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Daguerreotype

of
Noted
Lithographer




Daguerreotype of printer & lithographer Joseph F. Gedney
of St. Louis & Washington, D.C.
(slip of paper inside says "Joseph F. Gedney,
husband of Sarah Elizabeth").

By S. Root, 363 Broadway N.Y. 
Quarter plate leather case.

Gedney was born in France in 1829.

[shelf locator:  photography drawer]

Good, hinge repaired. Sharper than my hand held camera shows.
$1250. plus $10.00 postage & packing & insurance
(international orders extra) for this daguerreotype. To order this item email dick@AlaskaWanted.com
For sale: daguerreotype of Joseph F. Gedney
For sale: daguerreotype of Joseph F. Gedney



Some of Joseph F. Gedney's work:
Civil War "Military map showing the marches of the United States forces under command of Maj. Genl. W. T. Sherman, during the years 1863, 1864, 1865". 1865

"A new sectional map of the state of Kansas showing the route of the Union Pacific Railway — E. D. to Denver City, Col. and complete system of projected rail roads." 1867.

On March 29, 1858, Gendey gave this deposition in court:
My name is Joseph F. Gedney; my occupation, copperplate printer; my age is twenty-eight years; my residence the past year, Washington City.
How long have you been engaged in the business of copper-plate printing?
Answer. About fourteen years.
Have you examined the chart of the Straits of Mackinac, engraved on copper by the claimant?
Answer. I have examined it.
How many fair impressions was the said plate of the Straits of Mackinac capable of furnishing?
Answer. I should say four thousand fair impressions might have been taken from said plate, if properly used, judging from the copy now before me, and hereunto annexed, marked "Exhibit C". Some-times a plate in good condition may be given into the hands of a careless printer, and be much injured by very few impressions. I have seen instances of the kind, one of which was the plate of Lake Erie, which was sent to me, after the plate was supposed to have been much worn, and I printed about six hundred impressions which the office thought compared favorably with the first. The plate of Lake Erie was sent from the Topographical Bureau to Mr. McDougal, by whom I was then employed, and I made the six hundred impressions there.







For sale: daguerreotype of a British Naturalist
              (Entomologist & Botanist).
Daguerreotype
of
Scottish Entomologist


[shelf locator:  photography drawer]

Overall good, sixth plate, half case. A few scratches.

"Mr. William Shaw...an enthusiastic botanist and entomologist."
 
$450 plus $5.00 postage & packing & insurance
(international orders extra) for this book. To order this item email dick@AlaskaWanted.com

Attached note reads "William Shaw, son of Lloyd Shaw, studied entomology."

see: http://tinyurl.com/3lan2d5
http://tinyurl.com/3ww2ra3
 





Two Daguerreotypes
of
David Decatur Darius Dewey


[shelf locator:  photography drawer]

Both in good condition, sixth plate.

"Mr. William Shaw...an enthusiastic botanist and entomologist."
 
$500 for the pair plus $5.00 postage & packing & insurance.
(international orders extra) for this daguerreotype. To order this item email dick@AlaskaWanted.com
For sale: Two daguerreotypes of David Decatur Darius
              Dewey.

From the  "HISTORY OF FRANKLIN COUNTY"
David Decatur Darius Dewey, born in Malone October 14, 1826, engaged for ten years in teaching after his graduation from the Albany Normal College in 1849, and was then for a time instructor of teachers' institutes in Wisconsin, where he followed also the business of surveying. Returning East, he located at Moira, and for many years was one of the niost influential, useful and respected citizens of the town. He was railroad station agent, merchant, surveyor, and manufacturer of lumber and starch. Mr. Dewey served Moira repeatedly as supervisor, and was school commissioner for six years. He died October 15, 1906.








For sale: Original
              daguerreotype portrait of Amaziah Tobey & Nancy Read
              Tobey.
Daguerreotype
of
Amaziah Tobey
&
Nancy Read Tobey


[shelf locator:  photography drawer]

Plate is in overall good condition, sixth plate.
Half case (no lid) is poor.

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$295 plus $5.00 postage & packing & insurance.
(international orders extra) for this daguerreotype.
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Amaziah Tobey was born in Morris, New York, on April 7, 1812. Parents were Christopher Tobey and Fidelia Preston. Amaziah Tobey married Nancy Read. They had 6 children. Amaziah died Sept. 17, 1884 at Caton,  N.Y.  Nancy Read was born in Harford, Pa., June 10, 1815 to Noah Read & Mary McNamara. Nancy Tobey died March 25, 1902 in Jackson, Pa.

See:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=50676693

For sale: Original
              daguerreotype portrait of Amaziah Tobey & Nancy Read
              Tobey.





Daguerreotype
of
Frazier W. Hurlburt

Civil War Spy
&

Race Horse Breeder

[shelf locator:  photography drawer]

Plate is in overall good condition, ninth plate. Hinge parted.
Glass needs cleaning to remove the white specks but I'll leave the original seals intact.

He married Mary Adelaide Brainerd on Nov. 2, 1868. She died at age 28.
They had one child, Florence Adelaide Hurlburt.
Frazier W. Hurlburt was a Royal Arch Mason.

From the “Confederate Veteran” Nashville, Tenn, April, 1912, volume 20. No.4, page 159.
“Frazier W. Hurlburt, of St. Paul, Minn, (General Delivery), wants to buy a Confederate flag, Stars and Bars, that saw service, and he also wants one or more stars from the collar of a Confederate officer’s coat. Mr. Hurlburt was in the secret service of the government during the war, and met Belle Boyd, the famous Confederate spy, on several occasions. She knew that he was a Federal spy and he knew what she was, but neither gave the other away. He is now interested in seeing that her grave is properly marked.”

Frazier W. Hurlburt was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic; vice-president of the Utica citizens corps veterans association.


United States Trotting Association Register, Volume 3, 1874:
YOUNG SMUGGLER, b. h. foaled 1876; got by Smuggler, son of Blanco; dam Parepa Rosa, by Andrew Jackson (Canadian); g. d. Nelly Stearns, by Washburn's Duroc. [See Parepa Rosa.] Bred and owned by Frazier W. Hurlburt, Utica, N. Y.

PAREPA ROSA, ch. m. foaled 1869; got by Andrew Jackson (Canadian); dam Nelly Stearns, by Washburn's Duroc, son of Richmond Duroc; g. d. by Stubtail, sire of Lady Fulton. Bred by L. R. Green, of Adam's Centre, Jefferson Co. N. Y.; sold to Owens & Curry, of Utica, and owned since July, 1874, by Frazier W. Hurlburt, Utica, N. Y.

Wallace's Monthly, 1879:
CoL. H. S. RUSSELL. Milton, Mass., has purchased of Frazier W. Hurlburt, Utica, N. Y., the two-year-old bay colt Young Smuggler, by Smuggler, dam Perepa
Rosa, by Andrew Jackson (Canadian).

 
$9500. plus $12.00 postage & packing & insurance.
(international orders extra) for this daguerreotype.
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For sale: daguerreotype of Frazier W. Hurlburt,
              Civil War Spy.
For sale:
              daguerreotype of Frazier W. Hurlburt, Civil War Spy.



For sale: daguerreotype of Frazier W. Hurlburt,
              Civil War Spy.
For sale:
              daguerreotype of Frazier W. Hurlburt, Civil War Spy.
For sale:
              daguerreotype of Frazier W. Hurlburt, Civil War Spy.


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