Monday, February 19, 2018

Bennett F Seibert

Cabinet Card Woman and Child
photographer Seibert
Lake Fork, O
(Blind Stamp)

Bennett F Seibert
(1865 - 1915)

Cabinet card has blind stamp logo at bottom, front, “Seibert, Lake Fork, O”

1865 May 17
Lakefork, OH, Bennett F Seibert is born to Cyrus Seibert and Sophronia Finley
1878 to about 1883
there are some news items in Los Angeles, CA, about a B F Seibert in some real estate and banking transactions but no connection has been made yet to the photographer Seibert of Mansville, OH
1883
Topeka, KS, city directory NOT listed
1885
Topeka, KS city directory as Collier and Seibert (publishers); res 62 Kansas av
1885 Jan 08
Topeka (KS) Daily Capital item B F Seibert mention as working for the newspaper Topeka Daily Mail
1885 Jan 10
Topeka (KS) Daily Mail news item Seibert becomes associate publisher at newspaper
1887
Topeka, KS city directory NOT listed

1894, 1895
Mansfield, OH, city directory Siebert NOT listed
1893 to 1896
Seibert has not been located for these years
1896
Mansfield, OH, city directory not available
1897
Mansfield, OH, city directory as photographer at 16 n Diamond; res 124 Rowland av
1899
Mansfield, OH, city directory as portrait artist at 16 ½ n Diamond with Carl F Segesman, photographer, same address
1900
Mansfield, OH, US census as artist; res 124 Roland
1901
Mansfield, OH, city directory as portrait artist at Dickson Bldg; res 124 Rowland
1901 Apr 29
Mansfield (OH) News Journal item B F Seibert joins post office staff in Mansfield
1902
Mansfield, OH, city directory as clerk for Post Office; res 124 Rowland
1904
Mansfield, OH, city directory as proprietor of “Cartoon Advertising” 16 ½ w 4th; res 124 Rowland

1904 Feb 27
Mansfield (OH) News Journal news item Seibert resigns Post Office
1906 Mar 26
Mansfield (OH) News Journal news item says Seibert is moving from Rowland av to a farm north of city
1906
Mansfield, OH, city directory as portrait artist and cartoonist, May Bldg s Park; res Shelby Trolley Line
1906 Sep 13
Mansfiels, (OH) News Journal small ad for Money o loan by B F Seibert, 28 ½ s Park
1908
Mansfield, OH, city directory as artists at 26 1/2 s Park; and with Siebert and Ackerman (Phillip) a loan business also at 26 ½ Park
1910 Apr 21
Mansfield, OH, US census as architect; city directory NOT listed
1910 May 19
Mansfield OH, News Journal news item says Bennett F Seibert was granted a patent on a hydraulic casket lift for use in mausoleums
1911 May 15
New Philadelphia (OH) Daily Times news item says that Seibert was granted patent for an adjustable concrete form


1911 May 17
Mansfield (OH) News Journal news item about Seibert’s Birthday and employment
1912
Mansfield, OH, city directory as architect at 9 ½ n Main; res Shelby Trolley Line
1915
Mansfield, OH, city directory as architect at 19 e 3rd; res Shelby trolley line
1915 Sep 17
Mansfield, OH, FindAGrave site Seibert died of heart attack at age 50

He seems to have been quite flexible in his choice of work and actually could have had photography as a sideline at most any time between about 1885 and 1906. It appears he was most active in photography from about 1897 to April of 1901 and then again from 1904 to about 1906.

