Thursday, December 1, 2016

Cabinet Card Photographers of the 19th Century - H -

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.



























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

Studio Portrait
Photographer: C. P. Haas
Fremont, O

Charles Philip Haas
(06 Jul 1861 - 09 Mar 1936)
1889 Apr 14
(Congressional Record) Petitioned congress to reduce the duty on albumen photograph papers with other photographers J. O. Durgnan and R. Grob
1900 Jun 9
(US Census) as photographer in Fremont, OH
(Coshocton Daily) Indicted for bribery at board of education in Fremont
attends Dental Class reunion Michigan Alumnus Vol 47, page 506
1919 Jul 24
(Sandusky Star Journal) Item mentions Hass of Fremont was fire marshal visiting in Sandusky Ohio

(Sandusky Register) Item mentions 50th anniversary and that Haas is State Highway Inspector
Mar 09 Death in Fremont, OH

It appears that C. P. Haas was a professional photographer for only a short time. He was busy in politics and government jobs most of his life from 1910 on. The cabinet card on the left was probably done between 1889 and 1910.

Cabinet Card woman with shawl
Photographer: Hagedorn
Butler, MO.

John (Johann) Christian Hagendorn (30 May 1852 - 20 Jul 1915)
May 30 born at Wedel, near Hamburg, a province of Holstein, Germany
(Bio from Old Settlers' History of Bates County, Mo) Begins photography studies
(US Census of 1900) Arrival in US (age 18)
1878 - 1880
(Bio from Old Settlers' History of Bates County, Mo) two years in Germany
Moves to Butler, MO, establishes studio
Marriage to Mary (maiden name unknown at this time)

(US Census) Living in Butler, Bates, MO, as photographer
1907 - 1912
(Independence, KS, city directory) Listed as photographer
(Independence Reporter newspaper) Item H. S. Stivall has purchased the Hagendorn Galleries
1915 Jun 20
(Butler Weekly) Death at home in Independence, KS

The cabinet card at the left was probably made between 1882 and 1906.

Johann Christian Hagendorn
from Find-a-Grave website

Cabinet Card woman
Photographer: Oscar Haines
Columbus, Kans

Oscar Haines’ work in photography can be documented only briefly in January and February of 1892 in Columbus, KS. And unless there were two or three more people by the name Oscar Haines living in the southeast corner of Kansas during the last decades of the 19th century, then it must be concluded that Oscar Haines got around a lot. Between 1892 and 1916 he is noted as living in Joplin, MO, Webb City, MO, Columbus, KS, Chanute, KS, Scannon, KS, Parsons, KS, and Nelogany, OK, according to various newspaper clips. These towns are all within a 70 mile radius.

There are lots of small news items about his moves but none say why he moved or what he was doing. There are some city directory listings that tell of an Oscar Haines that worked various jobs for the railroad but all are after the 1892 date that he advertised photography. It may well be the photographer Oscar Haines but there is nothing to document that.

Note also that the name seems to be hand stamped on the cabinet card. It is just speculation but it appears that Oscar Haines was in the photography business only a few months in 1892.

See also a CDV by Oscar Haines

Columbus (KS) Weekly Advocate - 08 Dec 1892

Sina B. Hale

Cabinet Card Small Child
Photographer: Hale
Great Bend, Kans.

At first, all that was found on Hale of Great Bend, KS, was a few items and ads in the Barton County Democrat from December of 1886 to April of 1890.

Small town newspapers back then were gossipy and the humor was often just silly. Some items are just ads and good only for the dates involved but others might tell a bit of a story.

Hale, Great Bend, KS, continued

27 Mar 1890

The telling clue was this item from
Barton County Democrat
in Great Bend, KS
14 Jun 1888:

This gives the maiden name of our
Mrs. S. B. Hale.

After finally finding Sinah B. (Allison) Hale, a rough timeline of her life could be assembled.

Sinah B. (Allison) Hale
(8 Dec 1856 - 29 Apr 1943)
(Multiple Sources) Birth in Clayton, IA
(US Census) living in Clayton, IA
1970 - 1873
(US Census, death of father) living in Independence, KS
(US Census) Indepedence, KS, as housekeeper with husband George F. Hale
1886 Dec - 1888 Aug
(Newspaper items) living in Great Bend, KS, as photographer
1890 Mar
(Newspaper item) living in Colorado Springs, CO

(US Census) living with mother in Oklahoma City, OK, as boarding house manager. (Husband not there)
(US Census) Owns a laundry with husband in Oatman, AZ.
(US Census) living in Downey, CA, with husband, no occupation
(Us Census) widow, living in Downey, CA
(Findagrave) Death at 86 in Los Angles, CA

So it appears Sinah B. Hale was a photographer in Great Bend, KS, for only a couple years, 1886 through 1888. The cabinet card here would have to have been done then.

Head shot of a girl
Photographer: Hall’s Studio
Chatsworth, Ills
Head shot of guy
Photographer: Hall’s Studio
Chatsworth, Ills

Albert H. Hall (10 Apr 1849 - 05 Feb 1888)

1849 Apr 10 Born in Parkman, ME and moved west with family to Chatsworth, IL.
1871 (History of Livingston) moved to Chicago, IL, to learn photography from Peterson Brothers.
1872 Mar 01 (History of Livingston) moved back to Chatsworth, IL, opens photograph and gem studio
1888 Feb 05 Death at Chatsworth, IL

Albert H. Hall was a photographer all his life. He began in Chatsworth, IL, in 1872 and was dead at 39 in 1888. The cabinet cards on the left would have been done between 1872 and 1888.

Photographer: New Hamilton Art Gallery
Fort Wayne, Indiana

The New Hamilton Gallery in Fort Wayne, IN, was probably operated by Daniel H. Hamilton.
(12 May 1836 - 3 Oct 1891)

US census shows a Daniel H. Hamilton, born in New York, as “photographer” in New Castle, IN, with wife Emma, born 1848 in Iowa, listed as a “Portrait Painter”.
The Fort Wayne, IN, city directories for 1872 through 1875 do not include Hamilton. The 1876 Fort Wayne, IN, is unavailable. This means that Hamilton did not arrive in Fort Wayne, IN, until late 1876 or early 1877.
Fort Wayne, IN, city directory as photographer at se corner of Calhoun and Columbia; Jones not listed this year
Fort Wayne, IN, city directory as photographer at se corner of Calhoun and Columbia; also same directory lists Hamilton and Jones
photographers at same address

1879 Dec
Fort Wayne (IN) Sentinel Jones and Hamilton running separate ads
US census shows a D. H. Hamilton, born in New York, as “artist” in Fort Wayne, IN, with wife Emma, born 1846 in Iowa, listed as “Keeping house”.
1882 and 1883
Detroit, MI, city directories say he has a studio a 204 Woodward
Detroit, MI, city directory as photographer at 50 Macomb av
1886 until his death in 1891
Grand Rapids, MI, as photographer at 79 Canal

In 1889 Daniel H. Hamilton is listed in both the Grand Rapids, MI, city directory and the Milwaukee, WI, city directory. The two cities are 113 miles apart, straight across Lake Michigan. He apparently had a studio in both cities at the same time.

