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Read, George
American (active 1840s)

DESCRIPTIVE TITLE: Phildelphia street scene, 3rd and Chestnut Streets

July, 1842
daguerreotype
8.8 x 7.2 cm. (visible), 1/2 plate
Museum Purchase: ex-collection Zelda P. Mackay
GEH NEG: 15507
69:0200:0041

NON-GEH NUMBER: Mackay #245

Newhall, Beaumont. --The Daguerreotype in America.-- New York: Dover Publications, 1976. pl. 6.//

EXHIBITION HISTORY:
"This Edifice is Colossal: 19th Century Architectural Photography", US, NY, Rochester, GEH - Brackett Clark Gallery, November 8, 1986 - January 4, 1987. (Traveled).//
"A Lasting Impression: The Daguerreotype in America", US, GA, Atlanta, High Museum at Georgia-Pacific Center, November 30, 1989 - February 23, 1990.//
"Early Works of Photography", Japan, Tokyo, Metropolitan Museum of Photography, January 30 - March 25, 1992.//
"Reflections in a Glass Eye: Works from the International Center of Photography", US, NY, New York November 3, 2000 - March 18, 2001.//

INSCRIPTION: recto-(in ink) "Daguerreotype by George Reed, Phila. July - 1842" "Dagueurreotype of Philadelphia in 1842 Taken by George Read at 3rd and Chestnus Sts." "245" (embossed on mat) "Dobbs"

FRAME: framed

NOTES: Catalogued 2/86, JL, updated 7/91, DZ. Description of view and building tenants in Mackay notes for #245.

SUBJECTS:
street scene, ident / Chestnut Street
street scene, ident / Third Street

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Phildelphia street scene,

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