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HomeContents > People > Photographers > O.W. Watson

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Other: Orrin William Watson 
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Spokane, WA, US 
Portland, OR, US 
 
  
[9-0] [Orrin William Watson] "Publisher"; "Fine Stereoscopic Views"; active in western states [WA, OR, CA, ID, MT, WY, UT]; operated as Watson Fine Art Co. in Portland & Spokane 80s-90s, produced ~900 views on gray curved mts. but most are scarce; issued some images also as postcards either stereo or SI; made extensive WA & OR scy., ~50 Yellowstone, several of ID; mostly emphasized outdoors; rivers, bridges, parks, farm scenes, flood, river steamers, but also activities such as Christian Endeavor mtg. in Seattle, Chinese New Year in CA, Alasta-Yukon expo. One of the last small, independent stereo producers. B. upstate NY 73, went to midwest 00, attended Univ. of SD, to WA about 00 in mining, got into photog. & came to Spokane 03; in 05 covered the Lewis & Clark expo in Portland in stereo. Continued work in OR & CA, eastern WA & ID in 06-09, made ~40 of Yosemite. Was western agent for Am. Stereoscopic Co. of NYC & sold views from many companies. Gave up photog. 13, built boats, D. 23. Listed in Portland 90, Spokane 90s-08. SEE article by Norman Thorpe, STEREO WORLD, Vol. 24, #1. 
  
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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