James Murdock

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Record 14/261
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Collection Murdock Collection
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description 1/4 plate daguerreotype of James Murdock on glass, stippled brass mat with scroll opening, brass preserver, wooden case with embossed leatherette cover, embossed red velvet lid lining, and double hook and eye closure.
Year Range from 1848
Year range to 1855
Medium Copper/Silver/Photographic Emulsion/Brass/Wood/Leather/Glass
Notes Quarterplate daguerreotype bust portrait of James Murdock. He is clean shaven and wears his longish hair combed over the top of his head. He wears a dark frock coat and vest, white shirt, and dark cravat. A copy of this was made in tintype form circa 1870, P2000.21.5.
James Murdock was born in Canada circa 1819. His wife Margaret was born in New York circa 1829. James and Margaret Murdock came to the Oshkosh area before 1853. They owned a farm located on North Main near New York Avenue. He was a candidate for State Treasurer in 1853 and 4th Ward County Supervisor from 1858 to 1863. He died on April 5, 1865. Margaret lived until c. 1913. They had at least six surviving children; Jefferson; Emma; Eugenia; Martha; Mary and Viola.
Object ID P2000.21.4
Object Name Daguerreotype
People Murdock, James
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 3.75" x 4.75"
Subjects Portrait photographs
Title James Murdock
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