An obituary on Find-A-Grave website says that Daniel H. Hamilton was born in New York, died 3 Oct 1891 in Grand Rapids, MI. But his wife in this document is named Elizabeth, also a photographer. This is probably an error. There were several wives named Elizabeth Hamilton around this time but none of them were photographers and none of them were in the right geographical location.

The Michigan Death Records shows a Daniel H. Hamilton, photographer, born in New York, died Oct 3, 1891 of heart disease. This record says the names of his wife and parents are “Unknown” .

Daniel H. Hamilton dies in 1891 but his wife Emma carries on the studio at 79 Canal in Grand Rapids, MI until about 1912.

The cabinet card here was probably finished between 1877 and 1886 when he moved left Fort Wayne, and moved to Grand Rapids, MI.

Umbrella Rock Tennessee
Photographer: Hardie Bros,
Sunset Rock and Point Lookout Galleries
Lookout Mt, Tenn.
Lookout mountain again reverseThe reverse of the card on the left.

Henry Herbert Hardie
(Feb 1865 - 16 Sep 1935)

Charles E. Hardie
08 Sep 1870 - 13 Jan 1956)

Henry Hardie was born in Ellesmere, Shropshire, England. In 1867, when he was two, the family migrated to Canada. Charles Hardee was born in Middelsex, Ontario, Canada.


(US Census) Henry Hardie moves from Ontario, Canada to Hamilton County TN
(US Census) Henry Hardie and Sallie Belle Cooke Marry in Hamilton CountyTennessee.
(US Census) Charles Hardie moves from Ontario, Canada to Hamilton County TN
(US Census) In Hamilton, TN, Charles is living with his brother Henry and wife and three daughters. The 1900 US Census is the only document that actually lists them living in the same house. Henry Hardie is shown as photographer and Henry Hardie apparently unemployed. This is the only time photography is mentioned in any record of either brother.

(Chattanooga, TN, City Directory) Charles operating restaurant, Henry not listed
(US Census) Henry living in Hudson, MI, and no records show he ever returned to Tennessee. Charles has not been found in the 1910 Census.
Charles and Daisy English marry in Hamilton, Ontario
(US Census) Charles is listed as merchant, and in following documents listed in business as Hardie and Caudle clothing
Henry Dies
Charles Dies

Signal Mountain, Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain are all in Hamilton, County, TN.
The only time the Hardie brothers were together in Hamilton County, TN, is 1899 to 1905

Cabinet Card Baby
Photographer: Harden (Alden W.)
204 East Douglas
Wichita, Kansas

Alden Wakefield Harden
(20 Apr 1838 - 13 Jun 1927)

Alden Harden grew up in Indiana. His first appearance in Wichita, KS, in any document is the 1886 city directory, as a photographer at 204 E Douglas. He remains listed as a photographer at the same studio address until he retires at about 82 in 1920.

His son, Homer Thomas Harden (1882-1939) continued in the profession of photography

His son, Homer Thomas Harden (1882-1939) continued in the profession of photography in his own studio at 327 Butts bldg. by 1927.

The photograph at the left would have been made between 1886 and about 1920.

Photographer: Harman & Verner
Cor. 4th & Washington Ave. Bay City, Mich.

George A. Harman

born in England
partners with Verner at 212 Water, Bay City, MI
Harman & Verner at 910 N Water
Harman & Verner at 914 N Water
Harman & Verner at 4th & Washington or 924 N Washington
1912 Aug 17
Harman dies at age 58 at Garrish, MI

This cabinet card would have been finished sometime between 1889 and 1911.

It is interesting to note that Harman and Verner died just three months apart.
See James A. Verner

Cabinet Card portrait of a man head and shoulders
Corsicana, Bryan, Waxahachie,
Temple and Ennis
Cabinet Card man with moustache
Corsicana, Waxahachie, Calvert
Temple and Ennis

Harper or “Harper and Co.” could have been any one of several photographers.

Dating a photograph by Harper or “Harper and Co.” will be difficult if not impossible. There is also the possibility that “Harper” is not the same photographer as “Harper and Co.”

Since the cabinet cards vary in the imprinted information perhaps there might be a way to discover which designs were used when. But quite likely the variations only designate WHERE they were produced.

Here are some variations of imprints on cabinet cards discovered thus far:
Harper - Corsicana, Texas
Harper - Corsicana, Bryan, Waxahachie, Temple and Ennis
Harper - Corsicana, Waxahachie, Calvert, Temple and Ennis
Harper - Ennis, Texas
Harper Galleries in Corsicana, Bryan, Temple, Navasota, Waxahachie,
        Calvert, & Ennis, Texas
Harper and Co. - Waco, Texas
Harper and Co. - Galveston and Austin
Harper and Co. - Houston, Texas
Harper and Co. - 507 1/2 Main Street. Houston, TX
Harper G. Co. - Galveston, Houston, & Dallas
Harper and Wisdom, Marshall, Texas
Harper, W. L. (see example below)

Portrait of a boy
Photographer: Harper & Co.
Waco, Texas
And here is
By Harper & Co. of Austin and Galveston
Cabinet Card
Photographer: Harper
Ennis, Texas

This card was sent to LOST GALLERY by a contributor in Ennis, Texas who says the gentleman in the photograph is as an (as yet) unknown member of the family.
This card also has an initial crest with the letters W. L. H..

Here are some additional possibilities from other sources:
William D. Harper Clarendon, TX. (Taming the Land, 1890’s)
Thomas J. Harper, Dallas, TX (husband/wife team US Census 1910)
W. L. Harper of Ennis, Texas (Newspaper item)
Emmet L. Harper of Ennis, Texas (US Census 1910)

The one unifying factor is they were all active about the same time, 1880 - 1910.

Fort Worth Gazette
16 Oct 1891

Houston Post
23 May 1898

Cabinet Card
Photographer: C. H. Harris
Blair, Nebraska
(reverse too dark to scan)

The whereabouts of Charles Harris before 1880 are pretty sketchy. He was born in New York but there is no record of when he left there. There is some evidence that he was enlisted with the Union army in the US civil war, 1861- 1865.

Also there is an imprint on a cabinet card mentioned on an Ancestry message board, "From C. H. Harris's Gallery, west of O. V. Palmer & Co.'s Store, Blair Nebraska". According to Andreas' History of Nebraska, O V Palmer’s store was in operation in Blair, NE, from 1874 to 1881.

