Monday, January 25, 2016

Back Page - The Known Photographer - I thru M


Most often a found photograph is of unknown people by an unknown photographer. Occasionally the names of the people in a photograph are written on it later. But, very seldom do we ever learn the name of the photographer.

In the case of the Cabinet Card and the Carte de Viste (CDV) the photographer's name or studio name is often included as part of the mounting. It is sometimes at

the narrow end of the mounting board on the front and sometimes it is given in an elaborate fashion on the reverse of the card.

These pages of the LOST GALLERY will present all of the CABINET CARDS in the collection where the photographer is known.

The name of the photographer will be

repeated in the text so that it can be included in internet searches by Google and Bing and the rest.

As more information about the photographer emerges it will be added here.

This is a project in progress. If you don't find something here on a photographer you are researching, check back again.



Below are the links to the alphabetized pages in the LOST GALLERY cabinet card collection.

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W

X

Y

Z

There are MANY photographs on each page so they might load slowly.



Cabinet Card baby
Photographer: Ingles'
South side of square
Gainseville, Texas

Elizabeth Ingle
(Nov 1874 - )

Records have been found to show that Elizabeth Ingle and husband Henry lived and worked at 16 ½ Main, Gainesville, TX, from 1888 to 1915. Elizabeth is listed as photographer in the city directories for 1907, 1910, 1913 and 1917, the only directories available, but as no occupation in the US census of 1900 and 1910.

In the 1900 US census and all four of the city directories Henry Ingle is shown as “physician” but the 1910 US census and his death certificate show him as “dentist”.

In April through June of 1888, Henry ran an ad several times describing himself as “physician” and keeping up his “dental practice” also. Photography is not mentioned.

An odd item in the Gainesville Daily Hesperian notes that Elizabeth Ingle died on February 22 of that year. Obviously she did not. It is also doubtful that there were two women of the same name, living in the small town of Gainesville, TX, at the same time.

Henry dies in 1917, age 83, leaving Elizabeth a 42 year old widow. The 1920 US census shows 8 year old niece Bessie Lumley living with Elizabeth who is listed again as photographer at 16 north Main. Sometime after 1920, Elizabeth and Bessie move to Seminole, OK. The 1930 US census shows Elizabeth and Bessie living in Seminole, but with no occupation.

The cabinet card on the left must have been finished between1907 and 1920 or close to that period. Note the name is imprinted on the card as “Ingles’” with an apostrophe.

Gainesville Daily Hesperian - 21 Apr 1888


Gainesville Daily Hesperian - 8 May 1888

Gainesville Daily Hesperian - 06 Jun 1888

Gainesville Daily Hesperian - 15 Oct 1891

Unfortunately, not every issue of this paper is available so none of these stories can be followed.


Gainesville Daily Hesperian - 28 February 1892

Daily Hesperian - 05 May 1896

Daily Hesperian - 27 Jan 1897


Cabinet Card woman with hat
Photographer: W. R. Ireland
West Side Square
Holton, Kas.
Cabinet Card family of five
Photographer: W. R. Ireland
West Side Square
Holton, Kas

William R. Ireland (Feb 1862 - 26 Mar 1945)

W. R. Ireland was photographer for 62 years, according to one obituary, beginning in 1883. His studio was apparently always on the west side of the square in downtown Holton, KS.

From this it is concluded that he was active between 1883 and 1945. Judging from the clothing, the photograph at the far left was made about 1885 and the photograph, near left was finished closed to 1910.


Man portrait
Photographer: Iron Cottage Studio
Gatesville, Texas

According to one example on eBay, the studio name at one time was Fitzgerald and Hoffman, Iron Cottage Studio, Gatesville, TX. Nothing further has been found.

EBay example below. Note the similarity in technique.



Cabinet Card man Portrait
Photographer: Jarrard
86 Calhoun Street
Fort Wayne, Ind.
(note: See Miner & Dexter listings at 44 Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne, Ind.)
On the reverse is written very lightly
Sabastian Onoger

Harry A Jarrard was found in the US Census four times, 1880, 1900, 1910 and 1920. At each of these enumerations, he couldn’t seem to remember his own age exactly and in the 1920 count even the location of his birth moves from Indiana to Ohio. Those dates are correspondingly, 1858, 1851, 1852 and 1864. But all other facts match: family, location, occupation.

There are several items in Indiana newspapers about Harry Jarrard and his wife Emma.

His death still remains undocumented exactly. He was still alive for the 1920 US census which was enumerated January 05 of the year. He must be presumed deceased by Feb 05 1921 when his wife was advertising her own studio, which she had not done before. Although Jarrard’s last will and testament was written and witnessed 21 Aug 1919, it was not registered in probate record until 18 Mar 1924 three years after his death.

Note also when dating work by Jarrard studio, the imprinted name probably continued after his death while his wife Emma was running the studio. The changing studio addresses should probably pinpoint the date.

Harry A. Jarrard (Feb 1853 - 1920)

1853
born in Indiana
1880
(US Census) In Elwood, Madison County, IN
1885 Sep 13
(Newspaper item) new studio “over Eckart’s meat store”
1886
(Newspaper item) Fort Wayne Sentinel says opened gallery in Huntington
1888 Feb 14
marriage to Emma Short in Allen County
1889
(Fort Wayne city directory) photographer at 66 Calhoun St.
1890 - 1896
(Fort Wayne city directory) photographer at 86 Calhoun St.
1897
(Fort Wayne city directory) photographer at 2 E Columbia Street
1900
(US Census) photographer at 2 E Columbia St. (later number changed to 102 E Columbia St.)
1901
(Fort Wayne city directory) photographer at 2 E Columbia St.

1903 - 1907
(Fort Wayne city directory) photographer at 607 Calhoun St.
1907 Mar 28
(Newspaper item) opens additional gallery in Monroeville, IN, Saturdays only
1909
(Fort Wayne city directory) photographer at 102 E Columbia
1910
(US Census) photographer at 102 E Columbia
1918 May 02
(Newspaper item) working at “Swain Gallery”
1919 Aug 19
actual date the last will was written
1920 Jan 03
(US Census) as photographer at Brookville, Franklin County, IN
1921 Nov 10
(Newspaper item) Emma Jarrard advertises her own studio
1929 Feb 14
(Newspaper item) notice of death of wife Emma, Feb. 5 in Chicago

The cabinet card at the left was probably done in 1886 before his move to 88 Calhoun Street.



