Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935

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George L. Beam (1868-1935) was an American photographer for the Denver & Rio Grande railroad company.

George L. Beam was born May 18, 1868 in New Paris, Ohio. At the age of five him and his family moved to Lawrence, Kansas where he grew up and saw the deaths of his mother and two siblings. When he was twenty-one years old he established himself as a used foreign and domestic postage stamps dealer. He and his father moved to Denver, Colorado around 1890. In Denver Mr. Beam worked for the Chain Hardy & Co. as a stenographer, but soon there after he began working as a stenographer for the Chief Storekeeper and Purchasing Agent of the Denver & Rio Grande until 1893. In 1894 he became a secretary to Shadrach K. Hooper (the general passenger and ticket agent) for the Rio Grand. He was skilled with photography and was well established as the Rio Grande company photographer by 1905 when he photographed President Theodore Roosevelt in the Royal Gorge. He became a well respected photographer, taking photographs for the Denver & Rio Grande company along with other scenic views of the Western United States. At the age of 62 he married Fay L. Kuellmer in Colorado Springs on June 7, 1930. He died March 16, 1935 at the age of 66 in Denver and was buried in Lawrence, Kansas.

From the guide to the George L. Beam photograph of Royal Gorge Bridge, 1929 December 8 or 9, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

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referencedIn Benjamin, Walter Romeyn, 1854-1943. Letter, poems, and an evelope, 1914-1923. American Primers
creatorOf Ozment, James L.,. James L. Ozment collection of train photographs, circa 1920s-1970s. Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935. [Collection of photocopied reproductions of photographs showing vegetation on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona from the collections of Denver Public Library Western History-Genealogy Department, Northern Arizona University Cline Library's Special Collection and Archives and the United States Geological Survey Earth Science Photographic Archive.]. Grand Canyon National Park Research Library
creatorOf Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935. Roll call assembly in front of barracks at Fort Logan, Colorado. [graphic] Denver Public Library, Central Library
creatorOf Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935. Loretto Heights Service Camp [graphic] Denver Public Library, Central Library
creatorOf Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935. Scrapbook 1898. Denver Public Library, Central Library
creatorOf George L. Beam photograph of Royal Gorge Bridge, 1929 December 8 or 9 L. Tom Perry Special CollectionsPhotograph Archives
creatorOf Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935. Lessons in tent pitching for the draftees at Fort Logan, Colorado [graphic] / photo by George L. Beam. Denver Public Library, Central Library
creatorOf Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935. Military duty in the railroad yard at Fort Logan, Colorado [graphic] Denver Public Library, Central Library
referencedIn Carson, J. Harry. Some early wood engravings, ca. 1890-1918. American Primers
referencedIn Rosenstock autograph collection, 1800-1950 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
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associatedWith American Association of the Red Cross corporateBody
associatedWith Aylesworth, Barton O. (Barton Orville), 1860-1933 person
associatedWith Benjamin, Walter Romeyn, 1854-1943. person
associatedWith Carson, J. Harry. person
associatedWith Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company corporateBody
associatedWith Loretto Heights College corporateBody
associatedWith Ozment, James L., person
associatedWith Rosenstock, Fred A., b. 1895 person
associatedWith Royal Gorge Bridge (Colorado) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Infantry corporateBody
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Fort Logan (Colo.)
Fort Logan (Colo.)
Fort Logan (Colo.)
Denver (Colo.)
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Barracks--American
Images
Community service
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Military officers
Soldiers
Military education
Women
Bridges--Colorado--Photographs
Tents
Railroads--Employees
Uniforms
World War, 1914-1918--Women
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Photographers
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Birth 1868-05-18

Death 1935-03-16

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English

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