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Other: J. Carbutt 
Dates:  1832 - 1905
Born:  England
Active:  US
In 1864 during the American Civil War he made a series of stereocards of the 134th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Photographed a series of stereographs under the auspices of the Union Pacific Railroad Company (UPRR) in the USA in October 1866 of the "Union Pacific Railroad Excursion to the 100th Meridian." 
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Chicago, IL, US 
Philadelphia, PA, US 
[6-8] *"Photographer"; "Photographed and Published by..."; various Chicago & Phila. addresses. Important & prolific photographer with long career; B. England, 32; emigrated to Chicago and opened first studio, 61; lost entire studio and stock of negs in fire of 71; moved to Philadelphia, 71; formed American Photo-Relief Printing Co. to produce prints by Woodburytype; later worked in dry plates, X-ray photog., D. Philadelphia 05. Issued "Glimpses of The Great West" to #55; "Views of Minnesota & Vicinity", yellow RMs to #165; "Under The Auspices of the NW Packet Co.", on SCMs; "Views of Chicago" on SCMs to #183; "Views of the Rocky Mountains"; "A Journey to the 100th Meridian", ~300 views of scenes and life along the Union Pacific R.R. during 67, Escanaba, Clarksburg, Goose Lake, etc.; "Stereographs of Chicago", Lake, tunnel, etc., ~64; "Beauties of the Upper Mississippi, Minnesota & Vicinity"; North-Western Sanitary Fair, Chicago, 65; views of Niagara, 60's; views of Omaha, NE, 66; SEE "Philadelphia Photographers 1840-1900" by William & Marie Brey & STEREO WORLD "A Carbutt Chronology", Vol 9, No. 3, 1982. 
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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John Carbutt 
1875 (ca)
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John Carbutt - Stereograph catalog ... 
Union Pacific Railroad Excursion to the 100th Meridian (October 1866) Photographed by John Carbutt (Chicago) under the auspices of the Union Pacific Railroad Company. Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum ( 
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