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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  1. Closeup of Old Blockhouse at the Cascades - Hazeltine

    Closeup of Old Blockhouse at the Cascades - 1880s

    This closeup view shows how the solidly built blockhouse still persisted thirty years after it was abandoned. Learn More
  2. Lake near Old Blockhouse at the Cascades - Hazeltine

    Lake near Old Blockhouse at the Cascades - 1880s

    One of several lakes located near the Old Blockhouse at the Upper Cascades, on the north bank of the Columbia River. Learn More
  3. Rooster Rock, On the Line of the O. R. & N. Co. - Hazeltine

    Rooster Rock, On the Line of the O. R. & N. Co. - 1880s

    Though based in Baker City, Hazeltine took many photos of the Columbia Gorge, including this view of Rooster Rock, as part of his series "On the Line of the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company". Learn More
  4. The Old Blockhouse at the Cascades - Hazeltine

    The Old Blockhouse at The Cascades - 1880s

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

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