Thursday, December 1, 2016

Cabinet Card Photographers of the 19th Century - R -


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.

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

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



Cabinet Card Baby
Photographer T. Rainwater
Sulphur Springs, Texas
Block West of City Natn'l Building
Mustache man
Photographer: T. Rainwater
Sulphur Springs, Tex.

Terrell Rainwater
(10 Jan 1846 - 4 Nov 1913)

There is a fine description of Terrell Rainwater’s life and times at the Rainwater collection website.

These dates are documented:
T. Rainwater worked as photographer in Appleton, MO, in 1880 and 1881.
T. Rainwater had his studio located on the south side of the square in Sulphur Springs, TX, from about 1880 to about 1900. Between 1900 and 1910 the family moved to Itasca, Hill County, TX. He died in 1913, in Mexia, Limestone Co., TX.


Cabinet Card
Photographer: J. F. Ramsey
New Lisbon, Wis.
Some Interesting History HERE

James Francis Ramsey
(22 May 1845 - 3 Mar 1917)

J. F. Ramsey began in photography with S. E. Curtis in the spring of 1864, in New Lisbon, WI. In the fall of that same year he opened his own photo studio. He operated there in New Lisbon, WI, apparently until two days before his death.

He also sold Kimball organs and New Home Sewing Machines and was an agent for the Mutual Life Insurance Co.



Cabinet Card portrait of a woman
Photographer: Rankin & Co.
Eugene Or.
Cabinet Card Child with hobby horse
photographer: Rankin & Co.
Eugene, Or.

Francis Albert Rankin
(14 April 1852 - 10 Apr 1925)
F. A. Rankin had photography studio in Eugene, OR, from about 1874 until February of 1893 when he sold the business to Catterlin and Hicks. He was in the musical instrument business for the rest of his life.

Eugene, OR, Guard
08 Nov 1892

Eugene, OR, Guard
21 Feb 1893


Cabinet Card baby
Photographer: A. Rapp
Glasgow, KY
Cabinet Card young man
photographer: Adolph Rapp
photographer
crayon artist
Glasgow, KY

No research on Adolph Rapp of Glasgow, KY yet.


Cabinet Card family
Photographer
Reed
Quincy, Ill

Mrs. Candace McCormick Reed
(1818 - 7 Apr 1900)

The husband of Candace McCormick was Warren A. Reed was a daguerreotype artist. He died quite young, about 1850. By 1870 Candace and her sister Celina have taken up the business, making daguerreotypes. Details are sketchy for a few years but by 1884 Candice has her own studio at 403 ½ Hampshire in Quincy, IL, and remains in business there until her death in 1900, at age 82.

This cabinet card was probably made sometime between 1884 and 1900. The card design indicates 1889-1896.


Cabinet Card portrait of a woman
Photographer:
Coleman & Remington
Hoppin Homestead Building
Providence R. I.

Orville M. Remington (1839 - 1894) is shown as Photographer in City Directories from 1850 through 1882, when he became a newspaper editor and a short service as an insurance salesman for Aetna Life.

Around 1863 he had a short service in the Civil War reaching the rank of Second Sergeant apparently never leaving his home of Providence, Rhode Island.

There could be cabinet cards credited to Remington as early as 1850 and up to 1868 when he joined with W. W. Coleman. City Directory entries indicate he and Coleman were apparently partners from 1868 to 1883.

After 1883 Remington apparently gave up the photography business.
(Also see W. W. Coleman)

Cabinet Card Portrait pair
Photographer
F. M. Reynolds
David City, Nebr.

Francis Marion Reynolds
(11 Apr 1849 - 3 Mar 1934)

The earliest record found for F. M. Reynolds as a photographer is a mention in a news item in the Burlington (Iowa) Weekly, 9 Dec 1875. In 1883 and 1885 records show he is in Harlan, IA.

F. M. Reynolds then worked in David City, NE, as a photographer from about 1887 to sometime before 1917. He then moved his business to Omaha, NE. The family moved to Kanas City, MO about 1931. He died in Kansas City, MO, in 1934.

