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).

LOST GALLERY is researching only American photographers at this time. Photographers outside the US are a future project.




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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Gilbert and Bacon

Cabinet Card portrait of Man
Photographer: Gilbert and Bacon
40 N 8th ST. and 820 Arch St
Philadel'a
Cabinet Card portrait of a man
reverse of the card at the left

Gilbert & Bacon Studio and Gilbert Studios Inc

William Frank Bacon (1870 - 1900)
Conrad Miller Gilbert (1847 - 1911)
Milton Hemperly ( - )
Frank T. Bacon ( - )

The Gilbert and Bacon studio was responsible for many portraits of actors, athletes and other celebrities in the cabinet card era. Surviving photographs are sometimes valued in the hundreds of dollars. Their success might also be measured by the fact that no newspaper advertising was found for either, Also Gilbert appears to have owned some race horses and was mention in several places about attending races.

Accounts of the life of William Frank Bacon do not always agree exactly. The following timeline gathers what seems to be the best accounting of the studios that involved W F Bacon and C M Gilbert

There are several examples of the work of Gilbert and Bacon studios at
Cabinet Card Gallery

Timeline
Sources: US census, city directories,
Historical Ziegfield Group
New Found Photography
Broadway.cas.sc.edu

1843 Jun 06
Bangor, ME, William Frank Bacon was born
1847 Nov 30
Conrad Miller Gilbert is born in Montgomery Co., PA
1865 - 1870
New York, NY, at the close of the US civil war W F Bacon began studying photography at the studio of Gurney and Son. He apparently worked in several studios in New York. Finally, W F Bacon joins the studio of A K P Trask at 40 N 8th st, Philadelphia, PA
1870 circa
Philadelphia, PA, A K P Trask invites Bacon to become partner in his studio at 40 n 8th st in Philadelphia
1875
Philadelphia, PA, the gallery of Trask is bought out by Conrad M Gilbert and the partnership of Gilbert and Bacon begins, operating at 830 (or 820) Arch st
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1878
Gilbert and Bacon admitted to membership in the Philadelphia Photographic Society
1883 Feb 28
Philadelphia, PA, 1900 US census, Philadelphia Times news item, Conrad Gilbert marries Clara B Underwood
1883
Philadelphia, PA, Milton R Hemperly of Providence, RI, joins the studio
1886
Philadelphia, PA, C M Gilbert leaves the partnership (one account says he retires) opening his own Gilbert Photography Inc. studio at 926 Chestnut; In addition to the studio at 830 Arch st, Bacon opens a second studio at 1030 Chestnut st and retains the business name Gilbert and Bacon Studio
1886-1900
Philadelphia, PA, W F Bacon operates the studio at 1030 Chestnut while Hemperly continues at the Arch st studio both under brand name Gilbert and Bacon
1893 (circa)
Philadelphia, PA, Conrad M Gilbert is credited alone on a cabinet card at 926 Chestnut
1893
Milton R Hemperly leaves the studio; W F Bacon has contracted Bright’s Disease and begins turning over the day to day operation of the Chestnut studio to his son Frank T Bacon with the assistance of Milton R Hemperly

1895
Philadelphia, PA, Hemperly buys the Arch st location and continues as an independent operator
1900 Sep 13
Philadelphia, PA, W Frank Bacon dies at home of Bright’s disease
1900 Jul
Philadelphia, PA, W F Bacon’s son Frank T Bacon takes over the studio at 1030 Chestnut st, with the assistance of Milton R Hemperly and others, maintaining the brand name Gilbert and Bacon
1900-1905
Philadelphia, PA, city directory C M Gilbert as photographer 926 Chestnut; res The Bartram
1908
Philadelphia, PA, city directory C M Gilbert as Pres of Gilbert Studio Inc; res 1210 Chestnut
1910-1911
Philadelphia, PA, city directory Conrad Gilbert as president; res 310 s 40th
1911 Jul 28
Conrad Miller Gilbert dies of chronic Bronchitis at Cap May, NJ
1912
Philadelphia, PA, city directory Gilbert Studios Inc at 926 Chestnut; Clara B Gilbert as president
1913
Philadelphia, PA, city directory Gilbert Studios Inc at 926 Chestnut; C B Gilbert pres, Herbert Lackman, vice pres;

1914
Philadelphia, PA, city directory Gilbert Studios Inc at 926 Chestnut; Clara B Gilbert listed as president of Gilbert Studio, 926 Chestnut; res The Bertram
1916 - 1921
Philadelphia, PA, city directory Gilbert Photography Inc, 926 Chestnut, operated by Clara B Gilbert (one listing as Sec/Treas); res The Bertram

Summary
The Gilbert and Bacon studio:
1875 - 1886 operated by C M Gilbert and W F Bacon
1887 - 1900 studio at 1030 Chestnut operated by W F Bacon
1886 - 1895 studio at 830 Arch operated by Milton Hemperly
1900 - ?- studio at 1030 Chestnut operated by Frank T Bacon

The Gilbert Studio Inc “
1886 - 1911 studio at 926 Chestnut operated by C M Gilbert
1911 - ?- studio at 926 Chestnut operated by Clara B Gilbert


Philadelphia Inquirer - 29 Jul 1911

St Louis and Canadian Photographers vol 24 - 1900


It appears that the photographer Conrad Gilbert might have been a bit high strung.


