About This Image

Print was made by H.H. Snelling, probably for the Photographic and Fine Art Journal, which ceased publication in 1859. Printed photographer credit has the spelling as Hugh O'Neal, but may be a mistake and might be O'Neil. Johnston was a colorist and painter for the Jessie Whitehurst studios in the late 1850s. He was also a performer and singer in the 1850s. Because his collection of images has a number of performers/actors in it, it is possible that some were acquaintances of Johnston's, whom he shared billings with. It is possible that he also practiced photography himself as an amateur and as an aid to his portrait and landscape work. The family originally lived in Cincinnati and then moved to Baltimore around 1855-56.

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John R. Johnston, Esq.
Hugh O'Neal (or O'Neil) John R. Johnston, Esq.

Price $400
Sale Price $280

Main Image

Ref.# 3360

Medium Salt print from wet plate negative

Mount on original printed mount

Photo Date 1850s  Print Date 1850s

Dimensions 7-3/4 x 6 in. (197 x 152 mm)

Photo Country United States (USA)

Photographer Country United States (USA)


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