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Other: Benjamin Franklin Howland 
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[7] [Benjamin Franklin Howland] "Photographer". Important but mostly unknown; B. New Bedford, MA, 3/1/28; sea captain, came to CA in 51 to join gold rush, returned to New Bedford by 54; came west again and in 56 ran a store in Jacksonville, OR and operated a pack train between there & Crescent City, CA; again went east where he learned photography; 65 he was active in San Francisco as Howland & Vasconcelles; became Howland & Peters ~69 (John Henry Peterson, shortened to J.H. Peters) which continued until 77; opened gallery in San Jose; 82-84 was employed by Bradley & Rulofson; 86 opened his own gallery in Napa; 88 moved to Oakland; D. 8/6/00 in Oakland. SEE Jean Rosenbloom, "American Photographic Roots, Taber and Howland," The Photographist, Summer 1978 & Winter 1979. Issued scarce area views at most places he was active. 
  
T.K. Treadwell & William C. Darrah (Compiled by), Wolfgang, Sell (Updated by), 11/28/2003, Photographers of the United States of America, (National Stereoscopic Association)
Credit: National Stereoscopic Association with corrections and additions by Alan Griffiths and others.
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