Photographers Index

Green, Arthur, 1832-1873, photographer

Gender: Male
Active Dates: 1832 - 1873
Active Area: North and Central America (continent)
Africa (continent)
United States (nation)
South Africa (nation)
Western Cape, Province of the (province)
Cape Town (inhabited place)
Eastern Cape, Province of (province)
New York (state)
Bronx (county)
Kings (county)
New York (county)
Queens (county)
Richmond (county)
New York (inhabited place)
Grahamstown (inhabited place)
Likenesses: None found.
Photographs: See list of photographs
Publications: None found.
Related Entries: None found.
Arthur Green was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1832. He moved to the Cape in the late 1840s. In 1853 he was employed as a clerk in the Office of Orange River Sovereignty at Bloemfontein. He moved to Grahamstown in 1854. He toured Kaffraria as a photographer in the mid-1850s and had a studio in Grahamstown in 1857. He disposed of this studio in 1861. In the same year he took over Frederick York's Cape Town studio, but the studio closed due to financial problems in 1862. Green opened portrait rooms in Longmarket Street, Cape Town, in November 1862. However, he became insolvent and his equipment was sold in 1864. Thereafter, until he left the Cape in 1866, he worked as a photographic assistant. He went to New York, again working as a photographic assistant. In 1873, still in New York, he died of consumption (Bull and Denfield 1970, pp.193-194).
Sources: Bull, Marjorie and Joseph Denfield (1970) 'Secure the shadow : the story of Cape photography from its beginnings to the end of 1870 '. Cape Town: T. McNally.

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