Cabinet Card woman
Photographer: ?. M. Johnson
Columbus, Kansas

The first initial is incomplete on this cabinet card and unfortunately there were a lot of photographers named Johnson in the cabinet card era, so research on this photographer has little place to start.

According to an 1881 Gazetteer , there was a photographer named L. M. Johnson who worked in Columbus, MO, an unincorporated township that at the time had only about 2000 residents and is nowhere near Columbus, KS.

There was also an L. M. Johnson working as a photographer’s helper for S. J. Morrow in Yankton, Dakota Territory, in 1880.

There was a Frank M. Johnson working in Hutchinson, KS, in 1923.

There was an R. M. Johnson, photographer in Cherryvale, KS, in 1901.

The card is in poor condition but there is a deckle edge visible, so it is probably from around 1890 or after.




Dad and six kids
Photographer: Johnson Bros.
Morris, Minn.

There were at least four photographers named Johnson in Minnesota during the cabinet card era. There is no evidence so far that any of them were related. It appears all of them were immigrants.

One of them, Jens P. Johnson married and had a son in Morris, MN, in 1892. This could be one of the “Brothers” but evidence of this has not been found.

Cabinet Card
Photographer: Jonas
Perry, O. T.

Only one photographer has been found with the surname Jonas. A New York city directory for 1915 shows Louis Jonas as photographer but this is not likely to be the photographer working in Oklahoma Territory. Oklahoma did not become a state until 1907, so this cabinet card was made prior to that.

O. T.


cabinet card - standing portrait
Photographer: H. M. Judd
87 Front Street
Chicopee Falls, Mass.

cabinet card
Photographer: H. M. Judd
87 Main Street
Chicopee Falls, Mass
cabinet card
This is the reverse of the card on the left. Note the address is "Front" street. On the next card, the name is changed to "Main" street.
(See Below)
cabinet card
This is the reverse of the card on the left. Note the address is "Main" street.

Henry Melville Judd (10 Sep 1848 - 20 May 1921)

H. M. Judd was born in Whately, MA. His mother died when he was 12 and his father died when he was 14. He never married and lived in boarding houses and rented rooms all his life.

From Whatley, MA, he moved to Middlebury, MA, at age 12.
He is found in Amherst, MA, in 1870 living next door to another photographer when he was 22.
Then in 1877 he is in Springfield, MA, age 29. He sets up his own studio there over a drug store.
Here is a timeline of his studio locations based on documents found.
1877 - 1882 studio over Knox Drug store
1883 studio at 42 Front
1889 - 1890 at 87 Front
1890 - 1892 at 87 Main (street name change)
1895 - 1912 at 13 Church. Chicopee Falls, MA
1913 - 1920 unknown
1921 at 71 Market.

Using these dates the card at the left imprinted with 87 Front Street, must have been finished between about 1884 and 1890. The other card from 87 Main Street would have been done between 1890 and 1895.


Cabinet Card Man with Beard
Photographer L. D. Judkins
Bismark, DT
(Dakota Territory)

There is no research on Judkins yet.


Cabinet Card two men
Photographer:
N. Kanter
Edwardsville, Pa.

Neuman Kanter
(6 Apr 1873 - 22 Dec 1934)

His DOB and immigration dates vary from document to document. The dates used here are from his immigration petition.

Neuman Kanter was apparently a very enterprising person. In 1904 he was operating a wholesale liquor business, a grocery and meat market and a photograph studio. This was all at 504 E Main, Edwardsville, PA, which was also where he lived.

1873
Birth in Minsk, Russia
1889 Sep 11
(Naturalization Card) immigration to US, occupation as photographer
1894
marriage to Rose Wolpow

1895
Naturalization papers as photographer
1900
(US Census) Edwardsville as liquor dealer
1901
(Wilkes-Barre city directory) not listed anywhere
1902
(Wilkes-Barre city directory) Edwardsville as photographer, whlsle liquor, 504 Main
1903
(Wilkes-Barre city directory) not listed in directory
1904
(Wilkes-Barre city directory) Edwardsville as photographer, whlsle liquor, meat mkt, 504 Main
1905
(Wilkes-Barre city directory) not listed in directory

1910 - 1920
(Wilkes-Barre city directory) as liquor wholesaler
1921 - 1925
(Wilkes-Barre city directory) as men’s clothing with Wasserstrom
1933
(Wilkes-Barre city directory) as “Confectioner” but still in clothing business with Wasserstrom
1934
death in Wilkes-Barre, PA

The cabinet card at the left must have been done in 1902 or 1904.


You want me to WHAT?
Photographer: H. E. Kelley

The single reference to an H. E. Kelley, cabinet card era photographer, was found in an 1899 Oakland, CA, city directory. The listing shows the photographer in Irvington, apparently a small community (at that time) 27 miles southeast of Oakland.

No other information has been found.



Cabinet Card baby
Photographer: Kendall
Washington, Ind

No research on Kendall yet.


Cabinet Card young man
Photographer:
A. J. Kenyon
Port Leden, N. Y.

A. J. Kenyon was found in three city directories that happened to include the small town of Port Leyden. They are 1868 (Booneville), 1871 and 1873 (Utica). After a page by page search of the 1870 US Census covering Port Leydon, NY, only one person with the name Kenyon was found; a Joseph Kenyon, with wife Julie. However, that Joseph Kenyon was a farmer, already 66 years old in 1870, probably too old to be a photographer in the cabinet card era.

It can only be documented so far, that A. J. Kenyon was an active photographer from 1868 to 1873.



