Daguerreotype Revolutionary Soldier By A.B. Doolittle
1845c Daguerreotype of Samuel Camp Son Of Revolutionary Soldier By A.B. Doolittle
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PD49: 1844/5c 6th Plt Daguerreotype of Samuel Camp (1773-1850) of Connecticut and Son Of Revolutionary Soldier Moses Camp Who Crossed The Delaware With Washington, By Extremely Rare Daguerreian Artist A.B. Doolittle:
Samuel was already 3 years old when his father crossed the Delaware with Washington – what stories he must have been told while growing up in rural Connecticut. The daguerreotype itself is an early to mid 1840’s and is identified via an old label adhered to verso identifying the sitter as: “Samuel Camp – Husband of Mercy Sheldon”. Mat stamped: “Doolittle”. Plate is in flawless condition. Archivally resealed.
Samuel Camp Bio: : The family is very well known and with branches of it tracing back to the 1600’s in the USA and 1500’s in England. Samuel himself was born on Mar. 4, 1773, Norfolk, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA. Death: May 10, 1850, Barkhamsted, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA. He married Mercy Sheldon Camp Dec 1774 – Aug 1854) July 10th 1799 and had 1 son Samuel Sheldon Camp (1800-1881). His profession was “hatter” with his brother Moses M. Camp. They were sons of Moses Camp Sr (1847- 1828) of Norfolk, CT and Thankful Gaylord (Mother married 1768 B.1741-D.1809). His father Moses Sr served in the Revolutionary War as a member of Capt. Isaac Bostwick’s Company, Charles Webb’s 19th Continental Regiment, which crossed the Delaware at Trenton on the eve of 25 Dec 1776 with General Washington.
A.B. Doolittle Bio: Louis Ginsberg, in Photographers in Virginia, 1839-1900, lists an A.B. Doolittle, Artist, in Newport News, Va. no date given and no reference except to an image in the Fred Bell Collection. Craig’s List doesn’t mention a daguerrean of that name, and I haven’t found any other mention of him. AB DOOLITTLE – Died at his home in Elroy, Sept. 21, 1888, of paralysis, A. B. Doolittle, aged 74 years, 10 months, 18 days. Source: The Mauston Star, 04 Oct 1888 Wisconsin (born 1813-14).
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