The cabinet card to the left must have been finished between 1887 and 1917.


Baby
Photographer: A. F. Rice
North Manchester, Indiana

Arthur F. (Phocian) Rice
(6 Aug 1867 - 28 Aug 1952)

Arthur Phocian Rice spent his entire life in North Manchester, IN. He was photographer there from as early as 1885 to 1918 on Walnut Street, and from 1920 to 1930 on East 2nd Street. In later years his health was not good and his son Lozier worked as photographer. In 1930 both were “retail merchants selling photos and radios.”

Considering also the pale color and the scalloped edges, the cabinet card at the left was probably finished between 1890 and 1900.

Ft. Wayne News
01 Apr 1895

Ft. Wayne News
15 Sep 1894



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

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.


Cabinet Card young man
Photographer: J. T. Richardson
Celeste, Texas

This J. T. Richardson is possibly the Joseph Taylor Richardson that was briefly partners with Eldridge Walter Packard but there is no evidence so far, that Packard was ever in Texas.

Note that the banner and font and style of card are all identical with a card of J. B. Stanford, another photographer in this collection. (See example at right.) Stanford worked in Farmersville, TX, as a photographer between the years 1902 and 1948.

Cabinet Card small child
Photographer: J. B. Stanford
Farmersville, Texas

At the left is an example of a cabinet card finished by
Joseph Bismark Stanford,
who was in the photography business the longest of the Stanford Brothers. (See listing under Stanford.)

He lived and worked in Farmersville, TX from 1902 on until his death in 1948.

Note that Farmersville, TX was just 15 miles by rail to Celeste, TX. The line is no longer there.


W H Rosham
Photographer: Ridgway
Portage, Wis

Isaac A. Ridgway
(16 Mar 1850 - 14 Jun 1935)

All information from US Census, Wisconsin State Census and City Directories

1850 birth at Milwaukee Woods, WI
1870 as Farmer in Iowa
1880 - 1895 as photographer in Portage, WI
1900 - 1917 as artist & photographer at 16 w Main, Madison, WI
1920 as photographer in Whitestown, Oneida, New York; res 58 Main St
1930 no occupation in Randolph, WI
1935 death in Wisconsin

Except for a short time in Floyd, OH, and New York, Ridgway spent his entire life in Wisconsin.
The cabinet card at the left must have been done around 1880 to 1895


Cabinet Card
photographer: Riley & Sherraden
43 & 45 S. Main st.
Council Bluffs,
Ia
(Also under Sherraden)
Cabinet Card reverse
Reverse of the card on the left.

Clarence A. Riley
(1859 - 30 Oct 1923)

1859
born in Missouri
1880
working with C. H. Sherraden as partner or apprentice in Council Bluffs, IA
1889 - 1892
as photographer at 301 Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA
1893 - 1894
as photographer with C. H. Sherraden in Council Bluffs, IA
1895 - 1897
as photographer at 404 W Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA
1899
as photographer with son Clarence S. at 402 W Broadway
1901 - 1902
as photographer at 402 Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA
1904 - 1906
as photographer in Linn, IA
1907 - 1920
as photographer at 317 Broadway in Council Bluffs, IA
1923
death in Council Bluffs, IA

All documentation is from census or city directories.

It appears C. A. Riley worked with C. H. Sherraden twice. The first time was around 1880 when he was apparently learning the photography craft. Then they worked together from 1893 to 1894.

Except for 1904 to 1906 when he worked in Linn, IA, all the rest of his photography was done in Council bluffs, IA.

In 1907 he established the Riley Studio at 317 Broadway in Council Bluffs, IA, and remained there until his death in 1923. He had studios on Broadway at 301, 404, 402, and finally 317.

The cabinet card at the left was probably finished around 1880



Cabinet Card, child
Photographer: F. A. Rinehart
1520 Douglas St.
Omaha, Nebr.
Cabinet Card young girl
Photographer: F. A. Rinehart
1520 Douglas St.
Omaha, Nebr.
Cabinet Card child
This is the reverse design of both cards.

