6 - 7 October 2010
ASA C. PARTRIDGE
Portrait of a slave woman and her young charge, 1840s
half-plate daguerreotype with hand-coloring
stamped 'Partridge Wheeling VA' (on the brass mat)
5½ x 4¼in. (14 x 10.8cm.)
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Little is known about Asa Partridge, simply that he owned a photo supply house in West Virginia, and later migrated to Boston. His better-known sons, William and Edward, moved to Portland, Oregon, where they established their own succesful studio.
Please note the correct image for this lot is numbered 342 in the catalogue. Please refer to the catalogue online to view the correct image.
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