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Isaiah West Taber

American photographer

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Taber opened his first photographic studio in Syracuse, New York before 1864. In 1864 Taber moved to San Francisco, California where he opened a studio and photographic publishing firm in 1871. By the 1890s Taber had opened studios in London, England and in Europe. After the American photographer Carleton E. Watkins (1829-1916) went bankrupt in 1873-1874, Taber acquired and printed Watkins old negatives taken between 1861 and 1873, mostly views of Yosemite National Park, California.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500002696.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Isaiah West Taber:

Isaiah West Taber Bridge Crossing Merced River near Sentinel Hotel, Yosemite Valley, 1894 Gelatin silver print
Isaiah West Taber Balcony of the Chinese Restaurant, Dupont Street, San Francisco, ca. 1890-1900 Albumen print on photographic paper
Carleton E. Watkins, printed by Isaiah West Taber Glacier Point, 3,257 feet, Yosemite, California, ca. 1868-1870 (printed after 1874) Albumen print from collodion wet-plate mammoth negative
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