Deloss Barnum

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Deloss Barnum (1825-1873) was a photographer in New York and Boston, Massachusetts in the mid-19th century. Around 1857 he kept a daguerreotype studio on Winter Street in Boston; by 1858 he had moved to Commercial Street.[1] In 1856-1860 he lived in Roxbury.[2] He participated in the 1860 exhibition of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association.[3] He died October 7, 1873 in Cortland, New York.[4]

During his career he was referred to by several variant names: D. Barnum; Deblois Barnum;[5] Delos Barnum;[6] DeLos Barnum;[7] and Deloss Barnum.[8]

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  1. ^ Boston Directory. 1857, 1858.
  2. ^ Boston Directory. 1856.
  3. ^ 9th exhibition of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association at Faneuil and Quincy Halls in the City of Boston, September 1860; p.122-123.
  4. ^ "Died. Barnum - In this village, on the 1st inst., after a short illness, Mr. Delos Barnum, aged 48 years. The sudden departure of our friend has given a shock to the community; many of his associates not hearing of his illness until the rapid strides of disease had carried him past all hope of recovery. A faithful husband, a fond father, a genial citizen, and thoroughly honest and sincere nature, Delos Barnum will be greatly missed." Cf. Cortland County Standard and Journal, 1873
  5. ^ Collection guide to the Longfellow National Historic Site House and Grounds Photograph Collection, 1855-1970. 2002; p.11.
  6. ^ Boston Directory. 1856, 1857, 1858.
  7. ^ Collection guide to the Longfellow National Historic Site House and Grounds Photograph Collection, 1855-1970. 2002; p.11.
  8. ^ WorldCat. Barnum, Deloss

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Photos by Barnum