|Dates: ||1822 - ?|
|Active: ||Great Britain / Canada|
What little is known of Dr. Anderson suggests that he was an unusually adventurous calotypist. Irish by birth, he received his medical training in Edinburgh and entered the service of the East India Company. For unknown reasons, probably medical, he was furloughed in 1848, traveling to Canada three years later. Anderson took the first known calotypes of Niagara Falls, prints of which are preserved in St. Andrews and in New South Wales, where he retired.
Roger Taylor & Larry J. Schaaf Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007)
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Date last updated: 4 Nov 2012.
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