Sunday, April 23, 2017

Photographers of the 19th Century - Oak Gallery


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.

The Oak Gallery, Memphis, TN

On this page is a collection of items found concerning "Oak Gallery" of 282 1/2 Main, Memphis, TN.

Oak Gallery at 282 1/2 Main apparently had several owners who employed several photographers. I couldn't find J. W. Taft either.

Newspaper ads were found that show Oak Gallery associated with these names: F. E. Hanburg (1866), T. E. Hambury and J. T. Harris (1866), J. T. Rowland with "Hamburg's Oak Gallery" or Hanbury's Oak Gallery" (depending on which ad you see)(1866), George W. Hanbury (1867), McGill with Ogdon and Co. (1871).

It appears that Oak Gallery was the workshop of several photographers.
In summary, here are the names associated with the Oak Gallery so far:

These newspaper items are shown in date order of appearance.

Memphis Public Ledger - 30 Mar 1866

Memphis Public Ledger - 07 Apr 1866


Memphis Daily Appeal - 08 Apr 1866


Memphis Public Ledger - 10 Apr 1866

Memphis Public Ledger - 05 & 06 Nov 1866


Memphis Public Ledger - 05 Jan 1867


Memphis Daily Appeal - 24 Feb 1867

Memphis Public Ledger - 04 Oct 1871

Memphis Public Ledger - 06, 12, 18, 21, 23, 27, & 28 Oct 1871




See an CDV example from Oak Gallery of Memphis HERE.
This card adds the name J. W. Taft to the list of photographers from Oak Gallery.


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.

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


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Back Page - The Lurker - Page Two


Six children

Here is a category of found photograph sought by collectors.

It is called "The Lurker."

They are fairly ordinary pictures except there is always at least one person in the background or off to one side caught in the frame. They are often aware of the picture being taken but often unaware that they are in it.

Here are a few examples. See if you can spot the lurker in each snap.

Anniversary


New Additions
Added December 5, 2015
Woman and Trees
Four women
A lurker just a bit different.
Three women and a lurker
This one has a shadow AND a lurker.

Four women.
Tint Job
This is a hard one
Parade
Off Center

Five kids
Group on Bridge
Four women and a lurker
Woman and 6 children

Lawn party
Hitchin Post

Woman and 6 children
Man and twins
Four caught by itinerant photographer
Pals

In the window
Girl and lurker
girl with sun hat

Child on porch
Six at a picnic.

Eleven people and a car.  No there's a lurker. Make it twelve.
Four women


trio and a lurker
Canoe, wagon, horse, man and lurker

Can't get enough? There are other Lurkers...well,...lurking on previous pages.
Back Page - The Lurker - Page One
Back Page - The Lurker - Page Two (This One)

The most popular photographs most popular, Family Group, An album of the most requested photographs in the Lost Gallery.

Area 51 and a Half Area 51 and a Half You are probably not authorized to see these.

Don't take my picture! Oh! You DID didn't you! completely unaware of the photographer This is a collection of photographs that disappear on the way home from the photo processing shop.

And don't miss
Cabinet Card Gallery
One Man's Treasure
Penny Tales
Square America
Tattered and Lost
Vernacular Photography
The best
FOUND PHOTOGRAPH
sites on the web.

And for postcards try
THE DAILY POSTCARD.
POSTCARDY

All images are the property of Lost Gallery and the author. Permission must be granted for their use. All rights reserved.

THE KIDS Lesson one. It is always a mystery how a photograph of any of these precious children could end up lost or abandoned. Here are a few. You will probably say "Ooh..." at least once.

Dee and the Business School Dee and the Business School
The beautiful Dee. A curious story; What do you see?

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