Topeka (KS) Daily Capital - 8 Jan 1885

Topeka (KS) Mail - 10 Jan 1885

Mansfield, OH city directory ad 1897

Mansfield (OH) News Journal - 29 Apr 1901


Mansfield (OH) News Journal - 27 Feb 1904

Mansfield (OH) News Journal - 13 Sep 1906

Mansfield (OH) News Journal - 19 May 1910

New Philadelphia (OH)Daily Times - 15 May 1911

Mansfield (OH) News Journal - 17 May 1911

Mansfield (OH) News Journal - 17 Sep 1915

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Thomas Horton Hare

Cabinet Card two children
Photographer:
T H Hare
Hamilton, MO
Cabinet Card two children
reverse of the card at the left

Thomas Horton Hare
(1839 - 1916)

Timeline sources: US census, Find A Grave website, short narrative by Melissa Keller
1839 Dec 31
state records Thomas Horton Hare born to Robert Hare and Margaret Negley
1860 Jun 17
East Deer, PA, US census as farm laborer
1868
Hamilton, MO, begins work in photography according to short narrative from Ancestry by Melissa Keller
1870 Aug 02
Hamilton, MO, US census as photographer
1880 Jun 02
Hamilton, MO, US census as Daguerrian artist
1900 Jun 16
Hamilton, MO, US census as photographer
1916 Sep 01
Hamilton, MO, death certificate died at age 76 of interstitial nephritis

Thomas Horton Hare was a photographer from 1868 until he died in 1916. There are no city directories available for Hamilton, MO, so specific addresses are not possible. It’s a safe guess that the cabinet cards came after his Daguerrian period, 1880.

The style of the card at the left would indicate late 1890 to 1910.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Francis T. Castle


Contributed
Finished between 1896 and 1901

Contributed
Finished between 1896 and 1901

Found in internet search
Finished between 1896 and 1901


Francis T Castle
(1850-1931)

Timeline
All entries Washington DC city directory unless otherwise noted
Items showing “as photographer but no studio” means Castle was probably working for someone else

1850 Dec 12
Maryland, Francis T Castle is born
1879 Apr
F T Castle marries Ida Gertrude Chambers
1879
Bolivar, WV, city records, son Walter C Castle is born
1880
Bolivar, WV, US census as painter
1886
Washington, DC, city directory NOT listed; news item shows Castle was in Harper’s Ferry, WV
1887 - 1889
as photographer but no studio
1890 - 1892
as photographer with own studio at 920 7th
1893
as photographer but no studio
1894
Washington, D C, city directory Castle is not listed at all in this directory

1895 - 1896
as photographer with studio at 722 7th nw; res same and sometime during 1896 Castle moves to 728 7th nw as indicated by the following newspaper items
1896 Jul & Aug
Washington, DC, Evening Times and Washington Times, 11 small ads; studio at 728 7th st nw
1897 Feb & Apr
Washington, DC, Evening Times and Washington Times, 20 small ads; studio at 728 7th st nw
1898 Jun & Jul
Washington, DC, Evening Times and Washington Times 7 small ads; studio at 728 7th st nw
1899 - 1901
as photographer with studio at 728 7th nw
1902 & 1904
as photographer with studio at 723 7th nw
1905, 1906
as photographer with studio at 1221 Pennsylvania, av
1907
Washington, D C, city directory Castle is not listed at all in this directory
1908 - 1914
as photographer no studio

1915, 1916
as retoucher no studio
1917
as photographer no studio
1918
as retoucher for Donaldson Studio
1919
as photographer with no studio
1920
Washington, D C, us census as photographer for the “government”
1921
as photographer for the Dept of Agriculture
1922
as photographer with no studio
1923
no occupation shown; res 1832 Columbia rd
1924
no occupation shown; res; 3102 Mt Pleasant nw
1925 - 1927
(as Frank T) as photographer no studio
1928
no occupation listed, with wife Ida, res 1332 Harvard nw
1929
(as Francis H) wife Ida, as asst tester Potomac Electric; res 1332 Harvard nw
1930
no occupation listed, with wife Ida
1931 Jul 30
Washington, DC, Francis T Castle dies at age 81

To recap the years Castle is shown with his own studio, all in Washington, DC:
1890-1892 studio at 920 7th
1895-1896 studio at 722 7th nw
1896-1901 studio at 728 7th nw
1902-1904 studio at 723 7th nw
1905-1906 studio at 1221 Pennsylvania av
The rest of the records show he worked for other studios.


