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Jeweler-Photographers, Photographer-Jewelers & a Dentist or Two

Abolitionist button, Daguerreotype by an unidentified photographer, 1850s. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gilman Collection, Purchase, Joyce F. Menschel Gift, 2005; Accession Number: 2005.100.78 In the early days of the “art of photography” in this country, jewelers and photographers often worked together, either sharing studio space or trading or selling one another supplies and silver. It was not […]