UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 02/20/17 - Locati, LLC...   02/20/17 - Toomey Auction Service, Inc....   02/20/17 - Glass Works Auctions...   02/20/17 - Gateway Gallery Auction, Inc....   02/21/17 - Traver's Auctions...   02/22/17 - Joe R. Pyle...   02/22/17 - Richard P. Allen, Jr....   02/22/17 - Sellersville Auction LLC...   02/22/17 - Cabin Fever Auctions...   02/22/17 - Curtis Wilson...   02/22/17 - J. Pandur Auction Services, Inc....   02/21 & 02/23/17 - Alderfer's Auctioneers & Appraisers...   02/23/17 - Morphy Auctions...   02/24/17 - Peachey Auctions & Real Estate...   02/25/17 - Robert H. Clinton & Company, Inc....   02/25/17 - Chuck Kindlimann Interstate Auction...   02/25/17 - Olde Tyme Auctions-Chris E. Sprigle...   02/25/17 - Horst Auctioneers...   02/24-25/17 - Allen & Marshall Auctioneers & Appraisers...   02/24-25/17 - PA Auction Center...   02/25/17 - Witman Auctioneers, Inc....   02/25/17 - Carl E. Ocker...   02/25/17 - Gilbert & Gilbert Auctioneers, Inc....   02/25/17 - Enterline Auction Service...   02/24-25/17 - Freeman Yoder...   02/25/17 - Milestone Auctions Gallery...   02/25/17 - Rentzels Auction Service, Inc....   02/25/17 - Chris Doerner...   02/25/17 - George H. Wilson...   02/25/17 - Cordier Auctions & Appraisals...   02/26/17 - Barry S. Slosberg, Inc....   02/26/17 - South Jersey Auction by Babington Auction Inc....   02/26/17 - Cordier Auctions & Appraisals...   2/24-26/17 - Morphy Auctions...   02/27/17 - Chris Doerner...   02/27/17 - Collar City Auctions...   03/01/17 - Diefenderfer Auction Company, LLC...   03/01/17 - Wilson's Auctioneers & Appraisers...   03/01/17 - Alderfer's Auctioneers & Appraisers...   03/01/17 - Embassy Auctions International...   03/03/17 - Allen & Marshall Auctioneers & Appraisers...   03/04/17 - Hartzell's Auction Gallery, Inc....   03/03-04/17 - Millers Auction Co....   03/03-04/17 - Rentzels Auction Service, Inc....   03/04/17 - Witman Auctioneers, Inc....   03/04/17 - Maurer's Auctions...   03/04/17 - Blums...   03/05/17 - American Antique Auctions...   03/04-05/17 - Morphy Auctions...   03/07/17 - American Rescue Workers...   03/10/17 - Witman Auctioneers, Inc....   02/24-3/10/17 - Kimberly Hemingway...   03/11/17 - Wehrly's Auction Service, Inc....   02/21 & 03/14-16/17 - Hakes Americana & Collectibles...   03/18-19/17 - Morphy Auctions...   04/04/17 - Wehrly's Auction Service, Inc....   
  • 02/20/17 - Locati, LLC...   02/20/17 - Toomey Auction Service, Inc....   02/20/17 - Glass Works Auctions...   02/20/17 - Gateway Gallery Auction, Inc....   02/21/17 - Traver's Auctions...   02/22/17 - Joe R. Pyle...   02/22/17 - Richard P. Allen, Jr....   02/22/17 - Sellersville Auction LLC...   02/22/17 - Cabin Fever Auctions...   02/22/17 - Curtis Wilson...   02/22/17 - J. Pandur Auction Services, Inc....   02/21 & 02/23/17 - Alderfer's Auctioneers & Appraisers...   02/23/17 - Morphy Auctions...   02/24/17 - Peachey Auctions & Real Estate...   02/25/17 - Robert H. Clinton & Company, Inc....   02/25/17 - Chuck Kindlimann Interstate Auction...   02/25/17 - Olde Tyme Auctions-Chris E. Sprigle...   02/25/17 - Horst Auctioneers...   02/24-25/17 - Allen & Marshall Auctioneers & Appraisers...   02/24-25/17 - PA Auction Center...   02/25/17 - Witman Auctioneers, Inc....   02/25/17 - Carl E. Ocker...   02/25/17 - Gilbert & Gilbert Auctioneers, Inc....   02/25/17 - Enterline Auction Service...   02/24-25/17 - Freeman Yoder...   02/25/17 - Milestone Auctions Gallery...   02/25/17 - Rentzels Auction Service, Inc....   02/25/17 - Chris Doerner...   02/25/17 - George H. Wilson...   02/25/17 - Cordier Auctions & Appraisals...   02/26/17 - Barry S. Slosberg, Inc....   02/26/17 - South Jersey Auction by Babington Auction Inc....   02/26/17 - Cordier Auctions & Appraisals...   2/24-26/17 - Morphy Auctions...   02/27/17 - Chris Doerner...   02/27/17 - Collar City Auctions...   03/01/17 - Diefenderfer Auction Company, LLC...   03/01/17 - Wilson's Auctioneers & Appraisers...   03/01/17 - Alderfer's Auctioneers & Appraisers...   03/01/17 - Embassy Auctions International...   03/03/17 - Allen & Marshall Auctioneers & Appraisers...   03/04/17 - Hartzell's Auction Gallery, Inc....   03/03-04/17 - Millers Auction Co....   03/03-04/17 - Rentzels Auction Service, Inc....   03/04/17 - Witman Auctioneers, Inc....   03/04/17 - Maurer's Auctions...   03/04/17 - Blums...   03/05/17 - American Antique Auctions...   03/04-05/17 - Morphy Auctions...   03/07/17 - American Rescue Workers...   03/10/17 - Witman Auctioneers, Inc....   02/24-3/10/17 - Kimberly Hemingway...   03/11/17 - Wehrly's Auction Service, Inc....   02/21 & 03/14-16/17 - Hakes Americana & Collectibles...   03/18-19/17 - Morphy Auctions...   04/04/17 - Wehrly's Auction Service, Inc....   
