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      Greg French Early Photographyspecializing in nineteenth - century photographs
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ALONZO UPHAM ESTABLISHMENT

That's presumably Alonzo Upham in the wagon pulled by horse, and according to convention, that's probably his assistant standing cheerfully to the left. One thing is for sure: the sign reads "ALONZO UPHAM."

My first thought was of Upham's Corner in the Dorchester section of Boston. Although there was an Alonzo Upham in the family and involved in running the family business, he wasn't the principle. Look to Wikipedia and there's another Alonzo Upham listed. That Alonzo Upham (born 1811) was a carriage maker, and later a manufacturer of railroad cars. Perhaps it's another Alonzo Upham altogether.

AMBROTYPE
$600. USD

ALONZO UPHAM ESTABLISHMENT
SIZE
Sixth plate.
HOUSING
Brown thermoplastic case with a bit of discoloration on front and back. Worn but good velvet pad, and a clasp that works. No nicks.
CONDITION
Brown spots all over, most noticeably by the windows and doorway. Small scratch on foreground. Tiny light spot on driver’s (presumably Alonzo Upham) face.
APPEARANCE
Classic occupational. Wonderful composition. The photographer made sure the horse and wagon didn’t obscure the store or sign. Very good contrast. Image pops!

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