Here is a photo set that shows portraits of people taken in the 1840s.
Charlotte Lockhart, later Mrs Hope, grand-daughter of Sir Walter Scott, circa 1846
Couple in winter clothes, ca. 1840s
Daguerreotype portrait of an unidentified man holding a book with another man moving into frame behind him, ca. 1840s
Daguerreotype portrait of Edgar Allan Poe, 1842
Portrait of Edgar Allen Poe, taken s
A Welsh immigrant named John Plumbe, Jr., who was one of the country’s first prominent professional photographers, took the daguerreotype in January 1846. South view of the President's House looking north and east: earliest known ph...
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The Peabody Essex Museum has owned the paintings of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Fitch since 1878, but only recently looked into their subjects' part in the transatlantic slave trade. The post Reexamining a Pair of Colonial Portraits Reveal...
Here is a fabulous photo collection of 'husband & wife' portraits from between the 1840s and 1850s. Look at their clothing, jewelries, as well as hairstyles we can find that most of them were wealthy couples. See more »