|Dates: ||1844 - 1894|
|Active: ||Canada / US|
Canadian photographer best known for the over 800 early negatives he did at Niagara Falls including some mammoth plate views.
|Stereographs project |
Niagara Falls, NY, US
London, Ontario, Canada
[5-9] *"Photographer"; 11 Main St.; "View Manufactory & Photographic Rooms", estab. 70; "Imperial Stereograph by..."; Issued several
series: "Gems of Instantaneous Photography";
"American, Foreign, Genre. & Comic"; "...'s Stereoscopic Gems of American Scenery",
"American Scenery-Niagara Falls"; "Disfigured
Banks" series, views of Niagara Falls; major
photog. & publisher; issued 600+ common views,
earlier primarily fine ones of Niagara & Ontario
area, on paper & glass; pirated or bought views
of other areas such as FL, CA, CO during last 2
decades; series of ~20 on 89 Johnstown flood;
Oil Creek Disaster, Louisville Cyclone,
Columbian Expo., comedy views, some views CR by
R.Y. Young; negs. purchased by U&U after his D.
in 94. B. London, Ont. Can., 44; learned
photog. from James Egan there, ~57; in 62 set up
studio in London; moved in 63 to Niagara; worked
for Babbitt there before going into business for
himself ~65; said to have made first paper
stereos of falls area. Awarded 11 1st prize
medals over the years, U.S. & foreign. APB
(1888), p. 488.
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)
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