Cabinet Card couple
Photographer:
Kesler
Newport, Arkansas

Although the connections are a bit sketchy, it appears that the photographer at Newport, AR, was Felix John Kesler (1842-1910). There are no documents showing he was ever in Newport, AR, but at the time, there were no other photographers named Kesler any closer. F. J. Kesler lived in St. Louis, MO, from 1900 to his death in 1910. Saint Louis is just about 200 miles from Newport.

Although it is fairly certain that he moved to Saint Louis, MO, in 1900, between then and 1910 his appearances in the Saint Louis city directories is spotty, as if he may have moved around a bit.

Timeline facts
1842 Sep 14
born in Montgomery, TX
1865 Nov 30
marries Henrietta Louisa Kuhl in Beardstown, IL
1900
US census as photographer at s 4th st

1901 - 1903
NOT in the Saint Louis, MO, city directory
1904
Saint Louis, MO, city directory lists John Kesler as Insurance agent at 2730 Lucas (This is probably not the photographer)
1905 - 1907
NOT in Saint Louis, MO, business section, res section not available
1908
Saint Louis, MO, city directory as photographer at 6130 Clayton
1909
NOT in the Saint Louis, MO, city directory
1910 Apr 27
US census as photographer at 6013 Besthold st, Saint Louis, MO
1910 Oct 15
dies in Saint Louis, MO, at age 68

If these documents are correct, the cabinet card here was probably finished after the move to Saint Louis in 1910.


Cabinet Card Portrait of a seated woman
Photographer
Kunkel & Kidder
permanent address
St. Joseph
MO

No research has been done on Kidder yet.


Cabinet Card Woman
Photographer: Killion
343 Collinsville Ave.
East St. Louis Ills.

There were two photographers with the name George Killion. One worked in East Saint Louis, IL apparently all his life. The other was George KIllion Jr. who worked in Lancaster, PA, and was apparently never in East Saint Louis.

The George Killion from East Saint Louis, IL, worked as photographer from about 1889 to 1920 always apparently at 343 Collinsville.

Three on a Cabinet Card
Photographer: William E. Kingsbury
Sturgeon MO

Nothing has been found on William E, Kingsbury, Sturgeon, MO.


Cabinet Card man with bow tie enhanced
Photographer: Knight's Studio
Greenville, Tex.

There were many photographers named Knight in the cabinet card era, three of them in the right geographical area.
Edgar B. Knight
Little Rock, AR

William S. Knight
New Orleans, LA

Thomas B. Knight
New Orleans, LA

No evidence so far on which, if any, might be the photographer here.

Woman with puffed shoulders
Photographer: Kramer, (Extra finish)
607 Walnut St. Des Moines, Ia.

Isaac W. Kramer
(5 Mar 1869 - 1928)

Timeline:
1860
born in Russia
1883 or 1885
arrival in US
1888
as retoucher in Des Moines, IA
1889 - 1904
as photographer at 607 Walnut
1905
as photographer at 235 Utica
1906 - 1913
as photographer at 411 Walnut
1914 - 1927
as real estate agent (Except 1924, listed at photographer)
1928
death in Des Moines, IA

The cabinet card at the left would have been done between 1889 and 1894


cabinet card trio
photographer: Kratzer
East Main St.
Hillsboto, O.

Cabinet Card Portrait of a seated woman
Photographer
Kunkel & Kidder
permanent address
St. Joseph
MO

No research has been done on Kunkle yet.


Two babies.
Photographer:
Lane & Co.
199-201 So. High St.
Columbus, O.

John R. Lane ( 1855 - )
John R. Lane spent all of his life in Columbus, OH. He was a photographer but worked most of the time for other studios, such as L. M. Baker. Lane appears in many Columbus city directories as photographer but is listed only three times, in 1898, 1899 and 1900, as “Lane & Co.”

1875 - 1878
(city directory) not listed
1879
(city directory) as printer and retoucher for L. M. Baker; res 176 E Elm Alley
1880
(US Census) as photographer at 176 Elm Alley
1881
(city directory) as photographer for L. M. Baker; res cor State & Champion ave
1882
(city directory) as photographer; res cor Franklin and Champion ave
1886
(city directory) as photographic printer; res. ns Franklin nr Champion ave

1888
(US Census, city directory) as photographer; res n s Franklin 1st hw of Champion ave
1889
(city directory) as photographer; res 734 Franklin (address number probably a miss-print)
1890 - 1894
(city directory) as photographer; res 1134 Franklin
1895 & 1896
(city directory) as printer; res 1134 Franklin
In 1897 he calls himself “President” of the Columbus Photographic Art Co. at 199-201 So. High.
In 1898 he is listed in the business section as Lane & Co. at 199 ½ S High
In 1899 he is listed in the business section as Lane & Co. at 199 ½ S High
In 1900 he is listed in the business section as Lane & Co. at 199 ½ S High

Oddly he is not in the 1901 or the 1902 Columbus city directory at all.

In 1903 he is listed as photographer but not in the business section which probably means he’s working for someone else.
1904
(city directory) no listing
1905 - 1907
(city directory) as photographer; res 1059 Sulivant
1908 - 1912
(city directory) as photographer; res 851 s 22nd
1914 now there are two John R. Lanes but neither of them is photographer Lane
1913 thru 1918
No city directory listing

The cabinet card at the left was probably done between 1898 and 1900. This appears to be the only time John Lane had a studio of his own.


Cabinet Card woman
Photographer: D. Lagrange
Monterey, Mex.


Cabinet Card
Photographer: Lauder
37A Manchester St. Liverpool
52 Cross St. Manchester
Cabinet Card
Photographer: Lauder
37A Manchester St. Liverpool
52 Cross St. Manchester
Cabinet Card
Photographer: Lauder
37A Manchester St. Liverpool
Cabinet Card
Photographer: Lauder
37A Manchester St. Liverpool

Cabinet Card woman
Photographer: Knight's Gallery
J. J. LeFar Proprietor
Greenville, Texas

No research on J. J. LeFar or Knight's Gallery has been done.


