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HomeContents > People > Photographers > George Robinson Fardon

Other: G.R. Fardon 
Dates:  1807 - 1886
Born:  England, Birmingham
Died:  Canada, BC, Victoria
Active:  Canada
Took Daguerreotypes and salt prints in San Francisco from around 1854 until 1858. His "San Francisco Album", which exists in a number of variants each containing around 30 salt prints, is considered the first compilation of any American city. George Eastman House has a copy of the album that came from the Gabriel Cromer collection. 
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 
[George Robinson Fardon] issued scarce views of San Francisco, Vancouver, and Victoria; also made dags. Came to Victoria from San Francisco; sold San Francisco studio 5/58, in Victoria by 60. B. 06, D. 8/20/86. 
T.K. Treadwell & William C. Darrah (Compiled by), Wolfgang, Sell (Updated by), 11/28/2003, Photographers of the World (Non-USA), (National Stereoscopic Association)
Credit: National Stereoscopic Association with corrections and additions by Alan Griffiths and others.
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