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Napoleon Sarony
Date: American lithographer and photographer, 1821–1896
Biography: Best known as a portrait photographer, Sarony began his career as an illustrator for Currier & Ives and started his own lithography firm with James Major in 1843. In 1867 he left lithography to open a photography studio. Sarony produced portraits of many celebrities, including the actress Sarah Bernhardt and authors Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) and Oscar Wilde.