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Other: Chas. Weitfle 
Dates:  1836 - 1921
Born:  Germany
Active:  US
In the nineteenth century he took photographs on the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR). 
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Business locations 
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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