Thursday, December 1, 2016

Cabinet Card Photographers of the 19th Century N - O


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 child on a chair
Photographer: A. R. Newell
Rockwell, CT

No research on A. R. Newell yet.


Cabinet Card gentleman
Photographer:
New York Gallery
1144 Market Street
San Francisco, Cal.

This is a slightly enhanced version of this cabinet card. For a look a the original click on the picture and scroll down.

It appears there may have been more than one operator of the "New York Gallery" in San Francisco, CA. So far LOST GALLERY has found one at 25 Third, Operated by B. F. Howland. Another source says that the gallery at 25 Third is operated by J. H. Peters.




Cabinet Card portrait of a woman
Photographer: W. H. Newton
Italy and Milford, Texas
Cabinet Card portrait young man standing
Photographer: W. H. Newton
Italy and Milford Texas

William Henry Newton (23 Mar 1853 - 8 Mar 1932)

W. H. Newton was born in Pennsylvania but most of his working life was in Texas. From 1900 on he worked in Houston but before that he had studios in the towns of Italy, TX, and Milford, TX, closer to Dallas, TX than Houston. Since the small towns didn’t have city directories in those days, his years of operation in those areas come from other sources.

His son Leslie Terrence Newton was born 1883 in Spirit Lake, Iowa.
His son Archie C. Newton was born 1886 in Texas. (Town unknown)
His son William Henry Newton, Jr. was born 1889 Garrett, TX.
His son Corley Elton Newton was born 1892 in Italy, TX.
His earliest appearance in Houston, TX is the city directory of 1900.

Milford, Garrett and Italy, TX, all in Ellis County, are all less than 20 miles from each other.

His years of operation in Milford and Italy, TX, must have been between 1883 and 1899.

The card with the deckled edges is probably the latest of the four here.



Houston Post
15 Feb 1901



Cabinet Card Baby
Photographer: W. H. Newton
Italy and Milford Texas
Cabinet Card Baby
Photographer: W. H. Newton
Italy and Milford Texas

Baby Whitewrite Texas
Photographer: J. T. Northern
Whitewright, Tex.

James T. Northern
(Sep 1864 - )

Not much is known about this photographer. He was married in 1891 in Fannin. TX.
He is found in the 1900 US Census living in Whitewright, TX. He was living in Terrell, TX, in the 1910 US Census.

So he could have been living in Whitewright, TX, from 1891 to 1910 or some shorter span between those dates.

Cabinet Card man with beard
Photographer: J. J. Noonan
Hickman, KY


21 Jul 1893
Hickman Courier

Unfortunately there were at least three photographers named J. J. Noonan in the eastern part of the US during the cabinet card era. Two of them were born the same year and had wives with the same first name.

However, one of them was born in Columbus, Hickman County, KY, and lived in Obion, TN, from about 1897 to 1910. Obion is just over 20 miles from the city of Hickman, KY, the town on this cabinet card. The city of Hickman, KY, is not in Hickman County, KY but is just a short distance from the cities of Columbus, KY, and Paducah, KY, where this J. J. Noonan also lived at one time.

John James Noonan
(12 Feb 1860 - 20 Dec 1923)

Apparently J. J. Noonan lived in New Madrid County, MO, until he was about 17-20. He hasn’t been found it the US Census of 1880, which would be a great help in establishing his whereabouts at age 20.
According to his children’s birth dates and locations, the family was living in Obion, KY by 1895. They stayed there until at least 1910 then moving to Paducah, KY where he died in 1923.

This cabinet card could have been made in that brief period when he was still living in Hickman, KY, about 1880 to 1893 as the clipping at the left indicates.


studio portrait
Phorogapher:
D. B. Nye
811 Nicollet Ave.
Minneapolis

Dennis Bryant Nye
(29 May 1846 - 3 Dec 1908)
1846
birth in Maine
1849 - 1878
grew up in Wisconsin
1870
in Dubuque, IA, as photographer w/ SJ Lowell and Lora Myers
1876
Marriage to Estella Bates in Janesville, WI
1880
living in Minnesota
1882
studio at 1408 Ave S
1884 - 1887 studio at 315 Hennepin Ave
1890
studio at 423 Rochester
1892 - 1901
Studio at 811 Nicollet Ave
1902
Studio at 3527 Hennepin (w/ Charles Brundige)
1903
photographer at 239 20th Ave N
1908
death 62 in Garrison, ND

All dates from Minneapolis, MN, city directories and US Census. 1860, 1870, 1880 and 1900

This card was finished between 1892 and 1901.



