Boyd, William F., 1848-

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William F. Boyd was born in Ohio on September 5, 1848. His family later moved to Madison County, Iowa where, in 1865, he apprenticed in a photographic establishment. After operating a successful gallery in Des Moines for a number of years, he relocated to Seattle, Washington in 1888. This studio was destroyed in the Seattle fire on June 6, 1889. He then formed a partnership with George H. Braas which lasted until 1893. During the spring of 1893, Boyd retired from the partnership and established his own business.

From the guide to the William F. Boyd photograph album, circa 1889-1891, (University of Washington Libraries Special Collections)

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creatorOf William F. Boyd photograph album, circa 1889-1891 University of Washington Libraries Special Collections
referencedIn Michael Cirelli collection on Northwest photography, 1865-2000, 1890s-1910s Museum of History & Industry Sophie Frye Bass Library
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associatedWith Boyd & Braas Company corporateBody
associatedWith Braas, George H. person
associatedWith Cirelli, Michael, 1944-2002 person
associatedWith Oliver Anderson person
associatedWith R. W. Brown person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Washington (State)--History$Photographs
Snoqualmie Falls (Wash. : Waterfall)--Photographs
Seattle (Wash.)--History--Photographs
Great Fire, Seattle, Wash., 1889


Birth 1848-09-05



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