Statue of Liberty at Night

PhotographerSeneca Ray Stoddard

CountryUnited States

MediumPhotogravure: Text

JournalSun & Shade 1890

AtelierN.Y. Photogravure Company (New York City)


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Flashlight photograph, Harbors, Night, Statuary, Supports


Image Dimensions: 18.5 x 12.0 cm (September, 1890: whole #25)
Support Dimensions: Detail: 35.2 cm x 27.6 cm (cropped to plate margins)

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The index to issue #25 includes this technical description of this photograph copyrighted in 1889 by Stoddard:


Mr. Stoddard employed five cameras on this occasion, stationing them on the Steamboat Pier. A wire was stretched from the torch of the Statue to the mast of a vessel a considerable distance away. Placed on this wire, controlled by a pulley, was a cup containing one and one-half pounds of flash powder; an electric wire was connected with it, and at a given signal the current turned on, by the electrician in charge of the torch, the flash exploded and the exposure made.” 

Statue of Liberty at Night