Taber, -, fl. 1864-1905 (photographer)
- Existence: fl. 1864 - 1905
Taber is possibly Isaiah West Taber, born in 1830. Isaiah West Taber worked for Bradley and Rulofson, San Francisco, United States, 1864-1871. He opened his own studio in 1871. As well as working as a photographer, he also published the work of other photographers, sold photograph supplies and manufactured dry plates. In 1880 Taber visited the Sandwich Islands. His business lasted until 1905. Taber died in 1912 (Johnson 1990, p.609).
Johnson, William S. (1990), 'Nineteenth-century photographers: an annotated bibliography 1839-1879'. Boston, Massachusetts: G.K. Hall.
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
241 x 186 mm. A view of seals basking on two rocks, possibly at Seal Rock, Oregon. Photograph by Taber, San Francisco.
302 x 204 mm. A view from the valley floor looking along the river towards the cliffs in the distance.
307 x 202 mm. A view looking through trees and along the length of the valley, showing the sheer rock faces that tower above the valley. El Capitan can be seen at the left of the picture with a waterfall opposite which falls into the Merced River in the valley, and with Half Dome in the distance.
203 x 305 mm. A view of the base of Wawona, the famous Sequoia tree through which a hole measuring 11 feet by 8 feet has been cut. A coach is passing through the hole, while two couples pose at either side of the tree. Mariposa Grove situated in the Yosemite National Park, contains about 200 giant Sequoia.
204 x 300 mm. A view looking along a road on the valley floor, with this huge waterfall in the background. A man stands on the road in front of the falls, thus giving an indication of scale.