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DAC Collection Artist Information

James Wallace Black

American photographer

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Black worked in Boston from 1852 to 1896. From 1846 to 1848, he learned the daguerreotype process at the studio of John A. Lerow, Boston. In 1850, Black met photographer John Adams Whipple and the two men formed a partnership called Whipple & Black in Boston. The collaboration lasted from 1856 to 1859. In 1860, Black took the first aerial photographs of Boston. In the same year, he also formed a partnership with another photographer named Case, beginning a collaboration that lasted until the 1870s. The two men introduced porcelain photographs during this time. In 1872, Black photographed the Boston fire

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500006013.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to James Wallace Black:

James Wallace Black Franklin Street, Boston, After the Great Fire, 1872 Albumen print from glass-plate negative
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