Albert H. Wulzen Panorama of Portland, Oregon
Scope and Contents note
Panoramic albumen image of Central School and downtown Portland, Oregon, taken in 1878. Pieced into an accordion fold commercial album. This is one of four known copies.
- Creation: 1878-1878
- Wulzen, Albert H., 1844-1917 (Person)
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Albert H. Wulzen was born Nov. 21, 1844 in Hanover, Germany. He came to San Francisco in 1856 to join his brothers, Hienrich (b. 1827) and Deitrich (b. 1830) and held a variety of industrial jobs. In 1871 he was listed as a photographic printer for Dames & Williams, and continued to have photographic jobs in San Francisco and Oakland until 1911. Wulzen was a printer for Carleton Watkins' Yosemite Art Gallery, 1871-73. In 1879 Wulzen created a panorama of Oakland, a companion to the Portland panorama. He established a traveling studio, the Pacific Art Gallery, in the summer of 1882.
In 1877 Albert married Mary Chilton, from Massachusetts. The couple had two children, Frank and Rosalind, and lived mostly in Oakland. Albert Wulzen died July 10, 1917. [Biographical info from Robinson and Palmquist.].
0.25 linear feet (1 album) ; 12″ x 14″
Language of Materials
Albert H. Wulzen (1844-1917) was a commercial photograph in California and Oregon who worked for Davidson and Watkins. The collection consists of one panoramic albumen image of Central School and downtown Portland, Oregon, taken in 1878. Pieced into an accordion fold commercial album. This is one of four known copies.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Gift of Haycox family.
General Physical Description note
Processing Information note
Collection processed by Normandy S. Helmer.
- Guide to the Albert H. Wulzen panorama of Portland, Oregon
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- Finding aid prepared by Normandy Helmer; updated by staff
- c2010; updated 2023
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- Finding aid written in English.