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William Foss Shorey
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Birth: Apr. 20, 1833
Maine, USA
Death: Jun. 1, 1911
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA

Well-known Baltimore photographer whose studio was located on East Baltimore Street.

Son of furrier Nehemiah Shorey, William Shorey was a graduate of the Maryland Institute of Art and Design, and was appointed an instructor of drawing there at age 25. He studied under the well known photographer and inventor H. E. Woodward, then a principal of the institute and the proprietor of Monumental Art Studio on Lexington Street.

Shorey owned a photography studio under his own name for about 30 years, and retired in 1893.

According to his obituary in the Baltimore AMERICAN, Shorey was William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's photographer for the first 10 years of Cody's show business career. He is also said to have taken all the portraits of men who appeared in Scharf's 1881 "History of Baltimore County." He was the official photographer for the Maryland Department of the Grand Army of the Republic.

Shorey left a son, G. Leyburn Shorey, of Washington, DC; a brother, N. B. Shorey, and two sisters, Susan and Olive. Shorey's wife, Lida Summers Sauks Shorey, predeceased him.

Based on my research, it seems that Shorey and fellow photographer of a generation earlier, William Moody Chase (1817-1901), may share a common ancestor, early Massachusetts settler Aquila Chase (1626-1670). 
Family links: 
  Nehemiah Breed Shorey (1797 - 1850)
  William Foss Shorey (1833 - 1911)
  Alice A Shorey Morrison (1844 - 1867)*
*Calculated relationship
Green Mount Cemetery
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
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Record added: Apr 11, 2010
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