Monday, September 25, 2017

Kedney


Cabinet Card boy
photographer: Kedney, Artist, Sturgis, WY
(very faint)

Research on photographer Kedney pending

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T H Ford


Cabinet Card girl

photographer: T H Ford
(very faint)

Research on photographer: T H Ford pending

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Mrs R M Brown



Photographer: Brown
Belleville, Kansas
From the collection of
rfinch on Ancestry.com

The Belleville (KS) Telegram carries several items about Dr Brown and Mrs R M Brown documenting their stay in that town in 1897 to 1899.

One item, 17 Sep 1897, mentions Dr and Mrs Brown and daughter proposing to locate in Belleville, KS, from Alma, NE.

Belleville (KS) Telescope - 17 Sep 1897

The following month, there was this very descriptive item in the same newspaper.

Belleville (KS) Telescope - 08 Oct 1897

In December 1897, there is this descriptive item in a feature about new businesses in Belleview.

Belleville (KS) Telescope - 10 Dec 1897

Following this, over 70 small ads and items were found in the Belleville (KS) Telescope between the dates of 08 Oct 1897 and 19 May 1899. Examples:

Belleville (KS) Telescope - 10 Dec 1897

Belleville (KS) Telescope - 17 Dec 1897

Belleville (KS) Telescope - 04 Feb 1898

Belleville (KS) Telescope - 18 Feb 1898

Belleville (KS) Telescope - 15 Apr 1898

Belleville (KS) Telescope - 06 May 1898

Continued in the next row

In 1999 this item appeared:

Belleville (KS) Telescope - 21 Apr 1899



On 02 Jun 1899, there appears a short item in the Belleville (KS) Telegram which seems to indicate that Jun 23 and 24 will be customer’s last chance to pick up their orders.

Belleville (KS) Telescope - 22 Jun 1899

Unfortunately nothing has been found so far that documents their travels before or after their stay in Belleville, KS.

Further leads have been inconclusive owing to the fact that there were at least three doctors named Brown in the area. Though there are mentions in area newspapers of the activities of Dr Brown, there is nothing to indicate that it is the same Dr Brown that resided in Belleville, KS, in 1897 to 1899.

It is also unclear whether the initials "R M" belong to Mrs Brown or her husband. Some ads end with “Mrs R M Brown” and others with “R M Brown”

It is fairly conclusive however that the cabinet card here was finished between Oct of 1897 and June of 1899.

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Edward Charles Hewke

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Photographer: Hewke, Washington, DC
from the collection of
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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.

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Joseph J Jennings

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Photographer: Jennings
from the collection of
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Photographer: Jennings
from the collection of
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Joseph J Jennings
(1851 - 1935)

Timeline
1851 Jun
Joseph Jennings born in England
1869
Jennings arrives in the US
1879
Belleville (KS) Telescope item mentions coming to Republic County in 1879
1884
Belleville (KS) Telescope item opening new studio in Belleville
1890
Courtland (KS) Register item new gallery nearly ready for operation
1892 Aug 18
Hubbard, Marion, OR, birth of daughter Margaret Louise Jennings
1895 Jan 21
Scandia, KS, birth of son Alfred Jennings
1895 Mar 01
Kansas state census Scandia, KS, as photographer
1898 Jul 01
Courtland (KS) Register ad for Courtland gallery

1900 Jun 22
US census, Albion, KS, as photographer
1903
Belleville (KS) Telescope item mentions studios in Belleville and Narka, KS
1905 Mar 01
Kansas state census, Scandia, KS, as photographer
1909 May 14
Belleville (KS) Telescope item Jennings and another photographer preparing another gallery in Belleville
1910 Apr 27
US census Scandia, KS, as photographer (appears on two pages of the census, 8 and 14)
1913 Oct 02
Courtland (KS) Register item mentions galleries in Scandia and Narka
1915 Feb
Scandia, KS, as photographer
1920
US census, Scandia, KS, as photographer
1925
Kansas state census, as photographer
1930 Feb 13
Belleville (KS) Telescope item mentions gallery opening in Narka

Continued on next row

1930
US census Scandia, KS, as no occupation
1935 22 Oct
Joseph Jennings dies in San Diego, CA
1935 Nov 14
Belleville (KS) Telescope item tells of the death of Joseph Jennings in San Diego, CA

Joseph Jennings spent most of his career in Scandia, Republic County, Kansas. In all documents between 1895 and 1925 he is listed as photographer. He had a brief stay in Hubbard, OR, in 1892 when daughter Margaret was born. The 1900 US census places him in Albion, KS. All other documents list him in Scandia, KS. He is in fact, in the 1910 US census twice, both in Scandia, KS.

Between 1884 and 1930 news items show that he also had studios in Belleville, Narka and Courtland, KS, all within a 30 mile radius. There are many small towns in the area which might have had a temporary Jennings studio at one time.

The studios mentioned in the newspaper items could have existed for years or perhaps just weeks.

A cabinet card imprinted with the Jennings studio name could have been made any time between 1895 and about 1930 when he appears to retire.

Belleville (KS) Telescope - 12 Jun 1884


Courtland (KS) Register - 09 May 1890

Courtland (KS) Register - 01 Jul 1898


Belleville (KS) Telescope - 15 May 1903

Belleville (KS) Telescope - 14 May 1909

Courtland (KS) Register - 02 Oct 1913

Belleville (KS) Telescope - 27 Jul 1922

Belleville (KS) Telescope - 13 Feb 1930

Belleville (KS) Telescope - 14 Nov 1935


Example found on genealogy site: Photograph provided courtesy of familyphotoreunion.blogspot.com.

