Daguerreian Coloring Box--very Rare Complete Kit For Tinting Daguerreotypes For Sale
THIS AMAZING mahogony box with hinged lid and drawer contains all the elements used for adding color to daguerreotypes and salted paper prints. The kit includes fourteen vials with pigments, one brush, a various small glass vessels, along with a brass alcohol burner. An extra bonus is a half-dozen sheets of 24 karat gold leaf. The kit may have been originally owned by the photographer W. H. Lockhart, who was active in Bryan, Ohio in the 1850s and who advertised faces in natural color. Mr. Lockhart's advertising card is included with the kit. This item is reproduced in color on page 204 of the Naylor sale Sale Catalog.
For a description of the coloring procedure go to section four at this link:
ABOUT THURMAN F. (JACK) NAYLOR:
Photo collector Jack Naylor (b.1919-d.2007) was a decorated pilot in World War II and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor and Purple Heart. During the War he transported Life photographer, Margaret Bourke-White, in the B-24 aircraft he flew. He returned from the war to earn degrees in economics and engineering. Naylor was an accomplished inventor and engineer. He also wrote numerous articles on the history of photography for the New England Journal of Photographic History. He served on the Board of the Photographic Historical Society of New England and was a member of the Daguerreian Society. The Naylor collection was featured in the Wall Street Journal, Maine Antiques Digest and other publications. Parts of the collection were sold at sale by Ryoka’s, Leominster, MA, in 2006, and at at Guernsey’s saleeers in New York in 2007.A catalog of the sale was published at the time of the sale, where this work wasreproduced on page 149.
On May-22-13 at 17:30:49 PDT, seller added the following information:Three glass vessels have cracks at the neck. Photographs the individual vessels are available on request. This item is reproduced on page 204 (not on p. 149 as stated above) of the sale sale catalog.
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Daguerreian Coloring Box--very Rare Complete Kit For Tinting Daguerreotypes: $2,003