Tinted Daguerreotype by the Photographic Portrait Gallery
From the Victorian Photograph Collection of Jennifer Carnell

A daguerreotype of a distinguished looking man, taken in about 1842.
The Photographic Portrait Gallery was located in Ducie Place, Manchester and in 1842 was controlled by Richard Beard.
An 1842 advert from the Manchester Times reads:
'Beard's Photographic Portraits.- full lengths, large busts, and groups in colours. The great desire expressed by the inhabitants of Manchester and its vicinity to possess similar descriptions of portraits to those of the residents in and about the metropolis, have induced the patentee to enlarge his establishment in this town, for the purpose of supplying them with the like description, which from their striking beauty and fidelity of likeness, form the general theme of admiration; the features and dress of the sitter being a mirrored reflection in miniature. Also, in diminished size, suitable for lockets, bracelets, or brooches. Full lengths or busts, £2 2s; miniatures, £1 1s; and groups at reduced rates, according to the number of persons. Colouring extra. Specimens may be seen at the Photographic Portrait Gallery, Ducie Place, Manchester.'

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