Camera Workers, 1858-1950

The British Columbia, Alaska and Yukon Photographic Directory, 1858-1950

Gleason, Herbert Wendell[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1855 - 1937  (82 years)


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  • Name Gleason, Herbert Wendell 
    Born 5 Jun 1855  Malden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender Male 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) BC  1905, 1906, 1912 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 4 Oct 1937  Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I1084  Camera Workers | G, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial (visit).
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A former pastor, Gleason gave up his spiritual career because of poor health and turned to photography and lecturing in 1899. Well known for his photographs of Henry David Thoreau country, Gleason travelled extensively for images that are considered classics of composition and lighting. He could well be considered the Ansel Adams of his day. A friend of Earl Grey, Governor General of Canada, Gleason visited BC on at least three occasions. It is possible he accompanied Earl Grey on the 1906 tour which took place in Sep. The previous year Gleason had visited the Selkirk and Rocky Mountains in Jul. The 1912 trip was also made in July.

  • Sources 
    1. [S676] COLLECTIONS: CFD.
      Robbins-Mills COllection of Herbert Wendell Gleason Photographic Negatives, 1900-1988 (14 boxes).
      Herbert Wendell Gleason Slide Lecture "Thoreau's Country", ca. 1915-1917, with later additions (92 hand-colored glass lantern slides).
      Herbert Wendell Gleason Papers, [1905]-1937.

    2. [S48] COLLECTION: ACG.
      Herbert Wendell Gleason fonds (540 glass plate negatives; ca. 500 digitized)

    3. [S675] Crossette (1972), Crossette, George, (Barre, Mass.: Barre Publishers, 1972), F595 .G543 1972.

    4. [S1000] Schwie (2017), Dale R. Schwie, (Minneapolis, MN: Nodin Press, 2017).

    5. [S832] Find a Grave (Web site).
      URL (accessed 24 Jul 2017): https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=138348159&ref=acom