Sunday, June 25, 2017

Photographers of the 19th Century - Joseph Jennings


This is a special page for two cabinet cards by a very interesting photographer from the collection of rfinch on Ancestry.com



Photographer: Jenkins
from the collection of
rfinch on Ancestry.com

Photographer: Jenkins
from the collection of
rfinch on Ancestry.com

Joseph J Jennings
(1851 - 1935)

Timeline
1851 Jun
Joseph Jennings born in England
1869
Jennings arrives in the US
1879
Belleville (KS) Telescope item mentions coming to Republic County in 1879
1884
Belleville (KS) Telescope item opening new studio in Belleville
1890
Courtland (KS) Register item new gallery nearly ready for operation
1892 Aug 18
Hubbard, Marion, OR, birth of daughter Margaret Louise Jennings
1895 Jan 21
Scandia, KS, birth of son Alfred Jennings
1895 Mar 01
Kansas state census Scandia, KS, as photographer
1898 Jul 01
Courtland (KS) Register ad for Courtland gallery

1900 Jun 22
US census, Albion, KS, as photographer
1903
Belleville (KS) Telescope item mentions studios in Belleville and Narka, KS
1905 Mar 01
Kansas state census, Scandia, KS, as photographer
1909 May 14
Belleville (KS) Telescope item Jennings and another photographer preparing another gallery in Belleville
1910 Apr 27
US census Scandia, KS, as photographer (appears on two pages of the census, 8 and 14)
1913 Oct 02
Courtland (KS) Register item mentions galleries in Scandia and Narka
1915 Feb
Scandia, KS, as photographer
1920
US census, Scandia, KS, as photographer
1925
Kansas state census, as photographer
1930 Feb 13
Belleville (KS) Telescope item mentions gallery opening in Narka

Continued on next row

1930
US census Scandia, KS, as no occupation
1935 22 Oct
Joseph Jennings dies in San Diego, CA
1935 Nov 14
Belleville (KS) Telescope item tells of the death of Joseph Jennings in San Diego, CA

Joseph Jennings spent most of his career in Scandia, Republic County, Kansas. In all documents between 1895 and 1925 he is listed as photographer. He had a brief stay in Hubbard, OR, in 1892 when daughter Margaret was born. The 1900 US census places him in Albion, KS. All other documents list him in Scandia, KS. He is in fact, in the 1910 US census twice, both in Scandia, KS.

Between 1884 and 1930 news items show that he also had studios in Belleville, Narka and Courtland, KS, all within a 30 mile radius. There are many small towns in the area which might have had a temporary Jennings studio at one time.

The studios mentioned in the newspaper items could have existed for years or perhaps just weeks.

A cabinet card imprinted with the Jennings studio name could have been made any time between 1895 and about 1930 when he appears to retire.

Belleville (KS) Telescope - 12 Jun 1884


Courtland (KS) Register - 09 May 1890

Courtland (KS) Register - 01 Jul 1898


Belleville (KS) Telescope - 15 May 1903

Belleville (KS) Telescope - 14 May 1909

Courtland (KS) Register - 02 Oct 1913

Belleville (KS) Telescope - 27 Jul 1922

Belleville (KS) Telescope - 13 Feb 1930

Belleville (KS) Telescope - 14 Nov 1935


Example found on genealogy site: Photograph provided courtesy of familyphotoreunion.blogspot.com.

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.


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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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Photographers of the 19th Century - George Edmondson Hutchison


This is a special page for two cabinet cards by a very interesting photographer from the collection of rfinch on Ancestry.com



Photographer: Hutchison, Lincoln, Kansas
from the collection of
rfinch on Ancestry.com

George Edmonson Hutchison
(1865 - 1949)

1865 Mar 21
G E Hutchison is born in Gentry, MO
1888
Hutchison marries Sarah Elizabeth Young
1890 Apr 2
daughter Margeretta Hutchison is born in Lincoln, KS
1895 Mar 01
Kansas census Lincoln, KS, as “photo”
1900 Jun 07
US census Lincoln, KS, as photographer
1910 Apr 26
US census Lincoln, KS, as county register of deeds
1920 Mar 01
US census Lincoln, KS as abstractor
1930 Apr 11
US census Lincoln, KS as abstractor
1940 Apr 09
US census Lincoln, KS as abstractor
1949 May 12
G E Hutchison dies age 84 in Lincoln County, KS

There are no Lincoln, KS, city directories available so the timeline is a bit sketchy. It shows that G E Hutchison was in Lincoln, KS, from about 1890 until his death in 1949. Photography is mentioned only twice, 1895 and 1900. By 1910 it looks as if he has retired from photography and never returns.

The following two items clear things up a bit. These are from GenWeb: Photography Studios in Lincoln County
transcribed from the Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, March 14, 1935
HEAD: Photo Gallery Here Since '88 Will Be Abandoned April 1
“G.W. Phegley, photographer in Lincoln the past 24 years, is planning to move his studio from its present quarters over the Model Cash Grocery to the building now occupied by the Allen Plumbing company. Mr. Phegley purchased the plumbing building some time ago and plans to make it into one of the finest photograph studios in central Kansas. It will make him an ideal location, easily accessible and with splendid natural light.

