James Cremer

Dates1821 - 1893
RolesPhotographer, Publisher
BornLondon, England
DiedPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Born of German parents in England, James Cremer emigrated to the United States at age twenty-two. He settled in Philadelphia where he learned photography, which he practiced there for more than forty years. He initially worked for photographic supply manufacturers, then opened his own photographic supply house in 1856. After noting the successful sales of stereographic views by other photographers, Cremer began to make his own and by 1872 he was Philadelphia's largest publisher of stereographic views. A prolific photographer, Cremer made both portraits and landscapes.