Apparently, Charles Henry Harris was in Omaha, NE, for only a very short time. The 1880 US census lists him as photographer that year. The Omaha, NE, city directories for the years before and after do not include a listing for him. In 1891, eleven years later, he is married in Henry, IL. His daughter Eva was born in Rock Island, IL, Aug 1897

Except for a couple years in Houston, TX, he spends the rest of his life in Davenport, IA. He worked mostly as a photographer but also was a real estate agent in 1910 and an elevator operator in 1915.

The cabinet card here must have been finished around 1874 - 1879.

Charles Henry Harris
(1842 - 1928)

1842 Jul 02
New York, Charles Henry Harris is born.

1874 - 1881
Blair, NE, some evidence that Harris had a studio in Blair for a short time between these dates
1878 - 1879
Omaha, NE, city directory no listing for Harris
1880 Jun 11
US census Omaha, NE, as photographer
1881 - 1883
Omaha, NE, city directory no listing for Harris
Moline, IL, city directory no listing
1891 Nov 07
Henry, IL, marriage to Fannie Harnen
1897 Aug
Rock Island, IL, birth of daughter Eva
Moline, IL, city directory as photographer ss Dickson e 3rd
1900 Jun 15
US census Black Hawk, IL, as photographer
Moline, IL, city directory as photographer
Davenport, IA, city directory as photographer at 512 W 4th; res 409 Western
Davenport, IA, city directory as photographer at 112 w 4th; res 411 ½ Western

Davenport, IA, city directory as photographer at 411 ½ Western
US census Davenport, IA, as real estate agent, res 411 ½ Western; Davenport city directory lists as photographer at 325 Brady, res 411 ½ Brady
Houston, TX, city directory as photographer 2015 Gentry
Houston, TX, city directory as photographer 110 w Ash
Davenport, IA, city directory as no occupation shown; res 1110 w 6th
Davenport, IA, city directory as photographer; res 1110 w 6th
Iowa state census as elevator operator; res 1110 w 6th
US census, Davenport, IA, as photographer; res 207 1/3 Brady st
Iowa state census as resident of Old Soldiers Home
1928 Dec 15
Davenport, IA, Charles Henry Harris dies of senility and arterial sclerosis.

Photographer: Charles S Hart
over post office
Watertown, NY

Charles S Hart (1836 - 1915)

1836 Sep 01
Charles S. Hart was born in Quebec, Canada
NY state census as daguerreotype artist in Watertown, NY (Boarding at same address as Charles P Wescott , 27, also a “daguerreotype artist”; shows place of birth for both as “Oneida”)
1860 Jun 11
US census as daguerrian artist in Watertown, NY
Charles Hart marries Elizabeth M Haas
NY state census as photographer in Watertwon, NY
1880 Jun 11
New York state census as photographer
Watertown, NY, city directory as photographer at Marble Block

US census, as photographer; res 4 Jerry Ct, Watertown, NY
Watertown, NY, city directory as photographer at 13 Paddock Arcade; res 4 Ten Eyck
Watertown, NY, city directory no occupation given, res 134 Ten Eyck
1915 Dec 23
Charles S. Hart dies in Watertown, NY

It appears Charles S. Hart spent most of his active life in Watertown, NY, and after 1900 in the same studio at 13 Paddock arcade.

This card is imprinted “Over Post Office” so it was probably finished 1900 or prior.
(this card from a contribution by rfinch on

Cabinet Card portrait of a man
Photographer: Terry Hart
What Cheer, Iowa

George Terrence Hart
(1867 - 30 Aug 1932)

George Hart was born in What Cheer, IA in 1867. Different records place him at Washington, Van Buren and then his marriage in 1887 at Sigorney, IA. These rural towns are just a few miles apart.

In 1895 he is found in Oskaloosa, IA, and then in 1910 in Ames, IA. None of the family can be found in the 1900 census so their whereabouts between 1895 and 1910 is not certain. Perhaps this is the period George Hart had a studio back in Good Cheer, IA.

He remains in Ames, IA, as a photographer until death in 1932.

His son Atlee Bearl Hart continues on in the field of photography mostly in Ames, IA, also.

Cabinet card woman portrait 02
Photographer: Hartley
309 Madison St.Chicago
Cabinet card woman portrait 02
Reverse of Card at the left.
"Largest and finest equipped photographic Gallery in the world"
"3 immense floors alive with the best photographic talent possible to procure."
"Cloudy days good as sunshine, studio open every day."

Edward F. Hartley
(1849 - 10 Oct 1887)

Edward Hartley was born 1849 in Wadsworth, OH. The date he left Ohio is undetermined but, according to one obituary, had a photograph studio in Jacksonville, IL, before moving to Chicago in 1875.

It is safe to say that he was active as a photographer in Chicago from 1875 to 1887 and any cabinet cards imprinted with the 305 W Madison address would probably be from that era. However, under the management of his brother Charles Hartley, the photograph studio carried on some years after his death and it would certainly be possible that some photographs from the studio continued with the same imprint.

Not much is known about Charles Hartley except for the newspaper article shown here, which speaks for itself.

He apparently carried on the Chicago studio at least until 1897 when he "Eloped" with Mrs. Mudge to Utah.

The cabinet cards here could have been finished 1875 to 1894.

Cabinet Card gentleman
Photographer: Hartley
309 Madison, Chicago

Cabinet Card woman portrait
Photographer: Haver
Ft. Wayne, Ind.

There were only two photographers named Haver in the area of Fort Wayne, IN. In fact, they may even have been the same person. In the catalog of Ohio Photographers 1839-1900 there is listed Joseph J. Haver of Lima, OH. Lima, OH, is only about 60 miles from Fort Wayne, IN. The other was found on another cabinet card example, John Haver of Ann Arbor, MI, about 100 miles north of Fort Wayne, IN.

Given that many of the photographers traveled a lot, changing locations to find new business, it is no stretch to assume that one or both of these names is the Haver imprinted on the card.

No other information has been found. City Directories of the three towns revealed nothing.

Photographer: F. Hawkins
Medina, O.

