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Loeffler, August (1864-1946) USA

Category: PHOTOGRAPHS

LoefflerAVAugust Loeffler born May 1864 in NY, is the son of John Loeffler, photographer. John Loeffler was born Dec 1833 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He emigrated to US 1854 and married Emily in 1860. They had five children: Elizabeth, Otto, August, Oscar and Alexander.
August Loeffler published real photo postcards of his own work and contributed images to cards depicting the Catskills and New York City...

... that were printed by other publishers. He also produced many stereoview cards of the Catskill Mountains.

LoefflerA1A German emigre, John Loeffler was a leading photographer who had established a studio on BayStreet in Tompkinsville around 1860. His specialty was portrait photography, although he also made hundreds of stereophotographs of the Catskills in the 1870s and early 1880s while he served as the official photographer for the Mohonk Mountain Lodge. His wife Emilie was the daughter of the German pianist-composer Peter Horr and was herself a talented pianist and watercolorist. The Loefflers had five children who resided with them in this house including the future architect Otto Loeffler (1862-1930), who was the most prolific architect within this district, and the photographer August Loeffler (1864-1946), who succeeded his father in the family firm. The younger Loeffler became a noted photographer of cityscapes, buildings, and maritime views, whose work was published in books, newspapers, magazines, and postcards in the late 1890s and early 1900s.

There have been many photography studios on Staten Island, dating back to the mid-19th century. In 1860, John Loeffler and his son August operated a studio in the Planters' Hotel at Bay and Grant streets, Tompkinsville. Loeffler was the first Staten Island photographer to use flash powder for indoor and night work.

August Loeffler - 11 PHOTOS
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DEFENDER
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Columbia
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Columbia, Reliance and Constitution
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Reliance, Columbia and Constitution
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Jubilee
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Shamrock
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Valkyrie
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Defender
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Reliance
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VIGILANT [sailing yacht] winning the race
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COLUMBIA
 

 

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