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HomeContents > People > Photographers > E.O. Beaman

Born: Elias Olcott Beaman 
Dates:  1837 - 1876
Active:  US
American photographer active in the 1870s. 
Stereographs project 
Business locations 
New York City, NY, US 
Philadelphia, PA, US 
Salt Lake City, UT, US 
[7] *"Photographer"; "76 Centennial Exposition of Philadelphia", issued uncommon Phila. scy.; made unauth. views of Cent. Expo.; photog. for Powell Survey, series of 59 with B/L pub. by Haworth & McCollin, Phila. & by Powell Survey and Anthony; quit the survey and continued photographing Grand Canyon, Hopi Mesas; scy., animals, Indians. Also issued a rare group of "Scenes on the Upper Hudson and the Adirondack Mountains", with B/L of 65 views, some of which are identical to views issued by Anthony Co., source unknown. His images were extensively pirated by C.W. Woodward, Union View Co., etc. 
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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Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website

Useful printed stuff

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• Newhall, Beaumont 1982 The History of Photography - Fifth Edition (London: Secker & Warburg) [One or more photographs by E.O. Beaman are included in this classic history.] 
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