Established 2006

Langdon's List of 19th & Early 20th Century Photographers

Photographer Lists

The information about photographers may include:

  • Names
  • Addresses
  • Dates of operation* See Key to Dates below.
  • Biographical notes
  • Examples of work
Langdon's List of 19th & 20th Century Photographers is now fourteen

Go to Photographer Lists in the navigation bar and hover over the letter of the alphabet and the new sections will appear. For instance, the link Photographers A will give photographer names beginning with the letter A. The sections underneath like Aa to Ak are to the individual listings for the photographers in the database.

A search by state can also be done. See Index to Names by State in the navigation bar above.

Information is constantly being added, so if you see a name in the lists and cannot find the details about that photographer, it means it's in the database but has not been posted yet.


Please check back for updates.

*Key to Dates

Single Year

If there is a date of one year, the date comes from a city directory, state gazetteer or a date written on the back of a photo by that particular photographer.


Two Years

If there is a date of two years, the date comes from a city directory, state gazetteer, or the presence of a tax stamp which makes the estimate of the dates based on the years that stamps were applied to the back of cartes de visite.


Span of Years

If the date has a span of more than year, this is an estimate of the date of an image found by that particular photographer.



If the date has an "s" after it, it  is an estimate/indicates a decade when a photographer by a particular photographer was made based on the analysis of a photograph.




Photographer Lists



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