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|Dates: ||1836 - 1921|
In the nineteenth century he took photographs on the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR).
|Stereographs project |
Denver, CO, US
Central City, CO, US
Newark, NJ, US
Dover, NJ, US
[7-8] "Photographed & Published Stereoscopic Views", "500 different"; views listed under ~15 groups, mostly fine coverage of
CO, some of UT; some group examples:
"Stereoscopic Views on Line of Union Pacific
R.R.", "Stereoscopic Views of Colorado Scenery",
"Views of Colorado Central R.R. from Black Hawk
to Central City". Made many of his own images &
also bought negs. from Collier, Thurlow,
Chamberlain & Hawkins; also made SI formats;
awarded Colorado Industrial Assn. medal 78 for
best assortment of views. B. Germany 36,
emigrated ~49; by 54 was making ambrotypes;
visited Brazil 56; had gallery in Washington,
DC, 60; until end of civil war operated a branch
gallery with the 6th Army Corps; worked in
Newark & Dover, NJ late 60s/early 70s; moved to
Central City, CO 78 & bought Joseph Collier's
photog. business; moved to Denver & acquired
Duhem Bros. gallery there, ~80-81; had branch
studio in Cheyenne, WY. Fire at studio, 83
caused him to lose 1,000+ negs.; became inactive
~84. SEE STEREO WORLD, "Charles Weitfle,
Colorado Entrepreneur" by Thomas Waldsmith, Vol.
5, No. 4.
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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