Maker-Marked Daguerreotype by Weston

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Sixth plate image of a sophisticated lady; circa 1850. Her cheeks are tinted lightly and she poses confidently for the camera, as if the wife of a wealthy big city business man. Housed in a complete, repaired leather case. The mat is stamped 'WESTON 192 B'WAY NY'. The daguerreotypist of this image, James P. Weston, was ctive as a daguerreian in New York City, N.Y., 1842-1857. From 1842 until approximately 1847 he was listed at 12 Park Place, and at least in 1842 was listed in partnership as Franquinet and Weston. He made views of the Astor House and the New York City Hall in late 1842. In 1846-1847 he was listed as a dealer in daguerreotype apparatus at 192 Broadway, in partnership with P. Weston. James P. Weston was listed alone at the address in 1848-1849, as 'apparatus.' In 1851-1852 he was listed as a photographer at the same address. From 1852 to 1856 he was listed as a photographer at 132 Chatham Street.

$280  No. 1641
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