Cabinet Card portrait of a woman
Photographer:
LeRue Lemer
206 Market St.
Harrisburg, PA
Cabinet Card portrait of a woman
This is the reverse of the card on the left.
Cabinet Card portrait of a woman
Photographer:
LeRue Lemer
206 Market St.
Harrisburg, PA
Cabinet Card portrait of a woman
This is the reverse of the card on the left.

Cabinet Card man
On reverse:
John Herman
(NO IMPRINT)
Photographer:
LeRue Lemer
206 Market St.
Harrisburg, PA

Le Rue Lemer
(15 Dec 1837 - 23 Dec 1920)

Le Rue Lemer was an active photographer at the same location, 206 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA.
from about 1863 when he was discharged from the Union Army, until he retired about 1905.


Harrisburg Telegraph
10 Aug 1884


206 Market Street on the left

Cabinet Card woman
Photographer:
Lilienthal's
121 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA.

Theodore Lilienthal (1829 - 25 Nov 1894)

Theodore Lilienthal was active from about 1862 through 1894. There is an excellent biography at the
KnowLA, Encyclopedia of Louisiana website.

Lilienthal worked in New Orleans, LA, for nearly his entire career. For dating cabinet cards from this photographer, the actual studio address will narrow it down.

1854 - 1864 as photographer worked with daguerreotypes (Unknown address)
1865 - 1875 as photographer at 131 Polydras, New Orleans, LA
1876 as photographer at 121 Polydras, New Orleans, LA
1877 as photographer at 181 Canal, New Orleans, LA
1890 - 1894 as photographer at 109 Canal, New Orleans. LA

The cabinet card here must have been finished around 1876.

Cabinet Card three children
Photographer:
E. Londenberg

E.Londenberg

No information has been found to date.




Auntie and Mother
Photographer:
D. A. Loomis
Fredonia, Kans.
D. A. Loomis photographer, Fredonia, Kansas
Photographer: D. A. Loomis
Fredonia, Kansas
See also the CDV PAGE for another from Loomis

DeLancy A. Loomis
(28 Aug 1848 - Jan 1910)

Documents show that D. A. Loomis was an active photographer from 1880 to 1900. There was little in the way of a city directory for Fredonia, KS, so there’s not much supporting evidence.


two women hay springs nebr
Photographer: F. Loveall
Hay Springs, Neb

No information has been found on Loveall of Hay Springs, Nebraska




Cabinet Card baby
Photographer: Lutz & DeVol
Sullivan, Ind
(listed under Lutz also)
Cabinet Card Woman
Photographer: Lutz & DeVol
Sullivan, Ind

No research on Lutz and DeVol yet.


Woman with hat
Photographer: S. Lynn
Paris, Texas
S Lynn photographer  Paris, Texas
Photographer: S. Lynn
Paris, Texas
Reverse of Small boy with cap
Photographer: S. Lynn
Paris, Texas
(reverse of the portrait on the left)

No information has been found on S. Lynn of Paris, Texas


Seated Man cabinet card
Photographer:Jos. J. Machann
Dallas, Lyons and Smithville

Joseph Justin Machann
(Jan 1871 - 07 Dec 1928)

In his short life, Jos. J. Machann was an enterprising individual apparently. He was a merchant, dealt in real estate and was a postmaster of Cistern, Fayette, TX, but nowhere in his records does it mention “photographer”.

It’s just a guess only: perhaps he handled it only as a side line while he operated his general merchandise stores in Schulenberg,TX, and Cystern, TX, from about 1900 to 1910.

Gray skies are gonna clear up.
Photographer: H. Manderfeld
Gainseville, Texas

Hubert Manderfeld (3 Nov 1851 - 1 Jan 1917)

Hubert Manderfeld immigrated to the US the same year he was born. His family settled in Minnesota. Sometime between 1885 and 1900, Hubert Manderfeld moved to Gainesville, TX, where he worked as a photographer until his death.

Records show he relocated his studio at least three times, so the addresses and dates might help date a cabinet card.

1900
(US Census) 1105 Truelove
1907
(city directory) 205 n Commerce
1910
(city directory) 218 n Commerce
1913
(city directory) 11 w Elm

The cabinet card at the left could have been done any time between about 1900 and 1916.


Man and fringe chair
Photographer: E. M. Marschall
Honey Grove, Texas

Edward M. Marschall
(9 Dec 1850 - 9 Jan 1897)

E. M. Marschall was born in Barnwell, SC. He was orphaned by the time he was 8 years old. The 1870 US Census finds him working as a clerk in a relative’s store still in South Carolina.

A 1878 tax roll shows him in Honey Grove, TX. The first and only mention of photography is the 1880 US Census.

He apparently partnered with a Brekeen in a pharmacy or general store as there are several mentions of the operation in the Honey Grove Signal, the town newspaper.

He is mentioned again in the 1895 Honey Grove tax roll and then he dies in 1897 at the age of 46.

He apparently practiced photography as a sideline as there doesn’t seem to be any mention of it other than the 1880 US Census. The cabinet card here was probably done near that year.




Cabinet Card man with beard
Photographer: Gilkey & Martin
226 S. Main
Ottawa, Kansas
Before 1894

It appears that the Martin of “Gilkey and Martin” was actually William H. “Dad” Martin who began the “Tall Tales” postcard business. These were cards depicting giant grasshoppers, rabbits, cabbages or onions, promoting some exaggerated comical tall tale.

Martin took over the photograph studio from Gilkey in 1894 and began making his photo-montage comic cards.

He sold the photography studio the next year in 1895, to work full time on his post card business.

He became very wealthy and sold the postcard business in 1912. He then started the National Sign Company.

Interesting Links
The In-Between
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Cabinet Card Portrait young woman
Photographer: Gilkey & Martin
226 S. Main Street
Ottawa, Kansas

John Henry Gilkey
(13 Jun 1853 - 22 Mar 1923)

The records are a bit sketchy but apparently Gilkey and Martin worked together between 1886 and 1894. After that Martin worked alone as a photographer until he sold his studio in 1895.

It is important to note that although John H. Gilkey is the only Gilkey found in the Ottawa, KS, area between 1886 and 1923 he is never noted as photographer in any document found so far.

