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Other: C. Bierstadt 
Other: Chas. Bierstadt 
Joint: Bierstadt Brothers 
Dates:  1819, 28 November - 1903
Born:  Germany, Solingen
Died:  US, NY, Niagara Falls
Active:  US
Charles Bierstadt and his brother were photographers and publishers in the nineteenth century America. 
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Business locations 
New Bedford, MA, US 
Niagara Falls, NY, US 
[6-9] *"Photographer", "Photographer & Publisher"; most early views were of New England & eastern US, made while he was with Bierstadt Bros.; later covered most of the US & world; made trip west 70, Middle East 73. Issued wide variety of topical series such as Grinnell, IA, cyclone, Johnstown Flood, CA, negs. prob. by other photogs.; fine Middle East Series on CMs; Niagara Falls; 87 pub. catalog which listed ~1000 views; sold early negs to E. & H.T. Anthony, later to Underwood & Underwood for whom he did production work using negs from himself & other people; later in career was primarily pub. & manager. B. Salingen, Germany 28, emigrated to New Bedford, MA 32, took up photog. in 50s, worked first with brothers Albert and Edward in MA, late 50s/early 60s; dissolved partnership in 67 & came to Niagara, spent rest of career there; retired 91, D. Niagara Falls 03. Won many awards for his photog. 
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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