1/4 Sealed Gurney Daguerreotype - New York Politician Teunis Garret Bergen (?)
1/4 Sealed Gurney Daguerreotype - New York Politician Teunis Garret Bergen (?)
1/4 Sealed Gurney Daguerreotype - New York Politician Teunis Garret Bergen (?)
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1/4 Sealed Gurney Daguerreotype - New York Politician Teunis Garret Bergen (?)

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Quarter-plate daguerreotype of a bearded man. No ID, but a second photo of a woman acquired with daguerreotype had the name "Bergen" written inside the case.. when I researched famous Bergens, I discovered that this man looks a lot like a younger Teunis G. Bergen, the New York politician... but again, no positive ID. Lots of info on Bergen online, however, including a Brady photo of him taken later in life.

The dag has its original seals intact, which is a bit strange because Gurney's studio imprint (J. GURNEY 349 BROADWAY) is in the upper-left corner - upside down.

Comes in a full, complete and intact push-button case. The button is not 100% functional, otherwise the case is complete and fine.

The underside of the glass is very dirty, however, the daguerreotype looks to be in perfect condition. I didn't want to break the original seals to clean the glass, but doing so would really improve visibility.