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William Dyer

 (born 1826)
William Denny Dyer was active/lived in California, New Jersey.  William Dyer is known for Painting; Photography.

Biography   William Dyer


Born in New Jersey in 1826.  Dyer was a daguerreotypist in Philadelphia in 1854.  The following year he moved to California and had a photo gallery in Nevada City where he made daguerreotypes for the miners who sent them to their loved ones in the East.  After establishing a studio in San Francisco in 1857, he worked there until 1881.  Moving across the bay, he was active in Oakland and Alameda until 1898.  His track is then lost. 

Exh:  Mechanics' Inst. (SF), 1858 (photos).

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
City Directory; Census


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