|Born: Charles Leander Weed |
|Dates: ||1824 - 1903|
|Born: ||US, NY|
American landscape photographer - he took the first known photographs of Yosemite in 1859.
With his brothers (J.A. and F.M. Weed) he was in Honolulu for nine months in 1865 and made carte de visites and mammoth plates. He left for Hong Kong (Dec 9, 1865) and sold his negatives to Henry Chase.
[Hawaii material contributed by Bruce T. Erickson]
|Stereographs project |
Sacramento, CA, US
Yosemite, CA, US
San Francisco, CA, US
[5-7] *[Charles Leander Weed] "Photographer" B. 24; moved from NY to Sacramento and started as dag. operator, 54; partner in R.H. Vance's
Gallery, Sacramento, 58; worked for Lawrence &
Houseworth, 64; active Sacramento, Yosemite and
San Francisco 54-70; D. 03. Issued wide range
of images, many pub. by other firms:
"Sacramento During the Flood of 1862", ~30 views
pub. by Lawrence & Houseworth; first to make
stereos of Yosemite, 59, pub. by Anthony, 60;
~78 made other views of CA; did important views
of S.F., 59-60; took views of HI, Japan,
Singapore, etc. pub. by Houseworth.
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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