US Capitol by CM Bell
Outimage1.¬†C.M. Bell, Washington, DC.¬†Huge hard-card image of the US Capitol. Charles Milton Bell (circa 1849-1893) was the youngest member of a family of photographers that operated a studio in Washington, DC, from around 1860-1874. Charles Milton Bell established his own studio on Pennsylvania Avenue in 1873 and it rapidly became one of the leading photography studios in the city. Bell developed the patronage of Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden, who sent American Indian visitors to the studio to have their portraits made. Bell also made photographs of Indians for the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of American Ethnology. This ‘imperial” mount hard card image with all edges gilt measures 10.5″ x 17.” VG. $150