Carmel: horseshoe cove by Edgar A. Cohen about 1908

Carmel: horseshoe cove by Edgar A. Cohen about 1908

Carmel: horseshoe cove by Edgar A. Cohen about 1908

Edgar Andrew Cohen (Sep. 23, 1859 California, USA – Apr. 7, 1939 Alameda County, California, USA) was a prominent local photographer.
Edgar Andrew Cohen was active from 1898, and some of his earliest views are of Fernside, the A. A. Cohen family estate in Alameda. E. A. Cohen traveled all over the state from Fort Ross in the Northern part to San Diego in the South, photographed Mt. Tamalpais, Yosemite and most of the California Missions. He was in San Francisco for the 1906 earthquake and documented the ruins of the city. He called Monterey County, “the best place to photograph over any place I know.”

Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Situated on the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel is known for its natural scenery and rich artistic history. In 1906, the San Francisco Call devoted a full page to the “artists, writers and poets at Carmel-by-the-Sea”, and in 1910 it reported that 60 percent of Carmel’s houses were built by citizens who were “devoting their lives to work connected to the aesthetic arts.” Early City Councils were dominated by artists, and the city has had several mayors who were poets or actors, including Herbert Heron, founder of the Forest Theater, bohemian writer and actor Perry Newberry, and actor-director Clint Eastwood. (from Wikipedia)

 

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