Friday, June 30, 2017

19th Century Photographers - Joseph George Muenzer


This is a special page for a mounted portrait by a very interesting photographer from the collection of rfinch on Ancestry.com



from the collection of
rfinch on Ancestry.com

Joseph George Muenzer
(17 May 1881 - 26 Aug 1965)

There are lots of city directory listings telling where J D Muenzer worked as a photographer for most of his life.

From 1910 to 1923 the studio was at 319 Pennsylvania av se. He and his wife apparently lived at the studio until 1918 when their residence became 1513 25th se. Business listings for the studio at 319 Pennsylvania av se continue until 1923.

From 1924 the studio begins operating out of his residence at 1531 25th se until his death in 1965 at age 84.

The studio operates as Capitol Photo Service between 1928 and 1954; the rest of the time as Muenzer Studio. Imprints on photograph mountings should reflect this.

The photograph here was possibly done before the Capitol Photo Service days that started in 1927 and shortly after the studio opened in 1910. The style of the mounting probably would put it in the later years, after 1920.

Washington (CD) Times - 29 May 1915






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 29, 2017

19th Century Photographers - Moore and Morris


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



from the collection of
rfinch on Ancestry.com

from the collection of
rfinch on Ancestry.com
Millard Filmore Kelly (Jul 1851 - 13 Jan 1911)
William Wilson Morris (7 Jul 1845 - 14 Jun 1911)

It is a possibility that M F Kelly and Wilson Morris worked together very briefly in 1880 under the name “Moore and Morris” but there is very little documentation to support it.

On 2 Jun 1880 Wilson Morris, artist, is listed with wife Clementine, artist, and son Elmore, age 7 years, in Lake, Ashland, OH, living with his parents.

Then on 29 Jun 1880 Wilson Morris, photographer is listed with wife Celentine, keeping house, (no son Elmore shown) now living next door to M E Kelly in Peru, IN.

It’s about 200 miles between the two cities.

It should be noted too that Moore was the maiden name of Morris’s first wife. Ella Moore died five months after the birth of son Elmore in 1872. In the 1910 census and again on his 1917 draft card, Elmore Morris renames himself Elmoore Morris.
It is rare to be counted twice in a US federal census but not impossible. It’s not the first photographer in LOST GALLERY to be found twice in the same census. In 1930 I A Byarlay was counted at home and then again in his studio in the same city, about three weeks later.

There were no city directories in either Peru or Lake and no area newspaper records are available for that period, limiting further documentation.

Did Millard Fillmore Kelly use the name Moore, a derivation of his middle name? Or was it a salute to Wilson Morris’s first wife? A search for a photographer named Moore in the area turned up nothing, so this is the best scenario for now.

By 1889, Kelly was living in Pierce, WA. By 1885, Morris was back in Lake, OH.

So for now, until more documentation is found, it appears that Millard Fillmore Kelly and W Wilson Morris might have teamed up in late June of 1880 as “Moore and Morris” to do this CDV.

The following timeline shows much more information found on Kelly than on Morris
continued on next row


Timeline combined for:
Millard Filmore Kelly (Jul 1851 - 13 Jan 1911)
William Wilson Morris (7 Jul 1845 - 14 Jun 1911)

(Note: names are spelled here as they are on the documents outlined.)
1845 Jul 07
William Wilson Morris as born in Lake, OH
1851 Jul
Millard Filmore Kelly
1872 Jul 16
W W Morris marries Ella Moore in Fulton County, IN
1873 Mar 26
W W Morris’s son Elmore Morris born in Fulton, IN
1873 Aug 31
W W Morris’s wife Ella Moore dies in Fulton, IN
1874 Jan 08
W W Morris marries Clemintine D Parker
1875 Jul 07
M F Kelly marries Luella Atcheson in Wabash, IN
1878 Aug 24
M F Kelly’s son Henry Claude Kelly is born
1880 Jun 02
US census Lake, OH, W W Morris as artist; wife Clementine also listed as artist; son Elmore, Age 7 is listed also
1880 Jun 29
US census Peru, IN, W W Morris as photographer; wife Celentine listed as keeping house; son Elmore is NOT listed

