Posted 6 years ago
This is a RARE 1865 view depicting early Wheeling, West Virginia photographer John Brown in a studio shot with his cameras.
Image is an early thin mount stereoview and was photographed by William Myles, also of Wheeling. I purchased this with several other Myles stereoviews. Most of the images with the same backdrop are marked with period ink or pencil notations of Myles. A few also carry the 1865 date.
This example has the name of the subject-- "John Brown, artists". Artist was a common 19th century reference to photographers.
ANY HELP with an identification of the cameras is greatly appreciated.
Reproduction of these images in any form is not authorized-- don't copy!