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Singley, B. L.

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  • Person
  • 1864-1938

American photographer, and artist, president of the Keystone View Company from its start in 1892 until hist retirement in 1936.

Bakker, Gijs

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  • Person
  • 1942-present

He was trained as a jewelry and industrial designer at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and at the Konstfack Skolen in Stockholm. His designs cover jewelry, home accessories, household appliances, furniture, interiors, public spaces, and exhibitions. He has worked for numerous companies, including Polaroid, Artifort, Droog Design, Castelijn, HEMA, Royal VKB, and ENO Studio. With Renny Ramakers, Bakker founded Droog Design in Amsterdam in 1993, a Dutch “brand” of products created by an array of international designers. With Ramakers, he was the selector and art director of all products for Droog Design until 2009.
He has also taught design at various schools for more than 40 years. After teaching at the Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE) for more than 15 years, in 2010 he was appointed Head of the Masters Program.
In 1996, he established the Chi ha paura...? (Italian for “Who’s afraid of…?”) Foundation in 1996 together with Marijke Vallanzasca. He investigates the relation between craft and design in his work. Bakker travels around the world to present workshops and lectures about his own work, Droog Design, CHP, and Yii (HAN Gallery) and is frequently a member of juries.
His work is represented widely in international public and private collections worldwide and he is the recipient of many accolades, among them the 2011 Sanoma Lifetime Achievement Award (Amsterdam), Gijs Bakker was most recently honored in 2012 as “Best International Jewelry Designer,” by the Andrea Palladio International Jewelry Awards.

Arthur, Paul

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  • Person
  • 1925-2018

He was an American art director and was the original art director of Playboy magazine for 29 years. After his retirement he concentrated on his own paintings and drawings.

Appelt, Dieter

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  • Person
  • 1935-present

He is a is a German artist known for black and white photographs, which depict performances and sculptures of his own construction. He studied singing and music at the Mendelssohn Bartholdy Akademie in Leipzig, before taking photography courses under Heinz Hajek-Halke at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin. During his early years in Berlin, he continued to be involved in music and performed in the choir of the city’s Opera. After a trip to Italy in 1976, Appelt started to focus his photographic attentions on his own body. Today, Appelt’s works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, among others.

Ataeva, T. M.

  • Person
  • [ca. 1988]

He was an artist, who created posters of Vladimir Illyich Lenin.

Disdéri, André Adolphe-Eugène

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  • 1819-1889

André Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri (1819-1889) patented the carte-de-visite in 1854. He manufactured images by dividing a single glass plate negative to make 10 different exposures. Next, the exposures were printed collectively to produce a series of pocket sized photographs. Carte-de-visites were popular until the end of the 1860s when they were replaced by cabinet cards. Following 1877 Disdéri moved to Nice running several photography studios until the late 1880s when he returned to Paris.

Wilson, George Washington

  • Person
  • 1823-1893

G.W. Wilson is a Scottish photographer (1823-1893). He began his career photographing war ships in 1857. Following 1859 Wilson photographed various Scottish landscapes. In 1863, Wilson helped establish the Liverpool Amateur Photographic Association. By 1880 he had created "G.W Wilson & Co." the largest publishing company of topographic views in Britain.

Parkinson, Norman

  • Person
  • 1913-1990

Norman Parkinson (1913-1990) is a British photographer

Bedford, Francis

  • Person
  • 1816-1894

Francis Bedford is a founding member of the Royal Photographic Society. From 1850 to 1853 he had a studio located in London, however, in 1854 Bedford was commissioned by Queen Victoria to photograph the Royal Collection. Bedford joined Edward VII on a tour of Palestine, Syria, Constantinople, and Athens in 1862. He is considered one of the best landscape photographers from this era.

Ponti, Carlo

  • Person
  • [ca.1823-1893]

Carlo Poni was an Italian photographer and optician. He was born in Switzerland in approximately 1823 before moving to France. During his time in Paris, France he worked with the optician, Chauchois, studying photography. In ca. 1852 he moved to Venice Italy where he photographed and published an album of 160 photographs of Venetian architecture between 1854 and 1855, which were sold in his shop. He also sold a variety of optical equipment and reproductions of works of art, as well as inventing optical instruments designed to allow a greater experience of three-dimensionality in two-dimensional photographs, including the megalethoscope, the graphoscope, and the alethoscope, which was variously called a dioramascope or pontioscope. From 1860 to 1865 Ponti photographed Rome, Italy. Between 1857 and 1868 Ponti published and edited Carlo Naya's photographs, until a dispute which ended their relationship. In 1866 Ponti was also appointed optician and photographer to the King of Italy. Ponti died blind at age seventy-three.

