Painted Backdrop by Samuel Broadbent Daguerreotype
1847c Woman Painted Backdrop by Samuel Broadbent Daguerreotype
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PD54: 1847c Woman Painted Backdrop by Samuel Broadbent 9th Plt Daguerreotype:
This painted backdrop can be traced back directly to Samuel Broadbent. Around the time this dag was taken c1847, he was operating out of Hartford Conn. Sits in a nice black leather case wit a purple velvet pad. Near flawless condition with just a touch of purple/blue oxidation and a couple tiny mat marks to the extreme periphery. Plain black case with repaired spine. Archivally resealed.
Samuel Broadbent Bio From Craig’s Daguerreian Registry: “(1810-1881) Born in Wethersfield, Conn., he reportedly learned the daguerreotype process from Samuel F.B. Morse, with whom he was also associated in a New York City studio until August, 1841. In 1841-1842, Broadbent was listed as a daguerreian at 136 Nassau Street, New York City. In 1843-1844 he was listed as a daguerreian in Savannah, Ga., and was noted as traveling south in the winter, daguerreotyping, between 1843 and 1847. In 1845 he was noted as a daguerreian in both Macon and Athens, Ga. Late in 1845, Broadbent advertised a daguerreian gallery in Charleston, S.C., at 271 King Street. He remained there a month or two. Just before Christmas, he moved his location to Columbia, S.C., occupying the same rooms at Maybin’s Hotel that Libolt occupied in the summer. He stayed in Columbia only a few weeks before apparently returning north. From 1846 to 1849 he was listed as “artist” in Hartford, Conn. He was listed without a business address, and lived at 93 Main St. Another source noted him in partnership as Broadbent & Cary (P.M.). This partnership is a possibility, as he was also reported in 1847 to be a daguerreian in Wilmot’s studio in Savannah, and in partnership with Cary. During the spring of 1848, Broadbent made stops in Fayetteville and Raleigh, N.C., to take daguerreotypes. In 1849-1850, Broadbent was listed as a daguerreian at 211 Baltimore St., Baltimore, Md.; also listed there in partnership as Broadbent and Cary. No residence address was listed. The firm probably employed C.W. Purcell; this daguerreian opened his own gallery in August, 1849. From 1849 until 1851, Broadbent was also listed as a daguerreian in Wilmington, Delaware, in the Glazier Building, Third and Market Streets. During his stay in Wilmington, Broadbent taught the daguerreian process of Ellwood Garrett and Benjamin Betts. In 1851 he was listed as a daguerreian at 136 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa., over Barley & Co. There he was listed in business as Broadbent & Co., with Sally G. Hewes. From 1852 to 1857 he was listed alone as a daguerreian at 136 Chestnut St., Philadelphia. His residence from 1853 to 1857 was noted at 22 Powell Street. Alternately, an 1854 directory listed a “Hewes Broadbent” as a daguerreian at 136 Chestnut Street. Someone dropped an ampersand. In 1858 he was listed as a daguerreian at 428 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, in business as Broadbent & Co., in partnership with F.A. Wenderoth. In 1859-1860, the address changed to 814 Chestnut Street, but the partnership continued. At a point subsequent to 1856, Broadbent entered a partnership with H.C. Phillips, at a gallery at the corner of Tenth and Market Streets. The partnership reportedly continued until Broadbent’s death. From 1860 to 1865 he was listed in business as Broadbent & Co., at the same address. There appears to be a discrepancy in the partnership listing in the later years. In 1884, the Philadelphia Photographer reported that the firm of Broadbent and Taylor had been dissolved (Broadbent died July 24 in either 1880 or 1881). The firm was located at 912 and 914 Chestnut Street; and the business was continued as Broadbent Brothers, sons of the senior.”
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