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Discussion in 'Ephemera and Photographs' started by spartcom5, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. spartcom5

    spartcom5 Well-Known Member

    Worked on another dag today and it turned out nicely. I also developed a new photographing technique to get better images of these! I simply put a piece a black felt with a hole cut out for my phone camera. I then take a flashlight and indirectly shine it on the image which illuminates it brilliantly! The one thing about this dag is that it is missing the top half of the case! Will look for a replacement if possible.
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  2. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Have we seen this before?
    He look familiar.
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  3. Northern Lights Lodge

    Northern Lights Lodge Well-Known Member

  4. Firemandk

    Firemandk BOY: Trains is cool Daddy ME: No more RR Spikes!

    Great Job !
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  5. Yes, a beautiful job. Taking the picture on the black velvet as you say you do is what removes the white spots from the actual photo? Or did you wipe the spots off first?
  6. stracci

    stracci Well-Known Member

    Wow! A great shot.
    He looks like a helluva guy, for sure!
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  7. spartcom5

    spartcom5 Well-Known Member

    The whole thing was taken apart and the image was soaked in distilled water and then dusted vigorously with canned air. Wiping would essentially ruin a daguerreotype! I have also had practice on bad ones before.
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  8. I was not specific about getting the spots off of the daguerreotype. I know not to wipe one those delicate pieces. Was just curious as to whether or not you had done anything else. Thank you for sharing.
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