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HomeContents > People > Photographers > George W. Griffith

Other: Geo. W. Griffith 
Active:  US
Stereographs project 
Business locations 
Philadelphia, PA, US 
[9-1] *"Publisher and Photographer"; "Sold only by Griffith & Griffith, Philadelphia, Chicago, London, Hamburg, Ger., St. Petersburg, Russia"; 32 S. 16th St. Views under Griffith's own imprint scarce & early; as Griffith & Griffith issued #s into 15,000s; prob. fewer actual images. Was major producer, pub. both photo. & lithographed versions of many images. Broad coverage, many series of scenics, genre, Colombian Exposition, Chicago World's Fair", etc. Marketed views of H.L. Roberts (successor to Roberts and Fellows, in turn successors to Edward L. Wilson) and William H. Rau; 97 added the line of M.H. Zahner of Niagara Falls. Had been a canvasser for Underwood & Underwood; in 90, began photog. in the US, Europe and Asia to build file of original negs.; about 96, teamed with his brother (have been unable to find his name) and organized co. patterned after U&U; estab. branch offices worldwide; co. continued operations until 17, but few titles added after 12; all sales were by canvassers. Negatives are reported to have gone to Keystone Co. but this not verified. In late 1970s/early 1980s dozens of uncut sheets of G&G assorted lithoviews ~29" x 44" appeared on markets in Holland & US; source unknown but don't appear to be reproductions. 
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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