1/6 Daguerreotype Elias Stone - Identified Photographer Gibbs Lynchburg Virginia
1/6 Daguerreotype Elias Stone - Identified Photographer Gibbs Lynchburg Virginia
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1/6 Daguerreotype Elias Stone - Identified Photographer Gibbs Lynchburg Virginia

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Sixth-plate c1853 daguerreotype of a man with accompanying note: "Great Grandpa Stone, I'm reasonably sure. Handsome too!"

Based on other photos I purchased with this lot, I am pretty sure this man's full name was Elias R. Stone, a cabinet maker who was born in Virginia in 1828 and died there in 1879. So he would've been about 25 here. I could find no record of him fighting in the Civil War though he would've been fighting age, so maybe one does exist.

Along the lower edge of the mat is stamped the photographer's info: "P.E. GIBBS LYNCHBURG". In my scan the Lynchburg is hidden in the shadows but it's clearly visible in person.

Dag is in its full case with separated covers. It's no longer sealed, has some tarnish, and one or two small specks of corrosion and a tiny mold spider, otherwise no scratch or abrasion type damage. Image is clear and sharp. The bottom-left corner of the preserver is separated and that corner sort of sticks up.. I'm sure it can be bent back in place but I didn't try very hard.