1860s Photographer Behind Camera Occupational ~ Neat Inscription
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1860s Photographer Behind Camera Occupational ~ Neat Inscription:
Carte de visite photograph, a studio portrait of a man focusing a wet process camera, c. 1865. Albumen print. Attributed to H. Courtney. No backmark, but bears period pencil inscription verso:
H. CourtneyYour humbleservant~~~I paid $80.00for this instrument - it is forlarge photosGot it fromKansas.
Light soil and corner wear, with chipping at upper left corner, not affecting print.
Can't say I have ever seen an occupational photographer quite like this!
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