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Henry W. M. Meade with Sarah A. Meserole Meade

Henry W. M. Meade with Sarah A. Meserole Meade
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Meade Brothers Studio, active c. 1840 - c. 1869
Charles Richard Meade, Mar 1826 - 1858
Henry William Mathew Meade, 1822 - 27 Jan 1865
Henry William Mathew Meade, 1822 - 27 Jan 1865
Sarah A. Meserole Meade, 6 Mar 1831 - 3 Mar 1904
c. 1859
Sixth-plate daguerreotype
Image/Sight: 6.2 × 4.9 cm (2 7/16 × 1 15/16")
Mat: 7.5 × 6.4 cm (2 15/16 × 2 1/2")
Case open: 9.5 × 17.5 × 1.5 cm (3 3/4 × 6 7/8 × 9/16")
Case closed: 9.5 × 8.5 × 2.3 cm (3 3/4 × 3 3/8 × 7/8")
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie\Bowtie
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Henry William Mathew Meade: Male
Henry William Mathew Meade: Visual Arts\Artist\Photographer\Daguerreotypist
Sarah A. Meserole Meade: Female
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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Emerson Lyons
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A leading member of the first generation of American photographers, Henry Meade was only twenty when he and his brother Charles opened their original daguerreian gallery in Albany, New York, in 1842. After the Meade brothers launched their flagship American Daguerreotype Depot in New York City in 1850, it quickly joined the ranks of the nation’s premier daguerreian establishments.
In 1853 Henry Meade wed Sarah A. Meserole in New York City’s prestigious Trinity Church. The bride’s Huguenot ancestors had been among the first to settle what became known as the Greenpoint and Williamsburg communities in Brooklyn, New York.
Henry Meade, miembro destacado de la primera generación de fotógrafos estadounidenses, apenas tenía veinte años cuando abrió, junto con su hermano Charles, su primera galería de daguerrotipos en Albany, Nueva York, en 1842. En 1850, los hermanos Meade inauguraron su tienda insignia, American Daguerreotype Depot, en la Ciudad de Nueva York, que no tardó en convertirse en uno de los principales establecimientos de daguerrotipo del país.
En 1853, Henry Meade se casó con Sarah A. Meserole en la prestigiosa Iglesia de la Trinidad de la Ciudad de Nueva York. Los ancestros hugonotes de la novia habían sido de las primeras personas en asentarse en lo que más tarde se conocería como las comunidades de Greenpoint y Williamsburg en Brooklyn, Nueva York.
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