1839 Address Unknown, [Southwick, Massachusetts.]
July or August, 1839. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography. (New York, New York). James T. White & Co. 1893, Vol. III, P. 311. Amasa Holcolmbe…He constructed the first instrument and took the first Daguerrean portrait ever taken in this country, in July or August, 1839 with an instrument he had made for a New York order…
From: Wikipedia; Amasa Holcomb was an American farmer, surveyor, civil engineer, businessman, and manufacturer of surveying instruments and telescopes.Born:June 18, 1787, Southwick, Massachusetts. Died: 1875, Southwick, Massachusetts.
Amasa Holcolmb is not recorded in other photographic directories. This claim has not been collaborated or verified with additional sources. Variant spelling Amasa Holcolmbe.