Jose Maria Mora ( Spanish: Jose Maria Mora ; 1850 , Cuba - October 18, 1926 , New York ) is an American photographer of Cuban descent.
|Jose Maria Mora|
|Birth name||Jose Maria Mora|
|Date of Birth||1850|
|Place of Birth||Cuba|
|Date of death||October 18, 1926|
|Place of death||New York , USA|
The son of a planter. He studied in Europe, then, after 1868 , in New York with Napoleon Saroni . In 1870 he opened his own studio, where he worked until 1893 , specializing in portraits of celebrities and successfully trading photographs. Among those depicted in the portraits of Mora are U.S. Presidents Chester Arthur and Rutherford Hayes , General Sherman , Thomas Edison , who visited Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich and others in 1871 .
Jose Maria Mora quickly succeeded and became known for his photographs of famous actresses who posed with expensive objects in their hands against a background of picturesque backgrounds. His reputation grew, as did the number of invented and painted backgrounds. Hundreds of these backgrounds were in his studio, ready at any time to turn it into a dining room, a log house, a desert corner or the top of a mountain, since the details of the props needed to create greater authenticity were here.