Thursday, December 1, 2016

Cabinet Card Photographers of the 19th Century - L -


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.



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.

LOST GALLERY is currently researching only US photographers. Photographers from outside the US are a future project.



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

LOST GALLERY is currently researching only US photographers. Photographers from outside the US are a future project.

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. LeFan Proprietor
Greenville, Texas

John J. LeFan
(1860 - 1927)

Timeline
1860 Jan 14
John J. LeFan born in Alabama
1886 Mar 11
LeFan marries Georgia D McKelvey in Lauderdale, AL

1887 Feb 16
LeFan’s wife Georgia McKelvey dies in Lauderdale AL
1887 Jun 01
Greenville (TX) Banner news item Dr. T W Blanchard, Dentist occupies Knight’s Gallery over W. H. Bush Drug Store
1889 Feb
Alabama Enquirer, arrives in Hartsel, AL, to stay for three months
1889 Apr 26
Alabama Enquirer, Hartsel, AL, news item LeFan leaving for Lynville, TN, after spending three months in Hartsel, AL
1889 Nov 28
LeFan marries Ermendine Irwin
1895 Jan 13
LeFan’s wife Ermendine Irwin dies in Hunt County, TX; Ermendine and son Bertram Cleon LeFan both die during childbirth
1895 Jun 28
Lawrence Democrat, Lawrenceburg, TN, news item about LeFan considering a studio location in Lawrenceburg, TN
1895 Sep 06
Lawrence Democrat, Lawrenceburg, TN, LeFan ad for cabinet card special
1895 Sep 20
Lawrence Democrat, Lawrenceburg, TN, news/ad says Lefan will be in city only ten more days
1896 May 10
J J LeFan marries Lula Richardson in Lawrence, TN

1900 Jun 04
US census LeFan as photographer in Pulaski, TN
1903 Sep 25
daughter Dorcus Elizabeth LeFan is born in Savoy, Fannin, TX
1905, 1906, 1907
As patron of Eastern Star of Greenville, TX
1910 Jan 06
Tennessean Sun (Nashville) news item says that LeFan is now living in Greenville, TX
1910 Apr 20
US census LeFan a photographer in Greenville, TX
1910 Oct 27
Greenville (TX) Morning Herald news item social club meeting at home of LeFan on Oneal st
1910 Oct 29
Galveston (TX) Daily News news item about fire in Greenville, TX, which damages the office of Dr Miles L Moody and photograph gallery of Photographer House. LeFan is mentioned as being injured. Perhaps LeFan worked at the “Photographer House” studio
1911
Greenville, TX, city directory LeFan as photographer at 2510 1/2 Lee; res 1614 Oneal
1913
Greenville, TX, city directory LeFan as photographer at 2510 1/2 Lee; res 1614 Oneal

1914-1915
TSG Greenville, TX, as photographer
1916
Greenville, TX, city directory LeFan as photographer at 2510 ½ Lee; res 1420 Oneal
1920 Jan 02
US census Lefan as photographer; res 1620 Oneal
1927 Dec 27
John J LeFan dies of kidney tumor in Greenville, TX, age 67

Sources, city directories; US census; “Pioneer Photographers from the Mississippi to the Continental Divide” by Peter E. Palmquist & Thomas R. Kailbourn; “Lens on Texas Frontier” by Lawrence T. Jones III; Texas State Gazetteer; Brazos Past: Waco’s wild world of 19th century photography by Terri Jo Ryan; Ancestry.com; Catching Shadows: A Directory of 19th-Century Texas Photographers,” by David Haynes


J J LeFan seems to have moved around a bit so his locations are usually brief before about 1905 when he settled in Greenville, TX.

The records get a bit thin after 1910 but it appears LeFan worked at the same location, 2510 ½ Lee, in Greenville, TX, from 1910 until his death in 1927

Now, Knight’s Studio is a separate story. See Fayette W Knight


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 portrait of a young man
Photographer: Leschinsky
109 E 3rd street
Grand Island, Neb.


