Isaac Augustus Wetherby

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Self-portrait by I.A. Wetherby, ca.1869[1]

This photograph is mis-identified as Wetherby; it is one of his fellow-photographer in Iowa City, Timothy Townsend, who worked about the same time. The photograph may have been taken by Wetherby in Townsend's studio.*

Isaac Augustus Wetherby (1819-1904) or I.A. Wetherbee was an American painter and photographer. He worked in Boston, Massachusetts,[2] and in Iowa.[3][4] Examples of his work are in the Beverly Historical Society, Massachusetts;[5] Fruitlands Museum;[6] New York Historical Society; and the State Historical Society of Iowa.[7]


  1. ^ Library of Congress. Self-portrait. Isaac Augustus Wetherby, full-length portrait, right profile, standing next to camera in studio, ca.1869
  2. ^ "I.A. Wetherbee, portrait painter, 17-1/2 Tremont Row." Boston Directory, 1849
  3. ^ Peter E. Palmquist, Thomas R. Kailbourn. Pioneer photographers from the Mississippi to the continental divide: a biographical dictionary, 1839-1865. Stanford University Press, 2005
  4. ^ Encyclopedia of American folk art. Taylor & Francis, 2004
  5. ^ Smithsonian. Collections search center. Retrieved 2012-01-03
  6. ^ Fruitlands. Retrieved 2012-01-03
  7. ^ State Historical Society of Iowa. Retrieved 2012-01-03

Further reading[edit]

  • Slonneger, Marybeth. Wetherby's Gallery: paintings, daguerreotypes, & ambrotypes of an artist. Iowa City, Iowa: Hand Press, c2006.
  • "Wetherby Cottage holds historic charm." The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), ca.2009

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