Edward Bierstadt

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Edward Bierstadt (1824–1906) was an American portrait and landscape photographer, and engraver. He was a brother of the painter Albert Bierstadt, and made a number of engravings of his brother's work. He opened his own studio in New York City in 1860.

He was hired by William West Durant to take a series of photos for an advertising brochure entitled The Adirondacks, Artotype Views Among the Mountains and Lakes of the North Woods to publicize Blue Mountain Lake and Raquette Lake in the Adirondacks.

Stereoscopic images, and the Bierstadt Brothers[edit]

An example of their stereoscopic photography

Bierstadt held an 1876 patent for an improvement to the stereoscope. Along with his brother, he produced some stereoscopic photographs from across the country, sometimes credited as the "Bierstadt Brothers".


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