Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Joseph H Allen




Photographer: J. H. Allen
Russell, Kansas


reverse of the card at the left
(Probably finished between 1884 and 1908; card design from around 1870-1890)

On Reverse:
Clovis N. M.
June 24 - ???9
I found this picture of
you and your girl and
I know you want it
so this is why I am
sending it to you well
I (illegible) you have changed
some since I saw you
last you have growned
to be good looking
since I saw you last
please write me a perscription
on beauty finding and
maby some day I will
send you and Lizzie
one of my picture
Guess who

On front:
This speaks of the future
Ha Ha


Joseph H Allen
(1849 - 1920)

1849 Jan 02
England Wales birth records, Joseph H Allen is born
1866
Although two US census reports show J H Allen as arriving in the US in 1866, the obituary shows that he arrived after 1871
1871
England, 1920 obituary Joseph H Allen and Catherine Rowse are married
1875
Connecticut, US census 1880, daughter Ida Allen is born
1877
Connecticut, US census 1880, daughter Alberta Allen is born
1879
Kansas, US census 1880, son Henry C Allen is born
1880 Jun 23
Big Creek, Russell, KS, US census J H Allen is shown as farmer; also US appointments report show Russel as US postmaster at Winterset, Russell, Ks, until 17 Jul 1882

1881
Russell, KS, US register of Civil, Military and Naval Service, J H Allen is resident
1882 Jul 06
Russell (KS) Hawkeye, small ad says J H Allen is selling groceries cheap, one door south of Ioas’ photo gallery
1884
According to J H Allen’s obituary in 1920, son Henry dies at age 5
1885 Mar 01
Russell, KS, Kansas state census, J H Allen as photographer, living with two daughters
1892 Jan 07
Russell (KS) Journal news item says J H Allen, photographer, has purchased a bicycle
1892 Jul 07
The (Russell KS) Journal, small ad says J H Allen is selling cabinet cards at 3 dollars a dozen
1892 Jul 14
The (Russell KS) Journal, small ad for J H Allen photographer
1895 Mar 01
Russell, KS, Kansas state census, J H Allen as photographer, living with two daughters, Ida and Alberta and a third person named Maude, 16. Born in Michigan

1896
Russell, KS, city directory, (hand written) J H Allen no occupation shown
1899 Sep 30
Russell (KS) Record, small item says J H Allen has purchased his old establishment back from Miss Cook
1900 Jun 08
Russell, KS, US census, J H Allen as photographer living with one daughter, Alberta
1901 Jan 26
Russell (KS) Record, small item says J H Allen as photographer is at 9th and Kansas in Russell, KS
1908
Russell, KS, city directory J H Allen as photographer (page not available)
1909 Aug 27
Russell (KS) Informer, news item mentions J H Allen photograph studio in Oakley, KS
1910 Apr 21
Oakley, Logan, KS, US census, J H Allen as photographer on Center Street; the obituary says he lived in Oakley for seven years

1912
Kansas City, Kansas, city directory, J H Allen as photographer (actual page missing); the city is probably actually Oakley and not Kansas City
1915 Feb 15
Oakley, Logan, Kansas state census, J H Allen as photographer
1918 Oct 10
Russell (KS) Record news item says J H Allen, resident of Oakley, KS, for a number of years, is now moving back to Russell, KS
1920 Nov 04
Russell (KS) Record, news item says J H Allen is ill in Hill City, KS
1920 Nov 26
Hill City, Graham, KS, state records, J H Allen dies at age 66 (both newspaper obituaries erroneously say his age was 71 although they both state the correct dates of birth and death, which make his age 66);


Available records show that J H Allen was a photographer from 1885 to 1918. He worked in Russell, KS, from about 1885 to about 1912. There is also some evidence that he worked in smaller towns near Russell, KS, for short periods during this time. He worked in Oakley, KS from 1912 to October of 1918. It is not clear if he continued with the photograph gallery after that.

