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PIC ID: 8584

Benjamin Pike & Sons

American, active 1840-1867

No Gender (Business or Collective)

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In 1840 the optician shop of Benjamin Pike & Son added another son and became Benjamin Pike & Sons. The sons were presumably Benjamin, Jr. and Daniel. After Benjamin Pike's death in 1864, the sons kept the name until1868, when the company was was taken over by Daniel Pike alone and renamed Benjamin Pike's Son. In 1857 the company was an agent for Langenheim, Loyd & Co.'s American Stereoscopic Co. A number of stereo views in the New York Public Library collection were taken by an A. Watson and published by Pike & Sons in 1864. That is the year that some sources say the Langenheims sold the American Steroscopic Co. to A. Watson.

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Benjamin Pike & Sons has 2 locations.

Studio or Business (1840-1854)

166 Broadway
New York, NY

Studio or Business (1855-1867)

518 Broadway
New York, NY