Item: Martin Hans Boyè daguerreotype portrait, 1843

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Record Number: 105
Reproduction restrictions: None
Depicted: Boyè, Martin H. (Martin Hans), 1812-1907
Photographer: Cornelius, Robert, 1809-1893
Date of Original: December 1843
Original Format: Photographs › Daguerreotype
Dimensions: Dimensions of plate, 7.1 by 8.1 cm
Inscription text: (ink on paper): Daguerreotype / restored 1939 / by Louis W. Sipley / from / Historical Society / of / Pennsylvania
Inscription location: Paper liner of case tray beneath image package
Image description: Image: Professor Boyè with filtering stand on table. Used without figure, for illustration of pouring form filtering glass on to filer without spilling.
Plate mark: "L.B.B. Co. 40" Plate: pure silver; gold chloride toned
Card in card catalog PC4A states: "'First posed photograph for a book illustration, showing Prof. Martin Boyè in Cornelius' studio in Phila. in 1843.' See Pennsylvania Arts and Sciences Vol. IV, No.1, p.23" Exhibition History: "Robert Cornelius: Portraits from the Dawn of Photography," mounted at the National Portrait Gallery and open to the public October 20, 1983 through January 22, 1984.