• Daguerreotype

    Rare, daguerreotype photograph buttons.
    from Wikipedia on Daguerrotype: The image is on a mirror-like silver surface, normally kept under glass, and will appear either positive or negative, depending on the angle at which it is viewed, how it is lit and whether a light or dark background is being reflected in the metal.

    See also Tintype buttons in our Button Album.


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    image appearing ‘negative’ on dagguerotype

    image transitioning from positive to negative

    female image of daguerrotype, on a card of tintype buttons

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