John H. Gilkey arrived in Ottawa about 1903. He apparently left the photography business to do farming and the directories and census reflect that he is living in Richmond, a farming community just outside of Ottawa, KS. Richmond is included in the Ottawa city directory. He dies in 1923.

1853
Gilkey born in PA
1870
(US Census) Gilkey at 17 is in Lackawannock, PA
1880
(US Census) Gilkey at 27 is in Lackawannock, PA
1884
(Ottawa city directory) No Gilkey, Calvert, MacDonald or W. H. Martin are listed

1886
(US Census 1900/KS reg) Gilkey and Elizabeth A Calvert marry
1900
(US Census) Gilkey as farmer w/Lizzie in Richmond, KS
1903
(Ottawa city directory) Gilkey as farmer w/Lizzie in Richmond, KS; Martin is not listed
1910
(US Census, Ottawa city directory) Gilkey as farmer w/Lizzie in Richmond, KS;
1913
(Ottawa city directory) Gilkey as farmer w/Lizzie in Richmond, KS
1915
(KS state Census) Gilkey as farmer w/Lizzie in Richmond, KS
1920
(US Census) Gilkey as farmer w/Lizzie in Richmond, KS
1921
(Ottawa city directory0 Gilkey as farmer w/Lizzie in Richmond, KS
1923
(FindAGrave) Gilkey dies 23 Mar;

The cabinet cards imprinted with Gilkey and Martin were probably done between about 1886 and 1894

Cabinet Card  young woman
Photographer: Martin
226 S Main Street
Ottawa, Kansas

William H. Martin
(1865-1940)
1865
born in Illinois
1886
(Ottawa city directory) Martin as photographer with E. H. Corwin in Ottawa
1888
(US Census) Martin and Goldie A. MacDonald marry
1894
(In-Between website) Martin buys Corwin studio (actually Corwin probably just moves out);
1900
(US Census) as photographer in Ottawa, KS
1903
(Ottawa city directory) as photographer at 226 s Main, Ottawa, KS (Corwin studio at 209 s Main)
1908
(Web Sources) Martin issues first “Tall Tale” postcard

1909
(Web Sources) Closes photo studio to concentrate on postcard business
1910
(US Census) as photographer but soon closes the studio to concentrate on the postcard business; wife Goldie dies
1912
(Web Sources) about here Martin sold off the comic post card business
1920
(US Census) as merchant
1921
(Ottawa city directory) as National Sign co at 1204 s Main
1940
(FindaGrave) dies in Ottawa, KS

Just below are three examples of the "Exaggerated Post Cards" developed by William H. "Dad" Martin




Example of William H. "Dad" Martin Exaggerated Postcard

Cabinet Card small child and drapes
Photographer: Masten
Weir City, Kas
Cabinet Card Three boys
Photographer: Masten
Weir City, Kansas
Cabinet Card woman
Photographer: Masten
Weir City, Kas.


No definite biography or time line has been developed for S. L Masten. An S. L. Masten was found in one Kansas Gazetteer for 1904 in Weir, KS. Another connection found was S. L. Masters, Des Moines, IA, 1871. The two are probably not connected.

Weir is a very small town in the south east corner of Kansas and it was even smaller in 1904. Although the Gazetteer says it has a population of 3,600, there are only about 150 names listed, living in the city. Two of them are photographers. R. L. Thorpe is also listed in that city.

Note that all three of the cards at the left have different imprints.


Cabinet Card baby
Photographer:
W. M. McBride
Durant I. T.
(Indian Territory
Cabinet Card Woman
Photographer:
W. M. McBride
Durant, IT
(Indian Terrirory)

No research has been done on McBride of IT (Indian Territory)

Note also that the card on the far left was found in Gainsevill, Texas, just a few miles south of Durant, Oklahoma. The card on the near left was found in Emporia, Kansas.


Cabinet Card - Man with mustache
Photographer: McCahon, J. C.
Newirk, Ohio

John C. McCahon
(1828 - 1896)

1828
Born in Ireland
1866
(Ohio Photographers) McCahan in Utica,
1870
(Ohio Photographers) Cottage Photograph Gallery in Roscoe and Utica
1870
(Ohio Photographers) McCahan, D Westerville
1877
(Columbus, OH, city Directory) Not in this directory
1878
(Columbus, OH, city directory) as photographer at Beal Block

1878-1879
(Ohio Photographers) I. Westerville
1880
(Ohio Photographers) Opened studio in Newark, OH
1893
Suffers stroke, wife Isabella and daughters Blanche and Bertha continue the studio
1896
John McCahon dies
1896 - 1918
Blanche carries on the business in Newark, OH, and then moves to Mansfield, OH
1920’s approx.
Blanche opens own studio
1938
Blanch ends operations.


The cabinet card at the left must have been done around 1880 to 1918 when Blanche moved to Mansfield, OH. While she maintained the studio after her father’s death, she probably used the printed cards in stock.

Newark Advocate
20 Jun 1894


Henry Edward Fraser
Photographer: McFadden
6 Winter St,. Boston

The sketchy story of photographer James A. McFadden was even made more difficult because there was another James McFadden living in the same town, at the same time, with fathers with the same first name, John. The two James A. McFaddens even lived in the same boarding house one year. The second James McFadden was just two years younger and worked making window shades and Venetian blinds, eventually starting his own company.

