Charles Leander Weed/ Charles Leander Weed

United States 1824 - 1903

Photography

Charles Leander Weed
Charles Leander Weed
Male
United States
1824

Charles Leander Weed was an American photographer, who was born in New York state in 1824, and died in 1903. In 1854, during the California Gold Rush, Weed moved to Sacramento, California, and was a camera operator in the daguerreotype portrait studio of George J. Watson. In 1855, Weed adopted the wet collodion technique, and his photographs of Gold Rush miners and settlement were much admired.

Featured image: Charles Leander Weed – Yosemite valley and big tree views – image via Sotheby’s