Detail from an E.H. Anthony Instantaneous View, 1860

Our belief is that the American photographers are going ahead of the English and French, as much in the collodion processes as they have in the daguerreotype. Messrs. Anthony’s Instantaneous Views are sharp everywhere and free from distortion. Mr. Wilson, after seeing them, says Anthony’s pictures are much quicker than mine, and I must get some sort of shutter to open and shut quickly.

Letter quoted in Anthony: An American Photographic Pioneer by William and Estelle Marder

1/2 of a Stereo View of the reception of the Japanese Embassy in New York, 1860, marketed by E.H. Anthony.