Julius Paul Frederick Leschinsky
(1860 - 1937)

Timeline
1860 Dec 21
Julius Leschinsky was born in Warmisnsko-Mazurskie, Poland
1876 Jun 30
Arrives in the US age 15, with family (records vary on this date from 1876 to 1881)
1888 Sep 30
Julius Leschinsky marries Wilhelmina Doll in Grand Island, NE
1889 Jul 21
birth of son Gredrich Carl Oswald Leschinsky in Grand Island, NE
1890 Mar 16
birth of son Fredrich Carl Oswald Leschinsky in Grand Island, NE
1894 Mar 01
Nebraska State Journal (Lincoln) J Leschinsky elected president of Photographers Assoc
1896 May 02
Lead (SD) Daily Tribune J Leschinsky of Grand Island, NE, elected First Vice President of the state photographers association.

1900 Jun 11
US census Grand Island, NE, as photographer
1901
St Joseph Gazette; Lincoln, NE, Leschinsky of Grand Island, NE, is elected first vice president of Nebraska Photographers Association
1902 May 15
Nebraska State Journal at Photographers Association meeting is elected to the “resolution committee”
1905 May 13
Nebraska State Journal; Leschinsky wins prizes at annual Photographers Association meeting
1907 May 25
Nebraska State Journal, Leschinsky attends meeting of Photographers Association
1909 Oct 14
Nebraska State Journal, Leschinsky attends meeting of Photographers Association
1910 Apr 21
US census Grand Island, NE, as photographer
1910
from passenger lists; Julius Leschinsky makes a quick trip to Germany, Sep 29 to Oct 10

1911 Sep 30
Nebraska State Journal; Leschinsky is elected president of Photographers Association
1917
Grand Island, NE, city directory as photographer; res 109 e 3rd
1918 Oct 19
son dies in France, WW1
1920
US census Grans Island, NE, as photographer; res 516 w Koenig
1926 Jul 16
Lincoln (NE) Journal Star son Oswald Dies in Grand Island, NE
1930
US census Grans Island, NE, as photographer
1937 Sep 30
Julius Leschinsky dies in Grand Island, NE

Julius Leschinsky appears to have been a photographer all his life. No studio addresses have been found.

This cabinet card was probably finished around 1917 when he was living at 109 e 3rd, Grand Island, NE..


Cabinet Card Couple
Photographer: Lewis
Monterrey St. San Luis Obispo, Cal

No photographers meeting this description have been found as of August 2017. He or she apparently worked in San Luis Obispo only for a short time.
Lewis of Monterrey St.
San Luis Obispo, Cal



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 baby
Photographer: N. E. Lindholm
Avon, Illinois

Updare August 2017: Nothing was found in any search for anyone named N. E. Lindholm of Avon, Illinois. This may be the married name of a female spouse.


Cabinet Card three children
Photographer:
E. Londenberg

It looks like a possible hand stamp for the identification on the card. (posssible) "R", E Londenberg. There was a family of this surname in Dallas area about the right time but none match the initials stamped on the card. A note attached to the reverse says “Londenbergs in Haskell, Co, circa 1910”


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: Z. Loveall
Hay Springs, Neb

Zachariah Asa Loveall
(1859 - 1942)

So far, records have found Z Loveall in Indiana, Minnesota, Kansas, Colorado, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Except for the early years before 1886, his wife Jesse Ann was always documented with him. Nothing has been found that will tell when exactly he was in Hay Springs, NE. It is a safe guess however, that it was sometime between 1887 and 1900 or perhaps when he was living in Pueblo, CO, 1927 to 1929. The style and condition of the card would put it in the earlier period.

1859 Nov 22

Bedford, IN, Zachariah Asa Loveall born
1880 Jun 15
US census Faribault, MN, at 19 living with parents
1886 Jul 18
Janesville, MN, marries Jessie Ann Cartlich

1887 Apr 12
Clark, Faribault, MN, daughter Grace Mae Loveall
1900 Jun 07
US census LeRoy, KS as photographer
1901 Mar 12
LeRoy, KS, son Lowell Cartlich Loveall born
1902 Jan 10
Burlington, (KS) Republican news item about Loveall Gallery
1903 Oct 15
Burlington (KS) Republican real estate transfer county clerk to Z. Loveall
1904 May 19
Burlington (KS) Republican real estate transfer George F Worley to Z. Loveall
1905 Mar 01
KS state census, LeRoy, KS, as photographer
1906 Jan 04
Leavenworth (KS) Times society item from Jarbalo, KS, a small town a short distance southeast of
Leavenworth, KS

