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Welcome to the beauty, history and art that is vintage jewelry. We buy and sell vintage rhinestone, costume, designer, bakelite and antique Georgian & Victorian jewelry, purses and accessories.
To be alerted when NEW ITEMS are added to the site, please e-mail jane@morninggloryantiques.com and we will be glad to add you to the contact list.
All jewelry is in excellent vintage condition unless specified otherwise.  All items are subject to prior sale.
We work constantly to offer extensive jewelry research, pictures and information in our reference, " Jewel Chat " and gallery " Morning Glory Collects ". 
We share our reference material free of charge and work hard to make it accurate, but as with any research, mistakes can be made. We are not responsible for the use you make of the information here or the honest mistakes that may occur from time to time.
We do not offer identification, valuation or appraisal services. 

TO PURCHASE: You are on a reference page of Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry. Most of these items were photographed from private collections, and are for reference only.
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Morning Glory Collects... 
things we love to buy, wear and share
Victorian and early 1900s Photographs

 

 

 Daguerreotypes

Daguerreotypes were images produced on a silver-coated copper plate. The process was in 1839 invented by Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre (1787 to 1851), a Frenchman who had formerly been a stage designer, set painter and creator of dioramas. Daguerreotypes most popular from about the 1840s to the 1860s. One way they can be recognized is by the high contrast brilliance with bright whites and deep blacks. Because of the long exposure time and the serious approach most sitters had to the process of having their image documented, daguerreotypes often show people with a fairly stiff and stern expression. Daguerreotypes could be hand-tinted, usually with gold highlighting any jewelry in the picture, and perhaps pink in the cheeks. Daguerreotypes allowed only one image and duplicates could not be produced.

 

 

VICTORIAN daguerreotype of a lady wearing a hair brooch, a watch chain and pocket watch, bracelets and rings, all highlighted with gold paint.    VICTORIAN daguerreotype of a lady wearing jewelry; a large brooch, jet beaded bracelet and a simple band ring.   View   View   View VICTORIAN daguerreotype of a lady wearing jewelry; earrings, brooch, bracelets, rings and a watch and chain, all touched with gold..

 

Ambrotypes

Ambrotypes were negative images on a glass plate, made positive by the addition of a black backing, and each image was one-of-a-kind. Frederick Scott Archer, an Englishman, introduced this process in 1854, and it was done from the mid 1850s to the mid 1890s, with the height of it's popularity during the Civil War. Ambrotypes are not as high-contrast as daguerreotypes so the images will be shades of gray with no bright whites. Because they were done on glass, they are more fragile than tintypes.
 

 

    VICTORIAN ambrotype of a Civil War era man in a patriotic case, 2-1/2" by 3" by 5/8", "Genuine Union Case".  View  View   View   View   #A26620

 VICTORIAN ambrotype of a Civil War era man in a patriotic case, 2-1/2" by 3" by 5/8", "Genuine Union Case".  View  View   View   View   #A26620

   VICTORIAN ambrotype of a Civil War era bejeweled woman with hand tinted cheeks in a floral Union case, 2-1/2" by 3" by 5/8".   View   View   View   View   #A26621

 

    VICTORIAN ambrotype of a Civil War era bejeweled woman with hand tinted cheeks in a floral Union case, 2-1/2" by 3" by 5/8".   View   View   View   View   #A26621

   VICTORIAN ambrotype of a Civil War era bejeweled woman with hand tinted cheeks in a floral Union case, 2-1/2" by 3" by 5/8".   View   View   View   View   #A26621

  VICTORIAN ambrotype of a Civil War era bejeweled woman with hand tinted cheeks in a floral Union case, 2-1/2" by 3" by 5/8".   View   View   View   View   #A26621

 

    VICTORIAN ambrotype lady with jewels, size1/9 plate.    View   View   #a50195 VICTORIAN ambrotype "Minnie" 187_", size 1/16 plate      View   #a50193      VICTORIAN ambrotype "P. Tenney Gates", size 1/9 plate.       View    #a50196

 

Tintypes, Ferrotypes

Tintypes were images produced in the negative on a thin iron plate and made positive with an undercoating of black Japan varnish. Invented by Prof. Hamilton Smith of Ohio, these were popular  for a long period from the 1850s-1930s. Cased tintypes were last produced in about 1867, but they were done in other forms through the first third of the 20th century. Because they were less expensive to produce than daguerreotype and ambrotypes, more of them were made. They could be tinted as well.
 

 

       VICTORIAN tin type man w/broken nose 1/9 plate.    View   View   #a50182 VICTORIAN  tin type of a young girl. VICTORIAN tin type of high-wheel bicycles.  View

 

VICTORIAN tin type of a toddler.  View    BACK of a Victorian tin type showing how it was taped into the case. VICTORIAN tintype of two ladies wearing fancy hats.  View

 

Cases

Cases were made on a wooden base that would have been covered in cloth, leather or paper mache and embossed. They were also molded out of plastic made from shellac and wood fibers and these were called "Union Cases". Floral and geometrical design were popular and common, although patriotic and other more intricate motifs can be found as well. Some cases were inlaid with mother-of-pearl.
 

