Maritime photograph of the Sarah by Nathaniel Livermore Stebbins, Boston, circa 1890. Albumen photograph, some fading, artist stamped N. L. Stebbins Boston lower left. The frame measures 21 x 17 inches and the photograph measures 8 x 10 inches. Nathaniel Livermore Stebbins (January 9, 1847 - July 10, 1922) was a noted American marine photographer whose surviving photographs document an important era in the development of American maritime activities, as sweeping technological and social changed revolutionized activity on the water, in military, commercial and leisure spheres. In addition to selling prints of his images, he also produced a number of books of nautical images in his lifetime, including an important illustrated coastal guide, which was path-breaking in showing the practical uses for photography. His photography (and, on occasion, writing) also appeared in such well-known magazines as The Rudder and Yachting. Over his working career as a commercial photographer (from 1884 to 1922), he took approximately 25,000 images. Of these, about 60% were of marine subjects (the majority of those being of leisure activities, but many are of military and commercial scenes, a valuable record for historians). The remainder include a wide variety of commercial work, including the theatre, railroads, home interiors, etc. Bio from Wikipedia.com
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