- Item 37148 - Benjamin Franklin Upton daguerreotype, ca. 1855
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- Item 37148
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Benjamin Franklin Upton made this daguerreotype of an unidentified man, ca. 1855.Show Details
Upton was a daguerreian and inventor who worked in Bath from 1855-1856 and was also listed as working in Chicago, Illinois; and St. Anthony, Minnesota.
In 1853 he received a patent for a mercury bath for daguerreotyping, and in 1854, a patent for an apparatus for polishing daguerreotype plates.