Sunday, September 15, 2019

Albert C. Carpenter




Photographer: A. C. Carpenter
715 Main Street, Kansas City, MO.

This Carpenter is not the same as in
Bloomer with Carpenter. That Carpenter is probably Marion S Carpenter

Albert Carpenter was a difficult photographer to trace. He moved around a lot and used variations of his name. Also complicating research, there seems to be more than one person by exactly the same name, two of them with a wife of the same name. (See 1913)

Further, it didn’t help that his last name is also a common word. Searching newspapers brought up carpenter and builder want ads and carpenter union stories.

Albert C. Carpenter
(Mar 1847 - 31 May 1927)

1848 Mar -
Albert C Carpenter born in New York
1883
Kansas City, MO, city directory, not listed
1884
Kansas City, MO, city directory Albert Carpenter at 1810 Summit; no occupation shown
1885
Kansas City, MO, city directory A. C. Carpenter not listed; J Harvey Scotford listed as photographer at 715 Main

1886
Kansas City, MO, city directory as Photographer with Scotford and Co. at 715 Main; J. H. Scotford and Co. is listed as J. H. Scotford and A. C. Carpenter, photographers
1887
Kansas City, MO, city directory Albert C Carpenter as photographer with Scotford and Co. at 715 Main; the only photographers appearing in the business listings are George Atkinson, Harman Brown, Zachariah T Riggs and William J. Robinson.
1888
Kansas City, MO, city directory as photographer at 715 Main; also has a business listing
1889 & 1890
Kansas City, MO, city directory as photographer at 715 Main
1891
A. C. Carpenter apparently left Kansas City and moved to Springfield MO. about Sept of 1891. Daily ads appear in the Springfield Leader newspaper all through Sept and Oct that year.
1892
Tacoma, WA, city directory as Carpenter and Co; res 917 s C

1893
Tacoma, WA, city directory as photographer 5-6 31-32 Collier-Hardenberg bldg.; res same
1895 - 1900
Tacoma, WA, city directory as photographer at 917 ½ South C; listed in business pages
1900
US census as photographer
1901 & 1902
Tacoma, WA, city directory rms YMCA bldg; no occupation given, not listed in business pages
1903 & 1904
Tacoma, WA, city directory rms YMCA bldg; as photographer; not in business pages
1905
Tacoma, WA, city directory has two listings: in the regular residential section Albert C Carpenter is listed as living at 2 YMCA building and in the “Additions and Removals” section he has moved just before publication to 809 s Yakima av
1906 & 1907
Tacoma, WA, city directory as photographer with Holt Art Co; res 934 ½ s C

Timeline continued in the next row

1908 & 1909
Tacoma, WA, city directory as photographer with Holt Art Co; res 701 St Helens av
1910
US census lists Albert working at retail art store; res 710 St Helens av ; wife Caroline E; Tacoma, WA, city directory lists Albert C (Holt Art Co) 765 s C
1911
Tacoma, WA, city directory not listed; Holt Art Store at 765 s C is listed in business pages
1912
Tacoma, WA, city directory art goods 1137 s C; res 123 The Montello; wife Carrie E; also listed a couple lines later, A C Carpenter clerk, 1137 1/2 s C, wife Bertha
1913
Tacoma, WA, (Polk’s) city directory art goods 1137 s C; res 1137 ½ s C; wife Carrie E
1913 (to demonstrate the confusion)
St Louis, MO (Gould’s) city directory lists Carpenter A C Mrs, res The Buckingham and just a few lines later lists Carpenter, Carrie C wid Albert C res 2541 Maiden Lane (below) (Note: photographer A. C. Carpenter had already moved to Tacoma, WA, and in fact, had never lived in St Louis, MO, and didn't die until 1927)

1914
Tacoma, WA, city directory art goods 1137 s C; res 1137 ½ s C; wife Carrie E
1915
Tacoma, WA, city directory art goods 1151 Broadway; res same wife Carrie E
1916 & 1917
Tacoma, WA, city directory picture frames 1151 Broadway; res 1137 Broadway wife Carrie E
1918
Tacoma, WA, city directory no occupation; res 1137 ½ Broadway wife not listed; American Art Co listed at 1147 Broadway
1919
Tacoma, WA, city directory no occupation; res 308-311 s 9th wife not listed
1920
Tacoma, WA, city directory as “carp” res 308-311 s 9th wife not listed
1921 & 1922
Tacoma, WA, city directory as picture framer at 308-311 s 9th with Carrie
1923
Tacoma, WA, city directory no occupation shown, 308-311 s 9th with Caroline E

