These specimens of art are daily finding some new position in which to exhibit their beauty and perfection. They are now placed in the tops or crowns of hats, and kept in that position by a very simple contrivance for the purpose. The daguerreotye tops will not be more expensive than the French paintings which are at present employed. This arrangement is the invention of Thomas Rafferty and Henry G. Leask, of New York City, who have taken measures to secure a patent for the improvement.
This article was originally published with the title "Daguerreotype Hat Crowns" in Scientific American 8, 37, 290 (May 1853)