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Other: William Harvey Dignum 
Active:  US
Stereographs project 
Business locations 
Rochester, NY, US 
[7] [William Harvey Dignum] "Published by..."; "Dealer"; Englishman who arr. Rochester 73 & worked as picture mounter for C.W. Woodward; became involved in sale of views in 75; late 77 or early 78 established W.H. Dignum & Co. & became producer & vendor of stereo views under that name for one year in 78. His co. was partnership with William R. Gregory who was machinist & who returned to that trade the next year when Dignum returned to England; Dignum's subsequent career there unknown. Views uncommon but #s seen to 3600s, all seen have been poor quality pirated images on cheap gray/gray RMs with title & # patched into neg. English views drawn mainly from Good & Blanchard; all the European images seen are of Germany copied from Stiehm's views pub. by the Linde Co. Issues include "English Groups from Life", series of tinted English genre; "Gems of England's Scenery", "Gems of German Scenery", "Phantom Leaves & Ferneries". 
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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