Kilburn Brothers

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Kilburn Brothers

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  • Kilburn Bros.
  • Kilburn, Benjamin West, and Edward
  • B.W. Kilburn Co.
  • Benjamin West Kilburn

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Kilburn Brothers is a American and Canadian photography studio and publisher founded by Benjamin and Edward Kilburn in 1865. In 1867 the company published a series of 30 views of Montreal and Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Benjamin made all the negatives for the company until 1867. In 1877 Edward Kilburn retired leaving Benjamin to run the company until 1909.


Littleton (Grafton county, New Hampshire, United States)

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Davis, James M. (1853-)

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Davis, James M.

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Kilburn Brothers

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Early 1880s - ?

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James M. Davis worked as a photographer and distributor for the Kilburn Brothers

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The J. Paul Getty Trust. (2004). Gerry Union List of Artist Names Online. The Getty Research Institute. Retrieved from

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  • EAC

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