Following are some examples found on various auction sites

This one is dated 1892


This one is dated 1888



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Bradley and Rulofson

Cabinet Card portrait of a man
photographer: Bradley & Rulofson
Entrance, 14 Dupont Street
over city of Paris
Between mMarket and Geary
San Francisco
Cabinet Card portrait of a man
reverse of the card at the left

There are extensive and detailed biographies available on line describing the lives of Henry William Bradley and William Herman Rulofson. LOST GALLERY will concentrate here on a timeline of events to locate where they worked and when. Again, not all the accountings of the lives of these two men agree. There are some minor differences in dates and events. The following timeline combines the best version available.

During their studio days Bradley and Rulofson photographed hundreds of celebrities and notable Californians. These included such people as Bret Hart, Susan B Anthony, Queen Emma of Hawaii and Emperor Joshua A Norton.

Visit some of these fine sources:
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Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Prologue: Guilty Secrets an extensive review
From Rogue Scholar by Richard W. Bailey
Photograph examples
Calisphere
Cabinet Card Gallery examples

Timeline

Henry William Bradley
(1813-1891)
William Herman Rulofson
(1826-1878)

1813 Nov 02
Henry William Bradley born in Wilmington, North Carolina
1826 Sep 27
William Herman Rulofson born in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada
1846
Bradley returns to North Carolina from New Orleans, LA, where he was studying photography
1847
Fredrickton, New Brunswick, Canada, Rulofson establishes a studio
1849
Stockton, CA, Rulofson leaves wife and daughter to move to California and establishes a daguerreotype studio

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1850 Feb
Bradley leaves North Carolina and opens a photography studio in San Francisco, CA, on west side of Montgomery st between Washington and Jackson sts; this was variously advertised as “over the Pacific Baths” and in July, “Opposite Delmonico’s” and in September “271 Montgomery st, upstairs”
1851 May 04
Bradley’s first studio burns down and he opens a new studio within two weeks over Jack’s and Blake’s Jewelry Store, opposite the post office on Clay Street; also begins selling photographic materials; He advertises his location from June 19 through August as “Moffats Building, opposite post office” and in January, 1852 as”Clay st corner of Kearney”
1851
John B Cameron and William Herman Rulofson were in partnership as Rulofson & Cameron in Sonora. They conducted business in a car.
1853
Bradley establishes a branch studio in Sacramento, CA, at 68 and 70 ”I“ street, between Third and Fourth streets
1856
Bradley wins prize for photography at California State Fair
1857 January 18
Rulofson buys Cameron's remaining interest in the Sonora gallery.

1858
Bradley closes his gallery at the corner of Clay and Kerney
1859 Sep 21
Wilmington, NC, Bradley marries Betsy Euphemia Cutlar
1861
Bradley moves his wholesale photograph materials business to 622 Clay, San Francisco, CA
1861 or 1863
Rulofson leases out his Sonora Gallery gallery and moves to moves to San Francisco, CA
1863
Bradley and Rulofson join forces in San Francisco, CA, buying out the portrait gallery of daguerreotypist Robert H Vance to establish the photographic art gallery of Bradley & Rulofson at 429 Montgomery st, San Francisco, CA
1864
Bradley and Rolofson win the contract to photograph San Francisco’s defense facilities at Fort Alcatraz and Fort Point; the pair became embroiled in a dispute and resulting scandal in which they were accused of being Confederate spies because they claimed ownership to the nearly 2000 negatives and sold prints in their gallery; the military seized the negatives citing violation of War Department orders against publishing photographs of military installations; the negatives were returned after settlement of the dispute

1866
Bradly and Rulofson begin offering patent enameled card photographs
1867
Rulofson’s wife Amelia dies
1871
W H Rulofson’s brother Edward H Rulloff is hanged for murder
1871
The Chicago, IL, fire causes significant losses to Bradley and his photography supply business leading to bankruptcy in 1877
1872
Bradley and Rulofson install an elevator to their second floor studio at 429 Montgomery
1873
Rulofson wins gold medal in Vienna
1874
Rulofson wins gold medal in Philadelphia, PA,
1874
Rulofson is elected president of the National Photographic Association
1875
The photographers publish “Bradly & Rulofson’s Catalogue of Celebrities"
1876
Rulofson wins second gold medal in Philadelphia, PA, Centennial Exhibition
1877 Oct
Bradley files for bankruptcy
1878
after bankruptcy, Bradley retires, his interest in the Bradley-Rulofson partnership had been assigned to John H Dall and the studio continues in San Francisco, CA. Still under the name Bradley and Rolofson

1878
the Gallery issues a Celebrity Catalogue listing their inventory which ran 51 pages
1878 Nov 02
William Rulofson died after falling from the roof of the Bradley & Rulofson studio in San Francisco. According to a report by The New York Times, he was heard to have exclaimed, "I am killed" during the descent
1878
Bradley closes his wholesale photographic supply business and retires
1878-1883
studio continues operation as Bradley and Rulofson, managed by Dall and a staff of photographers
1883
Bradley and Rulofson Studio operates under Dall’s sole ownership but at several locations
1887
the studio closes
1891 Apr 27
Alameda, CA, Bradley dies at home suffering from crippling rheumatism; he was 77

The cabinet card at the top was probably done between 1878 and 1887 when it was operated by Dall and a staff and changed locations often.


San Francisco (CA) Chronicle - 21 Oct 1865


Feather River Bulletin (Quincy, CA) - 28 Feb 1874


The Petaluma (CA) Courier - 03 Jan 1878

Santa Cruz (CA) Weekly Sentinel - 14 Feb 1880

Record Union - 28 Jul 1882


Oakland (CA) Tribune - 28 Apr 1891


Example of one of the "Celebrity" photographs found on the net

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