Thursday, December 1, 2016

Cabinet Card Photographers of the 19th Century - K -


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.



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

Lykurgus C. Kendall
(9 Aug 1868 - 25 Mar 1951)

1868 Aug 09
born in Daviess Co. IN
1899
marriage to Aria Irene Nelson
1900
US census as photographer in Patoka Pike, IN
1910
US census as photographer in Jefferson Pike, IN
1918
Evansville, IN, city directory as reverend at 817 Cleveland av
1919
Evansville, IN, city directory as evangelist at 513 Ingle
1920
US census as evangelist with Christian church; at 513 Ingle
1922
Evansville, IN, city directory as reverend at 513 Ingle

1924
Evansville, IN, city directory as reverend at 501 ½ Main
1926
Evansville, IN, city directory as reverend at 616 ½ Oak; Irene living at 513 Ingle
1927
Evansville, IN, city directory as photographer at 717 Cherry
1928
Evansville, IN, city directory as photographer at 513 ½ Main
1930
US census, as photographer at 713 Main, Evansville, IN
1933
Evansville, IN, city directory as photographer at 713 Main
1934
Evansville, IN, city directory no occupation listed at 118 SE 6th
1936
Evansville, IN, city directory as photographer at 118 SE 6th

1938, 1942
US census and Evansville, IN, city directory as reverend or clergyman at 707½ Main
1943 through 1950
Evansville, IN, city directory as clergyman or reverend or no occupation at all at 519 Chestnut
1951 Mar 28
dies of coronary heart disease in Evansville, IN, as reverend at 519 Chestnut, note that the death certificate shows no “usual occupation”

From the documents, it appears that Lykirgus Kendal was a photographer between 1900 and 1910 and then again between 1927 and 1936 but he may well have done photo studio work as a sideline while he called himself a clergyman or evangelist in other records. Since Washington, IN, is just a short way from Patoka Pike, IN, it’s a good guess that this cabinet card was finished early on, around 1900.


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.


Kilborn and Gilbert
Cabinet Card portrait of a woman
photographer: Kilborn & Gilbert
Noble Studio, 1029 O st. Lincoln, Neb.
Listed also under Kilborn

(From the meager records found so far it is becoming clear that W. S. Gibson was in the photography business only briefly if at all, but W. D. Kilborn’s history will date this card.)

Walton David Kilborn
(1870 -)

1870
Walton David Kilborn born
1891, 1893
Lincoln, NE, city directory no Kilborn listed in residence or commercial section
1892
Nevada, IA, marriage to Lucy A Bradford; document includes father and mother name
1893
Lincoln, NE, city directory not available
1894
Lincoln, NE, city directory as photographer W. D. Kilborn at 1029 O st; res 905 G; and also mentions W. S. Gilbert as partner
1894 Dec 13
Lincoln (NE) Daily News as for studio at 1029 O, Kilborn only
1895 Mar 23
Lincoln (NE) Daily News item Walton David Kilborn quits photograph studio at 1029 O st to head for California

1895 Mar 27
Lincoln (NE) Daily News item W. D. Kilborn sued for debt of 720 dollars owed to J. L. McConnell (See news item)
1898 Jul 28
California Voter Registration in Sacramento, CA, 521 J st
1900
US census as photographer; res 521 J
1902
Sacramento, CA, city directory as photographer for A. K. Varney; res 810 8th
1903
Sacramento, CA, city directory as photographer with Philbrick and Kilborn and Co. and with A K Varney & Co; res 812 8th
1904
Sacramento, CA, city directory as photographer for A K Varney, 318 J
1905 - 1907
Sacramento, CA, city directory as photographer at 724 K
1908
Sacramento, CA, city directory as photographer with Strakosch and Kilborn; wife Lucy also listed as photographer

1909
Sacramento, CA, city directory lists D. Walter Kilborn; res 807 H; also lists David Kilborn, died Feb 7 1908 at age 81
1909
Stockton, CA, city directory as manager of Lyric Theater
1910
Stockton, CA, city directory as theater manager
1910 - 1912
Sacramento, CA, city directory no listing for Walton or wife Lucie
1912
Stockton, CA, city directory no listing for Walton or wife Lucie
1920
US census Sacramento, CA, lists wife Lucy Kilborn as divorced and living with Niece Jenet Henry

Research was very confusing for W. D. Kilborn. The records are not always accurate and were often misleading. However, the earliest record found that shows W. D. Kilborn as photographer is in 1894, partnered with W. S. Gilbert.


It appears that W. D. Kilborn’s photography career ended about 1909 when he turned to theater management in Stockton, CA.

This cabinet card was finished in that brief period when W. D. Kilborn was partnered with W. S. Gibson in Lincoln, NE, around 1894.

Lincoln, NE, city directory - 1894

Sacramento, CA city directory - 1908

Lincoln (NB) Daily News - 27 Mar 1895


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 or Kidder yet.



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.

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

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