1850's Outdoor Occupational Ambrotype of Traveling Salesman

Fresh from a 45 year old collection is this fine one-sixth plate outdoor ambrotype of city traveling salesman in Philadelphia. His wagon has his goods neatly stacked along with his best friend guarding the merchindise. This scarce image was taken by Joseph Woolins.Listed as a photographist in Philadelphia, Pa., 1851-1856. He was alternately listed at the southwest corner of Eighth and Arch Streets, and at the southwest corner of Eighth and Mulberry Streets. Woollens reportedly began as a daguerreian casemaker c. 1852; and beginning in 1856 was in business with Frank Schleunes.

In complete leather case. Appears to be on Ruby Glass.

Item ID: 1361

$375 USD

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