Biographies of Western Photographers 1840-1900 by Carl Mautz

By Carl Mautz

Nine x eleven &" . . . a major fulfillment. The Biographies' caliber and importance position it with the pinnacle images reference books of the decade." --Tom Robinson, Director, picture study staff and writer of Oregon Photographers A biographical listing overlaying 15,000 photographers in 27 western states and Canadian provinces, listed by way of state/province. contains bibliography, consultant to gathering photographers' imprints, relationship consultant, and thesaurus.

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Page 7 Printed imprints of photographers' names and addresses are found on some calotype or salt print portraits, particularly by some larger studios. Stereoviews were commercial products intended for widespread distribution, so stereoview producers often utilized imprints for advertising and to identify authorship from about 1854. 4.  1875. Carte-de-Visite and Cabinet Cards The carte-de-visite migrated from its place of origin in France to America toward the end of the 1850s and became widespread at the beginning of the Civil War.

There were no revenue stamps issued entitled "Photograph," although one was designed. My small collection of tax stamped photographs reveals the following tides: Proprietary Bank Check Playing Cards Telegraph Express Inland Exchange Colors of stamps vary and different stamps appear in myriad combinations. Errors and unusual perforations provide additional variety. The requirement to affix revenue stamps to photographs was repealed and terminated on August 1, 1866, so photographs with revenue stamps date from between the start and end dates of the law, and those with dates written by hand reflect the exact day the photograph was sold.

Portrait of Johnny Adams, a Shoshone, found in an album belonging to the Bauer Family of Sacramento, California.  The subject is identified in penciled manuscript on the reverse of the mount. On the other hand, there are distinct indices of ethnicity, and when two or more of these indices overlap, a collectible quality occurs similar to the collectible resonance that occurs with the appearance of the word "Territory" on an imprint. If the photographer's name and the studio's community share a history of ethnicity, interest is enhanced.

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