St. Johnsbury, Vermont, Salt Print Featuring Horse-Drawn Wagons on Main Street, 1845
Salted paper photograph, 7.5 x 6 in., mounted, matted, and framed, 16 x 13 in. An early, outdoor view of Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT, ca 1845, as indicated in ink inscriptions on mount recto and verso. Several horse-drawn wagons can be seen parked outside the local businesses, with many signs visible, including Cheney & Co.'s New York & Boston Express Office, a Hat, Cap & Fur Store, and a SOD store, among others. A Foot Bridge over gully is identified along the left edge of the photograph. Although lacking a studio mark, it has been suggested that the photographer was most likely F.B. Gage, an early Vermont daguerreotype and melainotype artist.
Very good, some soiling of the mat and minor foxing on the image. Not examined outside of frame.