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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 ,
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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