William H. Getchell

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William Henry Getchell (1829–1910) was a photographer in 19th-century Boston, Massachusetts.[1] He was born in Hallowell, Maine, on March 10, 1829.[2] He lived in Peoria, Illinois, and then moved to Boston. In 1857 he married Sarah Hapgood; they had one child—Frederick Getchell (b. 1858).[3] In the early 1860s Getchell worked in Boston with George M. Silsbee and John G. Case as "Silsbee, Case & Co.;"[4] and again with Case as "Case & Getchell," ca.1862-1864.[5] He later ran a solo photography studio in the 1860s and 1870s. As of 1898 he lived in Dorchester. He died in Boston in August, 1910.


  1. ^ Photo-Era Magazine, November 1910; p.266
  2. ^ Densmore. Hand-book of Hartwell genealogy, 1636-1887. 1887.
  3. ^ Hapgood. The Hapgood family: descendants of Shadrach, 1656-1898. 1898.
  4. ^ Boston Directory. 1861
  5. ^ Gutman. John Wilkes Booth himself. Dover, Mass: Hired Hand Press, 1979.


Case & Getchell
W.H. Getchell

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Case & Getchell (1862–1864)
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