James A. McFadden
(13 Apr 1857 - 1894)
1857
Born in Lawrence, MA
1877
(Boston, MA, city directory) Not in this directory
1878
(Boston, MA, city directory) Jas A. McFadden as photographer, rms 149 Shaw ave; not in busn sect
1879
Boston, MA, city directory unavailable

1879
(MA Town and Vital Records) James A. McFadden and Martha J. Maiteland marry
1880
(Boston city directory) J. A. McFadden, photographer, bds 19 Buckingham; Martha McFadden, res. 19 Buckingham; Barry & McFadden, millinery, 717 Washington; Miss Julia A. Barry, r 57 Harvard;
1881
Boston, MA, city directory not available
1881
Jun 20 (Boston Post news item) Fire burns out McFadden Millinery at Green Bay, WS
1882
(Boston, MA, city directory) James A. McFadden, photographer at 6 Winter, bds 41 Buckingham (also in bus sect); Mrs J. A. McFadden of (Barry & McFadden), 717 Washington, house 41 Buckingham; (Note: his father, John McFadden, mason, also boards the same address)


1883
(Boston, MA, city directory) James A. McFadden, photographer at 6 Winter, bds 41 Buckingham (also in bus sect); Mrs J. A. McFadden, house 41 Buckingham; Miss J. A. Barry, milliner, listed in bus sect. without Mrs. McFadden
1884
(Boston, MA, city directory) (No residential section, bus sect only) James A. McFadden, photographer at 6 Winter; Miss J. A. Barry, milliner, listed in bus sect without Mrs. McFadden
1885
(Boston, MA, city directory) J. A. and Mrs. Martha McFadden are not in this directory; Miss J. A. Barry, milliner, listed in bus sect without Mrs. McFadden
1886
(Boston, MA, city directory) J. A. McFadden, res 55 Appleton, bus sect as McFadden and Shaw, photographers at 913 Washington with William F. Shaw; Mrs J. A. McFadden not listed in res sect; Miss J. A. Barry, milliner, listed in bus sect without Mrs. McFadden
1887
Boston, MA, city directory unavailable

1888
Boston, MA, city directory unavailable
1889
(Boston, MA, city directory) James A. McFadden rms 55 Appleton, listed as working at 122 Elliot but does not say what business, not shown in bus sect; Mrs McFadden not in directory res or bus sect;
William F. Shaw listed as photogrphr in the bus sect; A. A. Glines is photographer at 6 Winter
1890
(Boston, MA, city directory) James A. McFadden rms 55 Appleton (no occupation shown); Mrs. J. A. Mcfadden bds at 55 Appleton; Neither McFadden nor Shaw are listed in the business section
1891
Boston, MA, city directory unavailable
1892
(Boston, MA, city directory) James A. McFadden not listed in res or bus sect; Mrs M. J. McFadden listed as millinery goods, 581 Washington, res 8 Hollis
1893
(Boston, MA, city directory) J. A. McFadden and Mrs McFadden are not in this directory


1894
(Boston vital records) Notation of death of James A. McFadden
1894
(Boston, MA, city directory) Mrs. M. J. McFadden, millinery goods, 546 and 591 Washington, h 2 E Brookline
1895
(Boston, MA, city directory) Neither James A. or Mrs. McFadden are in this directory
1899
(Boston, MA, city directory) Neither James A. or Mrs. McFadden are in this directory

Boston, MA, city directories and the US Census of 1880 find James McFadden in Boston as a photographer from about 1878 to 1890. He appears to have been located at 6 Winter, Boston, MA, only twice, in 1882 and 1883.

Boston Globe
03 Aug 1894


Portrait
Photographer: McFarland
Star Gallery
Golden City. Mo.
Elite Gallery
Lockwood, Mo.

There were at least three photographers named McFarland in the cabinet card era. It may not be possible to pinpoint the one who had studios in Golden City and Lockwood, MO.

Golden City and Lockwood are both very small towns now, back in late 1800, they would have been even smaller. Even combined they would not have a population large enough to give a photographer a sustained income.

A photographer and camera could relocate easily and quickly. One could work out of Joplin or Springfield, MO, or most probably Pittsburg, KS and take in a number of small towns in the area by train or wagon. All three cities are within a 50 mile radius of Golden City and Lockwood.

A good guess at this point is William McFarland who was based in Pittsburg, KS, in the early 1900’s. He was active from 1900 to 1920 based at 313 ½ n Broadway in Pittsburg, KS. Tracing this life is very slow as there were many people by the name William McFarland in that era.


Cabinet Card pair with wicker chair
Photographer: McGhie
N. E. Cor. Square
Columbus, Kans.

William Everett McGhie
(4 Dec 1868 - 14 Dec 1926)

1868
Born in Ohio
1894
(1900 US Census) W. E. McGhie and Lulu Etta marry
1900
(US Census) as photographer in Columbus, KS
1910
(US Census) as photographer in Columbus, KS
1920
(US Census) as commercial salesman in Columbus, KS
1926
(Columbus, KS, city directory) as traveling in Columbus, KS
1926
(Newspaper obit) dies in Columbus, KS


Only two documents show W. E. McGhie as a photographer, the census of 1900 and 1910. After that time he is listed as salesman or traveling salesman. The photograph at the left must have been made in the decade around 1900-1910.

Columbus Daily Advocate
25 Nov 1902



Cabinet Card man.
Photographer:
F. M. McKinley
Gatesville, Texas

Frances Marion McKinley
(16 Jan 1861 - 8 Mar 1948)

Only one record establishes F. M. McKinley as a photographer in Gatesville, TX, the 1900 US Census. After that, all documents show him as a farmer in Lampasas, TX. The 1880 US Census says, at 19, he is a shepherd.

The cabinet card at the left was probably done between about 1890 and 1900.



Cabinet Card 2 children
Photographer: Mendenhall
Maryville, Missouri
Cabinet Card sisters
photographer: Mendenhall and Son
Maryville, Mo.
Cabinet Card man
Photographer: Mendenhall
Maryville, Missouri
Cabinet Card man
Photographer:
Mendenhall and Son
Maryville, Missouri


Boy in dress
Photographer J. L. Merlins
Paris Texas

Nothing has been found on J. L. Merlins (or MerTins) of Paris, TX, or anywhere for that matter.

Two Children cabinet card
Photographer
F. A. Mentgen
Manager
Chicago Photo Co.



Cabinet Card family of four
Photographer: Miller
Cherokee, Kansas

There were a number of photographers named Miller in the late 19th century. J. H. Miller of Rock Creek, P. A. Miller of Arkansas City, J. B. Miller of Great Bend, G. H. Miller of Iola and E. E. Miller of Sylvan Grove for example.

