Collecting History

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Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes & Tintypes from a private collection
Collecting History was an exhibition of daguerreotypes and ambrotypes focusing on family portraits and idyllic images of children.  Of American, English and French origin, all of the pieces in the show came from a private collection in Portland.  While a majority of the artworks are by unknown photographers, there are works from the famed Richard Beard Studio (London, 1841 – 1857) and Antoine Claudet (a notable Frenchman who also opened a studio in London in 1841) included in the collection.  The exhibit was co-curated by Brad Rogers and photography specialist Jennifer Stoots.

Illustrated price list available—To receive an illustrated price list of the works still available for purchase from this collection, please contact Jennifer Stoots at

Young Girl, c. 1840's Susan Briggs, 1843 Brother & Sister
Brother & Sister Young boy Mother & son, 1845
Five brothers Three young girls