Apr 19, 2016 - Sale 2411

Sale 2411 - Lot 3

Price Realized: $ 6,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
Half-plate daguerreotype of Dr. George Lindsey Field (1835-1916), who is proudly posing with a range of dental tools. The artfully composed image also includes a glass-stopped bottle and a thick manual. With a period handwritten label that includes Field's name and his birth and death dates on the cover glass; resealed; in a leather case, separated at hinge. Circa 1856

Additional Details

From the Collection of Harry Amdur.

Field was born in England on April 19, 1835 and emigrated to the United States, ultimately settling in Detroit. He began his dental career as an indentured apprentice in the office of Dr. C. W. Spalding of St. Louis, MO in the fall of 1851, and in 1854 associated himself with Dr. H. J. McKellops of St. Louis. He began his own practice in Huntsville, MO in 1856, where he remained for only a few months, soon returning to his boyhood home.

Later on, Field was president of the Michigan State Dental Society, also of the Detroit Dental Society for three years. He was professor of clinical operative dentistry in the dental department of the Detroit College of Medicine.