1846c Superb Half Plate Daguerreotype Important Man By Litch & Whipple Boston

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1846c Superb Half Plate Daguerreotype Important Man By Litch & Whipple Boston

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Rare Litch & Whipple Boston Daguerreotype

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PD367: 1846c Half Plate Litch & Whipple Dag of Important Looking Man Bathed In Rembrandt Style Lighting In Super Rare Eagle L&W Boston Case:

At the hart of this partnership was the famous and talented John Adams Whipple who photographed Daniel Webster, took the first astronomical daguerreotypes, and invented the ‘crayon’ daguerreotype. Albert Litch: A daguerreian and a camera manufacturer, he was first recorded in Boston, Mass., from 1845 to 1847. There he was listed as daguerreotypes, 96 Washington Street, in partnership with John Whipple. He lived in Roxbury. One source noted the firm known as Litch, Whipple and Co. In 1846 he advertised taking the largest portraits in the United States; life size, with from two to 50 people on the same plate. Southworth and Hawes countered with an ad stating they used the largest plates, and warned customers not to be misled into thinking a life-size full-length portrait could be had. From 1846 to 1848, one source noted a daguerreian partnership of Litch, Whipple and Cannon, but this is unsupported by directory listings. From 1845 to 1847, Litch was listed in partnership as Litch and Whipple (J.A.) at 96 Washington Street, Boston. If there was a “Cannon” involved in the partnership, it would probably have been Marsena Cannon, who was listed in those years without a business address. Litch was not listed in Boston directories in 1847-1848. Some mat abrasions to the peripheries but the main images is superb with strong contrast and focus

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Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 cm