Old dag of UWS NYC up for auction

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  1. Terence

    Terence Member

    Mar 9, 2005
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    Posted: Tuesday, 24 March 2009 9:00AM

    1848 Photograph of Manhattan Home to Be Sold

    NEW YORK (AP) -- An 1848 photograph of a stately Manhattan home is going on the auction block. It's believed to be one of the earliest photographic views of New York City.

    The half-plate daguerreotype shows the hilltop house with a vast green lawn on what is now Manhattan's Upper West Side. The date and location were on a note tucked behind the daguerreotype.

    It's expected to go for $50,000 to $70,000 at Sotheby's on Monday.

    New York City daguerreotypes are rare. All of the others from the 1840s and 1850s show Lower Manhattan.

    A street shown in front of the house is believed to be the old Bloomingdale Road. Early city directories refer to it as a continuation of Broadway.