1924
Tacoma, WA, city directory as attendant at Meadow Park golf course; res same
1925
Tacoma, WA, city directory NOT listed in residential section
1926
Tacoma, WA, city directory listed in residential section as RD Meadow Park, WA; no occupation shown
1927
Tacoma, WA, city directory NOT listed in residential section
1927 May 31
Albert Carpenter dies at age 79 in Meadow Park, WA

Albert C. Carpenter was a photographer most of his life but moved often and didn’t always admit he was a photographer. He was working in Kansas City, MO, from 1884 until 1891 when he moved to Springfield, MO, where he operated a studio briefly, only two or three months.

He then appears next in Tacoma, WA. He operates at various addresses in Tacoma from 1892 to 1909 and then turns to the art supply and picture frame business for the rest of his life.

The cabinet card here must have been done between 1886 and 1890 when he his studio was at 715 Main in Kansas City, MO.

1888 Kansas City, MO, city directory

An example of one of the misleading items found. From the Newton, KS,Daily 1896


St Louis, MO, city directory 1913

Tacoma, WA, city directory 1913

Springfield (MO) Democrat - 02 Sep 1891

Springfield (MO) Leader - 08 Sep 1891

Kansas City (MO) Journal - 11 Apr 1897


Detail from corner of matting on photographs
see below


Two photographs attributed to A C Carpenter purportedly taken on the way to the World's Fair in 1904


from an online auction site


Example from an auction site

reverse of cabinet card on the left

photographer: Carpenter
Kansas City, MO
example from nellieloweoldentime
(restored)

photographer: Carpenter
Kansas City, MO
example from UMKC Digital Collection

Not the one you were looking for? Here's the photographer's INDEX by name. Listed here are all the Cabinet Card photographers of the 19th century found in LOST GALLERY. This is a work in progress. For a look at the original postings go to LOST GALLERY.

J A Lind



Lind
Ord, Nebraska
(blind stamp, very faint)

Anthony Christian Lind
was a photographer in Calumet, WI, at age 20 to his death in Marinette, WI, at age 81. From about 1900 on, his studio was at 1611 Main in Marinette, WI. At times. it was also his
place of residence.

However, no documents have been found to show that this A C Lind was ever in Ord, NE, over 500 miles from Marinette, IA.

And there is the photographer
James Abraham Lind
of Des Moines, IA, nearly 300 miles from Ord, NE. He can be documented as a photographer from 1894 through 1910 all in Des Moines, IA.

There is also a CDV example on Langdon Road site done by Lind and Donner of South Kaukauna, WI.

So far there is no documentation to show that any of these photographers worked in Ord, NE.

Ord, NE, is a small town in central Nebraska. The population in 1880 was less than two hundred and had grown to 1200 in 1890. With such a small population, it is probable that the town could not support more than one resident photographer and perhaps none. It is more likely that a photographer opened a studio there only a few days a year and actually lived in a nearby city on a rail line.

There were no city directories printed for Ord, NE.

Ord, NE, is about 130 miles from Lincoln, NE, and 150 miles from Omaha, NE. Quite possibly the photographer Lind was centered in one of those cities.


photographer: Lind
518 E Locust, Des Moines, IA
This is possibly the same Lind as the one who worked in Ord, NE


This example is from another photographer who also worked in Ord, NE

This example from an auction site
shows Westberg Lind (Westberg AND Lind?) working in Ord, NE

Here is an interesting discovery. Compare the blind stamp name and logo on the cabinet card above on this page, (greatly enhanced), with the Westberg Lind cabinet card found on an auction site and the Draper cabinet card found in the LOST GALLERY collection. Notice the similarity.




Not the one you were looking for?
Here's the photographer's INDEX by name. Listed here are all the Cabinet Card photographers of the 19th century found in LOST GALLERY. This is a work in progress. For a look at the original postings go to
LOST GALLERY.

Star Photo Company


Star Photo Co.
Claflin, Kans
(written on the reverse: Warner O'Bleness)

Star Photo Co.
Claflin, Kans

In Buffalo, and New York, NY, between 1896 and 1901 there was a Star Photo Co that appears to have been engaged in the business of setting up interested parties with the equipment to become photographers. This is probably not connected to the itinerant photograph enterprise called Star Photo Co that produced cabinet cards in the late 19th century.

Another interesting note: William Livermore operated a photography business in New South Wales, Australia, which he called “Star Photo Company”

The Star Photo Co for this cabinet card, appears to be a traveling studio wandering the north west of Kansas between 1890 and 1999. It has been found associated with four Kansas towns. McDonald, Ness City, Claflin and Bird City.

No actual photographer’s name has been attached to Star Photo Co yet, and of course there may have been more than one opertor.

Here are some of the places and dates documented so far.
1892 Dec 08
Bird City (KS) News small ad for Star Photo Co. in McDonald, KS
(169 miles from McDonald to Claflin, KS)
1899 Nov 23, 24, 25, 28, 29
Galena (KS) Evening Times, small ads for studio at 7th and Main, Galena, KS
(223 miles from Galena to Claflin, KS)

It is conceivable that the itinerant photographer working in Kansas was the same as the Star Photo Co that operated in St Louis, MO, between 1897 and 1904. No documented connections have been made.

The cabinet card at the left was probably finished around the time Star Photo Co was traveling in northwest Kansas, 1890 to 1900. If more evidence turns up, perhaps the date range can be narrowed.

On the reverse of the card above, left, is written the name Warner Obleness. Flickr member Dave Miller did some fine research on that person.

Warner Gaines O'Bleness was born in Kansas in September 1880 to farmer George O'Bleness and his wife Mary. Warner also was a farmer and seems to have spent most of life in Claflin, perhaps farming the same land his father did, and raising a large family. His 1918 WWI draft registration states that, at that time, he was blind in one eye. His 1942 WWII draft registration states that he has an artificial left eye and is missing the second finger of his right hand. Farming is not for wimps.

Interestingly, according to a detailed Public Member Tree on ancestry.com, the O'Bleness family are first found in this country in New York in the 1600's and were Dutch in origin, the immigrant ancestor being Joost Von Oblinus.

And more:
Regarding the elder couple, they are almost certainly the ancestors of your Warner O'Bleness, but I'm thinking they are too old to be his parents if the pictures are contemporaneous (they appear to have the same painted background and furniture as Warner's pic). Warner, I estimate is under 20 years old in his photo which would date it to before 1900 but probably after his 15th birthday in 1895. Warner's parents, George and Mary Jane (Gaines) O'Bleness were born in 1853 and 1851 respectively, which would make then 40-somethings in the 1890s. This couple may be Warner's grandparents, Charles and Mary Jane (Smith) O'Bleness, who were both born in 1830 and would have been in their 60's at this time. Mary Jane (Smith) O'Bleness died in 1899 and Charles in 1903. - Dave Miller

Considering this information, these photographs must have been done between 1895 and 1899. Since it is shown that Star Photo Co was an itinerant photographer with a temporary studio, the two photographs were possibly done the even same day.

Bird City (KS) News - 29 Nov 1896

Buffalo (NY) Express - 29 Nov 1896

St Louis (MO)Post Dispatch - 11 Apr 1897

Ness County (KS) News - 28 Jan 1899

Ness County (KS) News - 11 Feb 1899

Galena (KS) Evening Times - 23 Nov 1899

Galena (KS) Evening Times - 25 Nov 1899

St Louis (MO) Post Dispatch - 18 Jul 1901

St Louis (MO) Post Dispatch - 10 Jul 1904

St Louis (MO) Post Dispatch - 02 Sep 1904

St Louis (MO) Post Dispatch - 29 Sep 1904

St Louis (MO) Post Dispatch - 30 Sub 1905




Two newspaper photographs credited to "Star Photo Gallery"
This is possibly the same as the studio in Galena, KS
More research pending

Not the one you were looking for?
Here's the photographer's INDEX by name. Listed here are all the Cabinet Card photographers of the 19th century found in LOST GALLERY. This is a work in progress. For a look at the original postings go to
LOST GALLERY.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Bishoff Brothers




Photographer: Bishoff Bros
Minneapolis, KAS


Photographer: Bishoff Bros
Minneapolis, KAS


Photographer: Bishoff Bros
Minneapolis, KAS

Charley Sylvester Bishoff had one brother and seven half-brothers. Five of the half-brothers died as children. The surviving two half-brothers, Fogal (1867-1960) and Lowery (1867-1936) appear to never have left Pennsylvania. C S Bishoff’s brother Thomas Everhardt L Bishoff is the only one possible as a partner photographer for the cards imprinted “Bishop Bros”

Charles Sylvester Bishoff
(1858 - 1947)

Sources: city directories, US census, state census; some notations of C S Bishoff’s brother Thomas Everett Bishoff is included to show when the two lived near each other making possible the “Bishoff Bros.” imprint on some cards.

1858 Sep 29
West Virginia, state records, Charles Sylvester Bishoff is born to William H Bishoff and Drusilla Baumgardner
1885
Lennox, IA, state census, brother Thomas Everett L Bishoff is living in Iowa


1886 May 06
Blue Springs, NE, state records, C S Bishoff and Anna Catherine Lucas are married
1887 Apr
Nebraska, state records daughter Lavena Bishoff is born
1888 Jan 02
Nebraska, state records, brother Thomas Everett L Bishoff is now living in Nebraska as shown by the birth of his son Cloyd Bishoff
1888 Jul 27
Bennington(KS)Mercury news item mentions Bishoff the photographer
1888 Aug 23
Minneapolis (KS) Messenger news item says son Chauncey C Bishoff was born on the 15th of August
1889 Jan 01
Minneapolis (KS) School Room Journal display ad says Bishoff Bros are over the Corn State Bank in Minneapolis, KS
1889 Jul 25
Minneapolis (KS) Messenger news item says Bishoff Bros are now located over J E Ewarts Store
1891 Mar 11
Solomon (KS) Sentinel news item says Bishoff Bros have opened a branch photo gallery in Solomon, KS beginning March 16

1891 Mar 18
Solomon (KS) Sentinel news item says Bishoff Bros have rented the Reeder Gallery on East Main as a branch of the Minneapolis Gallery
1891 Jun 24
Solomon (KS) Sentinel news item says Bishoff and wife have just returned from a seven week trip to West Virginia and Pennsylvania
1892 Sep 02
Delphos (KS) Republican news item says Bishoff Bros will open rooms at Glasco, KS, on Sep 12
1893 Mar 23
Minneapolis (KS) Messenger news item says the Bishoff Brothers are now located over the Corn State Bank again
1894 May 24
Kansas, state records, brother Thomas Everett L Bishoff is now living in Kansas as shown by the birth of his son Harry J Bishoff
1900 Jun 05
Maryville, Mo, US census C S Bishoff as photographer; res 411 n Filmore st
1900 Jun 11
Rankin, PA, US census, brother Thomas Everett L Bishoff is now living in Pennsylvania as Milk Merchant
1904 Dec 08
Mexico (MO) Message newspaper item says C S Bishoff has purchased a home in that city; a later item also says he had bought out J P Morris, photographer

1908 Dec 24
Cherryvale (KS)Journal small ad says Bishoff is in Cherryvale
1909 Aug 05
Pittsburg (KS) Highlight news item says C S Bishoff, photographer of Columbus, KS, visited Cherryvale, KS
1909 Aug 26
Cherryvale (KS) Journal news item mentions Bishoff new photo equipment
1909 Sep 11
Cherryvale (KS) Journal small display ad for Bishoff Studio
1910 Jan 13
Columkbus (KS) Weekly Advocate news item says Elite Studio owned by D H Holt is managed by C S Bishoff
1910 Apr 15
Allegheney, PA, US census, brother Thomas Everett L Bishoff is still living in Pennsylvania as Milk Merchant
1910 Apr 27
Columbus, KS, US census C S Bishoff as photographer (enumerated twice; second time was in Cherryvale, KS, with no occupation listed
1913 Oct 08
Columbus (KS) Daily Advocate news item mentions C S Bishoff activity
1915
Columbus, KS, state census Charles S Bishoff as photographer

1919 Mar 01
Columbus, KS, state city and county census records C S Bishoff, no occupation listed
1920 Jun 04
Pasadena, CA, US census, Charles S Bishoff occupation NONE
1921
Riverside, CA, city directory, Chas S Bishoff is NOT listed
1922
Riverside, CA, directory NOT available
1923
Riverside, CA, city directory, Chas S Bishoff as photographer; wife Anna; res 788 w Sixth
1924
Anaheim, CA, city directory, Chas S Bishoff as photographer; res 202 s Main, Santa Ana
1930 Apr 09
Pasadena, CA, US census, Chas S Bishoff as occupation NONE; res 356 Carmelo Av
1931
Pasadena, CA, city directory Anna C Bishoff listed as widow (probably an error); res 432 n Hudson
1935
El Monte, CA, from 1940 US census, C S Bishoff as resident
1940 Apr 09
El Monte, CA, US census C S Bishoff as NO occupation listed


1947 Apr 17
Los Angeles, CA, state records, C S Bishoff dies at age 88

Various dated documents and events show that both Bishoff brothers were in Nebraska from May of 1886 to January of 1888. Both are found again in Kansas in 1888 and 1894. According to several newspaper items, this is when the brothers worked in Minneapolis, KS. Then by the 1900 census brother Thomas Bishoff has moved to Pennsylvania, and Charles Bishoff is in Maryville, MO. In 1919 Charles is back in Kansas but then in 1920 he has moved to California. In California, he continues to work as photographer during 1923 and 1924 then all later documents show no occupation for him.

This page was updated 14 Sep 2019

Bennington (KS) Mercury - 27 Jul 1888


Minneapolis (KS) Messenger - 23 Aug 1888

Minneapolis School Room Journal - 01 Jan 1889


Minneapolis (KS) Messenger - 25 Jul 1889

Minneapolis (KS) Messenger - 06 Mar 1890

Solomon (KS) Sentinel - 11 Mar 1891


Solomon (KS) Sentinel - 18 Mar 1891


Solomon (KS) Sentinel - 24 Jun 1891



Minneapolis (KS) Journal -
30 Jul 1891


Delphos (KS) Republican -
02 Sep 1892


Glasco (KS) Sun -
04 Nov 1892

Minneapolis (KS) Messenger -
23 Mar 1893

Minneapolis (KS) Messenger -
23 Mar 1893

Minneapolis (KS) Messenger -
03 Aug 1893

Mexico (MO) Message -
08 Dec 1904


Cherryvale (KS) -
23 Jun 1908


Cherryvale (KS) Journal -
24 Dec 1908

The Pittsburg (KS) Headlight -
05 Aug 1909


Cherryvale (KS) Journal -
26 Aug 1909


Cherryvale (KS) Journal -
11 Sep 1909

Cherryvale (KS) Republican -
15 Sep 1909

Columbus (KS) Weekly Advocate - 13 Jan 1910

Columbus (KS) Weekly Advocate - 08 Oct 1913

(Another "Elite" studio!)


photographer: Bishoff Bros
Minneapolis, KS
example from auction site

photographer: Bishoff Bros
Minneapolis, KS
example from auction site

photographer: Bishoff Bros
Minneapolis, KS
example from pinterest, no source known

Looking for an example of a Bishoff cabinet card when he was in Nebraska. If you have a Cabinet Card stamped with Nebraska, please send a good scan or photo including the edges to the address in the profile. Thanks!



photographer: Bishoff Bros.
Minneapolis, Ks
example from LOST GALLERY

reverse of the card at the left

photographer: Bishoff Bros
Minneapolis, KS
example from FindAGrave

photographer: Bishoff Bros
Minneapolis, KS
example from pinterest, no source known

Not the one you were looking for? Here's the photographer's INDEX by name. Listed here are all the Cabinet Card photographers of the 19th century found in LOST GALLERY. This is a work in progress. For a look at the original postings go to LOST GALLERY.

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