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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Joseph L. Bates

Dates:  1806/1807 - 1886
Active:  US
 
  
 
  
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Boston, MA, US 
  
[5-8] *"Publisher and Seller"; "Photographic Apparatus & Supplies, Stereopticons & Views"; "Stereoscopic Pictures of every description and price may be purchased at wholesale and retail..."; 13 Bromfield Street early, 129 Washington St. later. Early major publisher/dealer, unclear whether he actually took views but it seems unlikely. Issued many hundred views, broad coverage, many B/Ls; genre, natural history, scenery of New England, Niagara, Canada, heavy on Boston and vicinity; many sets including "Boston & Vicinity", (43) "Miscellaneous", "Rogers Statues"; issued some Kilburn catalogs and wholesaled his views; sometimes used blind-stamp. Sometimes used boxes for sets; example exists in SPNEA. Improved & promoted Holmes stereoscope. Listed 70-72 & 74-85 in Boston but was prob. active in 60s if not earlier. 
  
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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