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Comprehensive collection of letters to photographer Charles D. Fredricks who photographed South America in the 1840s and introduced cartes-de-visite to the United States in 1859 ? he had studios in New York, Paris, and Havana
Various, 1849-1882 An exceptional unique collection, well over 100 letters with over 250 pages, the papers of photographer Charles D. Fredricks, proprietor of Fredricks Photographic Temple of Art, the largest and most stylish photographic gallery in New York City. From 1844-1853, Fredricks had travelled throughout South America taking photographs. The CollectionAugust Claussen. In 1851, Charles D. Fredricks began thinking of opening a studio in Havana, Cuba, and wrote to August Claussen in Havana. On April 7, 1851, Claussen replied to Fredricks, in care of Wall Street bankers Cammann & Whitehouse who would know where to forward his letter. Claussen?s letter concerns the possibility of Fredricks opening a ?Daguerreotype establishment? in Havana. In part, ?You wish to have my opinion in regard to the prospects this place holds out to be a ?tip top? Daguerreotype establishment ?" conduced by able hands ?" than those that are now here. As far as I can learn one or two of these
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