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HomeContents > People > Photographers > J.R. Mains

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Other: James Riley Mains 
Joint: Mains & Grant 
Joint: Mains & Shippy 
Joint: Mains & Von Hasseln 
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[8] [James Riley Mains] "Photographer"; B. ME, 33; early life unknown but in 65 was a photog. with Jacob Shew in San Francisco; ~67 joined with Charles A. Marston to establish the Excelsior Fine Art Gallery at 523 Kearny Street, San Francisco; had various other partnerships with: Johnson, Gibsonville, ~70, Von Hasseln, Comptonville, ~80, Shippy, Sucker Flat, 71, Rich, Marysville, 74, Clements, Oroville, 75-76, Martin Howe Grant, 70s; may have been involved with I.T. Coffin, etc. Views generally rare to scarce but fine & important. 
  
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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