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Joseph Lapham

 (19th century)
Joseph M. Lapham was active/lived in California.  Joseph Lapham is known for Engraving; Sketch Art.

Biography   Joseph Lapham

Born in Saratoga, NY.  Active in San Francisco in 1852-58, Lapham sketched landscapes for Britton & Rey and other lithographers.  He owned a hotel and 160 acres of Calaveras Big Trees (Calif. State Park) with his brother William.  In 1853 William bought his brother's share of the acreage for $800.  Joseph was active in New Orleans in 1859-60 as a landscape artist for the lithography trade.

Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
COS; Laphams in America;  G&W; New Orleans Artists, 1718-1918

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