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Fiske, George, 1835-1918, photographer

Gender: Male
Active Dates: circa 1885 - circa 1885
Active Area: North and Central America (continent)
United States (nation)
California (state)
Mariposa (county)
Yosemite National Park (national park)
Likenesses: None found.
Photographs: See list of photographs
Publications: None found.
Related Entries: None found.
George Fiske was born in 1835. He was the first photographer to be a year-round resident of Yosemite. In 1904 a fire destroyed his house and studio leading to the loss of three-quarters of his negatives, his cameras, his lenses and a large part of his stock of prints. Fiske died in 1918. In 1943 the remainder of Fiske's negatives were destroyed in another fire (American Photography Museum 1999).
Sources: American Photography Museum (1999), 'Masterworks of photography - George Fiske [Internet]'. [S.l.]: The American Photography Museum. Available from:
http:// [Accessed 12 March 2004].

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