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1897 Biography - Charles Bierstadt

Bierstadt, Charles, was born at Solingen, Prussia, November 28, 1819, a son of the late Henry Bierstadt. He was educated in the national schools of his native town and New Bedford, Mass., whence his parents removed in 1831. At fifteen years of age he began his apprenticeship at cabinetmaking and during his six years of service he spent some time in the study of photography, in which, in 1856, he and his brother Edward made numerous trials and experiments which proved successful, and then they established themselves in business as photographers. In 1863 Mr. Bierstadt removed his business to Niagara Falls, N. Y., where he has since carried it on with great success. He is an expert in stereoscopic views and has in connection with his manufactory a large bazaar where his views and many relics and curios are displayed to advantage.

Extracted from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York


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