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Other: John Jay Cook 
Other: Watkins's Yo-semite Art Gallery 
Other: Watkins's Yosemite Art Gallery 
Other: Yosemite Art Gallery 
Active:  US
Stereographs project 
Business locations 
San Francisco, CA, US 
[7-8] [John Jay Cook] "Photographer and Publisher" [on card bearing C.E. Watkins logos]; 26 Montgomery St. Photos uncommon, were same topics as Watkins'. Advanced the money for Watkins to start his Yosemite Art Gallery in 71; by 75, Watkins was way behind in his payments and Cook foreclosed; pub. Watkins's stereographs briefly before many of the negs passed into the hands of I.W. Taber; B. NY 38; settled in CA ~63 when he ran several businesses in the Merced area. View photog. after the Watkins foreclosure until 83, but seems to have done only a small amount of original work; had showrooms at #1 Montgomery St.; 83-04 was active in Yosemite as a hotel keeper; during the late 90s, served as vice-president of I.W. Taber & Company; D. in 04. 
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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