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Other: G. Ben Wittick 
Other: G.B. Wittick 
Other: George B. Wittick 
Other: George Ben Wittick 
Other: George Benjamin Wittick 
Joint: Wittick & Bliss 
Joint: Wittick & Burge 
Joint: Wittick & Russell 
Dates:  1845 - 1903
Born:  US, PA, Huntingdon
Died:  US
Active:  US
Noted for his photographs of Native Americans. After the American Civil War he had a photographic studio in Moline, Illinois. He later took photographs for a railroad company in New Mexico and ran studios there with his last studio at Fort Wingate (NM).
There is a certain amount of confusion between some of his prints and those of A. Frank Randall and so attribution at times can be difficult. 
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Business locations 
Moline, IL, US 
Rock Island, IL, US 
Santa Fe, NM, US 
Gallup, NM, US 
Fort Wingate, NM, US 
Albuquerque, NM, US 
[7-0] *[George Benjamin Wittick; sometimes seen as G.B., G. Ben, George B.] "Photographer"; "Views of Buildings & Residences a Specialty"; "Views in New Mexico, Arizona & Mexico", many pub. by Wittick & Russell, Albuquerque, NM, 82-85. Important and wide-ranging worker; operated studio in Moline in late 70s; moved to Santa Fe ~78-79; to Albuquerque 81-82; at some periods also worked with his son Thomas; operated studio in Gallup until 00, which he sold to Imperial Photograph Gallery. Worked in or visited KS locations; in partnership with Russell, 80-84 who ran studio while Wittick travelled; also in partnerships with W.P. Bliss (briefly) in Santa Fe 80s, J.C. Burge in AZ 80s, R.W. Russell in Albuquerque, NM 70s-80s, and Wolcott at different times; in several locs. pub. varied loc. views under a variety of addresses, city scy., mining, Indians, brewery, rural scy., hunting, etc.; made lantern slides also. B. Huntington, PA 45, D. Ft. Wingate 03. SEE "Ben Wittick, Pioneer Photographer of the Southwest", by Richard Van Valkenburgh, Arizona Highways Vol. XVIII, No. 8. 
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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