Splendid Whole Plate Daguerreotype--family Portrait Of Six
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Splendid Whole Plate Daguerreotype--family Portrait Of Six:
THIS SPLENDID WHOLE PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE IN A RARE FRAME OF THE PERIOD SHOWS A SOLID AMERICAN FAMILY LIVING ABOUT THE TIME ZACHARY TAYLOR WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.A. The Mother holds a TODDLER in her lap; the older girl clutches a BISQUE DOLL to her chest; the proud father wears TOP HAT, with his HEAD TILTED to an angle and with his index finger gently touching the forehead. ABOUT JACK NAYLOR:
Photo collector Jack Naylor (b.1919-d.2007) was an accomplished 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. Part of the collection was sold at sale by Ryoka’s, Leominster, MA, in 2006 and at at Guernsey’s, New York, in 2007.