Portraits and Photography Online Auction

October 22, 2009

LOT 98

Lot 98

Attributed to Platts Bibbit (1822-1872)

Attributed to Platts Bibbit (1822-1872)
Lot 98 Details
Attributed to Platts Bibbit (1822-1872), American


Full plate ambro-type, matted in the oval and set in original full plate, tooled leather case(spine detached)
Plate 8" x 6" — 20.3 x 15.2 cm.

Estimate $3,000-$3,500

Realised: $1,800
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


The coach driver is an African American, very rare for Niagara views at this time.

American photographer Platts Bibbit was taking photographs on the Canadian side of the Falls during the 1860’s.


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LOT 98

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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