Art/ Collection/ Art Object

[Bank Note, West Stockbridge, Massachusetts]

Artist:
Anson Clark (American, active 1850s)
Date:
1850s
Medium:
Daguerreotype
Dimensions:
8.9 x 19.1 cm (3 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. )
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, by exchange, 1998
Accession Number:
1998.47
Not on view
Clark was a marble cutter, a melodeon maker, and one of the earliest daguerreotypists in western Massachusetts. By 1843 he had become interested in counterfeiting paper currency by daguerreotyping banknotes and then engraving the daguerreotype plates to print new bills.
James C. Moore (donor of the Clark collection to the Stockbridge Library Association); Stockbridge Library Association; [Massachusetts antiques dealer]; John S. Craig

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Beyond the Edges: An Insider's Look at Early Photographs," October 9, 1998–February 14, 1999.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Johnson Gallery, Selections from the Collection 29," May 21, 2001–September 23, 2001.

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