|Dates: ||1826 - ?|
Gardam was a mathematical instrument maker in Bradford when he joined the Leeds Photographic Society in 1852. He contributed one calotype to the society’s collection, a view in Leeds, and while this is his only known photograph, it is likely that he produced a larger body of work. Gardam relocated to Leeds at this time, establishing himself as an optical and mathematical instrument maker. In about 1870 Gardam moved to New York, where he set up in partnership with his son as a maker of surveying instruments.
Roger Taylor & Larry J. Schaaf Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007)
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Date last updated: 4 Nov 2012.
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