Isaiah West Taber
(1830 - 1912)
Isaiah West Taber was active/lived in Massachusetts, California. Isaiah Taber is known for Landscape, portrait painting, photography.
Biography Isaiah West Taber
A sketch artist and photographer, Isaiah West Taber was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and went to the Mother Lode area of California in the Gold Rush of 1850. However, he abandoned mining for ranching and then lived in San Francisco where he was a dentist.
He did pen and ink drawings including "Vigilance Committee Hanging James Stuart, San Francisco" (1851) and Sacramento River" (1850), which hang in the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley.
In 1854, he returned to New Bedford and studied photography and opened a studio in Syracuse, New York. Ten years later, he went back to California where he joined the San Francisco photography firm of Bradley and Rulofson. By 1871, he was in business for himsel
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