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H.G. Fetter (Peru, Indiana)
Surveying crew (on the liner)
1853-1854 (winter of)
Daguerreotype, 1/4 plate
Archives of Modern Conflict OR National Gallery of Canada
Lifting the image out of its case sometimes reveals a wealth of information concerning the image. In this example, it is written in pencil on the paper liner in the inside back of the case. It reads:
Taken in Peru Indiana by H. G. Fetter artist.
E. M. Talbot - Resident Engineer
Robert Allen - Clerk for Beale & Co.
Wm. A. Wilson - Clerking for Talbot
During the winter of 1853 & 1854.