Franklin Ira Hawkins
(23 Apr 1849 - Aug 1930)

Birth in New York
1969 - 1870
(Waldsmith Directory) as Marvin & Hawkins, Adrian, OH, 38 Maumee St E
(Waldsmith Directory) as Marvin & Hawkins, Adrian, OH, 18 Maumee St E
(Waldsmith Directory) as Marvin & Hawkins, Hudson, OH, opposite Comstock House
1872 - 1873
(Waldsmith Directory) as Hawkins & Cole PHOTOGRAPHERS Hillsdale, OH, on Howell st
(city Directory) In Mansfield, OH, rooming with younger brother Albert John Hawkins also a photographer
(1900 US Census, Ohio Photographers book) Marriage to Emma K. ; living in Medina, OH.
(Ohio Photographers book) in Medina, OH

(US Census) in Medina, OH
(Ohio Photographers book) in Medina, OH
(US Census) in Montville, OH
(Medina city directory) in Medina, OH
(Moline city directory) in Moline, IL with wife Emma
(US Census) in Montville, OH
(Waldsmith Directory) Medina, OH,
(Find-a-Grave) Death in Medina, OH

This time line shows Franklin Hawkins was in Medina, OH, a good part of his career but not always. He apparently moved around a lot. So until more documents show up, he was in Medina, OH, from 1883 to 1891 and then back in 1916.

From the 1916 Medina County Directory

Warren Henry Hayward

Photographer: W H Hayward,
Crown Point, IN

Photographer: W H Hayward,
Crown Point, IN

Reverse of CDV at left

Warren Henry Hayward
(25 Jun 1852 - 26 Jul 1917)
Contributed by rfinch on

Records on W H Hayward are few. No city directory listings are available.

The 1880 US census show him to be photographer in Crown Point, IN.

The 1900 and 1910 US census shows he is a photographer in Center, IN.

His death certificate shows him a photographer in Chicago, IL. He is buried in Crown Point, IN.

Austin Adams Healy
Hostetter and Family
Healy Studio
West Side Square
Milan, Mo

Interesting History on this one.

Austin Adams Healy
(17 Mar 1851 - 05 Nov 1928)

(Browning Leader obit) Born in Wilton, IA
(Healy family tree Born in Cedar, IA
(US Census) in Wilton, Muscatine, IA
(Iowa Marriage rec) first marriage to Sara Isabel Wallace in Wilton, Muscatine, IA
(US Census) son born in Afton. IA
(US Census) as artist in Afton, IA
1881 - 1890
(US Census) four more children born in Afton, IA
(FindAGrave website) first wife Sarah Isabelle Wallace dies in Lorimer, Union, IA

(Iowa Census) no occupation given, in Lorimar, Union, IA
(US Census) as photographer in Milan City, MO
(Browning Leader obit) second marriage to Lou Lantry Lawrence (unknown location)
(US Census) as Jeweler in Benton, Lynn, MO (2nd wife runs Photo Gallery)
(Browning Leader obit) Death in Browning MO
(Findagrave website, Iowa Cemetery Rec.) Death in Lorimor, Union, IA

This cabinet card, then came from a short period around 1900.

An investigation of the family names
written on the reverse, points to 1898.

Here are two photographs of Austin A. Healy found on a genealogical web site; the above with his four daughters.

Cabinet Card two boys
Photographer:Heiman & Schlueter
Bartlett and Granger, Tex.
Also listed under Schlueter

Henry Bernard Heiman
(11 Mar 1865 - 27 Oct 1927)

1865 Mar 11

born in Texas
Henry Heiman marriage to Josephine F Schlueter in Falls, TX
birth of daughter Pauline in TX
birth of son Benjamin in Granger, TX
US census as photographer in Granger, TX
Houston, TX, city directory again as photographer Heiman and Schlueter, 303 Polk Ave
1911 - 1912
Lubbock, TX, city directory as photographer
Lubbock, TX, city directory as real estate agent

1915 - 1919
Lubbock, TX, city directory as contractor
US census as builder in Houston, TX
1923 - 1926
Houston, TX city directory no occupation shown
1927 Oct 27
Heiman dies at age 62 in Houston, TX

Very little information is available on Henry Bernard Heiman. It was found that he lived in Granger, TX, at least from 1892 to 1900 which agrees with the Schlueter timeline. It also appears that he quit the photography business in 1913 to become a real estate agent and then a building contractor.

See Schlueter next.

Cabinet Card trio
Photographer:Heiman & Schlueter
Bartlett and Granger, Tex.
Also listed under Schlueter

Frank Joseph Schlueter
(4 mar 1874 - 7 Dec 1972)

Frank J. Schlueter born in Westphalia,Germany
Immigrates with family to US at age 11
Baytown Sun news item - at 17 Joined family business of bicycles and photographs in Flatonia, TX
Texas Oilfield Photographers - opens studio in Quanah, TX
Texas Oilfield Photographers - “back to central Texas ca 1893-1894: Hieman & Schlueter Studio Granger, TX”
US census as photographer in Temple, TX
1905 Sep 16
marriage to Lois Gertrude Clifford in Indiana
Baytown Sun news item - Schlueter moves to Houston

Houston, TX, city directory as photographer, Schlueter and Litterest (Joseph D. Litterest) studio at 1807 Decatur
1912 - 1913
Houston, TX, city directory as photographer, studio at 1807 Decatur
Houston, TX, city directory as photographer at 407 Moore Burnett bldg; res 1807 Decatur
Houston, TX, city directory as photographer at 301 Moore Burnett bldg. and 306 Queen Theater bldg.; res 1807 Decatur
Houston, TX, city directory as photographer at 607 ½ Main; res 1807 Decatur
Houston, TX, city directory as photographer at 407 ½ Main; res 909 Branard
Houston, TX, city directory as photographer; res 909 Branard; not in business pages

1923 through 1949
Houston, TX, city directory as photographer at 3617 Main; res same
Texas Oilfield Photographers bio - retires at the age of 90
1972 Dec 07
Frank J. Schlueter dies in Houston, TX, at age 98

After Frank and Lois Schlueter moved to Houston, TX, in 1907, his studio changed address several times. Sometimes he worked out of his home, other times he had a separate studio. Finally in 1923, he settles at 3617 Main for his business and residence and remains there apparently until his death in 1972. Houston, TX, city directories are incomplete after 1950 so when he actually retired is unknown.

These cabinet cards were finished then in that brief time there was a partnership between Heiman and Schuleter while both were working in Granger and Bartlett, TX, in 1893-1894. The two partnered again for a short time in 1907 after they each relocated to Houston, TX, at 303 Polk Ave.

Lee and Carl Dudley 1891
Photographer: Frank Hewitt
Nunda, N. Y.

Frank Elmer Hewitt (14 Nov 1865 - 10 Apr 1946)

Born at Dalton, Livingston, NY
(US Census) age 5, living in Nunda, NY
(1900 US Census) Marriage to Carrie Adeline Marshal (1871-1954) In Nunda, NY
(US Census) two sons born in Oakland, NY
(US Census) as photographer in Nunda, NY
(city directory) as photographer in Corning, NY
(US Census) as photographer in Corning NY (60 miles from Nunda, NY)
(City Directory) partnered with son Fred in Corning, NY
(city directory) as photographer at 136 Pine, Corning, NY
(city directory) as photographer at 136 Pine, Corning NY
Death in Corning, NY

It may be important to note that Dalton, Portage, Nunda and Oakland, NY are all within a four mile radius, almost like one small, rural town.

