The Mind of Caleb Gurney
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You know his photos, not his face. Caleb Stevens Gurney (1848 – 1924) came to the Portsmouth Shoe Company as a shipping clerk in 1889. Applying his earlier training, Gurney systematically photographed all key buildings and sites in the city. He collected them into the invaluable guidebook "Portsmouth, Historic and Picturesque" (1902). Gurney then started a successful umbrella company and retired to Boston.


Caleb Gurney, Photographer of Portsmouth: Historic and pictureque (1902), Strawbery Banke Archive

SEE: More pix by Gurney
READ: Two other Portsmouth Guide Book authors
READ: Brewster's Rambles

Early Photographs from the Collections of Strawbery Banke
by James L. Garvin & Susan Grigg, Peter Randall Publisher
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