Edward Livingston Wilson

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Portrait of E.L. Wilson by Frederick Gutekunst, 1881
Wilson in Egypt, ca.1882

Edward Livingston Wilson (1838-1903) was an American photographer, writer and publisher. In Philadelphia in the 1860s he worked for Frederick Gutekunst and in 1864 he began the Philadelphia Photographer magazine.[1] He served as an energetic officer of the National Photographic Association of the United States.[2] In 1869 he joined the "Eclipse Expedition" in Iowa overseen by Henry Morton,[2] and in 1881 travelled to the Middle East.[1] In New York City he published Wilson's Photographic Magazine starting in 1889. Collaborators included Michael F. Benerman[3] and William H. Rau. Readers included Edward S. Curtis.[4]


  1. ^ a b Sarah J. Weatherwax (2008). "Edward Livingston Wilson". In John Hannavy. Encyclopedia of 19th century photography. Routledge. 
  2. ^ a b "Edward Livingstone Wilson". The Photographic Times and American Photographer. July 6, 1888. 
  3. ^ Michael Fields[?] Benerman. (cf. Philadelphia City Directory. 1867. )
  4. ^ Timothy Egan (2012), Short nights of the Shadow Catcher: the epic life and immortal photographs of Edward Curtis, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, ISBN 9780618969029 

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