Three views of three musicians




Robert H. Vance, [Three Musicians, San Francisco], ca. 1854 (2010.123.3)

Robert H. Vance was born in Maine in 1824 and died in 1876. After learning about daguerreotypes in Boston, Vance traveled extensively, including a significant stay in Chile. He became a California-based daguerreian by 1851. From about 1850 to 1861 he was working in San Francisco. “…in 1854, he was listed in San Francisco as a daguerreian, at the corner of Kearny and Commercial Streets, second floor. In September, he opened new and lavish daguerreian rooms at the corner of Montgomery and Sacramento Streets. He reportedly had twelve operating rooms.” Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.


Robert H. Vance, [Three Musicians, San Francisco], ca. 1854 (2010.123.3)

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