Eugene Omar Goldbeck was a renowned American panoramic photographer, known for his signature wide-angle panoramic photographs. Born on March 12, 1892, in San Antonio, Texas, Goldbeck began his photographic career as an assistant in his uncle's photography studio at a young age. By his late teens, he had become enamored with the technique of panoramic photography. He developed a unique style, opting to use a Cirkut camera to capture sweeping views of his subjects.
Over his career, Goldbeck built a successful business, founding the National Photo and News Service in San Antonio, and his work became widely recognized. He continued to capture historical moments and scenes until his retirement in the 1970s, leaving a significant impact on the field of panoramic photography. Goldbeck passed away in 1986, but his work remains a valuable historical and artistic record.