The rooms being vacated by Mr. Phegley have been used as a photograph studio since 1888, when the first "gallery" was opened in Lincoln by G.E. Hutchison, now bonded abstractor. For 19 years, Mr. Hutchison was busy taking pictures of Lincoln residents, For in those days it was considered the proper procedure to have a picture made of the flowers banked against the casket.
After 19 years in the business, Mr. Hutchison was nominated and elected to the county office of Register of Deeds and sold his photograph equipment and supplies to James Shipley.”




Continued in next row


And this:
“George Hutchison opened a studio in Lincoln in 1888, immediately after his marriage, and remained in the photography business until 1906, when he was elected Register of Deeds. He worked at a variety of professions after his term expired but apparently never returned to photography. He died in 1949.”

So, in summary, G E Hutchison was in Lincoln, KS, from about 1888 until his death in 1949. Photography is mentioned only two actual records, 1895 and 1900. By 1906 it looks as if he has retired from photography and never returns

The Kansas newspapers have lots of items about George Hutchison, unfortunately there was at least three men by that name in Kansas around the last half of the 19th century. Besides our photographer, there was another in politics and another was a petit criminal, so they made the papers often.

Following are two minor items that are fairly certain to be about the photographer Hutchison.

Salina Journal - 17 Apr 1919


Salina Journal - 04 Mar 1921


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.


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)

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Photographers of the 19th Century - Edward C Hewke


This is a special page for two cabinet cards by a very interesting photographer from the collection of rfinch on Ancestry.com



Photographer: Hewke, Washington, DC
from the collection of
rfinch on Ancestry.com

Edward Charles Hewke
(1861 - 1940)

1861 Aug
Edward C Hewke Born in New York
1887
New York registry E C Hewke marries Mary “Minnie” S Sloane
1894
New York city directory as manager of unknown work; res 134 w 4th
1899
NOT in DC directory
1900 Jun 06
US census Washington DC as photographer; res 420 7th;

Typographical Journal - 07 Mar 1903

1905 Feb 05 through Aug 18
Washington Sun Times - 27 small listings as photographer 420 7th st,

Washington Times Sun -
05 Feb through Aug 18 1905

1906
Utica, NY city directory as photographer at 166 Genesee, res 85 State
1907
Utica, NY city directory as photographer at 166 Genesee AND 469 Main; res 647 ½ Main
1908 thru 1912
Springfield, MA, city directory as photographer at 469 Main; res 647 ½ Main

1914 - 1921
Springfield, MA, city directory as photographer at 469 Main; res 28 Myrtle
1922
Springfield, MA city directory listing only states rem to California
1924
Meriden, CT, city directory as photographer at Akers Studio Wife Mary also listed as photographer

Bulletin of Photography News - 27 Dec 1922

1924
wife Mary “Minnie” Sloane dies in Massachusetts
1925
Edward C. Hewke marries Helen E Sloane, Mary’s sister, in Manhattan, NY

Continued below

1925
Edward C. Hewke marries Helen E Sloane, Mary’s sister, in Manhattan, NY
1930 Apr 10
US census Burlington, VT, as photographer at 73 Church ast
1940 Apr 01
US census Topsham, ME, no occupation shown; res 33 Elms
1940 Jul 1
Edward C Hewke dies No details have been found

A page by page search of the 1899 Washington DC city directory didn’t find photographer Hewke. Based on that, it appears he didn’t go to Washington DC until 1900. The cabinet card shown here must have been finished between 1900 and 1906.



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.


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)

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Photographers of the 19th Century - Christian Olaf Heilmann


This is a special page for two cabinet cards by a very interesting photographer from the collection of rfinch on Ancestry.com



Photographer: Christian Olaf Heilmann, Waco, TX
From the collection of rfinch on Ancestry.com.

Christian Olaf Heilmann
(19 Jul 1870 - 24 Jun 1919)

C O Heilmann was born in Norway and came to America in 1886 at age 16. His career in photography appears to be all in Waco, TX. All mentions of his studio that were found, placed it at 109 ½ s 5th in Waco. His active years were from about 1891 through 1919. He died of stomach cancer after a long illness in 1919.

Note also that his successors, Mr and Mrs Brubaker, did not change the name of the studio for over a year after his death. (See news item at far right)

Heilmann probably shouldn't be counted as a 19th century photographer as he worked as photographer only a few years before 1900. Further no examples have been found of a tintype, a cabinet card or a CDV, common with the 19th century photographer. He appears to have been on the cutting edge of "Modern" photographers.

This same ad ran at least 7 times between Oct 28 and Dec 23, 1910.

West Times (West Texas) - 28 Oct 1910

This brief ad ran several issues between in 1909.

The Skiff (TCU campus newspaper) - 21 Jan 1909

This announcement was at the bottom of page 6.

The Waco News - 17 Jul 1920


additional examples found at Portal To Texas History










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.


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)

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