Frank Albert Rinehart
(12 Feb 1861 - 17 Dec 1928)

All data from city directories, US Census and FindaGrave website.

1861
born in Illinois or Indiana
1870’s
F A Rinehart and brother Alfred work with photographer Charles Bohm
1881
F A Rinehart and brother Alfred form a partnership with photographer William Henry Jackson

1886
moves to Omaha, NE, and sets up studio at 1520 Douglas
1886 - 1906
Rinehart studio at 1520 Douglas, Omaha, NE
1907
studio at 302 s 18th
1908 - 1916
studio 14 Wead bldg. at 306 s 18th
1917
at about this point his wife Anna takes over the studio as Rinehart and Marsden; Marsden is a son-in-law.
1918 - 1923
The studio still operates under the name Rinehart and Marsden with Mrs Anna Rinehart as owner.

1923
Omaha, NE, city directory says he has moved to New York, NY. The studio still operates under the name Rinehart and Marsden with Mrs Anna Rinehart as owner.
1928
F. A. Rinehart dies in Connecticut
1952
Mrs. Anna Rinehart retires because of ill health and George Marsden continues on with the studio until his death in 1966

The reverse of this card mentions 1887. The cabinet card here must have been done between 1887 and 1906. Probably closer to 1887 than 1906


August Rino
Cabinet Card Three Children
Photographer: A. Rino
801 Franklin Avenue
St. Louis Mo.
Cabinet Card Three Children
(Dated 1897)

Timeline
1819 Feb 12
August Rino born in Germany
1854 Oct 10
wife Wilhelmina Leinert born in St. Louis, MO
1862
No city directory available
1863
St. Louis, MO, city directory NOT listed
1864
St. Louis, MO, city directory as ambrotypist and photographist at 119 Franklin
1866

St. Louis, MO, city directory NOT listed
1867
St, Louis, MO, city directory first listing as photographer at nw cor Franklin;(2nd listing in same book: as photographer 2116 Franklin av. No other mention of that address.)
1872
St. Louis, MO, city directory as photographer at 801 Franklin, res “country”
1880
US census as photographer

1883
St. Louis, MO, city directory as photographer at 801 Franklin, res 1140 Leonard
1885
St. Louis, MO, city directory as photographer at 801 Franklin, res 1140 Leonard
1886 Dec 29
August Rino dies at age 67 of diabetic mellitus
1891
St. Louis, MO, city directory as photographer at 801 Franklin, res 1140 Leonard
1893
St. Louis, MO, city directory as photographer at 803 Franklin, res 1140 Leonard
1895
St. Louis, MO, city directory studio at 803 Franklin
1899
St. Louis, MO, city directory as photographer at 801 Franklin, res 1140 Leonard
(Note: 801 and 803 Franklin were probably the same place)


Cabinet Card four boys
Photographer: Rino
1047 N. Grand Ave
St. Louis

1901
St. Louis, MO, city directory as photographer at 1047 Grand
1905
St. Louis, MO, city directory as photographer at Grand and Finney
1907
St. Louis, MO, city directory as photographer at Grand and Finney
1908
St. Louis, MO, city directory (business pages missing) ;res 4298B Page boul
1909
St. Louis, MO, city directory as photographer at 1051 Grand; res 4298B Page boul (note: Grand and Finney, 1047 Grand and 1051 Grand were probably all the same place)
1910
St. Louis, MO, city directory as photographer at 1051 Grand; res 4298B Page boul
1914
St. Louis, MO, city directory Rino studio at 1051 n Grand; George J Meier proprietor

1915
St. Louis, MO, city directory Rino sturdio at Grand and Finney now listed under George. J. Meier
1916 - 1940
St. Louis, MO, city directory Wilhelmina Rino listed as widowed, living alone
1940 Jun 16
Wilhelmina dies in St. Louis, MO at the age of 85

August Rino kept his studio at 801 Franklin between 1867 and 1886. He did not finish this card however, as it is dated 1897 and he died in 1886. His wife Wilhelmina kept the studio going until about 1910 and then placed it in charge of George J. Meier who eventually bought her out.

