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William F. Boyd was born on September 5, 1848 in Ohio. He later moved to Madison County, Iowa and in 1865 apprenticed in a photographic studio. Boyd married Sarah Laudenbeck in 1875. He opened a successful gallery in Des Moines, Iowa that he operated until 1888 when he relocated to Seattle. A year after he arrived, his gallery was destroyed in the Seattle fire of June 6, 1889. He re-opened his photographic business in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood at 2310 Front Street. In the spring of 1890 he established a partnership with George H. Braas to form the Boyd & Braas Company. The business continued successfully until the spring of 1893 when Boyd retired from the company to establish his own business.
George H. Braas was born in Germany in 1866. When he was fourteen years old he and his family moved to the United States. In 1889 he started a photography business in Seattle, joining with Boyd one year later. From 1895-1896 he partnered with Morton S. McClaire with a studio at 614 Front Street. He had twin daughters Lucille May and Elsa Agnes. He died July 28, 1914.
Images of early Seattle views, especially of the waterfront, street scenes and parks. Some Washington State views: Snoqualmie Falls, Mt. Rainier, and various lakes as well as portraits. Images have been separated by photographer, Boyd & Braas, William F. Boyd, and George H. Braas.
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Images created by Boyd & Braas Photographic Studio.
|1/2||BBS15||May 6, 1891|
|1/2||BBS16||May 6, 1891|
|1/3||BBS22||June 27, 1892|
|1/6||BBS29||circa 1889-circa 1896|
Boyd and Braas advertisement or backing of a cabinet card
|1/6||BB1||circa 1889-circa 1896|
Same item as BB10.
Images created by William F. Boyd. Boyd's studio was located at the corner of Front and Columbia Street, Seattle, Washington.
|1/9||BYP2||circa 1889- circa 1904|
|1/9||BYP3||circa 1889- circa 1904|
|1/9||BYP5||circa 1889- circa 1904|
|1/9||BYP6||circa 1889- circa 1904|
|1/9||BYP7||circa 1889- circa 1904|
Images created by George H. Braas.
Mount Rainier, Washington
|1/10||BRS1||August 9, 1897|
William Greenleaf Appleton, Hugh Redman, Henry L. Ford, William Gilmer and Robert Kennedy of the S.S. Patterson
Written on verso: Mr. Wm Greenlead Appleton, Mr. Hugh Redman, Mr. Henry L. Ford, Ensign Wm Kirck Gilmer and Dr. Robert Murir Kennedy- of the U.S.S. Patterson- Seattle, Washington U.S.A. - Feb. 20th 1895. Zoe Semple-from H.R.-
|February 20, 1895|