110: Richmond, VA Druggist, Wm. P. Ladd, Daguerreotype
Richmond, Virginia Druggist, William P. Ladd, Quarter Plate Daguerreotype
Ca 1850s quarter plate daguerreotype accompanied by a penned note pinned to the case's velvet lining that reads William P. Ladd of Richmond Va. / He was a Quaker. Unknown Daguerreotypist. Housed in original full case, reglassed. Research indicates that William P. Ladd was born in Virginia about 1813. In the lineage of an 18th century Virginian known as "William the Quaker" (real name, William Ladd), this gentleman was, it seems, a third or fourth generation benefactor of the old Virginia tobacco planter William the Quaker. One in a line of area Ladd businessmen, we discovered William [Penn] Ladd's Richmond, Apothecary advertisement in the 1852 Southern Planter. Later Richmond city directories list Ladd and business partner John Purcell as Purcell, Ladd & Company, wholesale druggists.
Some wear to case.