Half-plate Daguerreotype Portrait of Salem, Massachusetts, Merchant Tucker Daland
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Half-plate Daguerreotype Portrait of Salem, Massachusetts, Merchant Tucker Daland, the sitter identified in inscriptions on label affixed to the velvet case pad: "Tucker Daland 1857 of Salem," in a pressed-paper/leather case, (dust, case split).
Note: Tucker Daland (1795-1858) was the son of John and Betsy (Tucker) Daland. He was a successful merchant engaged in the East India trade. The John Tucker Daland House, in Salem, Massachusetts, was formerly the Essex Institute (in Hawthorne's time known as the Essex Historical Society), and now part of the Peabody Essex Museum. He died a year after this photo was taken at the age of 63.
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