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[Unidentified Woman]
Date: ca. 1841
Artist and Related People:
Dimensions: Overall: 3 3/4 x 3 3/8 in. (9.5 x 8.6 cm) Image: 2 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. (7 x 6.4 cm)
Medium: Sixth-plate daguerreotype
Credit Line: Gift of Peter Norton Family Foundation, 2000
Description: Manufacturer of daguerreian cameras and philosophical instruments, and daguerreian, Boston, Mass., 1840-1857. Although not listed in the city directory in 1840-1841, one source located him with a daguerreian gallery at 123 Washington Street. He reportedly sold the gallery to Henry I. Abel in September, 1841. In the same month, A.E. Emerson advertised at the same address; he used the same ad Huddleston had used, but listed himself as proprietor. Huddleston apparently manufactured a camera for John Plumbe, Jr. From 1840 to 1857 the city directories listed Huddleston as a barometer and thermometer maker, first at 185 Washington Street, and later at 96 Washington Street. (
Accession Number: 800.2000