Thursday, December 1, 2016

Cabinet Card Photographers of the 19th Century X - Y - Z


Please note:
As of September 2017 this series will no longer be updated here.
All content has been transferred to a new site called
Cabinet Card Photographers
All future additions will be made there.

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.

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



H. H. Yingling

Photographer: H. H. Yingling
McKinney Block
Latrobe, PA

Sometime around 1890 Harry H. Yingling began his career in photography in Latrobe, PA. By June of 1900, he has moved to West Virginia and no records have been found showing that he ever returned to Pennsylvania.

Harry. H. Yingling
(25 Nov 1865 - 21 May 1926)

1865
born in Pennsylvania
1870 Jul 15
(age 8) living in Latrobe, PA
1891 Nov 04 to 1892 June 20
news items about Yingling from Latrobe, PA, in Blairsville, PA, scouting and eventually opening a branch photography studio
1892
marries Ida E McAyeal
1894 Feb 12
daughter Jessie born in Latrobe, PA

Indiana (WV)Progress - 04 Nov 1891

1900 Jun 4
US census as photographer in Wellsburg WV
1907
Wheeling, WV, city directory as photographer at 95 seventh st
1909
Wheeling, WV, city directory as photographer at 95 seventh st
1910
US census as wallpaper merchant in Wellsburg, WV
1920
US census as (entry is almost illegible but it could be Commercial Photographer)
1925 May 12
death at 59 in Brooke, WV

This cabinet card must have been finished in that period from 1885 to about 1895


Three men
Photographer: E. D. Zellner
Junction City, Kas.
See also: Pennell and Zellner

Edward David Zellner
(Dec 1867 - 12 Oct 1936)

E. D. Zellner engaged in several businesses over his lifetime. He seemed to maintain his photography business most of the time from 1890 to about 1920. He was at the same time a cigar maker and a Billiards Parlor operator. He raised pigeons, chickens and rabbits and still maintained a photograph business and Post Cards. It is difficult to tell which business was his side business. His photography business was most often just for the sale of postcards which were called “Views”, taken of the surrounding area, mostly at Fort Riley, KS.

He partnered with J. J. Pennell for about two years, 1890-1891. Then he partnered with Williams for most of the other ventures lasting up to 1900. No mention of Williams was found after 1900 except ads for the Fort Riley “Views”.

The grocery business, including pigeons, rabbits and chickens seems to dominate his business life after 1910 although he still gives his profession as photographer on the Kansas census of 1915 and the US census of 1910 and 1920.

Except for the short period of the partnership with J. J. Pennell, it will be difficult to date any photographs from E. D. Zellner. The generic photographs of Fort Riley sold as “Views” were apparently reprinted several times.

1867
Born in Junction City, KS
1884
in Atchison, KS working at 409 Commercial, profession not given
1890
marries Elenora C. Roth (1870-1963)
1890
begins partnership with J J Pennell (probably sometime late in the year)
1891 Mar 07
news item Zellner opens studio over Post Office in Junction City, KS
1893
news item Pennell buys out E. D. Zellner
1893
Nov 25 news item Zellner opens a “Holiday and Variety” store called “The Fair”
1998
news items Williams & Zellner cigar makers
1899 May 12
news item 12 cab cards prize at school field day. Cigars and Views ads on same page

1899 July - Nov
news ad weekly Williams and Zellner, photo gallery at Ft. Riley, Ks, and as cigar makers
1900
US census as photographer Junction City, KS
1900
Jul - Aug ad for photograph made at 25 cents, Junction City, KS
1900 Aug 03
news item Williams & Zellner take over studio in Junction City, KS
1905
Kansas census as photographer at Junction City, KS
1910
US census as photographer at 201 e 14th, Junction City, KS
1915
Kansas census as photographer in Junction City, KS
1919
Junction City census, shows ten in his family and no other details
1920
US census as photographer at 201 E 14th, Junction City, KS
1925-1930
Kansas and US census as grocery merchant 201 E 14th Junction City, KS
1930
US census as grocery merchant 201 E 14th, Junction City, KS
1936
death at 68 in Junction City, KS

Please note:
As of September 2017 this series will no longer be updated here.
All content has been transferred to a new site called
Cabinet Card Photographers
All future additions will be made there.


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)


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

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