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Lot 3184
Cased Daguerreotype Photo of the Colonial Sexton Mansion on Warehouse Point in East Windsor, now 99 Main St., built circa 1810, this image taken circa 1845, from the vantage of the road, surrounded by picket fences, with several figures at the right on the skyline (probably Bezaleel, Elizabeth and son Thomas Sexton). In the original leather case, weak hinge, the image speckled and haloed but still very clear.
Handwritten note inside reads: "This house was built by Uncle Chapman where Aunt Lydia went as a bride, from where I was married in 1874 ann (sic) where Will was born in 1875. Mary Lord Sexton, 1903".
Bezaleel Sexton (1811-1891) was President of the East Windsor Woolen Company, his house remains today at 99 Main Street. Their only survivng child (of four) was Thomas Bezaleel Sexton (1839-1917), Trinity College Class of 1860, later owned a ranch in Sonora, Mexico.

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RARE HALF-PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE OF EAST WINDSOR, CT.

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51 Atlantic Highway
Thomaston, ME 04861
United States
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