Harris & Ewing photo studio
As a rookie news photographer, Harris covered the Johnstown, Pa., flood of 1889. He worked at Hearst News Service in San Francisco from 1900 to 1903, then joined Roosevelt's press entourage on a train trip. According to the studio's nomination to the National Register of Historic Places, "the president personally urged him to start a photographic news service in Washington because it was so difficult at that time for out-of-town newspapers to get timely photographs of notable people and events in the Nation's Capital."
In 1905, Harris and Ewing opened their studio at 1313 F Street NW in Washington. (As of 2014, the studio name was still visible on the building. )
In 1955, the company gave some 700,000 glass and film negatives to the Library of Congress, which preserves them as the Harris & Ewing Collection in the Prints and Photographs Division. Largely taken in and around Washington between 1905 and 1945, the photos portray people, events, and architecture. Many are scanned and online.
Harris died in 1964 at age 92.
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