Wholeplate Daguerreotype --Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

Wholeplate Daguerreotype- Yellowstone Canyon, Yellowstone National Park.

I am pleased to offer another one of my Daguerreotypes on eBay. Although I have been a daguerreotypist for a number of years and my work is included in many private collections, I usually only offer my work through private sales.

My current offering is a wholeplate (6.5 x 8.5 inches) Daguerreotype of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone river in Yellowstone National park.

A scan of the Daguerreotype before framing:

Established in 1872, Yellowstone National Park is America's first national park. Located primarily in Wyoming, it is home to a large variety of wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, bison, and elk. Preserved within Yellowstone National Park are Old Faithful and a collection of the world's most extraordinary geysers and hot springs, and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone river. The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is the first large canyon on the Yellowstone River downstream from the falls. The canyon is up to 900 feet deep (275 m) and a half mile (0.8 km) in width. This Daguerreotype was taken from a vantage point near the brink of the lower Yellowstone falls on the north rim trail, a perspective first photographed by William Henry Jackson in 1871. Jackson's wet collodion photographs, taken during the Hayden expedition,

A scan of the Daguerreotype after framing:

The Daguerreotype will be mounted in a matt black Neilsen frame. The oveall frame size is 6.75 x 8.75 inches.

This contemporary Daguerreotype was take on the 8th of June 2010. The Daguerreotype was mercury-developed, and gold toned(gilded) before being archivally sealed behind glass with Filmoplast P90 tape. It is signed on the back with an engraving tool.

My name is John Hurlock. I have been a photographer for over 50 years. I made my first daguerreotypes in the late fifties, using handmade equipment copied from antique pieces loaned to me by Beaumont Newhall. Indeed, one of these early plates sent to Mr. Newhall is in the collection of the George Eastman house in Rochester, NY.

My Daguerreotypes have been exhibited at the George Eastman House in 1998, the Daguerreian Niche exhibition in Pittsburg in 2005, the international Exhibition of contemporary Daguerreotypes in Bry-sur-Marne France in 2009, and the Daguerreian Society exhibit of contemporary Daguerreotypes in Atlanta Ga in 2010. Currently 2 of my Dagueretypes are in the collection of the Musee Adrien Mentienne in Daguerre's home town of Bry-sur-Marne France.

I have always been fascinated by the beauty of daguerreotypes, Fourteen years ago I decided to focus on the Daguerreotype as my primary means of artistic expression. Thanks to my scientific training and background as a chemical engineer, I was able to to master this demanding and unpredictable process. I have rediscovered old techniques, and establish new ones. I have written several articles on Daguerreian technologies which have been published in the Daguerreian Society Annual.

I am the inventor of a modern vacuum cold-mercury developing process for Daguerreotypes. Many collectors have commented that my plates have a unique quality of tones.

In this age of digital photography, I have found great satisfaction in the creation of one of a kind images using the Daguerreotype process.

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