Traveling the small towns and setting up a temporary studio for a day or a week would have been an easy routine for a photographer. One small town would not produce enough business so canvassing several small communities would be necessary to make a living income. Adding the town name in the corner of a pre-printed cabinet card blank would have been a simple enough task. If there is a city named on the card, it doesn’t necessarily mean the photographer ever actually lived there.

They could even be caught in a census if they happened to be there on the day of enumeration.

There are many small towns around Cherokee, Ks. This Miller could have been working out of Joplin, MO, which is only 25 miles southeast.


Cabinet Card child
Photographer: E. W. Miller
Overbrook, Kansas
Portrait
Photographer: E. W. Miller
Overbrook, Kansas
This one is not a standard cabinet card.

E. W. Miller of Overbrook, KS, was found three times in the Kansas Census: 1895, 1915 and 1925. In the 1895 census, he is listed as a photographer. In the other two he is a farmer.

In a page by page search of the 1880 US Census and the 1905 Kansas Census, he could not be found at all.

Perhaps photography was only a sideline for this photographer and perhaps photography was abandoned after a short time. There seems no way, at this time, to tell.


Dad with 2 girls and 2 boys
Photographer: Miller
Cooper, Texas

There were at least as many photographers named Miller in Texas as there were in Kansas. (See above)

In an account of John and Arrena Miller who in 1855 settled in the area that was to become Dennison, TX, localgirl17, on Ancestry.com says: “Four of their children—Asa C. Dayton Miller, Benjamin Jasper Miller, George Washington Miller, and James Napoleon Miller—became photographers working in numerous towns in Texas.”

In addition, Asa C. Dayton Miller had a son and a daughter that were photographers.

Since Cooper, TX, is in the area of Dennison, TX, it is safe to guess that the photograph at the left was done by Asa C. Dayton Miller or one of his siblings.


Cabinet Card little girl
Photographer: Miller and Chadbourne
Fond Du Lac, Wis

Also listed under Chadbourne.


Cabinet Card couple portrait
Photographer: Miner & Dexter
44 Calhoun
Fort Wayne, Ind.

Charles Winslow Miner
(26 Jan 1865 - 22 May 1912)

1865
born in Columbia City, IN
1879 - 1890
(Ft. Wayne city directory) Not in these directories
1887
(Ft. Wayne Sentinel obit) arrives in Fort Wayne, IN
1891 - 1893
(Ft. Wayne city directory) as photographer for Felix Shanz, 112 Calhoun;
1894 May 09
(Ft. Wayne Sentinel newspaper) ad for Miner and Dexter
1895
(Ft. Wayne city directory) as photographer (Miner and Dexter) with William G. Dexter, 44 Calhoun;
1895
(Ft. Wayne Sentinel obit) opens own photograph studio

1896
(Ft. Wayne city directory) as photographer 44 Calhoun (Dexter gone)
1897 - 1901
(Ft. Wayne city directory) as photographer at 23 Wayne
1902 - 1911
(Ft. Wayne city directory) as photographer at 121 w Wayne
1912
(FindAGrave) dies, age 47 years


This cabinet card appears to have been made in that brief period that C. W. Miner was partnered with William G. Dexter, in 1894-1895.

Fort Wayne News
04 Mar 1911






Fort Wayne Journal
12 May 1894





Portrait of a man
Photographer: Scholl & Mink
715 Halsted St.
Chicago
(Also listed under SCHOLL.)

Chicago city directories for 1882, 1885, 1889 and 1991 show B. A. Mink as a photographer. A news item in the Chicago Interocean newspaper, 24 Jan 1885, shows John R. Scholl filed a bill in the circuit court against Benjamin A. Mink to dissolve co-partnership. From that evidence, the cabinet card here could have been finished between 1882 and 1885.

There is a seemingly endless array of legal notices about Mink and relatives, in law suits in Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota. He looks much like a bit of a flimflam artist.







Cabinet Card Baby in Christening Gown
Photographer:
Moore
Potomac, Ill

By one count, there were over 60 photographers in the cabinet card era named Moore. Many of the photographers in the late 19th century seemed to move about a lot, looking for new business, so the Moore on this card could well be most of them.

Cabinet Card two boys
Photographer
W.W. Moore
Franklin, KY

W. W. Moore

William W. Moore was found in two Nashville, TN, city directories. Nashville, TN is less than 40 miles from Franklin, KY. He is listed in 1899 and 1905. In both cases he is listed in the residential section of the directory but not in the business section. This means probably that this William W. Moore was working for another photographer. W. W. Moore does not appear in any other Nashville, TN, city directory of that period.

There are 6 listings of William W. Moore, the right age, in the 1900 US Census for that area. All are farmers or laborers. There is one W. W. Moore and three listings of Walter Moore. All are laborers or Farmers.

So far no other likely candidates have emerged.



Photographer: W. H. Morhiser
567 Main St., Dubuque, IA

William H. Morhiser
(28 Mar 1844 - 20 Jan 1926)

1844
born in Dubuque, IA
1861
Dec 08 enlists in the Volunteer Infantry
1865
release from military service
1868
Sep 10 marries Mary Cheetham in Maquoketa, IA
1868 - 1871
Springfield, MO, studies photography
1870
(US Census) as photographer in Springfield, MO
1872 - 1875
Wichita Falls, TX
1876
returns to Dubuque, IA, Studio at 567 Main
1876 - 1897
Studio at 567 Main

1897 - 1903
studio at 1073 Main
1903 Feb 22
Wife Mary dies in Dubuque, IA
1904
moves back to Wichita Falls, TX to live with sister Carolyn
1909 - 1914
as photographer at 1200 Broad, Wichita Falls, TX
1918 - 1025
res 1403 12th
1926
Dies at 81 in Wichita Falls, TX

(Sources: Dubuque County IAGENWEB by Ron Seymour, Ancestry.com,
Encyclopedia Dubuque, Dubuque, IA, city directory,
US Census,
Iowa State Census)

Accounts vary on his time in Springfield, MO, and Wichita Falls, TX, between 1868 and 1876 so these dates are estimates. Also there are no city directories for those years in those cities to confirm residence.


