Oscar Maurer (1870–1965) was a nationally recognized Pictorialist photographer based in California. His photographs appeared in Camera Work, Camera Craft, The Camera, and other photography journals. His studio in Berkeley, designed by Bernard Maybeck and built in 1907, is an architectural landmark.
Oscar Maurer was born in New York City and moved with his family to San Francisco in 1886. His uncle, the lithographer Louis Maurer, encouraged him to take up photography as an important new artistic medium. The teenaged Oscar got a box camera, set up a darkroom in the basement, and was soon selling a line of San Francisco scenes to local art stores. He studied chemistry and physics at the University of California but didn’t pursue a scientific career. Between 1891 and 1898, he worked as a salesman for Bass-Hueter Paint Company. By 1897 he had become a member of the California Camera Club. - Wikipedia
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Today I conducted a walking tour of Greenpoint Brooklyn with Preservation Greenpoint. The tour was based on last year’s tour map- Greenpoint Fading Ads Walking Tour – Google Maps . Here are some of the images I found interesting on this trip. It was a glorious day and it was great to meet Matthew and all of the Greenpoint Preservation enthusiasts!