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ID: 500028979
 
Record Type: Person
Stoddard, Seneca Ray (American photographer and publisher, born 1843 or 1844, died 1917)

Note: From 1862 to 1864, Stoddard worked as a decorator of railway cars in Troy, New York. In 1864 he moved to Glens Falls, New York where he painted homes, signs, and did ornamental painting. In 1867, Stoddard advertised himself as a landscape photographer. In 1870 Stoddard photographed the Ausable Chasm, New York. In 1874, Stoddard published the first of numerous guidebooks to the Adirondack region in Upper New York State. Entitled "Adirondacks Illustrated," the guidebook featured photographs taken by Stoddard himself. Stoddard also photographed in the Grand Canyon, Alaska, Europe, and the Middle East. Stoddard gave lectures on his travels and published numerous editions of Adirondack travel guides. Stoddard also accepted commissions from survey companies, railroads and individuals to promote tourism in the Adirondack region.

Names:
Stoddard, Seneca Ray (preferred,V,index,LC)
Seneca Ray Stoddard (V,display)
Stoddard, S. R. (U)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
photographer
publisher
cartographer
editor
painter
author
surveyor

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Wilton (Saratoga county, New York state, United States) (inhabited place)
Died:  Glens Falls (Warren county, New York state, United States) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   1860-1916  New York state (United States) (state)

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Stoddard, Seneca Ray (I)

Biographies:
(American photographer and publisher, born 1843 or 1844, died 1917) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American, 1870-1915) ..... [JPGM]
(American photographer, editor, publisher, cartographer, surveyor and painter; born Wilton (New York, United States), 1844; died Glens Falls (New York, United States), 1917) ..... [CCA]
(American photographer, author, 1843-1917) ..... [BHA]
(artist, 1844-1917) ..... [GRL]

Sources and Contributors:
Seneca Ray Stoddard ........ [CCA]
.......................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Stoddard, Seneca Ray ........ [BHA Preferred, CCA Preferred, GRL Preferred, JPGM Preferred]
.........................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
.........................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 82138886
.........................................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Stoddard, S. R. ........ [GRL]
...............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 82138886

Subject: ........ [BHA, CCA, GRL, JPGM, VP]
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  Crowley, Seneca Ray Stoddard (1981)
....................  Doty, Photography in America, 1850-1965 (1965)
....................  Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
....................  Fuller, Collective Vision, History of Photography (July-September 1987)
....................  Johnson, Nineteenth-Century Photography (1990) 597
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
....................  National Union Catalog, Pre-1956 (1968-1981)
....................  Parry, Photography Index (1979)
....................  Roark, Catalogue of the Amon Carter Museum Photography Collection (1993) 570
....................  Sandweiss, Nineteenth-Century Photography in America (1991) 329
 
Note:
English .......... [CCA, VP]
.......... Fuller, Collective Vision, History of Photography (July-September 1987) 217
.......... Roark, Catalogue of the Amon Carter Museum Photography Collection (1993)
.......... Sandweiss, Nineteenth-Century Photography in America (1991)
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