brothers, Edward (1824-1906), Albert (1830-1902) and Charles, were landscape
photographers, painters, illustrators and engravers, of whom Albert was the most
Edward was a
noted portrait photographer and opened his own studio in New York City in
1860. He also held an 1876 patent for an improvement to the
Stereoscope Viewer, used for the extensive body of stereographs created by
the Bierstadt brothers.
Edward was employed by William West Durant to take a series of photos for an
artistic brochure to help publicize the Adirondacks, and in particular Blue
Mountain Lake and Raquette Lake, as a vacation spot. It was entitled The
Adirondacks, Artotype Views Among the Mountains and Lakes of the North Woods.
Much of his
work is simply signed "E. Bierstadt NYC."