New York: Sarony, 1860s. Original document. Half-length sepiatone portrait of Field, wearing jacket, vest, white dickey and collar, and bow tie, looking slightly to his right. Printed under the image is "Sarony, 680 Broadway." Written in light pencil on the verso is "C.W. Field" [not an authentic signature]. Very Good. Item #040337
Field (1819-1892) was born and died in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. His first business venture was in paper manufacturing where he made a small fortune. In 1854, he joined Samuel F.B. Morse and others in laying a 400-mile telegraph line. The next year, they formed the American Telegraph Company, laid the first trans-atlantic telegraph cable, &c. Field went home to a jubilant welcome in 1858, &c.