W H Morhiser, Wife and Daughter

Morris at Pittsburgh
Photographer:
Morris
16 sixth Street, Pittsburgh

Joseph G. Morris
(21 Nov 1850 - 08 Feb 1923)

Census and city directory documents show that J. G. Morris worked as a photographer from about 1883 to 1896 at 16 6th street. About 1897 the address changes to 126 6th street, until 1912. Possibly this is not a move, just a change in the numbering. He apparently gives up photography about 1913, age 63. He manages a building and works as a sales agent for about ten years until his death in 1923.

The address on this cabinet card is 16 Sixth Street, so it must have been finished before 1897 and after 1883.





Cabinet Card Man with Beard
Cabinet Card woman and baby
Photographer: Mould
Baraboo, Wis.

No research on Mould at this time.




Cabinet Card
Photographer: H. J. Mueller
S. W. Cor. Center and Third sts.
Milwaukee, WIS
Cabinet Card
This is the reverse of the Cabinet Card on the left.
See another photo by Mueller HERE

Herman J. Mueller
(1866 - 21 Jan 1897)

1866
Born in Germany and immigrates to Wisconsin when still a baby
1880
(US Census) as 14 year old
1881
not found in directory
1882
not found in directory
1883
(Milwaukee, WI city directory) as photographer at 316 Vliet
1884
(Milwaukee, WI city directory) as photographer at 670 Island st
1885
not found in directory
1886 - 1889
(Milwaukee, WI city directory) as photographer at 720 Third st

1890 - 1894
(Milwaukee, WI city directory) as photographer at 1039 Third st
1895
not found in directory
1896
(Milwaukee, WI, city directory) as photographer at 640 Third st
1897
dies in Milwaukee, WI. At 30 years old

Streets in Milwaukee, WI, have shifted around somewhat since the late 1800’s. Third street is not MLK street. This cabinet card would probably have been done sometime after 1886 up to 1897.


Cabinet Card Man
Photographer: The Court Studio
Mullins & Gray, Proprietors
Victoria, Texas
Cor. Bridge and Constitution Streets
(Listed under Court and also Mullins.)

There are several possible photographers from the South Central Texas area in the late 1800’s that could have teamed up for the “Court Studio” in Victoria, Texas.
J. J. Mullins
Robert Mullins
James Louis Gray
H. B. Gray

John J. Mullins is found in the 1880 US Census as a photographer on Washington Street in Waco, TX. Waco is less than 50 miles from Marlin and Kosse, TX. Also in the same census is listed a Robert MILLS as the son of John J. Mullins. Whether this is a misinterpretation by the enumerator or actually the STEP son of John J. is open for speculation.
(See below)
No other Mullins connection has been found.



The newspaper clipping below does show that Mullins and Gray sold their studio to Tucker and Nichols of Syracuse, NY, in Feb of 1897.

Houston Post, 13 Feb 1897

The cabinet Card at the far left would most likely have been done before February of 1897 when they went out of business.

James Louis Gray was born 1862, in Illinois but spent most of his life in Van Alstyne, TX, which is not close to Victoria, TX, at all. It can be documented he was in Van Alstyne from 1893 through 1936.

Perhaps James L. Gray moved to the area of Victoria, TX, from Illinois and partnered with Mullins, from about 1880 to 1897. There is no documentation as yet, to show this.

Mullins and Gray sold their studio in 1897. It’s possible that Gray had already moved four years before in 1893, and Mullins just carried on the name until it sold. But that’s all just speculation.

Nothing has been found on H. B. Gray



Portrait Cabinet Card
Photographer: Robt. Mullins
Marlin & Kosse
Texas

To muddle things a bit more, the item below from the Victoria Advocate, 11 Mar 1899 shows a Robert Mullins selling HIS photography in Victoria, TX, to Mr. Rodman. (Perhaps the name on this one is Robert Mailins.)


The small town of Victoria, TX, is NOT close to the towns of Marlin and Kosse, TX.






A few additional ways to date cabinet cards

Card stock
1866–1880: square, lightweight mount
1880–1890: square, heavy weight card stock
1890s: scalloped edges

Card colors
1866–1880:
thin, light weight card stock in white, off white or light cream; white and light colours were used in later years, but generally on heavier card stock

1880–1890:
different colors for face and back of mounts

1882–1888:
matte-finish front, with a creamy-yellow, glossy back

(From WIki)

Borders
1866–1880: red or gold rules, single and double lines
1884–1885: wide gold borders
1885–1892: gold beveled edges
1889–1896: rounded corner rule of single line
1890s on: Embossed borders and/or lettering

(From Wiki)



For more information on dating Cabinet Cards see PHOTOTREE

Lettering
1866–1879 Photographer name and address often printed small and neatly just below the image, and/or studio name printed small on back.

1880s on: Large, ornate text for photographer name and address, especially in cursive style. Studio name often takes up the entire back of the card.

Late 1880s–90s Gold text on black card stock

1890s on: embossed studio name or other embossed designs

(From Wiki)


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H

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T

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W

X

Y

Z

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4 comments:

  1. Photographer: Martin 228 S. Main Street, Ottawa, Kansas listed above should be 226 S. Main St. Thank you for posting these photos! I have an unknown family member whose photo was taken by Martin, but all I have on my photo is Martin 226 Main St. I couldn't figure out which city the photo was taken in until I found your post. My family did live in Kansas, so this clue will help me figure things out I'm sure. Thanks!

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    1. You are right! I misread the pink cabinet card. I made the correction. Thanks for your comment. I am glad you were able to add a bit of information that was helpful. This is exactly why I posted these cabinet cards and CDVs with the photographer's name and address: so that they would answer to searches.

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  2. This information is terrific -as you provided information on my Great Grandfather's employer Neuman Kanter! My Great Grandfather worked as a salesman for his wholesale liquor store in Wilkes Barre, PA.

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    1. Thanks very much! I am glad you found some information that would help. It is averaging a day or more to research each photographer in this depth. It is challenging and rewarding. Some of them, like Neuman Kanter, were very difficult to sort out.

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