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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Henry Greenwood Peabody

Other: Henry G. Peabody 
Joint: Peabody & French 
Dates:  1855 - 1951
Born:  US, MO, Saint Louis
Died:  US, CA, Glendora
Active:  US / Canada
American photographer who early in his career took up marine photography and his work was published in books including The Coast of Maine (1889) and Representative American Yachts (1891) he later carried out railway photography in Canada and the US. 
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Business locations 
Boston, MA, US 
Chicago, IL, US 
Pasadena, CA, US 
[8-0] [Henry Greenwood Peabody] "Publisher and Photographer"; many different addresses in Boston; "Views of all Kinds Made to Order"; "Specializes in Marine Views"; issued uncommon scenes along N.E. coast, White Mountains, U.S. Naval Squadron; American Yachts, Mexico, CA, Yellowstone Park and Canadian Rockies marketed by Soule Photo Co., Boston; also made lantern slides. Partnered with Alexander Hesler, opened two galleries in Chicago; made views for postcards for William Henry Jackson who was working for the Detroit Publishing Co.; B. 55, D. 51 at age 94; listed in Boston 86-01. Said to have moved to CA and was recipient of W.S. Soule's Indian negs. Not known whether these operations and the H.G. Peabody studio in NH were related. 
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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Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website

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• Lenman, Robin (ed.) 2005 The Oxford Companion to the Photograph (Oxford: Oxford University Press)  [Includes a short biography on Henry Greenwood Peabody.] 
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