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ID: 500055805
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500055805

 

Record Type: Person
Babbitt, Platt D. (American daguerreotypist, 1823-1879)

Note: Platt D. Babbitt, a daguerreotypist who controlled the lucrative pavilion area in front of Point View, later Prospect Point, on the American side of Niagara Falls, was renowned for his tenacious hold on this prime concession. When confronted by a formidable contender, "Mr. Babbitt and his forces would stand between the camera and the falls swinging large-sized umbrellas to and fro thus preventing [the other photographer] from getting a picture," wrote an observer. Another contemporary hailed his images as "some of the most beautiful views of the falls, and points of interest in this vicinity, that we have seen. As he resides here he has been on hand to take winter views never taken by any other artist. Mountains of ice, huge icicles, trees borne down with their icy burden, the foaming torrent, all and much more are presented with the exactness of reality." A colorful figure in the region's history, Babbitt photographed from the 1850s until the early 1870s.

Names:
Babbitt, Platt D. (preferred,V,index)
Platt D. Babbitt (V,display)
Babbitt, Platt Delascus (V)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
photographer
daguerreotypist

Gender: male

Events:
active:   1853-1870  Niagara Falls (Niagara county, New York state, United States) (inhabited place)

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Babbitt, Platt D. (I)

Biographies:
(American daguerreotypist, 1823-1879) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Active Niagara Falls, NY, U.S. 1853-1870, daguerreotypist) ..... [JPGM]
(American daguerreotypist, died 1879) ..... [VP]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Babbitt, Platt D. ........ [JPGM Preferred, VP Preferred]
...................................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
Babbitt, Platt Delascus ........ [VP]
...............................................  Personal Communication R. O. Titus, email 7 February 2011
Platt D. Babbitt ........ [VP]
.................................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)

Subject: ........ [JPGM, VP]
....................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
....................  Personal Communication R. O. Titus, email 7 February 2011
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Getty Museum, Authority file (2003-) accessed 9 June 2003
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