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So 1840's.
The letter looks to be from around that time.
You'll notice the doubles "s" is written in the old style.

Yes, I thought the letter was probably around the same time as the photograph was taken. Interesting!

Probably an ambrotype from the 1850's or possibly early 1860's.
The bowtie is a bit of a giveaway.

I believe it to be a daguerreotype as you have to tilt the photograph to be able to view it or it becomes a negative. It also has a mirror like surface, unlike ambrotypes. Here are some other photos showing this effect.

Those peaked caps were not uncommon in 1840's and 1850's. Civilian, not military.

Thank you!

Oh ok...Here is a straightened image for better viewing.

Thank you! Do you have an ideas about the hat he is wearing?

What area did the brooch come from?


I am not sure exactly. I live in England, but who knows how far away it's traveled. All I know is that it's from an English speaking country due to the ticket and note on the back.

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Daguerreotype Brooch and Note Inside.
« on: Tuesday 15 January 19 21:34 GMT (UK)  »
Hi there. I have this wonderful daguerreotype brooch and I was just wondering about a few things.

Firstly, the man's hat. Any idea if his hat suggests a particular occupation? Someone with better knowledge will hopefully be able to tell.

Secondly, opening the brooch very carefully there was a note and two pieces of paper belonging to a 'Single Ticket ___h Concert' no. 87 with the name Thomas Field, Hon Sec. Could this tell us a clue about the person in the photograph or was it simply backing they decided to use for the brooch? I believe the handwritten note says: "Up by the board; five per cent commission on all the premiums obtained by the latter within one years from their appointment. I have no doubt of your willingness to assist me in extending the business of the society without this offer but ___ it may be some ___" and then the rest of the note has been cut.

Any information you can pick up from any of these interesting pieces please do let me know. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.

Just a quick cleaning. Hope you enjoy!

That's ever so kind of you. Thank you for your lovely restore! I can imagine how it would have looked like that originally in the 1890s  :).

It's a rhyme & should be read thus:
Though out of sight but not of mind
I give to you this day
This little token true & kind
To you, remember me
So probably not to be taken too literally.

Ok. Thanks, Jim.

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