Thursday, December 1, 2016

Cabinet Card Photographers of the 19th Century - L -


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. LeFar Proprietor
Greenville, Texas

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


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

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

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

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


Harrisburg Telegraph
10 Aug 1884


206 Market Street on the left


Cabinet Card portrait of a young man

No research yet on photographer
Leschinsky
109 E 3rd street
Grand Island, Neb.
as yet

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

No research yet on photographer
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

No research yet on photographer
N. E. Lindholm of Avon, Illinois


Cabinet Card three children
Photographer:
E. Londenberg

E.Londenberg

No information has been found to date.


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

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

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


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

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




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

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


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

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




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

J

K

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M

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U

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X

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