Camille N (Drie) Dry
(1842 - 1918)
Camille N (Drie) Dry was active/lived in Missouri, Mississippi / France. Camille Dry is known for birds-eye topographic views, lithography.
Biography Camille N (Drie) Dry
The following information was submitted in July of 2006 by his great-granddaughter Margie Hall:
Camille N. Dry (sometimes also spelled Drie) was born in Vielverge, France on Dec. 25, 1842, and came to America in 1864, serving in the Union Army as a draughtsman at the headquarters of Brigadier General Benham, City Point, Va. But he had actually been educated in France as an engineer.
Later, he married and traveled extensively throughout the south with his family while doing birds-eye views. In 1883, he became employed with the French attempt to build the Panama Canal and thus spent some time in Panama.
He returned to Europe and also worked as an engineer in French Algeria, but returned to
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