Joshua Smith (1841–1927)

A clergyman, Smith was also a photographer and publisher active in Chicago. As a photographer, he was active between the 1860s and 1880s, and is best known for his composite portraits of babies, his panoramic view of the Chicago fire of 1871, and that of the Boston fire of 1872. He won a Silver Medal at the Paris Exhibition in 1878, and in 1883, he was made president of the American Photographers Association. Smith also published a book in 1900 of letters from officers in the Civil War, in which he himself had served, entitled Map and Description of the Main Battlefields, Routes, Camps, and Headquarters in the Gettysburg, Wilderness and Appomattox Campaigns of the Civil War in the United States.









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