Samuel Masury

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Portrait of Masury by Winslow Homer, 1859

Samuel Masury (ca. 1818–1874) was a photographer in 19th-century Boston, Massachusetts. He trained with photographer John Plumbe around 1842.[1] In 1853-1855 he partnered with G.M. Silsbee as "Masury & Silsbee", daguerreotypists, on Washington Street.[2][3] Masury "traveled to Paris in 1855 to learn the glass negative process from the Bisson brothers, whose landscapes and architectural views were internationally celebrated."[1] By 1858 he ran his own studio in Boston, on Washington Street.[4] He presented work in the 1860 exhibition of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Samuel Masury: Early View from the Dell (2005.100.869)". Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art. May 2008. 
  2. ^ Boston Almanac. 1853.
  3. ^ Massachusetts register and United States calendar. 1855.
  4. ^ Boston Directory. 1858.
  5. ^ 9th exhibition of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, 1860.

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