(1821 - 1882)
Alexander Gardner was active/lived in New York, District Of Columbia / Scotland. Alexander Gardner is known for photography.
Biography Alexander Gardner
Alexander Gardner was born in Paisley, Renfew, Scotland on 17th October, 1821. The family moved to Glasgow and at the age of fourteen Gardner left school and became an apprentice jeweler.
As a young man Gardner became interested in the socialist ideas being advocated by Robert Owen. Inspired by the New Harmony community established by Robert Dale Owen and Fanny Wright in Indiana, Gardner helped establish the Clydesdale Joint Stock Agricultural & Commercial Company. The plan was to raise funds and to acquire land in the United States.
In 1850 Gardner, his brother James Gardner, and seven others traveled to the United States. He purchased land and established a cooperative community close to Monona, in Clayton County, Iowa.
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