Early Saratoga Collection By Beer Brothers
EARLY SARATOGA BY BEER BROTHERS. S. Beer and the Beer Brothers were interesting fairly obscure NYC photographers. This is a rare offering of a collection of their work in Saratoga. There are 18 stereo views and 2 CDV's. Many of the views show groups of elegant visitors posed at various spots, suggesting that they had a concession to photograph such groups. The CDV's have a backmark for their studio at 34 Wall Street, with a later blue imprint for the New Gallery, at 564 Broadway. Many of the views have an imprint or small label for their Broadway Gallery. One view has a large label on the verso, originally for Beer Brothers at 564 Broadway, corrected in pen to "S. Beer" at 481 Broadway. Some have negative numbers and seem to be the same as views published by George Stacy. Possibly Beer and Stacy got those views from the same source, as both also published Saratoga views without those numbers. 12 of the views are rich and bright , the others .