Daily Intelligencer (West Virgina) - 14 May 1886


The Evening Times (DC) - 01 Aug 1896

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Alexander Edouart

Cabinet Card woman and chair
Photographer
Alexander Edouart
504 Kearney St.
San Francisco
Cabinet Card woman and chair
Reverse of the card at the left

Alexander Joseph Edouart
(1818-1892)

Sources: biography in Photographers of the Far West: A Biographical Dictionary, 1840-1865 By Peter E. Palmquist, Thomas R. Kailbourn, US census, newspaper items as noted

Timeline
1818 Nov 05
London, UK, Alexander Edouart is born to Auguste Edouart and his wife Mademoiselle Vital
1847-1848
Italy, Edouart studies art
1948-1950
New York as painter and daguerreotypist
1952 Sep 08
San Francisco, CA, arrives in California by ship
1857
accompanies Mendocino Hunting party doing many sketches used later
1858-1859
San Francisco Edouart establishes art studio at 94 Montgomery st
1859
Edouart travels to France and England
1860
US census San Francisco, CA, as artist

1860 Jul
Edouart San Francisco, CA, opens studio at se corner of Montgomery and California sts
1860 July-Aug
San Francisco, CA, as photographer Edouart partners with Hamilton Campbell in gallery at 182 Washington, specializing in water colored photographs
1861 - 1865
San Francisco, CA, as photographer opens own gallery at 634 Washington st
1865 - 1867
San Francisco, CA, as photographer, studio at corner of Clay and Kearny, 504 Kearny
1870
San Francisco, CA, Edouart partners with David Cobb still at 504 Kearny
1881
San Francisco, CA, Edouart and Cobb add a location at 1144 Market st
1883 Feb 06
San Francisco (CA) Chronicle news item, Edouart operates studio at 6 Turk st
1887 -1890
Los Angeles, CA, Edouart and Son establish gallery at 121 s Spring st and then 217 ½ Spring st
1892 Nov 06
Los Angeles, CA, Alexander Edouart dies

This cabinet card would have been finished between 1865 and 1869 while at 504 Kearny, San Francisco, CA, and before the partnership with David Cobb.


Petaluma (CA) Evening Argus - 18 Apr 1873


San Francisco (CA) Chronicle - 06 Feb 1883

Los Angeles Herald - 21 Jun 1889


Los Angeles Times - 07 Nov 1892

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Vandike And Onderkirk

Cabinet Card man and chair

Research pending on photographers
Vandike And Onderkirk operating a studio called "The Canvas"

As of 28 Nov 2017 no information has been found. The only clue is that the cabinet card was found in McKinney, TX.

No photographers by either unusual name, have been found.

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Ben Beckmann

Cabinet Card woman
Ben Beckmann
(Hand lettered name at bottom of card)

Research pending on photographer
Ben Beckmann

Of course Ben Beckmann may not be the photographer at all. The hand lettered calligraphy at the bottom of this card may have been added years later after the card was finished. The only clue is that the card was found in McKinney, Texas.

As of 29 Nov 2017 nothing has been found on Beckmann as photographer.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Byrne and Company

CDV woman
Photographer: Byrne & Co.
Late with Hills and Saunders
Photographers to the Queen
Hill Street, Richmond
CDV woman

Byrne & Co.
Hill Street, Richmond

From www.richmond.gov.uk
W.J. Byrne and Co. was a commercial photographic firm based in Richmond, England. In 1883 the firm was located at 1 Clarence Terrace in 1883. The company was in the same building in 1900. However, the street had been renamed and the premise was known as 19 Hill Street (Library and Information Services, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames 2004).

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Byrne & Co.
Hill Street, Richmond

This was found at whowerethey.wordpress.com

The similar reverse side printing might place it in the same time frame as the LOST GALLERY example. This one is dated 1883 in pencil and 1885 in ink.

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