6th Plate Ambrotype of 2 sharply dressed dudes photographed at the studio of James P Weston, a Daguerreotypist in New Your City from 1842-1857. From 1852-1856 he operated out of his studio at 132 Chatham Street. Please see his name & address impressed on both sides of the lower margin of the brass mat.
The 2 young men look snazzy wearing their stovepipe hats and huge bowties with rakish style. The chap in the light suit has his arm placed affectionately around the shoulders of his cousin. Their cheeks are tinted. The condition is excellent except for some alligatoring of the emulsion on the left. Well lit and expertly focused.
There are 2 notes found behind the image. One identifies the fellow on the left as L. Cady and the one on the right as the cousin in New York. The other note is a sad one. It is in pencil and hard to read, I’ll give it a try: Taken in New York with (cousin) Frank Davis who (young & past) (passed?) died and not live to be 30 years old”. Please see my close-up photo.
The chocolate colored Thermoplastic Union Case is by PECK and pictured in “Berg no 3-582” and again in “Berg no 1-70G”. Please see the black and white image for further information concerning the selection by the US Mint to have this design reproduced in 1995 as a presentation case to house the Ten Dollar Gold Coin. The antique Union Case shown here is in fine condition. No cracks or broken hinges. A couple of tiny nibbles on the upper edges. The case will close with ease but not snap shut.
Found in Maine some years ago. Never offered before.
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Ambrotype NYC Cousins Top Hats - Peck Union Case - Identified Photographer
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