Benjamin Franklin Upton daguerreotype, ca. 1855

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Benjamin Franklin Upton made this daguerreotype of an unidentified man, ca. 1855.

Upton was a daguerreian and inventor who worked in Bath from 1855-1856 and was also listed as working in Chicago, Illinois; and St. Anthony, Minnesota.

In 1853 he received a patent for a mercury bath for daguerreotyping, and in 1854, a patent for an apparatus for polishing daguerreotype plates.

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  • Title: Benjamin Franklin Upton daguerreotype, ca. 1855
  • Creator: Benjamin Franklin Upton
  • Creation Date: circa 1855
  • Subject Date: circa 1855
  • Location: Bath, Sagadahoc County, ME
  • Media: Daguerreotype
  • Local Code: 2007.224.025
  • Collection: Vickery-Shettleworth collection of early Maine photography
  • Object Type: Image

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