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Southworth & Hawes
American (active ca 1845-1861)

DESCRIPTIVE TITLE: The Niagara Suspension Bridge

March 8, 1855
daguerreotype
21.5 X 16.5 cm., full plate
Gift of Alden Scott Boyer
GEH NEG: 33178
74:0193:0180

BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES:
Sobieszek, Robert & Appel, Odette M. --Spirit of Fact: The Daguerreotypes of Southworth & Hawes.-- Boston: David R. Godine, 1976. pl. 97.//
Mulligan, Therese & Wooters, David. --Photography from 1839 to today: George Eastman House, Rochester, NY.-- Cologne: Taschen, 1999. p. 89.//

EXHIBITION HISTORY:
"Spirit of Fact: The Daguerreotypes of Southworth and Hawes", US, NY, Rochester, GEH - Brackett Clark Gallery, February 20 - June 8, 1976.//
"Language of Light: Masterworks from the Collection", US, NY, Rochester, GEH - Brackett Clark Gallery, January 25, 1991 - March 22, 1992.//
"Language of Light: Masterworks from the Collection (reinstallation)", US, NY, Rochester, GEH - Brackett Clark Gallery, September 18, 1993 - June 5, 1994.//
"Language of Light: Masterworks from the George Eastman House Collection", Japan, Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, November 18, 1995 - January ??, 1996.//

NOTES: Cataloged 11/85, BS/JL, updated 11/90, MMC. The J.A. Roebling suspension bridge over the Niagara River was completed in March of 1855. Date listed from --The Spirit of Fact: The Daguerreotypes of Southworth and Hawes--. See 74:193:257A & B for a different (later) view of the same bridge. See also 66:0016:2 for a sixth plate copy daguerreotype of a very similar view (also a full plate, according to accession records). Updated 9/94, MMD.

SUBJECTS:
architecture, bridge / Niagara Suspension Bridge
landscape, winter

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The Niagara Suspension Bridge

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