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    afterburner is offline Common
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    Default 1848 Manhattan Photo!

    Very rare NYC photo dated back to 1848 spotted on Sotheby's! It is valued at $70,000

    This half-plate daguerreotype of a country estate is believed to have been made in Manhattan in the 1840s and, as such, would be among the very earliest photographs of New York City extant. The daguerreotype shows in the foreground what is almost certainly the old Bloomingdale Road, referred to as 'a continuation of Broadway' in the city directories of the day. In the deep well of the road, to the left, is a horse-drawn carriage with passengers that has come to a halt for the photographer. In the middle ground is the lawn of an estate, planted with young evergreens surrounded by a fence. Beyond the rise of the lawn, in the background, is the top story of an unidentified house, with a rooftop balustrade and double chimneys on either end...
    Link to auction:
    Sotheby's - Auctions - Calendar - Photographs

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    Default Re: 1848 Manhattan Photo!

    I see its sold for $62,500 definetly a lot more than what I have to spend on a photo but am sure it is a great item for photograph collectors.



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