This cabinet card must have been done before about 1902 and after about 1890.

Photographer: H. Heyland
Fredericksburg, Texas

Herman Heyland (23 Dec 1861 - 25 Apr 1936)

Herman Heyland was born in Cologne, Germany, in 1861 and migrated to the US in 1872 or 1882 or 1883, depending on which census you want to believe. His earliest US record found is his marriage in Fredericksburg, TX, to Louise Heimann 13 Jul 1892. He appears to have remained in Fredericksburg until the 1920 US Census where his address changes to Blanco, TX. He dies in 1936 in Converse, TX.

This cabinet card would have been made between about 1892 and 1910.

There are several more examples of work by Herman Heyland in the
USGW Archives
There are several pages.

Cabinet Card small boy in robe
Photographer: Miss Hildebrandt
Elite Studio

Paulina Josephine Hildebrandt was a photographer as “Miss Hildebrandt” in Marysville, KS, for only a short time. The 1 Mar 1895 Kansas census lists her as photographer. The following year, 1896, in December, she marries Dorrance F. Butler, also a photographer.

The nearest record of Paulina Hildebrandt before 1895 is the Kansas census of 1885 when she was 14 and still living with the family on the farm. The earliest that can be assumed she began business as “Miss Hildebrandt” would be when she was about 20 years old or in 1891.

Dorrance Butler, Paulina’s future husband, had a photograph studio in Clay Center, KS for several years. According to a small news item in the Clay Center Times, 9 Mar 1893, he sold the studio and apparently moved to Marysville, KS.

This photograph must have been finished in the 6 years between 1891 and December of 1896 and most likely later in that period than earlier.

(Clay Center,KS) Times - 24 Dec 1891

(Clay Center,KS) Times - 09 Mar 1893

(Clay Center,KS) Times - 08 Nov 1894

Dorrance is now living in Marysville, KS
George William Hinkel
Cabinet Card baby
Photographer:Hinkel and Son
Cabinet Card Baby
Photographer:Hinkel and Son
Cabinet Card Couple
Photographer:Hinkel and Son

George William Hinkel
(15 Feb 1855 - 24 Jan 1906)

G. W. Hinkel was a photographer in Missouri from about 1885 to his death in 1906. Though records show he kept a studio in Sedalia from about 1891, the address changed at least three times. No records found tell when he might have worked in Warrensburg, MO. One might speculate that it was around 1885 when he was just becoming established.

Also the light weight stock used for these cabinet cards, with cream color and single line red rule indicate circa 1880. Warrensburg, MO, is only about 27 miles from Sedalia, MO, on a railway line.

1880 Jun 09

US census as farm labor living with family
1888 Oct 14
marries Ida S. Hecht in Jamestown, MO

1891 Dec 08
Sedalia (MO) Weekly Bazoo small ad as photographer at 107 Ohio st
US census Sedalia. MO, as photographer, res 104 Jefferson st
1902 Sep 23
Sedalia (MO) Democrat obit for wife of O B Hall (sister of George Hinkel) as photographer on Main Street

Sedalia, MO, city directory as photographer at 110 e Main; res 104 Jefferson
Sedalia, MO, city directory as photographer at 217 Ohio; res 104 Jefferson
1906 Jan 24
Sedalia (MO) Democrat Obit for G W Hinkel as photographer “Lately at 217 Ohio”

Cabinet Card young man
Photographer: E. B. Hinman
Pittsburg, Kansas
Cabinet Card Two small children
Photographer:E. B. Hinman
Pittsburg, Kansas

Edward (Ned) Burton Hinman
(27 May 1854 - 25 Aug 1922)
born in Grove, La Salle, IL
1860 - 1868
US census family has moved to Hawleyville, IA
1870 Jan 20
family now in Neponset, Bureau, IL
1870 Aug 18
family now in Clarinda, Page, IA
1874 Fall - Mar 1877
Partners w/ O. H. Park in Clarinda, IA
marries Emma Jane Farnum in Clarinda, IA
US census as photographer in Clarinda, IA
from Emma Farnum obituary Hinmans move to Pittsburg, KS
1897 Dec 31
Pittsburg (KS) Daily Headlight Hinman studio catches fire
wife Emma dies in Frontenac, Crawford County, KS
US census in Pittsburg, KS, as Organ Salesman
marries Effie Killough Walker in Pittsburgh, KS

Pittsburg, KS, city directory as salesman
Pittsburg, KS, state census as music dealer
US census in Barker, AR, as life insurance salesman
dies in Evansville, Washington County, AR

The records show that E. B. Hinman was a photographer in Clarinda, IA, from about 1875 to 1889 when his wife Emma dies after they have moved to Frontenac, KS. Fontenac is actually the north part of Pittsburg, KS, where he will live from 1900 to 1905. He is never again listed as photographer. He works as a salesman for musical instruments and then life insurance. It is speculation only, but it looks like he was photographer in Pittsburg, KS, only for a short time between about 1888 and 1903. And perhaps he continued in photography as a sideline while he worked in the music business. The style and stock of the cabinet cards here indicate much earlier production, in 1866-1880 but since he was apparently not in Pittsburg, KS until about 1900, perhaps he was using up some old stock.

Samuel Hirst
Cabinet Card Young Woman
Photographer: Hirst
21 North Main
Hutchinson, Kas.

Samuel Hirst
(1 Oct 1864 - 3 Nov 1956)

There were three photographers named Hirst in Hutchinson, KS, between 1874 and 1959.

First there was George Hirst and then his daughter Lila. After Lila marries in 1881, George returns to run the studio with his son Samuel. Samuel takes over the studio about 1885 and continues until the years just before his death in 1956. Mysteriously he does take time out to be a traveling salesman according to the US census of 1925, but it is only mentioned that once.

This cabinet card must have been finished between the years between 1889 and 1901 when the studio was apparently at 21 Main in Hutchinson. In 1902 Samuel Hirst has moved to 23 Main.

Cabinet cards from Hirst with other addresses might be dated according to this timeline.

