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IMPORTANT DAGUERREOTYPES FROM THE STANLEY B. BURNS, MD, COLLECTION

Summer A. Smith
BLACKSMITH FORGING A HORSESHOE
Estimate
6,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD
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IMPORTANT DAGUERREOTYPES FROM THE STANLEY B. BURNS, MD, COLLECTION

Summer A. Smith
BLACKSMITH FORGING A HORSESHOE
Estimate
6,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD
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Summer A. Smith
ACTIVE LATE 1850S
BLACKSMITH FORGING A HORSESHOE
sixth-plate daguerreotype, hand-tinted in gilt, cased, the photographer's credit stamp on the velvet lining, 1859-1860
Sixth-plate
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Provenance

Acquired from Ken Appollo, Rhinecliff

Literature

Stanley B. Burns, Mirror Mirror: The Burns Collection Daguerreotypes (New York: The Burns Archive Press, 2012), pl. 9

The Encyclopedia of Collectibles: Photographs to Quilts (Alexandria, 1979), p. 18

Catalogue Note

According to Craig's Daguerreian Registry (Vol. 3, p. 531), Summer A. Smith was active as a daguerreotypist at 416 North Second Street in Philadelphia from 1859 to 1860. He is listed as boarding at a Black Horse Tavern, of which there were several.  One nearby to his Philadelphia studio was in Flourtown and was the first stop on the Philadelphia-to-Bethlehem stagecoach line. 

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