Item #List2204 Half Plate Daguerreotype of Elihu Burritt and Friends, c. 1850. Elihu Burritt, Anonymous Photographer.
Half Plate Daguerreotype of Elihu Burritt and Friends, c. 1850.
Half Plate Daguerreotype of Elihu Burritt and Friends, c. 1850.
[Burritt, Elihu] Anonymous Photographer

Half Plate Daguerreotype of Elihu Burritt and Friends, c. 1850.

N.p. 1850. Half plate daguerreotype in case, image measuring 4 7/8 x 3 1/2 inches. Some difficult-to-see scratches to the plate, the most offensive across the left eye of Burritt, excellent condition overall. Near Fine. Item #List2204

A large daguerreotype of Elihu Burritt and a group of friends, taken circa 1850 during the height of his career as a peace advocate. Burritt organized a series of international peace conventions during this period. He would later shift his focus to abolition, supporting Free Labor Produce Associations and founding the National Compensated Emancipation Society. We are not able to identify the other subjects in the photograph.

Price: $3,000.00