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HomeContents > People > Photographers > James McClees

Other: J.E. McClees 
Other: James Earle McClees 
Other: James M'Clees 
Joint: Germon & McClees 
Joint: McClees & Germon 
Dates:  1821 - 1887
Active:  US
Photographer active in Pennsylvania. 
Stereographs project 
Business locations 
Washington, DC, US 
Philadelphia, PA, US 
4-6] *[James Earle McClees; name often rendered as M'Clees; assoc. with Julian Vannerson in Phila. early; in partnership with T.J. Dorsey Beck in Washington, 60 and Washington L. Germon in Philadelphia, PA, 50s-70s] B. Chester Co., PA 21, D. 87. Learned daguerreotypy from M.P. Simons 44; partnership with Germon 46-55; worked early (51) with paper printing; exhibited at Institute of American Manufacures 46-53; sold out to William Bell in 59 & became dealer in paintings, frames, & mirrors. "...Stereo Photographs"; listed Phila. 47-68, listed also in Washington as early as 58. Issued "Views in and about Washington City, 1859", on SCMs; "Views in and about Philadelphia", one view seen of Fairmount Water Works on SCM, both fine but rare early series, often nicely tinted but many badly faded; some but not all with CR notation; made stereo dag. portraits while in Phila 
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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