Thursday, June 22, 2017

Photographers of the 19th Century - Edward C Hewke


This is a special page for a cabinet card 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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