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    Sale 2270 | Lot 9
    Price Realized: $28,800With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2270 Lot 9

      SOUTHWORTH, ALBERT SANDS & HAWES, JOSIAH J. (active 1843-1863)
      Whole-plate daguerreotype of a Boston school house (identified as the Bigelow School) at 3:49 P.M.; with S.oF. Hallmark 14 in the lower left corner; framed. Circa 1850

      Estimate $25,000 - 35,000

      Originally from the Collection of David Feigenbaum and purchased at Sotheby's April 27, 1999 auction; to the present owner.

      Young America: The Daguerreotypes of Southworth & Hawes (Steidl/George Eastman House International Museum of Photography, 2005), 464.
      A masterwork of early architectural photography by the Boston team hailed as the first great American daguerreian artists. Hawes, a photographer as well as an inventor, crafted a special camera with a holder that facilitated making the lines of the building parallel (rather than sloping inwards). Interestingly, the school is identified by the clock, which was given to the institution by the city's mayor. All of the Bigelow School's pupils were female.


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $28,800