The Abner Peeler Historic Typewriter Collection, including the Peeler Typewriter, the Abner Peeler 1866 Typewriter Patent, the First Letter sent thru the U.S. mails from Washington D.C., the First Airbrushed Picture, and the First Airbrushed Frame.
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The Very First Picture Painted with an Airbrush
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“I invented the Air Brush in the year 1878, and have the first picture ever made with an air brush, which was made a month after it’s invention"
(Abner Peeler. Fort Dodge Chronicle, 1893)
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Carte de Visite Taken at either 23 or 24 years of age

Carte de Visite Taken at either 23 or 24 years of age
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The reverse of the Carte de Visite.
Leisering's Photography Studio is recorded to be open only from 1859 to 1860,
making Abner Peeler either 23 or 24 years old in this photo.
He was inventing the "Sliding typewriter" during this time.
In 1878 he had this photo enlarged, and then painted the first airbrushed picture.

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