Sale 17PH01 | Lot 4

[CALOTYPE] Curtis [Negro] Island Lighthouse, Maine,

Catalogue: Photographs
[CALOTYPE]  Curtis [Negro] Island Lighthouse, Maine,

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Lot 4
[CALOTYPE] Curtis [Negro] Island Lighthouse, Maine,
circa 1855. Arch-topped salt print from a calotype negative, 9 1/2 x 13 1/4 inches (240 x 340 mm), laid to old card. Slight tear to right margin of card, the image itself in generally very good condition.
An early American salt print, depicting the Curtis Island Lighthouse, constructed 1834. This rubblestone lighthouse was damaged in a storm and was sheathed in wood shingle in 1855, and this striking photograph was likely taken at that time. A copy of this image appears to be in the U.S. Coast Guard collection.

Estimate: $300 - $500
Sold for $343 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $300 - $500
Sold for $343 (includes buyer's premium)

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