It is quite possible that the Cabinet Card at the top is a copy of an earlier photograph. The detail is very soft. It is quite faded and damaged however, making assessment difficult.

Russell (KS) Hawkeye - 06 Jul 1882

Russell (KS) Journal - 07 Jan 1892

The (Russell KS)Journal - 07 Jul 1892


Russell (KS) Journal - 14 Jul 1892


Russell (KS) Journal - 14 Jul 1892


Russell (KS) Record - 30 Sep 1899


Russell (KS) Record - 30 Sep 1899

Russell (KS) Record - 26 Jan 1901


Russell (KS) Informer - 27 Aug 1909


Russell (KS) Record - 10 Oct 1918


Russell (KS) Record - 04 Nov 1920

Russell (KS) Informer - 30 Nov 1920

Russell (KS) Record - 02 Dec 1920



photographer: J H Allen
Russell, KS
example from Babiki

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Some examples on this page have been enhanced or restored for clarity and presentation here.

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Charles Frank Smith


Photographer: Smith
Sterling, Illinois

There isn’t much about C F Smith in official records. There are only two city directory listings, 1908 and 1909, in Sterling, IL, where he lived all his life, but he is in newspaper items from the Sterling Standard and the Sterling Gazette that show him as a photographer from 1889 through 1895.

He is in the US Census of 1880 and 1900 as photographer. The 1910 US Census shows his second wife as widowed and his last child born in 1908.
Charles Frank Smith
(May 1857 - 1909)
1857
born in Iowa
1880
(US Census) as photographer in Sterling, IL
1889 Dec 14
newspaper item show he moved his studio building to the East part of town
1889 - 1895
newspaper items show him as photographer in Sterling, IL
1895 Dec 19
(Newspaper) as photographer; obit for wife Lyda/Lida
1898 Jul 29
married to 2nd wife Genevieve Pearl
1900
US Census - as photographer at 608 4th av
1908
birth of son Franklin
1909
city directory shows wife Genevieve as widowed
1910
US Census shows wife Genevieve as widowed

This cabinet card could have been done anywhere from about 1880 to 1900



photographer: Smith
cor Main & Madison streets, Peoria, IL
example from Peoria Historical Society

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.

Some examples on this page have been enhanced or restored for clarity and presentation here.

This page is free for educational and research purposes only but, as always, if the original owner of any of these examples objects to the use on this page, they will be immediately removed.

William H Dinsmore



Photographer: W. H. Dinsmore
Anita, IA
See also: GROUP by Dinsmore

William H. Dinsmore can be found only once in historical records as a photographer. In the 1901 Waterloo, IA, city directory the name appears under the category “Photographers” as "Dinsmore, W H - Anita.” There are many entries in the US Census, family trees and some other records for W. H. Dinsmore as a “farmer” but nothing to tie them to “photographer” except proximity, age, area and similar name. There are newspaper mentions of W. H. Dinsmore’s of the right age, active in the Iowa area as well as an assortment in every other state except Wyoming, as farmer, minister, sheriff or stock broker. The name is not as uncommon as it first seems.

So, at this time, it is fairly certain that W. H. Dinsmore was a photographer in Anita, Iowa, in 1901. This same one is PROBABLY the “Farmer” Dinsmore in US Census, Iowa Census and Iowa news items but it is only speculation.

Here is a timeline of
W. H. Dinsmore of Anita, IA:
1899 May 8
(Daily Iowa Capitol item) Noted taking photographs at Anita, IA
1901
(City Directory) as photographer in Anita, Iowa
1902 May 24
(Des Moines Leader item) as vice pres of Iowa Photographers
1903 April 16
(Ottumwa Daily Courier item) as vice pres of Iowa Photographers
1911 April 6
(Adams County Free Press item) Mention of W. H. Dinsmore of Anita, attending a Knights of Pythias meeting in Corning, IA
1914 July 6
(Des Moines Register item) W. H. Dinsmore of Anita, IA, is mentioned as a delegate to a state GOP convention



photobrapher: W H Dinsmore
Anita, IA
example from IAGenWeb


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.

