Martin M. Hazeltine (M. M. Hazeltine), Photographer - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

Brothers Martin and George Hazeltine trained in photography in New York in 1852, before boarding a steamship to San Francisco the following year. There they operated a daguerreotype studio until 1855, at which time they went their separate ways.

Martin M. Hazeltine made his living almost entirely as a photographer, though he did briefly try mining. He traveled widely, photographing scenes from Yosemite to Idaho to Alaska. During the 1860s and 1870s he was based mainly in California.

He marketed many of his images as stereoviews, both on his own and through publishers such as John Soule of Boston, Thomas Houseworth of San Francisco, and Kilburn Bros. of New Hampshire. In 1885 he moved to Baker City, Oregon, where he established "Hazeltine's Excelsior Studio".

In 1888, Martin was assisted at fairs near Baker City by a young boy, Wesley Andrews, who later became a well-known photographer and postcard maker in the Northwest. Other photographers who worked with Hazeltine were Miss Josephine Rea and Miss Rata Allen.

Martin Hazeltine died in Baker City in about 1903.

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    The Old Blockhouse at The Cascades - 1880s

    The Old Blockhouse, across the Columbia River from Cascade Locks. Learn More

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