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472.01   Improving content on US states
Daguerreotypes
472.02   Samuel A. Bemis: The White Mountains of New Hampshire
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472.03   Edward Bierstadt: Gems of American Scenery, consisting of Stereocopic Views among the White Mountains (1878)
472.04   Edwin Hale Lincoln: Wildflowers and orchids of the North-Eastern United States
This theme includes example sections and will be revised and added to as we proceed. Suggestions for additions, improvements and the correction of factual errors are always appreciated.
 
  
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472.01   North and Central America >  Improving content on US states 
  
We are seeking to extend the information and examples we can share on this American state.
  • The introduction of photography - The earliest known photographs of this state/territory and who was involved.
     
  • Documentary - Significant documentary, expedition or scientific studies - funded by government, industrial, religious groups or charities. Perhaps there have been studies of civil engineering projects, urban renewal and railroad construction. If you know where images can be obtained from let us know.
     
  • Regional photographic societies - Details on any societies and camera clubs that have been significant.
     
  • Publications - Local books, directories, journals and articles which you consider are significant in understanding this region. Particularly interested in early illustrated books, portfolios and albums. Images of the covers are useful.
     
  • Photographic studios - Both historic and contemporary studios along with photographs of them and any photography-related advertising .
     
  • Photographers - Listings and biographies of important local photographers and those who visited.
     
  • Anecdotes - Stories about local photographers, studios, collectors or perhaps the story behind a single photograph.
     
  • Collections - Contact details for collections that you know contain work that should be better known. Are there collections that you know which are at risk? If you own photography collections let us know (This will not be made public without your permission.)
     
  • Newspapers / magazines - Early examples where their use of photography was innovative or historically significant.
     
  • Photography in popular culture - Cartoons, tales, songs, poems, superstitions and stories.
     
  • Unusual - Is there anything unusual that you know about in the history of photography of this region?
     
  • Experts - Names of any specialists in the photo-history of this state. Have you written about this state and have something you would like to share? (This will not be made public without your permission and please include yourself if you feel it is appropriate.)
These points are indicative of topics that could be included on this page.
 
If you are able to assist in any way it is appreciated.
 
  
Daguerreotypes 
  
472.02   North and Central America >  Samuel A. Bemis: The White Mountains of New Hampshire 
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Boston dentist Samuel A. Bemis was an amateur daguerreotypist active from April 1840 through October 1843. His work is unusual as all extant images are "views" - scenic images - about half of which were taken in the White Mountains in New Hampshire, USA.[1] 
  
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472.03   North and Central America >  Edward Bierstadt: Gems of American Scenery, consisting of Stereocopic Views among the White Mountains (1878) 
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Edward Bierstadt (1824-1906) was an engraver and photographer of landscapes and portraits and the brother of the painter Albert Bierstadt. on 17 November 1875 Edward Bierstadt filed a US Patent for Improvement in stereoscopes which was granted on 21 March 1876. The patent was for a method of adding stereoviews into books with eyeglasses built in to allow for their viewing.[2] His book Gems of American Scenery, consisting of Stereocopic Views among the White Mountains, [1878][3] included stereoviews of the White Mountains in New Hampshire, an area that had been photographed by dentist, and amateur daguerreotypist, Samuel A. Bemis in the early 1840s. 
  
472.04   North and Central America >  Edwin Hale Lincoln: Wildflowers and orchids of the North-Eastern United States 
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Edwin Hale Lincoln (1848-1938[4] is remembered for his studies of shipping and yachts, summer cottages[5] and the estates of New England but it is his monumental works on wildflowers and orchids that stand out. He never owned a car but walked the countryside bringing home plants that he photographed in a studio in his basement. This intensive research led to two major publications, the eight volume Wild Flowers of New England (1910-1914)[6] and the two volume Orchids of the North Eastern United States, Photographed from Nature (1931).[7] 
  

Footnotes 
  
  1. Λ Thanks to Robert W. Bermudes, Jr. for his assistance on Samuel A. Bemis. 
      
  2. Λ Edward Bierstadt, Improvement in stereoscopes (US Patent: US174893 A, filed: 17 Nov 1875, published: 21 Mar 1876) 
      
  3. Λ Edward Bierstadt, [1878], Gems of American Scenery, consisting of Stereocopic Views among the White Mountains. With descriptive text. Illustrations by the Artotype Process, (New York: Harroun & Bierstadt) 
      
  4. Λ Edwin Hale Lincoln had been a drummer boy during the American Civil War and his diary has been published - Edwin Hale Lincoln, Karl Marty & Lee C. Drickamer, 2006, Drummer boy: The Civil War diary of Edwin Hale Lincoln, (Raleigh, NC: Ivy House Pub. Group) 
      
  5. Λ For the summer cottages photographed by Edwin Hale Lincoln - Edwin Hale Lincoln; Walter Hilton Scott & Donald Thomas Oakes, 1981, A pride of palaces: Lenox summer cottages, 1883-1933 - sixty photographs, (Lenox Library Association) 
      
  6. Λ Edwin Hale Lincoln, 1910-1914, Wild Flowers of New England, (Pittsfield, Massachusetts) 
      
  7. Λ Edwin Hale Lincoln, 1931, Orchids of the North Eastern United States, Photographed from Nature, (Pittsfield, Massachusetts: published by the author). Two volumes. In the Forword it says "One life-size print on platinum paper of every orchid known to grow in the United States east of the Mississippi river and north of the parallel of Washington." 
      

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Readings on, or by, individual photographers 
  
Edward Bierstadt 
  
Bierstadt, Edward, 1878, Gems of American Scenery, consisting of Stereocopic Views among the White Mountains, (New York: Harroun & Bierstadt) [Δ
  
Edwin Hale Lincoln 
  
Lincoln, Edwin Hale, 1910-1914, Wild Flowers of New England, (Pittsfield, Massachusetts) [8 volumes] [Δ
  
Lincoln, Edwin Hale, 1931, Orchids of the North Eastern United States, Photographed from Nature, (Pittsfield, Massachusetts: published by the author) [2 volumes. "One life-size print on platinum paper of every orchid known to grow in the United States east of the Mississippi river and north of the parallel of Washington." -Foreword.] [Δ
  
Lincoln, Edwin Hale & Dimock, George, 1981, A persistence of vision: Photographs by Edwin Hale Lincoln, (Lenox Library Association / Berkshire Museum) [Δ
  
Lincoln, Edwin Hale & Hankin, Lisa Bush, 2002, "No record so true": The Wildflower Photographs of Edwin Hale Lincoln, 1848-1938, (Richard York Gallery) [Exhibition catalogue, September 19-October 26, 2002] [Δ
  
 
  
If you feel this list is missing a significant book or article please let me know - Alan - alan@luminous-lint.com 
  

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