Some examples on this page have been enhanced or restored for clarity and presentation here.

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Star Gallery




photographer: Star Gallery
Hohenshelt and Gerlach
example from auction site

The name "Star Gallery" was much like the name "Sunbeam Gallery." The title was used by more than one photographer for their establishment.


This page is under development



Arkansas


photographer: Star Gallery
83 garrison Av, Fort Smith, Ar
example from auction site

reverse of card at left
Illinois


photographer: Star Gallery
Kewanee, IL
example from Ancient Faces


Indiana


photographer: Star Gallery
North Vernon. IN
example from auction site

Iowa


photographer: Star Gallery
Muscatine, IA
example from auction site

reverse of card at left

photographer: Star Gallery
W P Heckart
116 Main Street, Ottumwa, IA
example from pinterest

photographer: Star Gallery
W C Henecks
No 53 First Street, Cedar Rapids, IA
example from pinterest

Kansas


photographer: Star Gallery
artist: Reeder
Clay Center, KS
example from auction site
Michigan


photographer: Star Gallery
J M Brigham
Plainwell, MI
example from CurtJ on Flickr

photographer: Star Gallery
J Lafayette and A Cowan
Muskegon, MI
example from auction site
Minnesota


photographer: Star Gallery
Smith
Fergus Falls, MN
example from auction site

photographer: Star Gallery
Smith Brothers
Fergus Falls, MN
example from auction site

photographer: Star Gallery
327 Washington Av, Minneapolis, MN
example from auction site


photographer: Star Gallery
Nor Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN
example from auction site
Nebraska


photographer: Star Gallery
418 Court Street, Beatrice, NE
example from AvidVintage

reverse of card at left

photographer Star Gallery
418 Court Street
Beatrice, NE
example from Gateway to Oklahoma

Wisconsin


photographer: New Star Gallery
M McGowan
Fond Du Lac, WI

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.

Some examples on this page have been enhanced or restored for clarity and presentation here.

This page is free for educational and research purposes only but, as always, if the original owner of any of these examples objects to the use on this page, they will be immediately removed.

Susan E Warrant



Photographer: S E Warrant
Plainwell, Mich.

From a tip in he comments, this photographer was found to be Miss Susan Eusebia Warrant. According to The David L Tinder book,
Directory of Early Michigan Photographers”,
she worked in Plainwell, MI, between 1886 and 1890.

Quoting from the book:
Susan (later Susie) was born in Michigan in December of 1852, last of the four children of Thomas M. and Elizabeth Warrant. She grew up on the family farm, and she never married. Susie lived with the farming family of her brother Thomas during the final three decades of her life. She died in Otsego Township on January 30, 1911.

The sources named were:
R. G. Dunn & Company Mercantile Agency Reference Books for Michigan and Michigan State Gazetteers.

So the dating on this one is pretty tight. It must have been done between 1886 and 1890. That makes it a fairly rare item also.

Thanks again to the unknown commenter.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Francis Marion Lewis



photographer F M Lewis
Clarion, PA

reverse of card at left

Francis Marion Lewis
(1837-1919)

1837 Mar 25
Clarion County, PA, Francis Marion Lewis is born to Zachariah Lewis and Lydia King
1876
Allegheny Valley, PA, city directory for Clarion, PA, F M Lewis as photographer on Jefferson; res on Liberty
1880 Jun 01
Clarion, PA, US census, Francis M Lewis as photographer
1885 Oct 29
Clarion (PA) Democrat item says F M Lewis has opened a branch studio in Edenburg
1885 Dec 17
Clarion (PA) Democrat item says F M Lewis has closed the branch studio in Edenburg
1885 Dec 21
Clarion (PA) Democrat item says F M Lewis is ill
1886 Jun 03
Clarion (PA) Democrat small ads for Clarion Gallery
1888 Dec 27
Clarion (PA) Democrat item/ad about business at F M Lewis Gallery

