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    Doubtless by Platt D. Babbit.

    Half Plate Ambrotype: Niagara Falls, Circa 1861 Babbit owned the photo concession at the Falls, and for many years held unique rights to photograph the myriad visitors to the iconic landmark. He was, in a sense, the first "boardwalk photographer" and it was not unusual for Babbit to photograph visitors without their knowledge, subsequently offering them the image as a "souvenir" of their visit. This is a truly exceptional example, superb quality, pristine condition. The well dressed gentleman with top hat and cane in foreground, with his back to the camera, probably the subject of Babbit's apparently "candid" shot. Housed in the original geometric leather case, hinge split, else very fine. Really a choice example.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2010
    22nd Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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