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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Frank G. Abell

Other: Abell & Son 
Joint: Abell & Priest 
Dates:  1844 - 1910
Born:  US, IL, Roscoe
Died:  US, WA, Tacoma
Active:  US
Stereographs project 
Business locations 
San Francisco, CA, US 
Portland, OR, US 
[6-0] *"Photographer"; "Published by..."; Nos. Portland, OR 167 and 169 First St.; "Views of Residences, Steamers, Machinery, Etc., Made to Order, at Reasonable Prices". Made scarce OR scenes, landscape, town scenes & bldgs.; made rare views of CA, Chico area, Yosemite, etc. Later output was primarily studio portraiture. Was operator with William Shew, San Francisco 65-70+; poss. worked briefly at Grass Valley; mid-70s, traveled in northern CA & into OR; active Portland, OR 78-87, ret. to San Francisco 88-97; reopened in Portland 97-00; retired 01; partnerships include: Priest in San Francisco, 70s, Welsh at some point, Abell-Herrin Co. at some point, etc. In 85 brought in son George L. Abell & operated as Abell & Son. In 88, Elbridge W. Moore listed himself as "Successor to Abell & Son". B. Roscoe, IL 44; D. Tacoma, WA 10. 
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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