|Birth: ||Jul. 16, 1845|
|Death: ||Dec. 10, 1921|
David Bachrach was possibly Baltimore's most famous and respected studio photographer. He began training at the age of 15 under the tutelage of William H. Weaver, and is believed to have taken the only known photograph of Lincoln during the Gettysburg address. After working as assistant photographer at Ft. Gilmour, photographing exchanged prisoners, Bachrach opened his own studio in Baltimore in 1869. His photos of society ladies often appeared in the Baltimore SUN. He was an inventor and a writer on photographic art and technology.
After his brother Moses joined the business, their studio took the name Bachrach & Brothers. Bachrach married Fannie Keyser in 1877. David's son Walter Keyser Bachrach took over the business in 1914. His other son, Louis Fabian Bachrach, also became a well-known photographer.
Louis's two sons, Fabian and Bradford, joined the business after World War II. Fabian Bachrach photographed numerous famous people, including John F. Kennedy.
Fabian's son, photographer Robert Bachrach, continues the business, which now has four locations: Boston, New York, Alexandria, VA, and Philadelphia.
The Bachrach home on Linden Avenue in Baltimore, designed by architect George A. Frederick, is on the National Register of Historic Places.
David Bachrach's remains were cremated and interred in the family's vault.
The Jewish Museum of Maryland has a photograph of David Bachrach and family at what appears to be their summer photography studio in the Blue Ridgge Mountains.
For more information about the history of the Bachrachs in photography, visit bachrachportraits.com
David Bachrach (____ - 1895)
Sarah Hartsall Bachrach (1812 - 1885)
Fannie Keyser Bachrach (1854 - 1937)
Helen Keyser Bachrach (1884 - 1967)*
Note: Ashes in family vault at Baltimore Hebrew Cemetery.
Baltimore Hebrew Cemetery
Plot: Division: 5 Section: 9 Lot: 37 Grave: 4
Created by: waldonia
Record added: Apr 11, 2010
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