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April Day 1: Minnesota Art and History

Wed, Apr 27, 2022 11:00AM EDT
Lot 41

Benjamin Upton First Frame House Photograph

Estimate: $200 - $400

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Benjamin Upton (American, 1818-1910). Cabinet card photograph depicting the first frame house in St. Anthony, Minnesota. Titled "First Frame House in St. Anthony, Erected by R.P. Russell, 1847, of the first lumber sawed in St. Anthony." Inscribed "Main Street, 1857" and "Opposite western end of Nicollet Island. Facing River." Numbered "8" in pen along the upper right corner of the mat. Stamped along the verso "Published by E. A. Bromley, Minneapolis, from the original Upton negatives." and "Hill Reference Library St. Paul" along with a library catalog number in pencil.

Provenance: Collection of the James J. Hill Reference Library.

Certain individuals are prohibited by law to purchase items in this auction. Descendants of James J. Hill within three generations (Great Grandchildren and closer) are not allowed to purchase items. Additionally, board members of the foundation and their families (spouses, children, spouses of children, grandchildren) are also prohibited from purchasing items.

Unframed; Height: 6 in x width: 8 1/4 in. Matted; Height: 10 in x width: 12 in. Please contact us for a detailed condition report. Please note that the lack of a condition statement does not imply perfect condition. Email condition@revereauctions.com with any condition questions.