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Calendars - 24 July 2020

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24 July 1915ThumbnailThe lake steamer Eastland rolls over in Chicago with the loss of 844 passengers and crew. 
 
  
William de Wiveleslie Abney (1843, 24 July - 1920, 2 December) was born - England, Derby. Writer of key 19th century photographic manuals. A member of the British Army's Royal Engineers, Abney founded a course of photographic instruction in 1871. In 1874 he was charged with directing the photographic observation of the transit of Venus More... 
  
Robert Janssen (1904, 24 July - 1989) was born - Germany, Cologne. Became interested in the 1930s and 1940s in microphotographs of plants. 
  
Alphonse Marie Mucha (1860, 24 July - 1939, 14 July) was born - Moravia, Ivancice. Artist noted for his work on ‘Art Nouveau‘ posters. He also photographed his models, often in the nude, and used the resulting images as figure studies for his graphic designs. 
  
James Waterhouse (1842, 24 July - 1922, 28 September) was born - England, London. Officer in the Royal Artillery. His albumen plates were used to illustrate James Fergusson, "Tree and Serpent Worship" (London: India Museum, W.H. Allen & Co., publishers to the India Office, 1873). 
  
Samuel Broadbent (1810 - 1880, 24 July) died - US, PA, Philadelphia. American Daguerreotypist. There is a detailed biography at Craig‘s Daguerreian Registry (www.daguerreotype.com). Samuel Broadbent (1810-1880) began his career as a portrait painter and miniaturist in Hartford, Connecticut while in More... 
  
NoŽl Marie Paymal Lerebours (1807, 15 February - 1873, 24 July) died - France, Neuilly. French optical instrument maker, photographer and publisher. Soon after the announcement of photography in 1839 he sent Daguerreotypists around the world to photograph the wonders of the globe. The resulting images were converted into engravings More... 
  
John Vanderpant (1884, 11 Jan - 1939, 24 July) died - Canada, Vancouver. Dutch-born photographer who influenced Canadian photography during the cross-over period between Pictorialism and Modernism in the 1920s and 30s. 
  
Adam Clark Vroman (1856, 15 April - 1916, 24 July) died. American photographer who took early studies of Native Americans and the California Missions. He opened a book and photographic supply store in Pasadena, California, that is still running.
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