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ID: 500036625
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500036625

 

Record Type: Person
Byron, Percy C. (English photoengraver, 1878-1959, active in New York and Edmonton)

Note: From 1906 to 1916, Byron lived in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, for health reasons. While there, he began the first photoengraving plant in Western Canada. After World War I, Byron began to specialize in documenting ships and shipping in New York Harbour. In 1923, after his father's death, Byron managed the family photography firm, Byron Company, until 1942 when he closed the business and donated the archive to the Museum of the City of New York. In 1944, Byron became a commercial photographer for the Art Photo Engraving Company.

Names:
Byron, Percy C. (preferred,V,index,LC)
Percy C. Byron (V,display)
Bryon, Percy C. (V)
Byron, Percy (V)
Byron, Percy Claude (V)

Nationalities:
British (modern) (preferred)
English
American

Roles:
artist (preferred)
printmaker
photoengraver
photographer

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Nottingham (Nottingham, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)
Died:  Cranford (Union county, New Jersey, United States) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   1888-1959  New York City (New York state, United States) (inhabited place)
active:   1906-1916  Edmonton (Alberta, Canada) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
child of ....  Byron, Joseph  
..............  (British photographer, 1847-1923, active in the United States) [500008541]
director of ....  Byron Company  1923-1942
....................  (American photography studio, established 1888, dissolved 1942) [500033441]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Byron, Percy C. (I)

Biographies:
(English photoengraver, 1878-1959, active in New York and Edmonton) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American and English photographer; born Nottingham-on-Trent (Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom), 1879; died Cranford (New Jersey, United States), 1959) ..... [CCA]
(artist) ..... [GRL]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Bryon, Percy C. ........ [CCA]
...............................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Byron, Percy ........ [CCA]
..........................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Byron, Percy C. ........ [CCA Preferred, GRL Preferred]
...............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80079632
...............................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Byron, Percy Claude ........ [CCA]
.......................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Percy C. Byron ........ [CCA, GRL, VP]
.............................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
.............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [CCA, Gallery Systems, GRL, VP]
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n80079632
....................  Hales, Silver Cities (1984) 255
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n80079632
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
....................  Mayer, Once Upon a City (1958) ix-xiii
....................  Sandweiss, Nineteenth-Century Photography in America (1991) 321
....................  Westerbeck and Meyerowitz, Bystander (1994) 83
 
Note:
English .......... [CCA]
.......... Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
.......... Mayer, Once Upon a City (1958) xii-xiii
.......... Westerbeck and Meyerowitz, Bystander (1994)
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