinet card is fun. It is in good condition with light marks. The right side is lighter than the other - fade or the difference in the negatives? I don’t know. $95
CC-1081 PRESIDENT CLEVELAND’S PRIZE. The photo is an ad for Lactated Food. The card is in good condition with light marks. $150
CW-737 BOATING PARTY. This boudoir cabinet card was taken in August 1895. The photographer was Moyer & Hopkins of South Haven, MI. The photo has some light marks and edge wear. $85
OTHER PHOTOS
OP-963 CHICKEN SALAD. This tinted image is just great, if a little macabre. The photographer was W.H. Manahan Jr. of Hillsborough, NH. The image is 4 x 5.5. $35
DXP-59 AUTHOR AND HER DAUGHTERS. The slash through the little girl’s face is so tragic. This 8 x 10 photo is in good condition with a few wrinkles. $125
DXP-60 MISS BARBARA FUNSTON. It looks like she was “the recipient of many delightful parties,” whatever that means. The photo measures 7.5 x 9.5. The photo has light wear at the corners. $75
OP-1429 ROWDY BUNCH. This photo is mounted to 8 x 10. The tinting is a nice addition. The photo is in good condition and the mount is a little nudged at the upper left corner. $135
REAL PHOTO POSTCARDS
RPPC-1065 HE WAS A REAL PEAR. I like the tinting here. The postcard is in good condition with light marks. $45
RPPC-1067 AFTERNOON TIPPLE. This postcard is in good condition with light marks. There is a little bend at the lower left corner. $35
RPPC-1066 WAITING BY THE BRIDGE. This postcard is in good condition with light marks. $65
SNAPSHOTS
SNAP-1425 COWABUNGA! This snap measures 3.5 x 5. He was Ike and it was August 1946 in Ithaca, NY. $95
SNAP-1350 SHE JUST WANDERED IN. This snapshot measures 4 x 6 and is in good condition with some light marks and minor soiling. That girl was the rebel of the group. She wasn’t going to pose with the rest of them. $75
SNAP-1427 TEACHING IN THE YARD. These snaps measure 3.25 x 4.25. They are in good condition with light marks. $25
SNAP-1428 VIEWS FROM THE BOAT. These Kodak # 2 snaps are of an unknown locale. The backs are blank. They are in good condition with some light marks. $195
SNAP-1426 MOTHER AND DAUGHTER. I love these portraits. The snaps measure 2.5 x 2.25. They are in good condition with light marks. $65
SNAP-1430 RAFTING TRIP. This snap measures 2.75 x 4.5. It is in good condition and is mounted to a piece of album page. $45
SNAP-324 BACK ALLEY. This image from May 1899 comes from an album of images from the south and I'm guessing it could be Kentucky. It measures 4 x 5 and is mounted to a piece of album page. Condition is good. $22
SNAP-1424 OUR INTERESTING - NEARLY FATAL - AIRPLANE RIDE. It seems that Alvin West may not have been the best pilot? These snaps are each 2.5 x 3.5 and are in good condition. They are mounted to the original album page. $225
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