Ernest Ferdinand Ritz

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Ernest Ferdinand Ritz or E. F. Ritz (1847- June 1890) was a Swedish-born, American photographer in Boston, Massachusetts during the 19th century.

Ernest Ferdinand Ritz was born in Sweden. He came to the United States as a boy, settling with his parents in Boston. He learned photography working for Abraham Bogardus in New York City. From 1865 lasted until 1884, he worked in partnership with George F. Hastings (1852-1931) at the Ritz & Hastings photography studio, located on Temple Place in Boston.[1] The studio devoted itself exclusively to portrait work. In 1881 Ritz & Hastings showed work at the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association exhibit[2] and in 1883 at the Professional Photographers of America conference in Milwaukee.[3] [4] [5]

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  1. ^ Illustrated Boston, the metropolis of New England. NY: American Publishing and Engraving Co., 1889
  2. ^ 14th exhibition of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association. 1881
  3. ^ Photographic times and American photographer, Volume 13, Aug. 1883
  4. ^ Wilson's Photographic Magazine, July 5, 1890
  5. ^ David S. Shields. "Studio, Ritz and Hastings". University of South Carolina. Retrieved December 10, 2015. 

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