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 Daniel Bendann

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Daniel Bendann

Birth
Germany
Death
6 Dec 1914 (aged 77–78)
Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Burial
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID
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DANIEL BENDANN

The funeral of Daniel Bendann, one of the veteran photographers of this city, who died Sunday from the infirmities of age, took place yesterday afternoon, from 188 West Mount Royal avenue. Mr. Bendann's home was at 1624 Eutaw Place. The Rev. Dr. William Rosenau, of Eutaw Place Temple, conducted the services. Burial was in Oheb Shalom Cemetery.

Baltimore SUN, 9 December 1914

NOTE: Daniel Bendann came to Baltimore with his family in 1845 from Landsburg, Germany. He had started his career as a photographer before 1860 in Richmond, where the family first settled, and became one of the most successful and well-respected Baltimore photographers of his day. He was a master self-promoter and his social skills won him prominent and wealthy clients.

Bendann photographed everyone, from politicians, judges, presidents, and generals, to clergymen and prelates, artists, actors, and writers. Some of his portraits include Presidents Buchanan and Hayes, and Confederate President Jefferson Davis, actor Edwin Booth, writer Bret Harte, Baltimore leaders Enoch Pratt, Johns Hopkins, and John Work Garrett, and Generals Robert E. Lee and Phil Sheridan. Bendann also employed painters to create oil portraits from his photographs.

He was commissioned by several railroads, including B & O, to photograph views along various rail lines. In 1892 Bendann was commissioned by the state of Maryland to make a series of 40 photographs of the Maryland oyster industry for the Columbian Exposition. He and his brother David photographed numerous Union and Confederate soldiers during the Civil War, and these photographs are much prized by collectors today. Several of these portraits appear in the 2008 book "Faces of the Confederacy," published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

Under the name Bendann Bros. Bendann and his brother David had studios in Baltimore, at various times on N. Charles St., E. Baltimore St., and N. Carey St., and New York, and possibly in Richmond, Virginia. David Bendann became an art dealer and operated an art gallery on E. Baltimore St. He died in March 1915. Both brothers left estates valued at approximately a quarter of a million dollars.

David Bendann's descendants continue to operate an art gallery. For more information and a historical sketch of the Bendann family businesses, visit www.bendannartgalleries.com

Daniel Bendann and his wife Hannah Libner Bendann had three daughters and a son: Grace, May, Effie, and Clarence. Effie and May were given unusually advanced educations for the day; May became a music instructor, and Effie a teacher of languages.

DANIEL BENDANN

The funeral of Daniel Bendann, one of the veteran photographers of this city, who died Sunday from the infirmities of age, took place yesterday afternoon, from 188 West Mount Royal avenue. Mr. Bendann's home was at 1624 Eutaw Place. The Rev. Dr. William Rosenau, of Eutaw Place Temple, conducted the services. Burial was in Oheb Shalom Cemetery.

Baltimore SUN, 9 December 1914

NOTE: Daniel Bendann came to Baltimore with his family in 1845 from Landsburg, Germany. He had started his career as a photographer before 1860 in Richmond, where the family first settled, and became one of the most successful and well-respected Baltimore photographers of his day. He was a master self-promoter and his social skills won him prominent and wealthy clients.

Bendann photographed everyone, from politicians, judges, presidents, and generals, to clergymen and prelates, artists, actors, and writers. Some of his portraits include Presidents Buchanan and Hayes, and Confederate President Jefferson Davis, actor Edwin Booth, writer Bret Harte, Baltimore leaders Enoch Pratt, Johns Hopkins, and John Work Garrett, and Generals Robert E. Lee and Phil Sheridan. Bendann also employed painters to create oil portraits from his photographs.

He was commissioned by several railroads, including B & O, to photograph views along various rail lines. In 1892 Bendann was commissioned by the state of Maryland to make a series of 40 photographs of the Maryland oyster industry for the Columbian Exposition. He and his brother David photographed numerous Union and Confederate soldiers during the Civil War, and these photographs are much prized by collectors today. Several of these portraits appear in the 2008 book "Faces of the Confederacy," published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

Under the name Bendann Bros. Bendann and his brother David had studios in Baltimore, at various times on N. Charles St., E. Baltimore St., and N. Carey St., and New York, and possibly in Richmond, Virginia. David Bendann became an art dealer and operated an art gallery on E. Baltimore St. He died in March 1915. Both brothers left estates valued at approximately a quarter of a million dollars.

David Bendann's descendants continue to operate an art gallery. For more information and a historical sketch of the Bendann family businesses, visit www.bendannartgalleries.com

Daniel Bendann and his wife Hannah Libner Bendann had three daughters and a son: Grace, May, Effie, and Clarence. Effie and May were given unusually advanced educations for the day; May became a music instructor, and Effie a teacher of languages.


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