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. He served as an energetic officer of the National Photographic Association of the United States. In 1869 he joined the "Eclipse Expedition" in Iowa overseen by Henry Morton, and in 1881 travelled to the Middle East. In New York City he published Wilson's Photographic Magazine starting in 1889. Collaborators included Michael F. Benerman and William H. Rau. Readers included Edward S. Curtis.
- ^ a b Sarah J. Weatherwax (2008). "Edward Livingston Wilson". In John Hannavy. Encyclopedia of 19th century photography. Routledge.
- ^ a b "Edward Livingstone Wilson". The Photographic Times and American Photographer. July 6, 1888.
- ^ Michael Fields[?] Benerman. (cf. Philadelphia City Directory. 1867.)
- ^ Timothy Egan (2012), Short nights of the Shadow Catcher: the epic life and immortal photographs of Edward Curtis, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, ISBN 9780618969029
Works by Wilson
- Written, photographed, and/or edited by Wilson
- Edward L. Wilson, ed. (1864-). Photographic Mosaics: an Annual Record of Photographic Progress. Philadelphia: Edward L. Wilson.
- "Philadelphia Photographer". Philadelphia: Benerman & Wilson. 1864–1888. OCLC 6286613.
- Wilson (1884), Wilson's Lantern Journeys, New York: E. L. Wilson, OCLC 4028093
- Other authors published by Wilson
- George B. Ayres (1871), How to paint photographs in water colors and in oil; also, how to retouch negatives, Philadelphia: Benerman & Wilson
- Lyman G Bigelow (1876). Artistic photography and how to attain it. Philadelphia: Benerman & Wilson.
- Robert J. Chute (1876), The Centennial photographic diary, Philadelphia: Benerman & Wilson, OCLC 3860149
Works about Wilson