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White Sulphur Springs: Daguerreotype of the Greenbrier Resort by James Ball, 1845

James Ball. Daguerreotype of the Greenbrier Resort, 1845, Accession #11531, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library.

This is probably one of the first daguerreotypes made by James Ball who was an African-American photographer. He learned his trade in White Sulphur Springs. He operated studios in Cincinnati; Pittsburgh; Richmond; Minneapolis; Helena, Montana; and Seattle.

For more on James Ball see the African American Registry.

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