The dark green card was probably finished much later. The color and style and lettering of the card indicate a much later production. Also, the studio did not move to 1047-1051 Grand until 1901.


Baby on Cabinet Card
Photographer: Robinson Art Studio
Monon, Ind.

Robinson Art Studio, Monon, Ind.

There were more than fifty photographers named Robinson in the cabinet card era. There was quite a large family of Robinsons in Monon, IN, between 1860 and 1920 but so far none of them have been documented as a photographer.


Three Graces again.
Photographer: W. S. Rogers
Wichita, Kansas

William Santee Rogers
(9 Oct 1853 - 27 May 1930)

All data gathered from US Census, Find-A-Grave website and City Directories.

1853 W. S. Rogers born in Wisconsin
1879 marriage to Susie Margaret Coggeshall in Wichita, KS
1880 as clerk in store in Wichita, KS
1883 - 1892 as photographer at 106 E Douglas
1894 - 1908 as photographer at 915 N Market
1909 - 1924 as photographer at 941 N Market
1925 - 1028 as photographer at 937 N Market
1930 death in Wichita, KS

After W. S. Rogers semi-retired around 1924, his son Guy Albert carried on the studio at 2012 e Central, Wichita, KS.

The cabinet card here could have been done any time in his career between 1883 and 1928.




Cabinet Card Family
Photographer -
Rollow's Art Car

Louis DeArcy Rollow
(28 Oct 1868 - 8 Nov 1937)

1868
born in Brown County, KS
1892
begins photography career according to newspaper ad of 1911
1893 - 1910
Based mostly in Hoisington and Hill City, KS, Rollow moves his Photo Car around the small towns in north-western Kansas in Barton County, near Great Bend, KS
1911
W M Titus takes charge of Photo Car; Rollow opens a studio in Hoisington, KS, over the post office.
1921
Rollow moves to Provo, UT
1922 - 1936
as photographer in Provo, UT
1936
death in Provo, UT

All data is from US Census, newspaper mentions and city directories.

The cabinet card at the left was probably done between about 1894 and 1911. This is assuming that the Rollow Photo Car name was not preserved after W M Titus took over the traveling studio and Rollow opened a permanent location in Hoisington.



Cabinet Card portrait of Grace Newsome Clark
photographer: W. J. Root
Kimball Hall
243 Wabash Ave. Chicago

William Jay Root
(29 Dec 1854 - )

1854
born in Ohio
1876
as photographer w/Hodges in Ohio
1880
as photographer in Nashville, TN
1900
as photographer in Chicago, IL
1902 - 1918
as photographer at 726-28 Kimball Hall 243 Wabash
1917 - 1929
as photographer at 1610 Kimball Hall 306 Wabash
1930
as photographer at 410, 185 s Wabash

All data from US Census or city directories.

The death date is not known but W. J. Root seems to have still had a studio when he was 76 in 1930. The cabinet card here was probably finished between 1902 and 1918.

Cabinet Card from Sweden
Photographer: Hedrig Rosendahl
Stockholm Drottninggatan 51

LOST GALLERY is researching only photographers who worked in the continental United States at present. European photographers are a future project.


Cabinet card man
Photographer: A.L Russell
instructor in Photography
Normal College Studio
Chillicothe, MO

Research for A. L. Russell has developed nothing. There was one photographer in New York in 1901 by that name but no connection to Chillicothe, MO, could be made.

Cabinet Card man with tie
Photographer
Saint Louis Art Company

So far, only one other example of work by this photograph studio has been found. No connections have been made to any photographer’s name. There was probably more than one actual photographer involved in the company.



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

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

Go back to THE MAIN INDEX PAGE
There are now more than 8,000 photographs in the Lost Gallery.
Or try out the NEW BACK PAGE INDEX






No comments:

Post a Comment

Stuff

Blog Archive

Followers