that’s the spirit

The Spirit of Fact – Southworth and Hawes of Boston

Toronto.  Within a year of the January 1839 announcement of Daguerre’s process in Paris, the new way to create images was known world-wide. By the early 1840s every major city had a daguerreotype portrait studio.

Boston was no different. The works of Southworth and Hawes (S&H) were known through out America. In 1976, a high quality edition of their selected work (1943-1862) was reproduced by David R Godine of Boston and the IMP at George Eastman House (GEH) using the GEH (now known as George Eastman Museum) archive of originals from the S&H studios. Some years later a Dover reproduction was release but with half size images and less faithful reproduction to the originals.

A selection of quality images were also included in Grant Romer’s book “Young America“.

This Saturday, the Daguerreian Society feature an online lecture on S&H, “About a 1 hour conversation on Southworth and Hawes by Mike Robinson and Grant Romer drawing from the collection at The George Eastman House.

“The lecture will be on Saturday, June 27th at 1:30 PM EST. The $25 fee for the talk is fully tax deductible contribution to the Daguerreian Society.  On Saturday morning at 9am all participants will receive an email with the Zoom information including a passcode that we ask you not to share. You will receive a second reminder email at 1pm.

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