Arthur Clarence Pillsbury

Visual Artist

1870 – 1946

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Who was Arthur Clarence Pillsbury?

Arthur Clarence Pillsbury was a United States photographer, best known for landscapes of Yosemite National Park, photos of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and time lapse photography of flowers.

The son of physicians, Pillsbury was born in Medford, Massachusetts His family relocated to Auburn, California in 1883, and he became a student at Stanford University. In 1895, he rode to Yosemite by bicycle.

Pillsbury's career spilled over into nearly every kind of application for photography. His career began in 1895 when as a student he documented in one hour with 60 different images the first fraternity rush at Stanford University. Pillsbury studied Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University and is credited with the invention of a specimen slicer and a circuit panorama camera before leaving college. Two years later he invented the first circuit panorama camera and soon after took it to the Yukon to capture the opening of the mining fields and towns. By 1900 he had photographed many of the notable features of the Western United States.

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Born
1870
Also known as
  • Arthur C. Pillsbury
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Stanford University
Died
1946

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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