By Carl Mautz
Nine x eleven &" . . . an immense success. The Biographies' caliber and value position it with the head images reference books of the decade." --Tom Robinson, Director, photograph study workforce and writer of Oregon Photographers A biographical listing masking 15,000 photographers in 27 western states and Canadian provinces, listed through state/province. contains bibliography, advisor to amassing photographers' imprints, relationship advisor, and thesaurus.
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C. Kemp of Sacramento, whose traveling imprints include: Kemp & Kluit, Traveling Photographers J. C. Kemp Flying Photograph Gallery Great Flying Photograph Gallery The Great Flying Photograph Gallery Celebrated Flying Photograph Gallery Celebrated Great Flying Photograph Gallery (one carte-de-visite in my collection has a Virginia [City] address) Great Celebrated Centennial Flying Photograph Gallery There are many similar examples of traveling photographers' imprints with numerous variations for every state of the United States.
These paper labels appeared early in the carte-de-visite era and disappeared quickly but not entirely. California photographer William Shew used a paper label on many of his early cartes-de-visites. I have collected four different colors of Shew paper label imprints, and one blue one on the back of an ambrotype in a wall frame. Scarcer paper labels have appeared on photographs by California photographers working outside of San Francisco such as Oroville photographer E. A. Kusel, Yreka City's W.
Images have also been removed and remounted on more interesting mounts to increase value. Photographic postcards have been falsified by rubber stamping logos and stamp boxes onto vintage and contemporary photographs to make them appear to be historic images. Photographs of military subjects taken at re-enactments have also been portrayedand soldas vintage images. Unfortunately, as time goes on, and competition and value effect the market, the number and creativity of forgers will increase. The best protection is knowledge, either your own, or that of an expert.
Biographies of Western Photographers 1840-1900 by Carl Mautz