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PIC ID: 8335

Stephen Fellows Adams

American, 1844-1927


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Stephen Fellows Adams was a photographer and publisher in New Bedford and Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts. He had been an employee of the Bierstadt Bros., and bought out their New Bedford studio in 1867. He opened a branch in Oak Bluffs which likely did a summer season for vacationers on Martha's Vineyard. While there he took a portrait of the noted eccentric Nancy Luce, whose only love was for her hens. By 1880 he was a dry goods merchant. Many sources give an erroneous death date of 1876; he lived until 1927.

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Stephen Fellows Adams has 4 locations.

Birth (1844)

Fairhaven, MA

Studio or Business (1865-1875)

39 Purchase Street
New Bedford, MA

Active in (1869)

Oak Bluffs, MA

Death (1927)

New Bedford, MA