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From: Beth Hurd <>
Subject: [RIGENWEB] Carl V. POHLSON, Pawtucket, RI
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2001 21:12:59 -0700

"Illustrated History of Pawtucket, Central Falls and Vicinity" (Rhode
Island, USA)
by Henry R. Caufield, 1897

"Biographies of Prominent Citizens"
p. 418:

"POHLSON, Carl Vilhelm, dealer in fine photography and picture frames in the
Pacific Bank building, Pawtucket, was born in Sweden, where he attended the
schools and academies until he was 17 years old, after which he traveled
over Europe, South America and Germany. He came to the United States in
1887 and located in Boston, Mass., where he at first engaged in mercantile
life, but afterwards learned the art of photography. He obtained his
experience with Hastings and with Notman, the leading artistic photographers
of Boston, and also with Rose, and with Horton Brothers of Providence, and
last with Louis M. Jackson, who had studios in Providence and Pawtucket. In
1895 Mr. Pohlson purchased Mr. Jackson's Pawtucket studio, which he now owns
and operates on the top floor of the Pacific Bank building. The
establishment is locally known as 'Maple Studio', and is one of the best
appointed photograph parlors in New England. Mr. Pohlson possesses the
taste of the born artist, which in combination with his superior practical
knowledge of the photographic art, assures high grade work, as is attested
by the illustrations shown in this book, the majority of which, especially
the portraits, were made by photo-engraving from his photographs."

Beth Hurd
Johnston, RI USA


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