Alloyan, Sam

  • Person
  • [ca. 1950]

He was a sculptor and worked with stone.

Brewster, David

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  • (1781-1868)

Sir David Brewster was a British scientist, inventor, author, and academic administrator. In science, he is principally remembered for his experimental work in physical optics, mostly concerned with the study of the polarization of light and including the discovery of Brewster's angle. He studied the birefringence of crystals under compression and discovered photoelasticity, thereby creating the field of optical mineralogy.
A pioneer in photography, Brewster invented an improved stereoscope, which he called "lenticular stereoscope" and which became the first portable 3D-viewing device. He also invented the binocular camera, two types of polarimeters, the polyzonal lens, the lighthouse illuminator, and the kaleidoscope.
Brewster was a Presbyterian and walked arm in arm with his brother on the Disruption procession which formed the Free Church of Scotland. As a historian of science, Brewster focused on the life and work of his hero, Isaac Newton. Brewster published a detailed biography of Newton in 1831 and later became the first scientific historian to examine many of the papers in Newton's Nachlass. Brewster also wrote numerous works of popular science, and was one of the founders of the British Science Association, of which he was elected President in 1849. He became the public face of higher education in Scotland, serving as Principal of the University of St Andrews (1837–59) and later of the University of Edinburgh (1859–68). Brewster also edited the 18-volume Edinburgh Encyclopædia.

Cremer, James

  • Person
  • 1821-1893

James Cremer (1821-1893) is an English and American photographer and publisher of James Cremer & Co. (1861-1866) and Cremer & Dillon (1868)

Bennett, Henry Hamilton

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  • 1843-1908

Henry Hamilton Bennett purchased a studio in Kilbourn, Wisconsin in 1865 and renamed it "H.H. Bennett Studio." Bennett was best known for building most of his own equipment, including his camera and stereograph-mounting machine. While Bennett photographed landscape scenes around Kilbourn and the Wisconsin River, his wife Evaline Marshall Bennet ran the portrait studio. Following 1949, his daughters took over the business. Much of Bennett's images were used to promote local attractions or used in the tourist trade.

Ambrose, Tommy

  • Person
  • 1939-present

He is a singer and composer. At age 5, he began singing at "Youth for Christ" rallies at Massey Hall, Maple Leaf Gardens, and elsewhere and performed on gospel radio shows on CKEY and CFRB until he was 16. Turning to popular music he made his CBC TV debut in 1957 on "Cross-Canada Hit Parade" and hosted "While We're Young" (summers 1960, 1961) and "The Tommy Ambrose Show" 1961-3. After several years of nightclub work, accompanied in the late 1960s by Norm Amadio, Ambrose became a host of CBC's gospel series "Celebration," on radio 1971-4 and on TV 1975-6. In the late 1970s, he performed occasionally in clubs and concerts with a nonet led by Doug Riley.
As a partner 1971-88 with Larry Trudel in Trudel Productions, and through his own PC Productions, established in 1989, he has composed many successful jingles, theme songs for CITY-TV and Global TV, and several scores for CBC TV movies. He was the proprietor 1977-89 of Jingles, a downtown Toronto bar that on occasion presented jazz groups. Other recordings include singles for Warner Brothers, RCA Victor, Fuzzy Love and Sweet Times.

Holmes, Oliver Wendell

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  • 1809-1894

Oliver Wendell Holmes was an American artist, physician and poet. Holmes studied at Harvard and in Paris, receiving his degree in 1836. In 1847, Holmes taught at Harvard as a professor of anatomy and physiology, eventually Holmes was appointed the Dean of Harvard Medical School till 1882. Holmes is most known for his poetry and technological contributions to the science of photography. Championing that photography was a transformative instrument combining memory with the appearance of modern social reality. In 1859, Holmes modification to Sir David Brewster’s compact stereoscopes allowed for a more lightweight and flexible object. Holmes stressed that a stereoscope needed two lenses and supporting frame to produce the perfect stereoscopic image, also adding slots to hold stereographs and a stand. His conscious decision to never patent his device created space for 80 years of stereoscope innovation and manufacturing across North America including the marketing of affordable stereoscopes for both professional and amateur photographers. Joseph L Bates designed the sliding card holder in Boston, Massachusett and honoured Holmes by naming his invention after him. Later, Holmes would published his essay “The Stereoscope and the Stereograph” where he discussed the development and manufacturing of the American stereoscope.