Re: [woodandbrass] Re: Love tokens and camera collecting
- Roland,Thanks for your comments. Shutters have existed from very early on - most are simple, flap type shutters. Not common, but they existed. In the engraving on the coin, I am not sure if they are trying to depict a shutter or just the lens hood.BestDanIn a message dated 5/31/2012 4:42:35 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, marobela@... writes:
Nice recent postings on your blog. The love token with the chamfred Daguerreotype camera is wonderful. Do I correctly see a shutter in front the lens, maybe a flap shutter? Does this give some additional indication on the possible period of engraving of the token? I am totally ignorant in Daguerreotypes, but I imagine that shutters of this type were not used in the very early times.