|Other: Benjamin Franklin Howland |
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San Jose, CA, US
 [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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