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ID: 500115353
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Record Type: Person
Hesler, Alexander (American daguerreotypist, 1823-1895)

Note: Died 5 July 1895. In 1833, Hesler moved to Racine, Wisconsin. In 1847, he learned the daguerreotype process in Buffalo, New York and opened a daguerreotype gallery in Madison, Wisconsin. In 1848, Hesler moved to Galena, Illinois, and continued to make daguerreotypes. In 1851, Hesler daguerreotyped along the Mississippi River, from Galena, Illinois, to Saint Paul, Minnesota, cataloguing inland towns for a guidebook. In 1853, he opened a daguerreotype gallery in Chicago, Illinois. In 1872, Hesler opened a studio in Evanston, Illinois, and produced daguerreotypes until 1895.

Names:
Hesler, Alexander (preferred,V,index)
Alexander Hesler (V,display)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)
Canadian

Roles:
daguerreotypist (preferred)
photographer
artist

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Montreal (Québec province, Canada) (inhabited place)
Died:  Evanston (Cook county, Illinois, United States) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   in 1847  Madison (Dane county, Wisconsin, United States) (inhabited place)
active:   1853-1872  Chicago (Cook county, Illinois, United States) (inhabited place)
active:   1872-1895  Evanston (Cook county, Illinois, United States) (inhabited place)

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Hesler, Alexander (I)

Biographies:
(American daguerreotypist, 1823-1895) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American (b. Canada), 1823-1895, daguerreotypist) ..... [JPGM]
(American and Canadian photographer; born Montréal (Québec, Canada), 1823; died Evanston (Illinois, United States), 1895) ..... [CCA]
(American daguerreotypist, photographer, 1864-1895, born in Quebec, Canada) ..... [VP]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Alexander Hesler ........ [CCA, VP]
..................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
..................................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
Hesler, Alexander ........ [CCA Preferred, JPGM Preferred, VP Preferred]
....................................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
....................................  Johnson, Nineteenth-Century Photography (1990)

Subject: ........ [CCA, Gallery Systems, JPGM, VP]
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: no98074391
....................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
....................  Johnson, Nineteenth-Century Photography (1990)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: no98074391
....................  Newhall, Daguerreotype in America (1976) 146
....................  Romer, Daguerreotype, History of Photography (1977)
....................  Rudisill, Mirror Image (1971) 155
 
Note:
English .......... [CCA]
.......... Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
.......... Johnson, Nineteenth-Century Photography (1990)
.......... Newhall, Daguerreotype in America (1976)
.......... Romer, Daguerreotype, History of Photography (1977)
.......... Rudisill, Mirror Image (1971)
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