1910 Feb 10
Leavenworth (KS) Weekly Times society item about Mrs Willis visit to Mrs Loveall
1925 - 1927
Pueblo, Co, city directory no occupation shown, with wife Jessie and with Lowell and wife Jennie L at same address
1929
Pueblo, CO, city directory Zachariah Loveall only listed; res 1201 Spruce
1930
US census Blaine, MT, no occupation shown; wife Jessie and grandsons Lowell and Leslie at same address
1935
US census of 1940, Salem OR, residence
1940 Apr 09
US census Salem, OR, no occupation shown’ res 1815 Fairgrounds with wife Jessie and Daughter Grace
1942 Feb 10
Cathlamet, WA, Z Loveall dies and is buried in Salem, OR


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

There was no scarcity of the Lutz name in the 19th century. There were several living in Ohio and four in Cincinnati. Three of them migrated from Baden, Germany. But the otherwise seem unrelated.

Cabinet Card Woman
Photographer: Lutz & DeVol
Sullivan, Ind

John N. Lutz seems the most likely. He lived in several cities in Ohio and Kentucky before settling somewhat in Portsmouth, OH.

Portsmouth Daily Times - 15 Nov 1873

John N. Lutz
(1842 - 1891)

1842
born in Baden, Germany
1855
migrated to America
1860? - 1865
worked for W. S. Porter studio
1863
marriage to Annie L. Justice
1868
Cincinnati, OH, city directory as photographer working for J. W. Winder
1872
Pomeroy, OH, city directory as photographer on Front st
1873
moved to Portsmouth, OH
1874 Feb 07
Portsmouth Daily Times news item Gallery on 2nd st
1878 Nov 09
Portsmouth Daily Times classified ad gallery still on 2nd st
1878
Ohio Photographer’s Directory; studio burns in Portsmouth and is rebuilt
1882
Portsmouth Daily Times news item J. N. Lutz is vacationing in Atlantic City
1891 Jan 07
newspaper items Lutz commits suicide by taking cyanide and dies in Portsmouth, OH
1894 Mar 23
Cincinnati Enquirer small ad Mrs Lutz looking for someone to buy or rent the gallery on 2nd st

DeVol

Only one document was found that might relate to the Devol of this partnership. In the 1866 Omaha, Nebraska, city directory there is listed G. C. Devol, photographer. This would mean that G. C. DeVol would have been born in the 1840’s or earlier. The possibility is strengthened only by the fact that the most likely photographer Lutz found was born in 1842, making them possibly of similar age.

However, neither of these two can be documented as being in Sullivan, IN, so it is mostly speculation.

Lima (OH) News - 08 Jan 1891


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)

Woman with hat
Photographer: S. Lynn
Paris, Texas

Samuel Lynn
(1830 - 1903)

Timeline
Sources; Lamar County Texas Genealogy; Biographies of Western Photographers: A Reference Guide to Photographers by Carl Mautz; Texas State Gazetteer; US census; city directories

1834 Dec
born in Ireland
1850
arrives in US according to 1900 US census
1860 Jun 04
US census Brownsville, AR, as Daguerrian
1867
LCTG in Marshal, TX
1868
LCTG in Sulphur Springs, TX
1869-1899
LCGT in Paris, TX, and Lamar County
1870

LCGT circa Paris, TX opens first studio in Paris, TX
1872
TX Registry marriage to Margaret Amanda Long
1874
Paris, TX, birth of daughter Bessie
1878
Texas business directory, Paris, TX, as photographer
1880 Jun 05
US census Paris, TX, as photographer boarding at 128 Wall
1884
TSG as photographer in Paris, TX
1887
Paris, TX, marriage to Kathryn (maiden name unknown)
1892
LCGT still listed at same address in Paris
1900 Jun 05
US census, Paris, TX as landlord capitalist; res 513 n Wall
1903 Dec 03
Samuel Lynn dies in Paris, TX

According to the account in Lamar County Genealogy, Samuel Lynn opened his first gallery about 1890 in Paris, TX.

He operated as photographer until 1900 when the US census says was then a “landlord and capitalist.”

So the cabinet cards here must have been finished during that decade.

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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D

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F

G

H

I

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T

U

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X

Y

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