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John A Todd

 (1827 - 1899)
John A. Todd was active/lived in California.  John Todd is known for Photography.

Biography   John A. Todd

Born in Westmoreland, England in 1827.  Todd drew portraits in Norwalk and Cleveland, OH before joining the Gold Rush to San Francisco in 1853.  Upon arriving, a fire burned all his belongings.  He then settled in Sacramento.  After a flood destroyed his unholstery shop in 1861, he worked as a drawing teacher and photographer.  In 1886 he relocated to San Francisco and continued as a photographer until his demise in 1899.  Exh: Mechanics' Inst. (SF), 1857, 1886; Calif. State Fair, 1859-82; New Orleans Expo, 1886.

Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Sacramento Daily Union, 9-20-1859.

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