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Dates:  1819, 12 March - 1905
Born:  Switzerland, Obstalden
Died:  US, OR, Jacksonville
Active:  US
Early photographer of the American west and noted for taking the first photographs of Crater Lake in 1868. He took up new processes as they were introduced and his photographs include Daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, melainotypes, opalotypes, tintypes, stereoviews, carte de visite, cabinet cards, boudoir cards and larger albumen prints. 
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Jacksonville, OR, US 
Monterey, CA, US 
[5-8] *Prolific early worker; made ~200 stereo titles; ~20 of CA subjects such as Mt. Shasta and Crescent City region of Northern CA; rest of the views are of OR; mountains and coast, mining claims; pioneer settlements; Crater Lake. B. 19; Swiss immigrant; to Jacksonville in 52 and built first gallery 54; had traveling wagon called "the Pain"; D. 05. SEE Alan Miller, Photographer of a Frontier: The Photographs of Peter Britt, & Peter Palmquist, "The Stereographs of Peter Britt," STEREO WORLD 9 (2). 
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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Peter Britt. Collodion photographer, Jacksonville, Oregon 1852-1902 
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