1874 - 1876
Hutchinson (KS) News G. Hirst photographer at “Opposite Hollowell & Co.”
Hutchinson (KS) Herald news blurb Lila Hirst is adept at taking gems
1877 Jul 19
Hutchinson (KS) News studio at “Opposite Enipey and Burrell”
1879 Jan 02
Hutchinson (KS) News G. Hirst retires Lila Hirst runs studio
1881 Dec 26
Hutchinson (KS) Herald Lila Marries G A Woodard
1883 Dec 22
Hutchinson (KS) Herald G Hirst and Son open gallery (“Son” would be Sam Hirst)
1884 Jan 19
Hutchinson (KS) Herald G Hirst and son 2nd floor of Rexroad Block
1884 Nov 08
Hutchinson (KS) Herald small ads for Hirst studio “over post office”
1884 Oct 25 - Dec 13
Hutchinson (KS) Herald small ad for Hirst and Son studio

1886 Feb 19
Hutchinson (KS) News item Sam Hirst has bought Harper studio now Hirst and Anderson
1886 Jun, Jul
Hutchinson (KS) News 16 small display ads for Sam’l Hirst studio
1887 Oct 20
Hutchinson (KS) News Sam Hirst marries Myrta Rogers
1888 Apr 10
Hutchinson (KS) News item studio over Woodards Book Store
1889 May 28 through 1899 Dec 23
Hutchinson (KS) News advertisements for studio at 21 N Main
1897 Jun 21
George Hirst sr dies in Hutchinson, KS
1899 Oct 05
Hutchinson (KS) Gazette Samuel Hirst as Vice president state photographers association
1901 Jun 20
Hutchinson (KS) Gazette small ad for Hirst studio no address shown
1902 Jan through Apr
Hutchinson (KS) News news mentions as Hirst and Bilbrough studio at 23 N Main (Bilbrough is quite likely Sam Hirst’s brother-in-law)

Hutchinson (KS) News several small advertisements late in the year for Hirst studio but none give the address, none mention Bilbrough
Hutchinson (KS) newspapers many mentions of Hirst family but no studio address shown
Kansas State census as photographer; Professional and Amateur photographer vol. 10, Hirst is elected President of the Photographers Association of Kansas
1906 - 1909
Hutchinson (KS) newspaper many mentions in small ads and social events but no studio address shown
US census as photographer, Hutchinson News: Samuel runs for Mayor, loses; no studio ads
Hutchinson (KS) News some display ads in December as Hirst and Stevens but no address shown
1912 July 04
Hutchinson (KS) News display advertisement for Hirst and Stevens studio at 25 n Main st

1912 Dec 03
Hutchinson (KS) News display ad for Hirst (alone) at 8 Main st
Hutchinson (KS) News several small ads for Hirst at 8 Main st
1914, 1915
Hutchinson (KS) News several small ads for Hirst at 8 Main st, A H Wade, proprietor
Hutchinson (KS) News Wade one display ad under A H Wade, Hirst is out
1917 - 1920
Hutchinson (KS) News many social mentions but nothing on Hirst as photographer
US census as photographer
1921 - 1925
Hutchinson (KS) News many social mentions but nothing on Hirst as photographer
Kansas census Samuel Hirst as Travelling Salesman in Hutchinson, KS
1926 - 1930
many social mentions but no mention of Hirst studio in newspapers

1932 - 1939
Hutchinson (KS) News small ads and some display ads for Hirst studio at 414 e B ave, res same
1940, 1941
Hutchinson (KS) News no mention of studio
Hutchinson city directory as photographer at 414 e ave B; res same
1942 - 1956
Hutchinson (KS) News no mention of studio
1956 Nov 3
dies at age 92 in Wichita, KS

Hutchinson News - 30 Jul 1874

Hutchinson (KS) News - 29 May 1889

Hutchinson News - 4 Jul 1912

Cabinet Card Family of Five
Photographer: J. W. Hixson
Traveling Artist

There appears to be at least three J. W. Hixsons in the right time frame, all born around 1860. Various documents place J. W. Hixson as a blacksmith, publisher, carpenter, farmer, bicycle repairman, mail carrier and photographer. And although some of them seem to connect, the profession of photographer occurs only twice. Worse, two of them had wives named Pearl. Their children’s names helped separate the John W. Hixsons in the records.

Since the cabinet card example here does not give a location, picking the correct Hixson is a bit speculative.
Following is the timeline of the best choice J. W. Hixson
Birth in West Point, Indiana
(US Census) age 11; living in Cedar, Iowa
(US Census) age 21; marriage to Pearl E. Hood

(US Census) son Birdie born in Oklahoma
(US Census) daughters Ethel E. and Laura M. born in Kansas
(Arkansas City, KS, newspaper item)selling photographs in Newkirk, OK (See copy at right)
(US Census) John W. Hixson, Newkirk, Oklahoma, photographer; Wife: Pearl
(Des Moines, IA, city directory) John W. Hixson, Des Moines, IA, photographer; wife: None listed
(US Census) as bicycle repairman in Center Grove, IA
(Iowa State Census) in Des Moines, IA, with wife Pearl E. and daughter Thelma
(US Census) as mail carrier in Center Grove, IA

(Iowa death Reg.) death in Center Grove, Iowa

Although Hixson may have kept photography as a sideline while working as a bicycle repairman or mail carrier, it can only be documented he was mainly a photographer from 1910 to 1915.

Cabinet Card child
L H Hodges
McIntosh Studio
Skowhegan, ME

Lewis Henry Hodges
(1848 - )

1848 Feb 15
Lewis Henry Hodges is born in Winslow, ME, to William H and Mary Winslow Hodges
1850 Jul 31
US census Winslow, ME, two years old living with parents
1860 Jun 22
US census Winslow, ME, 12 years old living with parents
US census, Hodges has not been located in this census
1880 Jun 15
US census, Farmingdale, ME, as boarder, working “on ice”, indicated married but wife not living with him.
Marriage to Anna B Hodges, according to 1900 US census
Augusta, ME, city directory, as photographer; res Farmingdale, ME
1890 Oct
son George E Hodges is born in Massachusetts
Providence, RI, city directory as photographer; res Hope, Bristol, RI

1891 Dec
daughter Mollie E Hodges is born in Connecticut
US census Boston, MA, as photographer; res 1 Hotel Waterford
US census Hull, MA, as painting contractor, wife Anna and the two children living with him

W H Hodges can be documented as being a photographer between 1888 and 1900. He traveled a lot so his visit to Skowhegan, ME, to finish this cabinet card could have been at any time between those dates. He appears to have left the photography business by 1910.

The “McIntosh Studio” of Skowhegan, Me, belonged to George F McIntosh and appears to be his home studio from 1880 on. In addition to the Skowhegan location, McIntosh had studios in August, ME, Gardiner, ME, and Kennebec, ME, between 1907 and 1923. He died in 1931. He either rented out his studio to itinerant photographers or perhaps allowed them to add their own name to the cabinet cards while working for or with him.

Cabinet Card baby
Houser's South Side Gallery
Huntington, Ind
(See enhanced version below)

This cabinet card must have been finished by George Houser and the “South Side Gallery” between 1890 and 1896.

This is a rather long and detailed timeline that involves two brothers, George and Reuben Houser as photographers. It shows how they worked together and separately in the photography business.

Reuben Houser was in the photography business in Indiana from about 1875 to 1913.

