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John William Newland was active as a daguerreotypist in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1845. The New Orleans Daily Tropic of May 24th, 1845 published an advertisement for the daguerrian gallery of J.W. Newland at 124 Royal Street.
The middle aged man below is unknown. This mid 1840's 1/6th plate image taken in the United States is the only know daguerreotype by Newland prior to his leaving the US. Curiously, the daguerreotype was fitted in a (Matthew) M Brady leather case - New York City. Very early plate hallmark is SCOVILLS -made between 1839 and 1845 by James ML Scovill and WH Scovill in Waterbury Connecticut.
Full brown leather case made by Mathew Brady at age 22Mathew Brady CaseBlack silk pad inside full case

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Keywords:Alphonse Gallery, JW Newland, JW Newland daguerreotype, JW Newland museum piece, John William Newland, Newlands daguerreotype, early Scovills plate, rare newland daguerreotype