Weed, Charles Leander, 1824-1903 (San Francisco, Cal.)

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Weed, Charles Leander, 1824-1903 (San Francisco, Cal.)

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  • Weed, C. L.

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1824-1903

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Born 17 July 1824; died 31 August 1903. In 1857, Weed began his photographic career in Sacramento, California, working as a camera operator for the daguerreotype studio of George W. Watson. In 1858, he joined R.H. Vance as manager of Vance's Sacramento photography gallery. Soon the firm was renamed Vance & Weed and another studio was opened in San Francisco, California. In 1864, Weed took over the San Francisco business. In 1859, he moved to San Francisco, California and photographed at Yosemite National Park for the first time. In 1860, Weed travelled to Hong Kong and the Far East. He established the firm Weed & Howard in Hong Kong. Weed travelled to Nevada, United States, in 1861-1862 to photograph mining operations. In 1865, he established the photographic studio Weed Brothers in Honolulu, Hawaii. In 1865-1866, Weed returned to Hong Kong. In the 1880s, Weed was working as a photoengraver.

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