Bagnasco, Policarpo (Portland)

Bagnasco, Policarpo (Portland)

An Itallian photographer who worked in Paris and emigrated to the United States. By 1866, he was working as a photographer in San Francisco. In the fall of that year, he moved to Portland and worked briefly for Joseph Buchtel (q.v.) at his photo studio. Buchtel advertised his new operator in the August 25th issue of the Oregonian. By January of 1867 he was no longer working for Buchtel. During the early 1870s, he traveled through Arizona and New Mexico. He was at Santa Fe in July and August 1872. Around this time, Bagnasco became employed by Carlton Watkins. Through much of the 1870’s, Bagnasco was Watkin’s printer and manager of his San Francisco gallery. Bagnasco authored a letter published in “Anthony’s Photographic Bulletin,” February 1880, where he endorses T. C. Roche’s Sublime Bromide Emulsion (wet plate sensitizer.) The letter was sent from San Francisco. In the letter Bagnasco mentions he had been in New York the previous year. Around 1881, Policarpo had a studio in Tuscon. Next, he became the chief photographer for I. W. Taber, of San Francisco, from about 1882 – 1892.

Langley’s San Francisco Directory, 1875, pg. 106, col. 2: “Bagnasco, Polycarp, photographic printer Carleton E. Watkins, dwl 1337 Dupont.”

The New City Annual Directory of San Francisco, 1875, pg. 108, col. 1: “Bagnasco Policarpo photo printer with C. E. Watkins, res 1337 Dupont ”

San Francisco Directory, 1877, pg. 206: “Bagnasco, Policarpo, photographer, r. 1337 Dupont, rear”

San Francisco City and County Annual Directory, 1878, pg. 123 “Bagnasco Paolicarpo, photographer with C. E.Watkins, r. 417 Sutter.”

Langley’s San Francisco Directory, 1880, pg. 102, col. 2: “Bagnasco, Policayso, photographer Watkins & Co., r. 419 Sutter, rear.”

Arizona Business Directory and Gazetteer, 1881, Pg. 228, col. 2, “Bagnasco, Policarpo, Tucson”

Tucson City Directory, AZ., 1881, pg. 51, “Bagnasco, P., photographer, 22 Camp St.”

Langley’s San Francisco Directory, 1882, pg. 177, col. 2; “Bagnasco, Policarpo, photographer I. West Taber, res (illegible) Lewis.”

Tucson City Directory, AZ., 1881, pg. 51, “Bagnasco, P., photographer, 22 Camp St.”

Langley’s San Francisco Directory, 1883, pg. 204, col. 1; “Bagnasco, Policarpo, photographer I. W. Taber, r. 18 Lewis Pl.”

“Filed November 16, 1883. No. 7693. LAWRENCE vs. NUNAN. By the Court: The question involved in this case is, whether, upon the sale of the property from Watkins to Bagnasco, there was an actual and continued change of possession, within the meaning and intent of the statute. The evidence upon that subject was conflicting, but there was sufficient to sustain the finding. Judgment and order affirmed.” (Pacific Coast Law Journal, 1883-1884, Containing All the Decisions of the Supreme Court, Vol. 12, pg. 321.)

Langley’s San Francisco Directory, 1885, pg. 192, col. 2: “Bagnasco, Policarpo, photographer I. W. Taber, r. 18 Lewis”

Langley’s San Francisco Directory, 1886, pg. 1372, col. 3: “Photographic Printers … Bagnasco, P., 526 Montgomery.”

Langley’s San Francisco Directory, 1895: “Bagnasco Polecarpo, photographer, r. 1118 Filbert”

Crocker-Langley San Francisco Directory for the Year Commencing 1896, pg. 224: “Bagnasco Policarpo, photographer, r. 1118 Filbert.

Crocker-Langley San Francisco Directory 1898, pg. 214, col. 2: “Bagnasco Polecarpo, photographer, r. 1118 Filbert”

Langley’s San Francisco Directory, 1899: “Bagnasco Polecarpo, photographer, r. 1118 Filbert”