Born at Philadelphia, PA; attended public schools and had entered Lawton College when an attack of meningitis left him deaf. Went to and graduated (1882) the New York Institution for the Deaf and Dumb. Entered the photography business with his brothers in various positions, and eventually bought out a money-losing Pennsylvania branch from his brothers, which he overhauled and made profitable. Selling that business, he moved to New York and did theatrical journalism for a while before returning to his brothers' photography business. Well-known in the deaf community for the quality of his photographs. Also worked as associate editor for various deaf publications.
Representative Deaf Persons [first edition], p.171-174; Peeps into the Deaf World, p.168.
24 June 1864-1938