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 Eugene Omar “E. O.” Goldbeck

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Eugene Omar “E. O.” Goldbeck

  • Birth 4 Nov 1892 San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
  • Death 26 Oct 1986 San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
  • Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 79340637

EUGENE OMAR GOLDBECK (1892-1986) E.O. Goldbeck, photographer, was born and died in San Antonio, Texas, but he became known around the world for his photography. His career began at the age of nine when he captured a picture of President William McKinley passing by in a San Antonio parade. He soon purchased a camera of his own and began taking and selling portraits for his friends. He became a freelance photographer for San Antonio's two city newspapers and began his travels around the world. During this time he purchased his first Cirkut camera and began experimenting with the panoramic format of photography. His service during World War I in the Photographic Division of the Aviation Section of the Signal Corps lead to his photographing large military groups. His largest group shot was when 21,765 men were arranged to represent the Air Force insignia. The photograph was featured in Life magazine and became the most frequently reproduced of his prints. E.O. Goldbeck became known as the "unofficial photographer of America's military."


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  • Created by: Emory Schnuriger
  • Added: 26 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79340637
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eugene Omar “E. O.” Goldbeck (4 Nov 1892–26 Oct 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79340637, citing Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Emory Schnuriger (contributor 46821346) .