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W. & F. Langenheim
Frederick Langenheim (1809-1879)
7 5/8 x 5 7/8 ins
Cornell University Library
On loan from the Stephan and Beth Loewentheil Family Photographic Collection.
Curational comment from "Dawn's Early Light: The First 50 Years of American Photography", October 20, 2011 - May 4, 2012, Hirshland Exhibition Gallery in Carl A. Kroch Library, Cornell University
This rare portrait of Frederick Langenheim (1809-1879) bears ink annotations, "Talbotype, W. & F. Langenheim, Phila., Mar. 5, 1849. No. 235." The Langenheim brothers, who were among the first successful commercial photographers in the United States, pioneered several photographic advancements.