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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Seneca Ray Stoddard

Other: S.R. Stoddard 
Dates:  1843 (1843/44 Getty ULAN) - 1917
Born:  US
Active:  US
Landscape photographer specializing in the Adirondacks region of the USA. He was a pioneer of night and flash photography using magnesium flash powder. 
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Business locations 
Glens Falls, NY, US 
[7-8] *[Seneca Ray Stoddard; in early partnership with J.H. Carpenter in Lake George & tri-partnership with Conkey & Crandell, 60s] "Published by..."; 2000+ common fine area scy., genre, people, plants, animals/birds live & stuffed, hunting/fishing; uncommon views down Hudson; rare series on NYC on CMs; some early views issued on SCMs. Several series, many with B/Ls, "Lake George Views", etc.; aimed most of his work at tourists. B. 43 or 44; D. 17. See NSA View List series #25 for detailed biog. & list of output. 
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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Seneca Ray Stoddard
NY. 398. Camp Life 
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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

Useful printed stuff

If there is an analysis of a single photograph or a useful self portrait I will highlight it here.

• Sobieszek, Robert A. and Deborah Irmas 1994 the camera i: Photographic Self-Portraits (Los Angeles: LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art) p.233, Plate 7 [When the Audrey and Sydney Irmas collection was donated to LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1992 the museum gained a remarkable collection of self portraits of notable photographers. If you need a portrait of Seneca Ray Stoddard this is a useful starting point.] 
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