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Jacob J. Gayer (1884-1969) American photographer. He was a member of the first generation of photographers of National Geographic. He attended the Germany academy in Heidelberg before retiring to join the Society in 1921. He traveled to South America, the Caribbean islands and even in the Arctic to take the first color photographs.