Alexander Simon Wolcott (also Alexander S. Wolcott and A. S. Wolcott; June 14, 1804 – March 26, 1844) was a maker of medical supplies. He was a nineteenth-century pioneer photographer and inventor. He made with John Johnson the world’s first commercial photography portrait studio and patented the first US camera that made photographs.
Wolcott was born on June 14, 1804, in New London, Connecticut. He was the son of Alexander Wolcott, Sr. and Joanne (Paull) Wolcott.