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William H. Pilliner family photograph albums photCL 202
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Description
Two photograph albums containing late-19th century portraits by William H. Pilliner, an early photographer in the Western United States.
Background
William H. Pilliner (1826-1902) was born in the Dutch East Indies. He went to San Francisco as a youth, eventually learned photography and in 1858 had his first gallery in Red Bluff, California. In 1863, he married Eliza Jane McGuire, born about 1843, who came to California from Missouri in 1850. For the next several decades they and their children lived intermittently in California, Nevada, Montana, and Idaho, where Pilliner operated various photography studios. His son Frederick John Pilliner also became a photographer, and father and son operated a gallery together for a brief time in Silver City, Idaho in 1891.
Extent
2.34 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
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