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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Elias A. Bonine

Other: E.A. Bonine 
Dates:  1843 - 1916
Born:  US, PA, Lancaster
Active:  US
Active in Yuma (AZ) and moved to California in 1876 and worked in Pasadena and Los Angeles - he traveled widely. Take care not to confuse with his cousin Robert K. Bonine. 
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Business locations 
Altoona, PA, US 
Hollidaysburg, PA, US 
Yuma, AZ, US 
Pasadena, CA, US 
Jacksonville, FL, US 
[6-8] *[Elias A. Bonine] "Photo."; "Tent Photographer"; rare [2] PA series, "Views Among the Alleghenies" on yellow/yellow SCMs, prob. from late 60s; scarce "Views in the Sunny South" series, mostly FL, 74; "Stereoscopic Views", rare of CA, scarce of AZ in 80s; Indians, Yuma, Ehrenberg, and vicinity, Pinal county; Lake County views are among only a handful known for area during 70's; all reported are of farms, vineyards, orchards; also made CDV/cab. photos. In PA first, to FL 74; to CA 76; based in Pasadena, CA where he had a citrus farm; traveled extensively using a photo van; active Lake County, summer 78; Mendocino 79, Yuma, 81, 85; photo activity slowed in 80s, spent most of later career in Pasadena; details of relationship with R.K. Bonine unclear; R.K. pub. many of the same views of CA, FL as did E.A.; A.F., R.K., and E.A. Bonine were brothers. B. 43, Newcastle, PA; D. Pasadena, CA 16. SEE Ronna H. Berezin, ELIAS A. BONINE, UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE WEST, Pasadena, CA Historical Soc., 1982. 
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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