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|Dates: ||1819, 12 March - 1905|
|Born: ||Switzerland, Obstalden|
|Died: ||US, OR, Jacksonville|
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.
|Stereographs project |
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
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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