Photographer's Studio

Photographer's Studio (HMGOF)

Location: Bakersfield, CA 93301 Kern County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 23.548', W 119° 1.248'

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The invention of photography and mass production of photographic prints brought images of never before seen people, places and events into American homes.

By the 1850s, people could obtain a photograph depicting their exact likeness at an affordable price. Traveling photographers earned money moving from town to town setting up portable studios to take portrait photographs of residents.

This exhibit displays artifacts utilized in a photographer's studio during the 1890s. There were at least 11 professional photographers operating studios in Kern County by the 1890s.

This former residence built in Kern City around 1890 was donated by Mrs. Dan Chappell in 1960.
Placed ByKern County Museum
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 316470 N 3918442
Decimal Degrees35.39246667, -119.02080000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 23.548', W 119° 1.248'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 23' 32.88" N, 119° 1' 14.88" W
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Area Code(s)805, 661, 310
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3505 Chester Ave, Bakersfield CA 93301, US
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