George Houser stayed in the photography business in Indiana from about 1880 until his death in 1932.

In 1880 according to the US census, George, at 17 assisted Reuben, at 28, in Westville, IN. By June of 1890 they are the “Houser Brothers” working in Michigan City, IN.

In September 1890 George opens his own studio over “Whitlock and Son Southside Grocery” and by November

1890 the Huntington Daily Democrat refers to it as Houser’s “South Side Gallery”. The title continues in ads and news items until December of 1896 when he leases out the gallery in Huntington, IN, to Herman H. Drover. Then, midst a divorce suit with wife Ada, he moves back to Michigan City to again work for his brother, Reuben.

In 1897 George travels to Arkansas to scout for a new location but instead finds a new wife, Mary Catherine Bennett. In 1898 he sells his Huntington gallery to Drover and goes to work for another photographer named Reeves in Huntington. In 1900 George is working as photographer in Union, IN.

In 1900, Reuben Houser is working in Michigan City, IN. In 1905 he is at 113 e Fifth. Note this may be a printing error as in 1910 his studio is at shown at 115 e Fifth. Then in 1913 Reuben moves to Seattle, WA, to become a miner and later a watchman. He never returns to photography. Reuben dies in 1929.

By 1913 George is back in Michigan City, IN, at 115 e Fifth Street (Reuben’s old place). In 1920 George is in Warsaw, IN, he and wife Mary working as a team. They live at 739 e Main. The 1930 US census is the same except wife Mary is shown as no occupation. George dies in 1932.

Reuben Clarence Houser
(9 Mar 1851 - 14 Feb 1929)

George Elsworth Houser
(16 May 1863 - 11 Feb 1932)

1851 Mar 09
Reuben born in Ohio
US census Reuben as farm labor in Union, Wells County, IN
George born in Indiana
US census Reuben (age 18) as “works on farm”
Ruben C. Houser marries Mary M. Clancy

George and Reuben Houser continued

US Census Rueben (age 28) as photo artist in Westville, La Porte, IN, with brother George (17) living at the same address and shown as “works in photography”
Michigan City, IN, city directory as photographer Reuben C. Houser with his brother George E. Houser as Houser Brothers
1890 Jun 20
Huntington (IN) Daily Democrat Reuben Houser mention from Houser Brothers Artistic Photographers
1890 Sep 27
Huntington (IN) Daily Democrat news mention R. C. Houser of Michigan City, IN. to open studio in Huntington, IN, over Whitelock & Son Southside Grocery
1890 Nov 12
Daily Democrat (Huntington, IN) blurb Reuben Houser as photographer gallery over Whitelock grocery
1890 Nov 15
Daily Democrat (Huntington, IN) blurb (George) Houser’s Southside Gallery

1891 Jun 13
Daily Democrat (Huntington, IN) blurb people visit George Houser, the “Southside photographer”
1891 Sep 18
Huntington (IN) Weekly blurb George E. Houser, popular South side photographer
1892 Jul 26
Daily Democrat (Huntington, IN) George Houser, south side photographer buys lot on Salamonie ave to erect residence
1892 Aug 01
Daily Democrat (Huntington, IN) R C Houser of Michigan City, IN, visits brother George, the south side photographer
1892 Nov 2
Daily Democrat (Huntington, IN) small ad for Houser south of river
1893 Oct, Nov, Dec
Huntington (IN) Weekly Herald display ads for G. E. Houser Southside photographer
1893 Nov 16
Huntington (IN) Democrat news Reuben Houser, visits father William Houser on farm

1893 Dec 02
Daily Democrat (Huntington, IN) Will Piatt, brother of Mrs G E Houser, visits
1894 Jan through Jun
Huntington (IN) Weekly Herald display ads for G. E. Houser Southside photographer
1895 Jan 15
Huntington (IN) Weekly Herald news mention George Houser as Southside photographer
1896 Feb 07
George E Houser files for divorce from Ada B. Piatt
1896 Dec 07
Huntington (IN) Daily Democrat George Houser, South Side photographer leases gallery to
Herman H Drover; to move to Michigan City to work for brother Rueben C Houser
1897 Mar 05
Huntington (IN) Weekly Herald news George moves to Arkansas to open new gallery
1897 Nov 01
Huntington Daily News Democrat George Houser sells Huntington South Side Gallery to Harmon Drover

1898 Nov 26
Huntington (IN) Daily News Democrat George marries Mary Catherine Bennett in Warsaw, IN
US census Reuben as photographer at 115 E Market; res same
Michigan City, IN, city directory as photographer; 113 E 5th; brother George not listed
1910 Apr 27
US census Reuben as photographer at 115 e 5th
1910 Aug 22

Huntington Daily News blurb George Houser (South Side photographer) returns to Warsaw, IN
1910 Nov 23
Fort Wayne, IN, Journal Gazette George’s son Edwin Houser marries Daisy Lewis. George E. living in Warsaw, IN, wife Ada B living in Huntington, IN
1911 Oct 24
George’s son Glenn marries Amelia B. Klaffei, George E. living in Warsaw, IN. wife Ada B living in Fort Wayne, IN

George and Reuben Houser continued

Seattle, WA, city directory Reuben Houser NOT listed
Michigan City, IN, city directory George E Houser as photographer at 115 e 5th
1913 - 1916
Seattle, WA, city directory Reuben Houser as Miner w/ wife Mary M
1914 - 1916
Michigan City, IN, city directory George E Houser NOT listed
1917 - 1928
Seattle, WA, city directory Ruben Houser as Watchman w/wife Mary M
1920 Jan 09
US census George Houser as photographer with wife Mary at 739 E Main, Warsaw, Kosciusko, IN; wife Mary listed as photographer also.
1930 Apr 15
US census George Houser as photographer with wife Mary at 739 E Main, Warsaw, Kosciusko, IN; wife Mary listed as photographer assistant
1929 Feb 14
Ruben Houser dies at age 77 in Seattle, WA
1932 Feb 11
George Houser dies at age 68 in Warsaw, IN

Huntington (IN) Daily Democrat - 27 Sep 1890

Huntington (IN) Daily Democrat - 01 Aug 1892

Huntington (IN) Weekly Herald - 26 Sep 1893

Enhanced detail of cabinet card above

Huntington (IN) Daily Democrat - 07 Feb 1896

Huntington (IN) Daily Democrat 07 Dec 1896

Huntington (IN) Daily News Democrat - 30 Nov 1898

Cabinet Card family of five
Photographer: Howard
Ashland, Kansas

There were at least six photographers, last name Howard, of the right era, around Kansas, who could be the one found in Ashland, KS, for this cabinet card. Wesley Howard turns out to be a solid choice.

