Manhattan Folk Art Painting
Hand colored of Folk Art Painting by Manhattan Female Photographer
3 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches behind glass in full case
Marked 123 Bowery (Manhattan) lower right and Balch lower left
Balch, Eliza – Reportedly a daguerreian in Massachusetts and Vermont before being active in New York City, N.Y.. The widow of Leland Balch, she was listed in the New York City mercantile directory at 113 Bowery from 1854 to 1856. She was listed in 1856 and 1857 without an occupation, and was alternately listed from 1857 to 1860 as a photographer and daguerreian at 123 Bowery. She lived at the same address. Her two sons, Leland, Jr., and Eugene, were both listed as artists in New York City in 1860. Information corrected to November, 1997; © 1996, 1997 John S. Craig.