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Josha A Beal black white photograph of family in NY c18

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Josha A Beal black white photograph of family in NY c18
Josha A Beal American photographer, born 1831. A rare large format photograph of a wealthy family outside at their home in NYC c1870. The original American black walnut frame with gold insert measures 23 x 28 x 3 inches. The viewing area of the photograph is 12 x 19 inches. The insert (which is original) states J A Beal Photographer 587 and 603 Broadway and 16 Beekman ST N.Y. Good condition with slight fading under original glass. The photograph depicts a wealthy NYC family enjoying the afternoon outside playing crochet. There is a courting bench next to the house, gardeners in the gardens, along with maids, little girls with crochet rackets and a man with horse and carriage waiting. A Photographic" View of New York" Monumental 5-part panorama of lower Manhattan from the Brooklyn Bridge Tower by Beal. Albumen prints, total size 10 1/2 x 87 inches (26.7x221 cm.), flush mounted. c1876 estimated at $12,000-18,000 sold on October 4,2012 at Swann Galleries in New York for $96,000. See New York, An Illustrated History, 170-171. Beal's view of New York City was shot in January 1876, after the photographer wrestled his heavy camera equipment, glass plate negatives, and tripod up the tower's thirty flights of stairs. Beal exposed five negatives to create a composite photograph nearly seven feet long. The images provided a never-before-seen sweeping panorama of lower Manhattan's landmarks and commercial activity along the East River. In the distance, landmarks such as Trinity Church, the Western Union Building, St. Paul's Chapel, the new Post Office, and the Tribune Building are also depicted. Dominating the scene is the massive New York Tower of the Brooklyn Bridge, which was completed in 1883. This piece is on display in our gallery at Clock TowerAntiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 824 E Main Street Branford,CT 06405. For hours of operation visit: www.ClockTowerAntiquesCenter.com Shipping extra. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut add 6.35% state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes,tariffs or customs that might apply. *** If you wish to see examples of similar items we have sold and/or appraised please go to our affiliate site www.OneofaKindAntiques.com and click the Archives / Homepage logo ***


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