The only way to gain an appreciation of the character of Old Wedgwood is to examine it, with the eye and with the finger tips.
It is impossible to convey that quality in either words or photographs.
It began losing artistic and commercial ground to higher quality albumen prints on paper in the mid-1860s, yet survived for well over another 40 years, living mostly as a carnival novelty.
See also: Safely store, display your old family photographs.This information has been culled from a number of sources - it is given in good faith and believed to be reasonably correct - however if you are going to use it for the basis of valuations, purchases or sales then you must verify it from independent, qualified sources. Take every opportunity to do so at shows and aucthe next recourse is to the mark.Among collectors the term Old Wedgwood is taken to refer to wares produced before Josiah's death in 1795. Josiah started marking his production with his name in about 1759, impressing the name into the underside of the article with printer's movable type.We have an extensive library of historic house plan books and historic photographs dating from ca.1850 to 1930.We also have a large collection of more recent photographs of houses around Texas and the Old South.The tintype photograph saw more uses and captured a wider variety of settings and subjects than any other photographic type.