William Amos Haines was born on November 2, 1881 in New York. He married Florance Kepple in 1905. This same year he began
making panoramas in Conneaut, Ohio. Together he and his wife traveled the eastern coast of the United States in a teardrop
trailer making panoramas. While traveling William sent negatives back to his father, De Forest Haines in Conneaut to be made
into prints. Unfortunately, many of these negatives were lost or destroyed. Haines sold numerous panorama prints to schools
during this time.
In 1914, Haines and his wife moved to Glendale, California. Haines begins to focus on west coast subject matter after moving
but he continued to travel photographing national parks and landmarks, as well as municipal buildings and cities. Haines retired
from traveling in 1935. William Amos Haines passed away in 1955 at the age of 76.