1880 Jun 29
US census Peru, IN, M E Kelly as photographer; wife Ella Kelly as keeping house
1885 May
W W Morris’s Son Arthur A Morris is born in Lake, OH
1889 Apr 01
Washington State territorial census Pierce, WA, M F Kelly as artist; wife Luella and son Claude listed
1890
Tacoma, WA, city directory M F Kelly as photographer at 1111 s “E”; res 1416 Tacoma av
1891 & 1892
Tacoma, WA, city directory M F Kelly as photographer at 1111 s “E”; res 1414 Tacoma av
1893
Tacoma, WA, city directory M F Kelly as photographer at 1516 Jefferson; res 141 s Tacoma (probably a misprint)
1895
Tacoma, WA, city directory M F Kelly as photographer; res 1414 s Tacoma av
1897
Tacoma, WA, city directory M F Kelly as photographer at 714 s “L”
1900
Tacoma, WA, city directory M F Kelly business not listed; res 714 s “L”
1900 Jun 05
US census M F Kelly (Kelley) as photographer; wife Lou, son H Claude; res 714 s “L”
1900 Jun 13
US census W W Morris as dealer in musical merchandise
1901
Tacoma, WA, city directory M F Kelly as photographer at 714 s “L”
1903
Tacoma, WA, city directory M F Kelly as “helper” at PSD&M; res 714 s “L” (PSD&M is unknown)
1910 May 02
US census W W Morris as "own income" while son Arthur is a "commercial trader" for pianos; Morris's son Elmore renames himself Elmoore Morris
1911 Jan 13
M F Kelly dies (suicide) in Yakima, WA, is buried in Tacoma, WA
1911 Jun 14
W W Morris dies in Loudonville, OH




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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Sunday, June 25, 2017

19th Century Photographers - Jesse Orville Johnson


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



from the collection of
rfinch on Ancestry.com

from the collection of
rfinch on Ancestry.com

from the collection of
rfinch on Ancestry.com

Jesse Orville Johnson
(1833-1915)

Timeline
1833 Jul 18
Hancock, NH, J Orville Johnson is born
1857 Feb 27
Evening Star (DC) item Johnson Gallery at 809 Pennsylvania; res 447 M st nw
1860 Jul 11
US census Essex MA as House of Correction as “Dague Artist” for “Passing Counterfeit Money”
1862
cabinet card information “Established 1862” 467 & 469 Pennsylvania
1863
Civil War registration as Artist
1864 Nov 07
Evening Star newspaper Washington DC marriage to Emma Amanda Austen
1869 Jan 11
Washington DC birth of son Frank Elmer Johnson
1870 Aug 10
US census Washington DC as photographer; brother Frank at same address

Continued on next row

1872 Nov 03
Washington DC birth of daughter Ella Mae Johnson
1875 Feb 27
Washington DC Evening Star classified ad shows residence as 447 M street nw
1878
Washington DC city directory as photographer at 809 Market Space nw
1880
US census Washington DC as photographer at 809 Market Space nw; brother Frank at same address
1900
US census Washington DC as photographer at 469 Pennsylvania ave
1910
US census Washington DC as proprietor of studio at 467 Pennsylvania ave
1915 Mar 11
J Orville Johnson dies in Washington DC

The US census for 1870 and 1880 show Orville and his brother Frank living at the same address. During this period was probably when the operated as “Johnson Brothers” gallery. The cabinet cards here were probably done after this when Orville appears to be operating alone at 467-469 Pennsylvania ave.

News Journal - 12 Nov 1896


National Republican - 2 Dec 1874

Evening Star - 27 Feb 1875


News Journal - 12 Nov 1896


Washington Times - 12 Mar 1915








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 - 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.

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)


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


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