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William Shew

male / American
Qualifications
photographer, gallery owner
Nationality/school
American
Born
Watertown (New York) 1820-03
Deceased
San Francisco 1903-02-05
Family relationschips
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broer van Jacob, Myron en Trueman, Shew
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Biographical information
Period of activity
1841 - 1901
Active in
  • New York City 1841
    Shew en broers reisden van Watertown, Ogdensburgh, Rochester naar Geneva, New York, alvorens zich in New York City te vestigen
  • Boston (Massachusetts) 1841 - 1851
    galerie manager galerie John Plumbe Jr. (1841-1844), vervaardigde daguerreotypies in Boston (1849-1851). Was lif van meerdere fotografische gezelschappen
  • San Francisco 1851 - 1903
    vestigde mobiele galerie "Shew’s Daguerreian Saloon", ingehuurd door John Wesly Jones samen met broer Jacob om dagurrotypies te maken voor zijn rondgaande panorama “Great Pantoscope of California, the Rocky Mountains, Salt Lake City, Nebraska and Kansas.” Vestigde zich daarna in Clay Street en Montgomery Street, verkocht tevens foto's van gebouwen, va. 1901 vestigde hij galerie in Kearny Street
Teacher at academy/university
leerde proces van daguerreotypie van Samuel F.B. Morse
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died in
Subjects
This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
portrait photography
Medium/technique
daguerreotype
Product
carte-de-visite
Entered on: 1996-10-15; Modification on: 2017-03-30

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