mydaguerreotypeboyfriend: From the submitter, Vix: This guy was a relative from my maternal Grandfather’s side of the family. Apparently he went mad and ended his days in an asylum. Reminds us a little of our original Daguerreotype BF, Robert Cornelius!
Sixth Plate Daguerreotype, The Youthful Printer, Maker Unknown Circa 1853
Definitely the mid-1850s when plaid, checks and mixed patterns where the height of fashion, but I rather think the mother of this very fashionabe young gent is thinking, "Why, oh why, couldn't he get a plain blue serge?"
Poor little sweetie, but she will be in mamma's reassurring arms in a few seconds. Her dress is darling, and she has a ring on her finger. 1840s
Beautiful young women holding hands curled hair 1/6 plate daguerreotype d629