Rare half plate (Case, 6" x 4.75") daguerreotype of the American politician Thomas Hinckley Bond, his son, John (1829-) and daughter Josephine Maria (1843-1931), taken in December 1853 according to the inscription inside of the case. John is wearing his Naval uniform - he was a Lieutenant in the Marine Cutter Service at this time. I believe he also served in the Navy during the US Civil War.
T.H. Bond was born in Connecticut in 1804, graduated Yale in 1825. He was a lawyer, successful mill and flour business owner, and New York State senator. During the Civil War he also ran for Democratic office in Connecticut. Bond died in Connecticut in 1882.
Listing images 3 and 4 are provided for reference only, neither the originals or hard copies of them are included.. this is for the daguerreotype only.
Full case, complete with taped spine. Resealed with archival tape in 2017. Plate has a tarnish ring, swipes over the surface, not too heavy, mostly visible when tilting the image around, and a couple of tiny mat abrasion nicks. If you have any questions about condition please get them all answered before committing to purchase.
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