The Steven Lomazow Collection of American Periodicals

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Local ID: 1056

Estimated Value: $1,500

Title: Corsair
Category: Photography, Miscellany
Volume: 1
Issue: 1-52
Date: March 1839 – March 1840
Published in: New York, NY
A weekly miscellany with much foreign reprinted contents, edited by N. P. Willis and T. O. Porter, described by Greeley as ‘dashing and clever and frenchified’. The issue of April 13, 1839 has a lengthy article entitled “Pencil of Nature” which is the earliest reference to photography in an American periodical. It includes a letter of H. Fox Talbot describing his process, and also mentions Daguerre, but is chiefly devoted to a diatribe on how this process will ‘annihilate’ the practice of Art. Early description of Daguerre’s process appeared in “Franklin Journal” and “Democratic Review” in 1839 and “American Repertory” in February 1840.