File 2017.010.08.02 - B.W. Kilburn stereographs

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B.W. Kilburn stereographs

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  • 1894-1905 (Creation)
    Kilburn Brothers
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  • 1891-1905 (Creation)
    Davis, James M.
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16 photographs : stereographs ; 8.5 x 7.3 cm each side, 8.7 x 17.7 cm mounted

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James M. Davis was born in North Carolina in 1853, and began selling stereocards for the Kilburn Brothers 1872, prior to finishing school. He acted as distributor for the stereograph company, as well as photographer. The Kilburn Company closed in 1909, selling it's negatives to the Keystone View Company. Davis was also an Underwood & Underwood salesman and began selling H.C. White made stereoscopes for resale.

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Kilburn Brothers is a American and Canadian photography studio and publisher founded by Benjamin and Edward Kilburn in 1865. In 1867 the company published a series of 30 views of Montreal and Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Benjamin made all the negatives for the company until 1867. In 1877 Edward Kilburn retired leaving Benjamin to run the company until 1909.

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Stereographs in this series were photographed by James M. Davis, and published by B.W. Kilburn, Littleton, New Hampshire.

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