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John Plumbe, Jr
Birth: 1809
Death: 1857, USA

Plumbe was one of the very first photographers in America, taking up the practice very shortly after Samuel F. B. Morse brought the idea from France in 1839. The first professional photographer on Washington D. C., some of Plumbe's work consists of the very earliest daguerreotypes of the U. S. Capitol Building. In addition to his photographic endeavors, beginning as early as 1836, he was a staunch proponent and agitator for a transcontinental railroad from the Great Lakes to the Pacific. (bio by: Don Connelly) 
 
Burial:
Linwood Cemetery
Dubuque
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Don Connelly
Record added: Dec 08, 2001
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John Plumbe, Jr
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A groundbreaking photographer
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 Added: May. 26, 2014
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