Very rare quarter-plate daguerreotype of Ole Bornemann Bull (February 1810 –
17 August 1880), the Norwegian virtuoso violinist and composer. This was taken
in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1856, when he gave his first concert performance in
This daguerreotype was made by Henry Brown. Bull is not identified anywhere on
the dag I'm offering here, but I own another 1/4 daguerreotype from the same
sitting that has the date, location, and the ID's of the photographer Brown and
of Bull inside of the case, written in period hand.
This image has tarnish, heavy swipes, and some scratches. It is behind its
original mat but has no cover glass. The push-button, pebbled leather case is
in excellent antique condition.
famous violin music history photo antique vintage 1800s 19th century