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Out of California , We were happy to acquire this Mexican War Era Daguerreotype of a real Texas hero John "Jack" Coffee Hays.
Please see our comparison Video of John Hays
Hays was an early Texas Ranger and his exploits are legendary During the Mexican War he was the commander of the 1st Reg. of Texas Mounted Votunteers .
Our photo shows Hays with a shotgun over his shoulder. He is pictured with some of his men but he is the center focus of the Dag.. A couple of his men are wearing circa 1840 Forage or Wheel caps..
He and his men are wearing powder flasks and have clay pipes in their mouths..
One great Daguerreotype .
Below we have compared our photo of Hays ,which we believe is circa 1846 , with the photo of him when he was appointed San Francisco County Sheriff in1850. The mat on our Dag has a sandy finish and there is no preserver on the photograph which would date it to around 1847 at the latest .The preserver was first used in 1847 and after.
The comparison photo of him is the earliest we could find. .
Our video clearly shows the same man.
A great Dag of a true Texas legend.
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YOU CAN READ ABOUT THE HISTORY OF JOHN HAYS AT THE LINK BELOW