Stereoscopic Photographer and Mountaineer, Benjamin W. Kilburn
View taken at his studio in Littleton, NH. He made four trips to Europe (carrying his camera from Mt. Washington to Mt. Blanc and beyond), to capture images which range from paupers to princes and kings, and became one of the finest image makers of his era.
Benjamin West Kilburn (1827 - 1909) & Edward Kilburn (1830 - 1884) - Order a custom CD album of images, links, catalog listings, locations and photographic formats produced by this company during the period 1865 - 1879. Stereoview data for most of the Kilburn photographic series of this period are recorded in the first 3 of approximately 12 view journals organized by negative number, with accompanying documentation (handwritten). Specific views may be obtained on request. Several custom projects underway and can be made available to order. Partial list of topics of interest to exchange includes:
B. W. Kilburn and his assistant, Everett West, photographed at Crawford Notch
B. W. Kilburn, Littleton, NH - Order a custom CD album of images, exchange links, catalog listings, locations, and photographic formats produced by this company during the period 1879 - 1910.
Due to the large volume of images taken in this period, investigation of topics will normally require longer response times. The public data can be spotty. A sample, however, is usually available to order.
One area of personal interest involves the re-issue of early company views. Perhaps for copyright purposes, or for some other reason, views may have been re-issued. Please identify any such titles and number assigned, as it could prove most helpful.
View catalogs include the James M. Davis sales period and successors. Scans can be made available for some of this material. Projects are undertaken by agreement on a time-available, select-content basis.
John Payson Soule (1828 - 1904) - Various formats. One Journal. Collection focus is the White Mountain region of New Hampshire. Personal images of the photographer's family. Additional data relating to his successor & brother William Soule, sutler at Ft. Sill, Indian Territory (Oklahoma).
Franklin Weller, Littleton, NH Franklin George Weller (1833 - 1877) - Various formats. One Journal. Copies of views can be arranged for about half the numbers in the list.
George Aldrich, Littleton, NH George H. Aldrich & Company (1842 - 1889) successors of F. G. Weller. This small but important collection traces the development of the Littleton View Company and the Underwood & Underwood Company.
William Weller, Littleton, NH - Brother of Franklin Weller, he was one of the early hobbyists who used the technology of Kilburn and Weller to produce views for personal use. His work is a fine example of this transition period from professional to amateur stereo-photographer.