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Sarony, Napoleon, 1821-1896

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    • found: Bassham, B. L. The theatrical photographs of ... c1978 (subj.)t.p. (Napoleon Sarony) introd. (1821-1896)
    • found: Annual exhibition of the Society of Amateur Photographers of New York, the Photographic Society of Philadelphia and the Boston Camera Club (7th : 1894 : New York, N.Y.). Catalogue of the seventh annual exhibition of the Society of Amateur Photographers of New York, the Photographic Society of Philadelphia and the Boston Camera Club, 1894:plate (from copyright photograph by Sarony)
    • found: Luminous Lint Web site, Apr. 2, 2015(Sarony (1821-1896), born: Napoleon Sarony, Quebec, Canada; moved to New York in 1836; worked as a lithographer for Nathaniel Currier until he established his own lithographic firm in 1843; originally self-taught, in 1858 he went to Europe for formal artistic training; in1864 he apprenticed himself to his brother, Oliver Francois Xavier Sarony, a noted photographer in Scarborough, England; later active in Birminham, England; returned to New York in 1866 and opened a studio at 680 Broadway, moved to 37 Union Square in 1871 and to 256 Fifth Avenue about 1885; became one of the most famous photographers in America, specializing in photographing actors and actresses; backmarks and a business card show the mentioned addresses and 66, New Street, Birmingham, England) -
    • found: Wikipedia, Apr. 2, 2015(Napoleon Sarony (March 9, 1821-November 9, 1896); American lithographer and photographer, best known for his [photographic] portraits of the stars of late-19th-century American theater; worked as an illustrator for Currier and Ives before joining with James Major and starting his own lithography business, Sarony & Major, in 1843; firm name changed to Sarony and Company, 1853-1857, and Sarony, Major & Knapp, 1857-1867; left the firm in 1867 and established a photography studio at 37 Union Square)
    • found: New York times, Nov. 10, 1896, via ProQuest, Apr. 2, 2015(Napoleon Sarony, the photographer, was found dead yesterday morning in bed in his house, 126 West 47th Street [New York, N.Y.]; born in 1821 in Quebec; came to New York about 1833 and worked as lithographer, founding the firm of Sarony & Major (later Sarony, Major & Knapp and now the Knapp Lithograph Company); branched into theatrical field and was a pioneer in poster work; later went to Europe to study art, including studies with his brother, a photographer in Scarborough; opened a studio in Birmingham; returned to New York in 1865 and started photographic studio; photographed 30,000 actors and 200,000 of the general public)
    • found: ULAN, Apr. 2, 2015(Sarony, Napoleon‏, Canadian photographer, 1821-1896, active in Great Britain‏)
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