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The Online Genealogist: A Boston Photographer in 1860's.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question: My great-grandfather was a photographer I understand in Boston during the Civil War.  Can you advise a source to confirm when and where his shop was?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Answer:  First off you will want to examine the Boston City Directories on microfiche at NEHGS.  We have the run of all surviving directories from 1789 to 1981.  Also I would highly suggest examining Chris Steele and Ronald Polito's book A Directory of Massachusetts photographers,1839-1900 (Camden, Me.: Picton Press, 1993).  This volume is located on the sixth floor of our library under call # F63/D57/1993.

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