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10-22-2007 Auction - photo of lot 1663, item B-32. This daguerreian coloring kit was featured in the "highlights" of Jack Naylor's photography collection. "a complete daguerreian coloring
kit with 20 bottles of color, the only such set known to exist."

THIS AMAZING mahogany box with hinged lid and drawer contains all the elements used for adding color to daguerreotypes and salted paper prints. The kit includes fourteen vials with pigments, one brush, a various small glass vessels, along with a brass alcohol burner. An extra bonus is a half-dozen sheets of 24 karat gold leaf. The kit may have been originally owned by the photographer W. H. Lockhart, who was active in Bryan, Ohio in the 1850s and who advertised faces in natural color. Mr. Lockhart's advertising card is included with the kit. This item is reproduced in color on page 204 of the Naylor Auction Sale Catalog.

Photo collector Jack Naylor (b.1919-d.2007) was a decorated pilot in World War II and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor and Purple Heart. During the War he transported Life photographer, Margaret Bourke-White, in the B-24 aircraft he flew. He returned from the war to earn degrees in economics and engineering. Naylor was an accomplished inventor and engineer. He also wrote numerous articles on the history of photography for the New England Journal of Photographic History. He served on the Board of the Photographic Historical Society of New England and was a member of the Daguerreian Society. The Naylor collection was featured in the Wall Street Journal, Maine Antiques Digest and other publications. Parts of the collection were sold at Auction by Ryoka’s, Leominster, MA, in 2006, and at at Guernsey’s Auctioneers in New York in 2007. A catalog of the auction was published at the time of the sale, where this work was reproduced on page 204.

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