Man
Photographer: W. M. Oaks
East 5th Street. Holton, Kas

William M. Oaks
(Jul 1835 - 24 Jul 1913)

W. M. Oaks ran an ad in the Holton, KS, newspaper, the Recorder, regularly from 1875 through 1877 and then again 1894 through 1896. He opened a studio in Onaga, KS, in August of 1900 but it is not clear if it was a move or an additional studio to his in Holton.

US Census and advertisements found in the Holton Recorder place his studio at these locations:
1857 - 1877
West Side Park
1883 - 1884
West Side of Square
1894 - 1896
East 5th Street
1899
News item hints at move but does not give address
1900
401 New Jersey Ave as photographer
1910
504 New Jersey Ave as no occupation

There are large gaps in the documentation so the only generalization one can draw is that Oaks was active at the East 5th street location later in his career, around the years 1894 - 1896. The 1901 US Census lists him as “No Occupation” and he dies in 1913.

The card at the left must have been finished around 1894 to 1896.








Cabinet Card Baby in smock
photographer: H Olivant
Hennessey, OK.


The above cabinet card is a slightly enhanced version. To see the original, click on this picture and on the resulting page, scroll down.

Harry Olivant
(27 Oct 1856 - 12 Sep 1916)

1856
born in Rudgeley, Staffordshire, England
1875
Kansas census as farmer living in King City, McPherson county, KS
1880
US census as farmer living in King City, McPherson County, KS
1881
city directory - living in McPherson, KS
1893
father dies in Hennessey, OK so Harry is probably living there now
1907-1910
moves to Apache, OK, sometime in these years, according to obituary
1910
US census as photographer in Apache, OK, living at the home of his brother George
1916
dies in Apache, OK, age 59

These cabinet cards were probably finished between about 1893 and 1910.

Cabinet Card woman and hat
photographer: H Olivant
Hennessey, Okla


Cabinet Card - Girl on bench
Ormsby
1055 Broadway
Oakland, Cal.
Cabinet Card - Girl on bench

Elon D. Ormsby
( 1845 - 06 Mar 1895)

(Record sources: Oakland Tribune, tax role, city directory, US Census and Obituary)
1845
Birth in Ypsilanti, MI
1966
as photographer in Ypsilanti, MI
1868
marriage to Melisa Carol in Sonoma, CA
1871
as photographer in San Joaquin, CA
1873 Sep 25
daughter Edith May born in Illinois
1875 - 1876
as photographer 309 Madison, Chicago, IL
1877
arrived in Oakland CA, from Stockton, CA, as photographer
1877 - 1890
as photographer studio at 1055 Broadway, Oakland, CA
06 Mar 1895
death at 1:30 AM

The information on the reverse of the card at the left shows that it must have done after winning the National Competition in 1882.

The cabinet card at the left was probably finished between 1882 and 1890


Oakland Tribune
18 Jan 1883

Oakland Tribune
03 May 1890



Two women
Photographer: C. H. Osgood
Victoria, Ill's

Charles Horatio Osgood
(7 Apr 1863 - 6 Jul 1951)

C. H. Osgood spent most of his life in Knox County, IL. He not only practiced studio photography but also ran a Photo Supply Shop where he made picture frames and sold radios.

He worked as a free-lance photographer from about 1880 to about 1910. He opened his Osgood Photo Supply shop in Galesburg, IL, from about 1926 to about 1949.

Victoria, IL, is just fifteen miles from Galesburg so he could have had a studio there at any time but it was probably early in his career before he established the Photo Supply store in Galesburg.

This cabinet card is on very light stock and has squared corners so it was probably finished in 1880 or before.

Portrait of a man
Photographer: Richardson & Packard
Lewiston, ME.
(Also listed under RICHARDSON)

Elbridge Walter Packard
(21 Apr 1870 - 16 Jul 1949)

E. W. Packard was a photographer only briefly around 1893 when he was 23. He had just married Ida Richardson, and Joseph Richardson, a multifaceted businessman became his father in law. By 1896 Packard is working as a salesman and no record after that lists him as photographer.

Joseph Taylor Richardson
(21 Jan 1843 - 23 Sep 1904)

J. T Richardson was the partner of E. W. Packard in 1993 in the photography business. Richardson was also in the shoe, boot and harness business at the same time, partnered with Fordyce C. Farr and George H. Farr, apparently his in-laws.

This cabinet card was probably finished in 1893.


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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