A Photo From the Estate of Gilded Age Robber Baron Jay Gould Finds It’s Way Home

This daguerreotype, which I just sold on eBay, has a penciled note inside the case identifying it as coming from the estate of notorious Gilded Age robber baron Jay Gould.

The buyer says: “I believe the baby is my great great grandmother Helen Day Miller Gould. The woman holding the baby strongly resembles adult pictures of Helen Day Miller Gould who was born two years after her husband.”

Helen Day Miller married Jay Gould in 1863.

I LOVE it when one of my finds ends up back where it belongs!

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