1889 Oct 10
Clarion (PA) Democrat item says F M Lewis will move gallery to Porter building on Main
1890 Mar 13
Clarion (PA) Democrat item says F M Lewis, ill again, has hired Mr Schalch of Pittsburg to operate gallery
1890 Aug 21
Clarion (PA) Democrat news item says F M Lewis is not operating galleries in Clarion, Emlenton, Parker and Petrolia, PA
1892 Jun 23
Clarion (PA) Democrat news item says F M Lewis has purchased he gallery at Edenburg, PA
1894 Mar 08
Clarion (PA) Democrat news/ad says F M Lewis gallery is now on Court House Square
1894 Mar 08
Clarion (PA) Democrat news/ad says F M Lewis is planning to relocate to Pittsburg in the Spring
1894 Mar 15
Clarion (PA) Democrat news item says F M Lewis is planning to move to Wilkinsburg, near Pittsburg
1894 May 31
Clarion (PA) Democrat item says F M Lewis has decided to retain his gallery in Clarion after moving to Pittsburg


1895 Jan 31
Clarion (PA) Democrat news item says F M Lewis has been in the photograph business from 1875 to 1994
1895 Bic 28
Clarion (PA) Democrat item says F M Lewis will be in Leeper, PA to make photographs from Dec 03 to Dec 07
1898 May 12
Clarion (PA) Democrat news item says F M Lewis is in the hospital at Boston, MA for surgery; Gallery will remain open
1898 May 26
Clarion (PA) Democrat news item says F M Lewis is still recovering but gallery will remain open
1898 Dec 08 and Dec 15
Clarion (PA) Democrat item says F M Lewis will open a gallery at Leeper, PA, managed by a son
1899 Jan 12
Clarion (PA) Democrat display ad says gallery at Leeper, PA, is operated by son A R Lewis
1899 Feb 02
Clarion (PA) Democrat small item says the photograph gallery at Leeper, PA, will not be open after Jan 31 except on specified dates
1899 Aug 03
Clarion (PA) Democrat news item says F M Lewis is planning to open his gallery in the Frampton Building on Main st




1900 Jun 16
Clarion, PA, US census Francis M Lewis as photographer; res Fifth st
1900 Jul 05
Clarion (PA) Democrat item says F M Lewis an sons Leon and Arthur have leased a gallery in East Brady to open in middle of month
1902 May 15
Clarion (PA) Democrat item says F M Lewis is injured in fall while taking lunch to his son Arthur working there as a store keeper
1903, 1904
Pittsburg, PA, city directory, Francis M Lewis NOT LISTED
1905 Aug 24
Clarion (PA) Democrat item mentions Mrs F M Lews of East Brady, PA
1905 Oct 16
Clarion (PA) Democrat item says F M Lewis has left for Pittsburg
1907, 1908
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory, pages missing
1907 Oct 31
Clarion (PA) Democrat news item says F M Lewis, former resident, is now located at 314 Euclid in Pittsburgh, PA; he has been in ill health for some time but is now well
1909
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory, Francis M Lewis as elevator operator; res 1221 Sheffield

1910
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory, pages missing
1910 Apr 24
Pittsburgh, PA, US census, Francis M Lewis as elevator operator; res 1221 Sheffield
1911
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory not available
1912
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory, Francis M Lewis as elevator operator; res 7014 Kelly
1913
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory, F M Lewis as elevator operator for F T a& T co; res 510 Collins
1914
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory, not available
1915
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory F M Lewis as elevator operator; res: 510 Collins av
1916
Pittsburgh, PA, US census, Francis M Lewis as elevator operator for Fidelity Title and Trust co; res 202 Euclid av
1917
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory Francis M Lewis as elevator operator; res 202 Euclid
1918
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory, pages missing

1919 Nov 02
Clarion, PA, state records, Francis Marion Lewis dies at age 82; His death certificate lists him as photographer
1919 Nov 04
Clarion (PA) Democrat death notice for F M Lewis


According to the 1890 Veterans Census, he was a 1st Sgt. and had been wounded in the leg.

Lewis moved his studio around Clarion, PA, several times. All cabinet card examples found so far do not include an address in the imprint making it impossible to pinpoint a finishing date for them.

It appears F M Lewis was in the photography business from 1874 to sometime around 1900. Perhaps his illnesses and injuries convinced him to take on less mobile tasks.

Although documents show he worked as an elevator operator for Fidelity Title and Trust Co in Pittsburgh, PA, from about 1905 until his death in 1919, his death certificate still lists him as photographer.




Clarion (PA) Democrat -
29 Oct 1885


Clarion (PA) Democrat -
17 Dec 1885


Clarion (PA) Democrat -
31 Dec 1995

Clarion (PA) Democrat -
03 Jun 1886


Clarion (PA) Democrat -
27 Dec 1888


Clarion (PA) Democrat -
Oct 10 1889

Clarion (PA) Democrat -
21 Nov 1889


Clarion (PA) Democrat -
13 Mar 1890


Clarion (PA) Democrat -
21 Aug 1890


Clarion (PA) Democrat -
23 Jun 1892

Clarion (PA) Democrat -
29 Dec 1892


Clarion (PA) Democrat -
08 Mar 1894

Clarion (PA) Democrat -
08 Mar 1894


Clarion (PA) Democrat -
15 Mar 1894


Clarion (PA) Democrat -
31 Mar 1894


Clarion (PA) Democrat -
07 Jun 1894




Clarion (PA) Democrat -
12 May 1898


Clarion (PA) Democrat -
26 May 1898


Clarion (PA) Democrat -
08 Dec 1898


Clarion (PA) Democrat -
15 Dec 1898

Clarion (PA) Democrat -
12 Jan 1899

This would be Arthur R Lewis,
18 year old son of F M Lewis

Clarion (PA) Democrat -
Feb 02 1899

Clarion (PA) Democrat -
03 Aug 1899


Clarion (PA) Democrat -
05 Jul 1900


Clarion (PA) Democrat -
15 May 1902

Clarion (PA) Democrat -
14 Jan 1904


Clarion (PA) Democrat -
wq Jan 1904


Clarion (PA) Democrat -
24 Aug 1905

Clarion (PA) Democrat -
19 Oct 1905


Clarion (PA) Democrat -
31 Oct 1907


Clarion (PA) Democrat -
04 Nov 1919




portrait said to be
Francis Marion Lewis
from ancestry.com

photographer: Lewis
Clarion, PA
example from anticuria

photographer F M Lewis
Clarion, PA
example from auction site

reverse of card at left



photographer: F M Lewis
Clarion, PA
example from auction site

reverse of card at left

photographer: Lewis
clarion, PA
example from Family Old Photos


photographer: Lewis
clarion, PA
example from Family Old Photos




photographer: Lewis
Clarion, PA
example from Rarebooks

photographer: Lewis
Clarion, PA
example from Rarebooks

reverse design of both cards at left

photographer: Lewis
Clarion, PA
example from Rarebooks

reverse of card at left



photographer: F M Lewis
Clarion, PA
example from Rarebooks

reverse of card at left

photographer: F M Lewis
Clarion, PA
example from Rarebooks

reverse of card at left

photographer: Lewis
Clarion, OH
example from FamilyOldPhotos



photographer: Lewis
Clarion, PA
example from RareBooks

reverse of card at left


photographer: Lewis
Clarion, PA
example from FamilyOldPhotos

photographer: Lewis
Clarion, PA
example from FamilyOldPhotos

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.

Some examples on this page have been enhanced or restored for clarity and presentation here.

This page is free for educational and research purposes only but, as always, if the original owner of any of these examples objects to the use on this page, they will be immediately removed.

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