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Other: Frank Durgan 
Active:  US
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Sacramento, CA, US 
[6-7] [Frank Durgan] "Photographed & Published by..."; "Publisher"; 65 J. St., Sacramento; "For Sale by E.S. Denison, Gen'l Agent, Sacramento"; "California, Central Pacific Railroad, Sierra Nevada Mountains"; views scarce [10], regrettably uniformly printed in reverse stereo. Most seen are of CA, some same as Lawrence & Houseworth; pub. Hart negs with fancy locomotive imprint on paster label on back. Has sometimes been confused with the Frank Durgin of Lewiston, ME but they cannot be the same since in addition to the different spellings they were active simultaneously in the early 70s. Came to CA in the late 60s; CA census indicates he was 29 in 67; located in the Santa Clara area 72-73; worked with J.A. Todd in Sacramento in 70. Seems to have had access to Hart's Central Pacific R.R. negs. at some point before they passed into hands of C.E. Watkins; may have been his assistant. C.P. Huntington has been quoted as "removing" an employee "who was working with photography" so that Watkins could have free access to the role as "C.P.R.R. Official Photographer"; this could have been Durgan. 
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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