George Sedgwick Carney (1868 - 1941)

Birth date: 1868 Death date: 1/14/1941  
Birth location: Terre Haute, Indiana Death location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin  
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Biographical Brief

Milwaukee photographer.
1935: retired after a forty-one year career in commercial photography with the firm of Lyman and Carney .
He was buried in his hometown of Terre Haute, Indiana.

Biography

George Sedgewick Carney
Born 1868 in Terre Haute, Indiana
Died 1941 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
George Carney moved to Bradford Avenue in Milwaukee in 1892 where he raised a family of three children with his wife, Clara. He retired in 1935 after a forty-one year career in commercial photography with the Milwaukee firm of Lyman and Carney. For many years he traveled the country on assignment for local newspapers to photograph regimental pictures and US Army training camps.
 
He is remembered today particularly for his panoramic images of landscapes of shorelines, battlefields and military encampments of historical significance. The Museum of Wisconsin Art owns a 1915 panorama photograph of Jones Island which is of particular significance as the island is no longer in existence and was a popular location for many Wisconsin artists until the 1940s. (Jones Island was located on the south side of downtown Milwaukee, near the current Summerfest Grounds).
 
After his death in 1941, George Carney was buried in his hometown of Terre Haute, Indiana.

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