Louis Edward Levy

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Louis Edward Levy

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Štěnovice, Štěnovice, Plzeň Region, Czech Republic
Death: February 16, 1919 (72)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Place of Burial: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Leopold Levy and Wilhelmina Levy
Husband of Pauline Levy
Father of Howard S. Levy; Lionel Faraday Levy and Hortense Levy
Brother of Julia Levy; Max Levy and Joseph Levy

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About Louis Edward Levy


Inventor born Oct 12 1846 in Steinowltz now part of the city of Pilsen Bohemia where the family settled in the middle of the sixteenth century son of Leopold and Wilhelmina Fischer Levy educated in public school in Detroit field work and study with M Thelen topographical surveyor Detroit 1860 1861 took special course in mathematics University of Michigan 1866 1867 meteorological observer for dally publication 1863 1868 In Detroit and 1868 1871 in Milwaukee pblished new method of micro photography Scientific American 1869 Invented new photo engraving method Levy type process at Baltimore 1873 removed to Philadelphia 1877 Married at Baltlmore January 1881 Pauline Dalsheimer Invented Levy line screen 1887 now universally in use for producing halftone engraving John Scott legacy medal and premium for same Franklin Institute 1897 Invented new process of intaglio engraving photo mezzotint 1889 medal and diploma Columbian Exposition Chicago 1893 for work based on original researches in the field of photo mechanical reproductive arts diploma and decorative medal Imperial Russian Photographic Society Moscow 1896 for same invented new method of etching Levy Acid Blast 1896 Obscura Amsterdam 1899 and 1900 Elliott Cresson gold medal Franklin Institute 1899 diploma of gold medal Exposition 1900 for invention of blast managing editor of English of Brockhaus's Bilder Atlas seven volumes 1866 1893 part owner chief editor Philadelphia Evening Herald 1887 1890 and Philadelphia Sunday Mercury 1857 1S91 edited and Cuba and the Cubans 1896 with Cabrera in publication of Cuba America New York 1897 1899 now published in Havana Author and publisher 1896 Business Money and Credit Editor and publisher Wolf's American as Patriot Soldier and Cltizen

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Louis Edward Levy's Timeline

October 12, 1846
Štěnovice, Štěnovice, Plzeň Region, Czech Republic
November 20, 1881
Age 35
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
September 13, 1884
Age 37
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
February 1888
Age 41
Pennsylvania, USA
February 16, 1919
Age 72
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States