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Names:
Other: O.W. Holmes 
Dates:  1809 - 1894
Active:  US
 
  
American writer and collector of photography. In an article in the Atlantic Monthly in 1859 he made first use of the term ‘stereograph‘. 
  
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Boston, MA, US 
  
[5-8] [Oliver Wendell Holmes] Promoted the stereograph as an educational tool and designed an inexpensive stereograph viewer; collected stereo cards; learned photog. from James Wallace Black, but was not a professional photog. B. 09, D. 94. 
  
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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[Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1809-94] 
1860 (ca)
 
  
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• Lenman, Robin (ed.) 2005 The Oxford Companion to the Photograph (Oxford: Oxford University Press)  [Includes a short biography on Oliver Wendell Holmes.] 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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