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Guide to the Imperial Portrait Photograph File
 PR 210

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on December 13, 2011
Description is in English.

Container List

Series III: Portraits by Charles Fredricks

Scope and Contents note

Series III. Portrait by Charles Fredricks holds one portrait of New York newspaper publisher and diplomat James Watson Webb (1802-1884). The photograph measures 16-7/8 by 14-1/4 inches and is on its original mount marked by the photographer just below the image: Fredricks on the lower left and New York on the lower right in letter press type. Charles DeForest Fredricks (1823-1894) was at first a partner with Jeremiah Gurney, advertising their "life-size" photographic portraits on paper in the New York Times under the studio name J. Gurney & C. D. Fredricks. They operated at 349 Broadway from May 1854 until July 31, 1856. In August 1856, Fredricks opened his own studio at 585 Broadway. He is primarily known for his popular carte de visite-sized portraits; his Imperial format pictures are rare.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: Folder : Webb, James Watson (1802-1884)

General note

retouched salted paper photograph, 17 x 14 1/4 in.

General note

See: Oversize folder 28


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