Photo, Print, Drawing [Occupational portrait of a cooper, three-quarter length, with barrel and tools]
About this Item
- [Occupational portrait of a cooper, three-quarter length, with barrel and tools]
Created / Published
- [between 1840 and 1860]
- - Coopers--1840-1860
- Portrait photographs--1840-1860.
- Portrait photographs--1840-1860
- - Caption label from exhibit "American Treasures Memory": Tools of the Trade. Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre invented the daguerreotype process which was later announced in France on August 19, 1839. Although a complex and slow process, American photographers quickly capitalized on this new invention because of its capability of capturing a "truthful likeness." Typically portraiture in nature, celebrities, political figures, as well as tradesman were often invited and encouraged to have their pictures taken by daguerreotypists. Daguerreotype portraits of workers provide a revealing look at the nineteenth century American trades. Workers, proud of their skills and professions, chose to present themselves honestly, spending nearly one day's wage for their photographic portrait.
- - Photographer unidentified.
- - Case: back only, variant of Rinhart 114.
- - Possibly a copy daguerreotype.
- - Purchase/exchange; Gary Vroegindewey; 1981; (DLC/PP-1981:380R.19).
- - Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress).
- - Exhibited: American Treasures of the Library of Congress.
- - Exhibited: "The Sweat of Their Face : Portraying American Workers" at the Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., Nov. 2017 - Sept. 2018.
- 1 photograph : sixth plate daguerreotype.
Call Number/Physical Location
- DAG no. 1196
- Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- ppmsca 50239 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.50239
- cph 3g04073 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g04073
- cph 3d02050 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3d02050
Library of Congress Control Number
- LC-DIG-ppmsca-50239 (digital file from original item) LC-USZC4-4073 (color film copy transparency post-1992) LC-USZ6-2050 (b&w film copy neg. post-1992)
- No known restrictions on publication.
- Original served by appointment only.
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- Call Number: DAG no. 1196
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Occupational Portrait of a Cooper, Three-Quarter Length, With Barrel and Tools. , None. [Between 1840 and 1860] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2004664286/.
APA citation style:
Occupational Portrait of a Cooper, Three-Quarter Length, With Barrel and Tools. , None. [Between 1840 and 1860] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2004664286/.
MLA citation style:
Occupational Portrait of a Cooper, Three-Quarter Length, With Barrel and Tools. [Between 1840 and 1860] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2004664286/>.