Bradley & Rulofson arrived in Hawaii from San Francisco (February, 20, 1875) and took portraits of Hawaiian royalty and notables. In January 1877 there was an advertisement in the "Friend" for their "San Francisco Gallery".
[Contributed by Bruce T. Erickson]
Some of his negatives were printed by Wyland Stanley in the 1950s.
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San Francisco, CA, US
[6-8] *[Henry W. Bradley, William Herman
Rulofson] "Published by..."; "Gallery of
Photographic Art"; 429 Montgomery St.; important
early & prolific photogs. & publishers; issued
"Views of Geyser Springs", by Muybridge;
"Illustrations of the Pacific Coast", Alaska,
CA, NV, UT, OR; "Valley of the Yosemite";
"Central, Union and Southern Pacific R.R.s";
Modoc War and lava beds; coastal & mining
scenes; Chinese and Indians; circus & oddity
views, etc. They were both active daguerreans
in CA during 50s; in 63 formed partnership,
taking over the R.H. Vance portrait studio;
became one of San Francisco's most prestigious
galleries, lasting until about 89; advt. that
they employed the most skillful artists and that
they had the only elevator connected with a
photo. gallery in the world.
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)
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