 

  VICTORIAN ambrotype of a Civil War era man in a patriotic case with flags and shield, 2-1/2" by 3" by 5/8", "Genuine Union Case", circa 1855. A similar case can be seen in Mace's "Collector's Guide to Early Photographs, Ed. 2" on page 65.   View  View   View   View   #A26620 VICTORIAN ambrotype of a Civil War era bejeweled woman with hand tinted cheeks in a floral Union case, 2-1/2" by 3" by 5/8".   View   View   View   View   #A26621 VICTORIAN daguerreotype case.   

 

Carte de Visite

Carte de Visites (visiting cards) were albumen prints popularized on France by Andre Adolphe Eugene Disderi in about 1854. Popular from the mid 1850s through about 1905, they usually measure approximately 2-1/2" by 3-1/2 to 4"" and are mounted on heavy paper cards that are slightly larger than the image. These were exchanges with friends somewhat like calling cards.
 

 

  
VICTORIAN lady carrying a basket of flowers and wearing a floral ornament at her throat. Carte de visite size 2-1/2" by 4-1/8", marked on the front, "James Brooks, Todmorden"... ...and on the back, "instantaneous portraits of children- groups and landscapes of all kinds taken daily- a first class enlargement can be made from this photograph & can be finished in oil water color or crayons. The Todmorden Studio, JB Brooks, Photographer, Wellington Road".  VICTORIAN lady wearing a buckle motif bracelet.  Carte de visite marked "James Brooks, The Todmorden Studio, Wellington Road".

 

  VICTORIAN lady wearing a jet bead choker and holding her diary. Carte de visite size 2-1/2" by 4", marked on the front "W. J. Chivers, 10 Station Rd, Sutton" and on the back, a hand written note in ink "Lizzie Gardner, Dec. 28th, 1886" as well as a printed ad for the photographer. LADY wearing gold earrings and a woven hair necklace with a photograph pendant. Carte de visite marked "Robertson & Brooks, Franklin, KY."    VICTORIAN lady wearing a horseshoe bar pin for good luck and a floral bodice ornament. Carte de visite signed "H. Walker, Bradford, 150 College Road, Manchester Rd, Bradford".   View

 

Cabinet Cards

Cabinet cards were also albumen photographs. They were approximately 4" by 5" and were mounted on cardboard,  usually a 4-1/2" by 6-1/2" card. Popular from about 1863 to 1920, they were introduced by the British firm of Windsor & Bridge.
 

 

   VICTORIAN lady wearing a brooch with pendant on a black beaded neck ribbon. Cabinet card marked on the back, "Sittler, Springfield, Missouri, 1887".   View   VICTORIAN lady wearing a lovely lace collar and slide chain. Cabinet card marked "Kierski, S.E. Cor. 5th St. & Central Ave., Minneapolis".    VICTORIAN lady wearing a long chain. Cabinet card marked "Westervelt, New Ground Floor Studio, 218 South Broadway, Los Angeles, Cal.".

 

  VICTORIAN lady wearing cut steel pieces as a collar clasp and buttons.  Cabinet card size 4-1/4" by 6-1/2", marked on the back, "from the Studio of Chas. H. Lindsey, Photographer, Murgatroyd's Block, Nashua, NH" and hand written in ink, "James Minn Mch 17-1886, Mochurn Church Yard, Eli_g Cottage, Eli_g Village".

   VICTORIAN lady wearing a vulcanite cameo pendant and golden earrings. Cabinet card handwritten on the back in pencil, "Lizzie Richardson".   View   View  

 VICTORIAN lady wearing a portrait brooch and pendant watch. Cabinet card in folder marked, "Miller, Union Block, Mt. Vernon, O." and hand written in red ink on front, "Alta Woodruff Houk, age 18".   View  

 

 

 

 

VICTORIAN cased photograph of a lady wearing jewelry, dress ornamented with jet and glass beads, 2-1/2" by 3" and 1/2" deep. Probably cut out from a cabinet card.    View   View   #V32374

 

 

Stereoscopes & Magic Lanterns
The stereoscope, while designed in the 1830s, was simplified and presented first in the Crystal Palace in London at the 1851 Great Exhibition. Stereo views can be found of people, cityscapes, activities and stories. Viewing these three-dimensional photos was a popular parlor entertainment.
Early Magic Lanterns were used both by itinerant traveling "lanternists" and in theaters.  Slides could be hand painted or printed, and the quality varied widely. By the 1900s, the magic lantern had evolved into the slide projector.  
 

 

       VICTORIAN stereoscope "Expedition Universelle International 1900, RC White & Co".    View   View   #a28693

MAGIC LANTERN, a very upscale piece with wooden cabinet.

MAGIC LANTERN a simpler version, all metal.

 

Information Sources

Collector's Guide to Early Photographs by O. Henry Mace
"American Museum of Photography" web site
"Edin Photo" web site
"Early Photography" web site
"Photographic Process" web site
PhotoTree.com  web site
Magic Lanterns  Wikipedia
 

 

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PLEASE NOTE: Regretfully, it is no longer possible to respond to individual questions regarding jewelry history, identification or value, or to offer written or verbal appraisals or opinions. The demand for this kind of information is absolutely too overwhelming for one dealer to fill. 
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