Wesley Samuel Howard
( Apr 1850 - )

1850 Apr
Wesley Howard born in New York
1880 Apr 14
Wesley Howard marries Elizabeth Gibson in IN
1880 Jun 26
daughter Hattie Howard is born in KS
1884 May
son David G Howard is born in KS
Kansas State census, as photographer in Paola, KS
Pueblo, CO, city directory NOT listed
Pueblo, CO, city directory as photographer at 115 ½ w 4th, res same
Pueblo, CO, city directory as photographer at 115 W 4th; res 117 w 4th

US census Pueblo, CO, as photographer at 115 w 4th st
1900 - 1909
Pueblo, CO, city directory as photographer at 304 n Main; res 1501 Court
Pueblo, CO, city directory Howard Studio now operated by Tripp and York; W S Howard listed as Moved to Ashland, OR
1910 Jun 05
US census Ashland, OR, as fruit farmer
1911 - 1912
Ashland, OR, listed as Fruit Grower at 1064 Ashland
1914 - 1916
Ashland, OR, city directory NOT listed
1920 Jan 10
US census Ashland, OR, city directory as general farmer

Wesley Howard seems to have been a photographer in Paola, KS from about June of 1880 to 1885 when he moved his studio to Pueblo, CO. He operated in Pueblo, CO from about 1889 to about 1909. He then apparently quit the photography business and moved to Ashland, OR to become a fruit farmer.

The card on the left must have been finished between 1880 and 1885. The card below was finished during his work in Pueblo, CO, at 115 w 4th, between 1883 and 1900.

Howard, 118 w 4thPueblo, CO
Contributed by rfinch on

Standing woman
Photographer: Hotchkiss
254 and 256 Broad St, Norwich, N. Y

Alston E. Hotchkiss (4 May 1846 - 26 Nov 1907)

A. E. Hotchkiss was a little older that most of the cabinet card era photographers. Many were born within five years of 1860.

There is documentation to show Hotchkiss worked as a photographer in Norwich, NY from 1875 to 1880 Another source says he began his career in Norwich, NY in 1873.

He also sold stereo photographs.

An ESTIMATE of his working years, all in Norwich, NY, would be 1873 through about 1900. He died in 1902.

Sister and brother or sister
Photographer: Huey
Windsor, Mo.

Byers Wylie Huey (13 Jan 1852 - 26 Mar 1902)

In 1880, B. W. Huey began the photography business in Windsor, MO, with partner Neale (according to the “1883 History of Henry County Missouri” P 589). It is not known exactly when this partnership dissolved leaving Huey on his own as no information has been found on “Neale” the partner. Keep in mind there are a couple other discrepancies in the "1883 History" account also, so it is not entirely reliable.

Based on information found so far, this card must have been made after 1880 and before Huey’s death in 1902.

Cabinet Card of baby
J. D. Huffman
Tupelo, Miss

James David Huffman
(12 Jan 1841 - 15 Aug 1925)

J D Huffman was in the photography business in Tupelo, MS, from the 1900 US census to the 1920 US census. The family has not been found in the 1880 US census. There are no city directories so it is not possible to find studio addresses which usually helps date cabinet cards accurately.

Two of his sons, Claude and Walter carried on the photography business also.

There was also a J D Huffman as photographer from 1907 to 1925 in New Albany, IN, but no connection has been made to the one in Mississippi.

Cabinet Card Portrait
Bowman Hughes & Company
205 N. 16th St. Omaha, Neb.

Benjamin E. Hughes and Charles M. Bowman were both photographers in Omaha, NE. They worked together as Bowman Hughes only a short time between 1890 and 1892.

A sketchy timeline of their time in photography has been assembled from Omaha city directory listings. No biographical information on either has been assembled.
(All data from the Omaha city directory)
1884 - 1885
Bowman or Hughes not listed
Hughes partnered with G Heyn
Bowman as photographer partnered with J. E. North; Hughes as photographer
Bowman as photographer at 205 N 16th; Hughes as photographer at 1509 Douglas

Bowman as photographer 205 n 16th; Hughes partnered with Alvord
1890 - 1892
Working as Bowman Hughes at 205 N 16th
1893 - 1896
Hughes partnered with Sandberg; Bowman not listed
1897 - 1900
Hughes partnered with Sandberg; Bowman not listed
Hughes partnered with Allen; Bowman not listed
Hughes partnered with Sandberg; Bowman not listed
as Hughes and Co. but not in Bus. Section; Bowman not listed
Hughes not listed; Bowman not listed

Cabinet Card
G. W. Hutchings
Home Galleries
816 Frederick Ave., and 717 Edmond St.
St. Joseph, Mo.

Not much has been found for G. W. Hutchings working in St. Joseph, MO. Is it the same Hutchings that operated the Railroad Photo Car out of Neosho, KS?

There appears to have been a number of men named Hutchings, working in Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri at about the same time. No connections have been made yet.

George W. Hutchings
(1848 - ) Indiana, School Teacher, photographer
George W. Hutchings
(1851 - ) IL, farmer, wife:Millie
George W. Hutchings
(1852 - ) MO, farmer, wife:Cinthia
George W. Hutchings
(1853 - ) IA, farm laborer, wife:Sarah

Following one up actually was no help at all. No connections turned up for either the St. Joseph, MO, photographer or the Hutchings that had the well known
Railroad Car Photo Studio.

George W. Hutchings
(1848 - ) Indiana

(US Census) born in Perry,IN
(Iowa Census) in Berry, IA at 6 yrs
(US Census) in Liberty, IN at 12 yrs
(US Census) as school teacher at 22 in Nodaway, IN
(US Census) as photographer at Villisca, IA
(Omaha city directory) not listed
(Omaha city directory) as photographer with Mutzen at 1406 Farnam
(Omaha city directory) as photographer at 1406 Farnam
(Omaha city directory) not listed

Here is a photograph of a typical Railroad Car Photograph Studio and a cabinet card credited to the "Hutchings Brothers" photography.

And look at the blog
Forgotten Faces and Long Ago Places
for a couple more examples.

Here are two more examples of Hutchings Railroad Car

Another example on Who Were They?

Here is a photograph of
another Railroad Photo Car.

Small boy cabinet card
Photographer: Hutchings
Rail road
Photo Car

Here is a cabinet card imprinted Hutchings Railroad Photo Car.

The style of the imprint is quite different but that does not prove anything. Over the decades of the cabinet card era, the imprints changed often.

It is still uncertain whether the photographer with Hutchings rail road photo-car was the same as photographer G. W. Hutchings.

Cabinet Card baby
Hutchins Railroad Photo Car

Another cabinet card with the imprint Rail Road Photo-Car. Note that the name is spelled differently, but it is probably the same photographer.

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
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

different colors for face and back of mounts

matte-finish front, with a creamy-yellow, glossy back

(From WIki)

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

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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