ORIGINAL CDV PHOTO by J. BLACK 1st SUCCESSFUL AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHER IN U.
BLACK (JAMES WALLACE BLACK) THE 1st SUCCESSFUL AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHER IN THE U. PHOTOGRAPHERS STAMP ON THE REVERSE. 1896, known professionally as J.
Black, was an early American photographer whose career was marked by experimentation and innovation. On October 13, 1860, two years after the French photographer. Nadar conducted his earliest experiments in balloon flight, Black made the first successful aerial photographs in the United States in collaboration with the balloon navigator Samuel Archer King on King's hot-air balloon, the Queen of the Air. He photographed Boston from a hot-air balloon at 1,200 feet (8 plates of glass negative; 10 1/16" x 7 15/16"). One good print resulted, which the photographer entitled Boston, as the Eagle and the Wild Goose See It.
This was the first clear aerial image of a city. Black's photograph of abolitionist John Brown in 1859.In March 1860, Black took a photograph of poet Walt Whitman when Whitman was in Boston to oversee the typesetting of his 1860 edition of Leaves of Grass. SHARP FOCUS AND VERY GOOD CONTRAST. THIS IS NOT A COPY OR REPRODUCTION.
OUTSIDE DIMENSIONS: W 2 3/8" x H 3 7/8". SIDE NOTE: THIS CDV WAS PART OF A PERIOD CDV ALBUM THAT CONTAINED A GROUP OF SPECIAL AGENTS OF THE U. TREASURY STATIONED IN PARIS FRANCE DURING THE CIVIL WAR TO KEEP AN EYE ON EXPORTS OF WINE AND CHAMPAGNE FROM PARIS. I BELIEVE THE SITTER IS ONE OF THE SPECIAL AGENTS LACKING IDENTIFICATION AS THE OTHERS DID. EXPORTS OF THE VINEYARDS WERE BEING UNDERVALUED BY THE EXPORTERS TO CUT U.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs". The seller is "topcat2001565758590" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada.