Quarter-plate daguerreotype of a bearded man. No ID, but a second photo of a woman acquired with this daguerreotype had the name "Bergen" written inside the case. I researched the surname and discovered that this man looks a lot like a younger Teunis G. Bergen, who I had never heard of, but who was a well-known New York politician.
There is a lot of info on Bergen online for comparison, including a Brady photo of him taken later in life - but since the man is unidentified, whether he is Teunis or not is up to the buyer to decide.
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.