Item #CL172-3 [Portrait Of A Young Man With Large Bow Tie, USA]. E T. Whitney, American.
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[Portrait Of A Young Man With Large Bow Tie, USA]

c1850s. Daguerreotype, sixth-plate size, in original hinged case, photographer’s line stamped in case, 7.1 x 5.8cm (image), 9.4 x 8.1cm (case). Minor oxidation to upper centre and edges of image, slight wear to edges of original case.

Photographer’s line reads “Whitney, Roch[ester]. N.Y.” Edward Topkins Whitney initially worked as a jeweller before commencing his career in photography which he learned from daguerreotypist Martin M. Lawrence. Whitney moved to Rochester, New York in 1846 and worked there until 1859 when he sold the studio due to health problems. Throughout his career in Rochester, Whitney made regular trips to the New York City studios, including that of celebrated photographer Matthew Brady. In 1861, Whitney worked for Matthew Brady photographing scenes of the Civil War, and continued working until 1866. Ref: George Eastman House.

Item #CL172-3

Price (AUD): $1,850.00  other currencies

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