  • 02/20/17 - Locati, LLC...   02/20/17 - Toomey Auction Service, Inc....   02/20/17 - Glass Works Auctions...   02/20/17 - Gateway Gallery Auction, Inc....   02/21/17 - Traver's Auctions...   02/22/17 - Joe R. Pyle...   02/22/17 - Richard P. Allen, Jr....   02/22/17 - Sellersville Auction LLC...   02/22/17 - Cabin Fever Auctions...   02/22/17 - Curtis Wilson...   02/22/17 - J. Pandur Auction Services, Inc....   02/21 & 02/23/17 - Alderfer's Auctioneers & Appraisers...   02/23/17 - Morphy Auctions...   02/24/17 - Peachey Auctions & Real Estate...   02/25/17 - Robert H. Clinton & Company, Inc....   02/25/17 - Chuck Kindlimann Interstate Auction...   02/25/17 - Olde Tyme Auctions-Chris E. Sprigle...   02/25/17 - Horst Auctioneers...   02/24-25/17 - Allen & Marshall Auctioneers & Appraisers...   02/24-25/17 - PA Auction Center...   02/25/17 - Witman Auctioneers, Inc....   02/25/17 - Carl E. Ocker...   02/25/17 - Gilbert & Gilbert Auctioneers, Inc....   02/25/17 - Enterline Auction Service...   02/24-25/17 - Freeman Yoder...   02/25/17 - Milestone Auctions Gallery...   02/25/17 - Rentzels Auction Service, Inc....   02/25/17 - Chris Doerner...   02/25/17 - George H. Wilson...   02/25/17 - Cordier Auctions & Appraisals...   02/26/17 - Barry S. Slosberg, Inc....   02/26/17 - South Jersey Auction by Babington Auction Inc....   02/26/17 - Cordier Auctions & Appraisals...   2/24-26/17 - Morphy Auctions...   02/27/17 - Chris Doerner...   02/27/17 - Collar City Auctions...   03/01/17 - Diefenderfer Auction Company, LLC...   03/01/17 - Wilson's Auctioneers & Appraisers...   03/01/17 - Alderfer's Auctioneers & Appraisers...   03/01/17 - Embassy Auctions International...   03/03/17 - Allen & Marshall Auctioneers & Appraisers...   03/04/17 - Hartzell's Auction Gallery, Inc....   03/03-04/17 - Millers Auction Co....   03/03-04/17 - Rentzels Auction Service, Inc....   03/04/17 - Witman Auctioneers, Inc....   03/04/17 - Maurer's Auctions...   03/04/17 - Blums...   03/05/17 - American Antique Auctions...   03/04-05/17 - Morphy Auctions...   03/07/17 - American Rescue Workers...   03/10/17 - Witman Auctioneers, Inc....   02/24-3/10/17 - Kimberly Hemingway...   03/11/17 - Wehrly's Auction Service, Inc....   02/21 & 03/14-16/17 - Hakes Americana & Collectibles...   03/18-19/17 - Morphy Auctions...   04/04/17 - Wehrly's Auction Service, Inc....   
What Was The First Photographed Presidential Inauguation?

February 16, 2017

What Was The First Photographed Presidential Inauguation?

"What's It Worth" Antiques Minute

By Mike Ivankovich

We recently observed the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as our 45th president. It was pictured in newspapers and magazines and, of course, on television news. It was everywhere. But what was the first U.S. Presidential Inauguration to be photographed?
Louis Daguerre is typically credited with inventing the photograph and introduced his daguerreotype in 1839. But while the daguerreotype worked well for still portraits, it was not ideal for photographing events and large crowds.
Back in 1857, while the U.S. Capitol was still under construction, it was John Wood, using a wet plate collodion camera, who first photographed the inauguration. It was for Pennsylvania’s James Buchanan, our 15th president.
In 2016, Sotheby's sold a photograph taken at Lincoln's first inauguration in 1861 for $27,500.

Mike Ivankovich is an auctioneer, appraiser, home downsizing expert, and host of the "What's It Worth? Ask Mike the Appraiser" radio show that airs live on Friday mornings from 9 to 10 a.m. on WBCB 1490 AM, in the Greater Philadelphia area. It is available on the internet at www.WBCB1490.com.
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