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      Greg French Early Photographyspecializing in nineteenth - century photographs
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U.S.S. CONSTELLATION (DISRUPTED SLAVE TRADE), BALTIMORE

This was taken during the 2012 Daguerreian Society Symposium in Baltimore, Maryland.

"Constellation is the last sail-only warship designed and built by the Navy. Despite being a single-gundeck 'sloop,' she is actually larger than her frigate namesake, and more powerfully armed with fewer but much more potent shell-firing guns. From 1855–1858 Constellation performed largely diplomatic duties as part of the U.S. Mediterranean Squadron. She was flagship of the African Squadron from 1859–1861. In this period she took part in African Slave Trade Patrol operations to disrupt the Atlantic slave trade. The ship interdicted three slave ships and released the imprisoned Africans." (source: Wikipedia)

Mike Robinson’s work is in the collections of The George Eastman House (Rochester, NY), Portrait Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), Nelson Atkins Museum of Fine Art (Kansas City) and the Snite Museum of Art (Notre Dame), as well as many others. He has also delivered some groundbreaking lectures on Southworth & Hawes, arguably the finest daguerreotype firm. He is the leading authority on the layout of their studio, as well as restorative work on some of their damaged plates. He teaches alternative processes in Toronto.

HALF PLATE CONTEMPORARY DAGUERREOTYPE BY MIKE ROBINSON
$1700. USD

U.S.S. CONSTELLATION
SIZE
Half plate.
HOUSING
Modern passe-partout frame.
CONDITION & APPEARANCE
Excellent. Technically, as good as it gets by a modern master.

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