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McKay's Shipyard, East Boston

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The daguerreotype firm of Southworth and Hawes was noted for creating incisive character portraits of America's most prominent citizens. In an exceptional series of views taken at the shipyard of Daniel McKay, Southworth and Hawes presented a portrait of American enterprise. McKay's...

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Marks

L. l. plate maker mark: "Doublé/A. Gaudin". Spirit of Fact #10.

Provenance

Richard Parker, Jaffrey, NH; gift to MFA May 25, 1994.

Credit Line

Gift of Richard Parker in memory of Herman Parker

about 1855

Dimensions

Plate: 16.7 x 21.7 cm (6 9/16 x 8 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1994.124

Medium or Technique

Photograph, daguerreotype

Collections

Photography

Classifications

Photographs