Wednesday, March 25, 2009

70 K for this


Which does not make a lot of sense since you are seeing it here for free.

The image shows a farmhouse sitting at the top of a rise while Broadway, then an unpaved track, runs below. This was the Upper West Side back in 1848. This recently discovered half-plate daguerreotype, which is believed to be the oldest image of NYC in existence is expected to sell for $50,000 to $70,000, next week.

However the most surprising discovery within the image was not discovered until after the image was digitized. If you zoom the image to maximum you can almost make out a male figure standing next to the farmhouse who resembles one of New York City’s earliest entertainers.



JAWL

Reference: Telegraph UK here.

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