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Jesse Orville Johnson


This is a special page for three cabinet cards by a very interesting photographer from the collection of rfinch on Ancestry.com



from the collection of
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from the collection of
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from the collection of
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Jesse Orville Johnson
(1833-1915)

Timeline
1833 Jul 18
Hancock, NH, J Orville Johnson is born
1857 Feb 27
Evening Star (DC) item Johnson Gallery at 809 Pennsylvania; res 447 M st nw
1860 Jul 11
US census Essex MA as House of Correction as “Dague Artist” for “Passing Counterfeit Money”
1862
cabinet card information “Established 1862” 467 & 469 Pennsylvania
1863
Civil War registration as Artist
1864 Nov 07
Evening Star newspaper Washington DC marriage to Emma Amanda Austen
1869 Jan 11
Washington DC birth of son Frank Elmer Johnson
1870 Aug 10
US census Washington DC as photographer; brother Frank at same address

Continued on next row

1872 Nov 03
Washington DC birth of daughter Ella Mae Johnson
1875 Feb 27
Washington DC Evening Star classified ad shows residence as 447 M street nw
1878
Washington DC city directory as photographer at 809 Market Space nw
1880
US census Washington DC as photographer at 809 Market Space nw; brother Frank at same address
1900
US census Washington DC as photographer at 469 Pennsylvania ave
1910
US census Washington DC as proprietor of studio at 467 Pennsylvania ave
1915 Mar 11
J Orville Johnson dies in Washington DC

The US census for 1870 and 1880 show Orville and his brother Frank living at the same address. During this period was probably when the operated as “Johnson Brothers” gallery. The cabinet cards here were probably done after this when Orville appears to be operating alone at 467-469 Pennsylvania ave.

News Journal - 12 Nov 1896


National Republican - 2 Dec 1874

Evening Star - 27 Feb 1875


News Journal - 12 Nov 1896


Washington Times - 12 Mar 1915

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

William M Phipps


from the collection of
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William M. Phipps
(1846 - 1917?)

1846
William M Phipps born in VA
1866
Washington, DC, as photographer; bds 43 4 ½ west
1867
Washington, DC, city directory as photographer at 381 13th w
1868
Washington, DC, city directory as photographer at 12 Market Space
1869
Washington, DC, city records William M Phipps marries Anna F Hough
1870
US census William Phipps as photographer w/wife Anna F
1870 - 1874
Washington, DC, city directory as photographer at 925 7th nw
1878 - 1879
Washington, DC, city directory, as phtgrphr at 319 PA av; res 335 PA av
1880
US census Washington, CD, as photographer at 708 7th nw
1881
District of Columbia city directory William M as phtgrphr at 708 7th nw

1890 - 1891
Washington, DC, city directory as photographer at 425 7th nw
1892
Washington, DC, city directory William M Phipps as photographer at 425 7th nw; William L Phipps as photographer listed at same address.
1893 and 1894
Washington, DC, city directory William M Phipps not shown; Frank N Phipps, William F Phipps and William L Phipps all three listed as photographers at 425 7th nw;
1893
Baltimore, MD, city directory No photographer Phipps listed
1894
Baltimore, MD, city directory lists John J Powell photographer at 425 e Balto; No photographer Phipps listed
1895
Washington, DC, city directory lists only William F Phipps as photographer at 425 7th nw
1895
Baltimore, MD, city directory William F, William M and Frank N Phipps NOT listed; Central Photo Studio is listed at 427 e Balto

1896
Washington, DC, city directory William F, William L and Frank N Phipps NOT listed; Benjamin Gottwals now listed at 425 7th nw
1896
Baltimore, MD, city directory William F, William M and Frank N Phipps NOT listed; Central Photo Studio is listed at 427 e Balto
1897
Washington, DC, city directory lists Daniel Ryder now at 425 7th nw
1897 - 1903
Baltimore, MD, city directory William M Phipps as photographer at 427 e Balto
(1900 - 1903 city directory has Frank F Phipps also as photographer at same address)
1904
Baltimore, MD, city directory as photographer; this location is completely destroyed in the great fire of Baltimore, MD, 07 Feb 1904
1905
Baltimore, MD, city directory as photographer (William L) at 644 w Balto; William M Phipps Jr as photographer at same address (reversal of names probably a printing error)
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1906
Baltimore, MD, city directory as William M Phipps, photographer at 644 w Balto; William L. Phipps as photographer at same address
1907
Baltimore, MD, city directory William M as photographer at 1609 Ludlow
1908
Baltimore, MD, city directory William M as photographer at 210 Park av; res same
1909
Baltimore, MD, city directory William M Phipps NOT listed in directory
1900- 1917
Baltimore, MD, city directory as photographer at 1316 PA av; res same
1917 Dec 05
Baltimore (MD) Sun, news item William M. Phipps found destitute, age 73, in studio at 1316 PA av (see column three)
1918
Baltimore, MD, city directory, William M Phipps NOT listed

Photographer W W Morris, reviewed on another page, was enumerated in the same census twice in the same month in different locations. W M Phipps of Baltimore, MD, was obviously skipped entirely by a census enumerator. A lengthy, page by page line by line review of the 1900 US census, Baltimore, MD, ward 2, district 031 (11 pages) was required to prove this. District 030 and 032 had to be checked too, just to make sure. The conclusion is that the enumerator skipped most of the 400 block of East Baltimore. So Mr. Phipps won’t turn up in any searches because he isn’t there.

There is one entry for 425 East Baltimore, Matilda Wagner, also a photographer, and her four children. 425 would be next door to 427 Baltimore, where Mr Phipps was working and living. The Baltimore city directories show him at that address steadily from 1897 to February of 1904 when his studio was burned in a fire.

And not just A fire, it was THE fire. The Baltimore city fire of 1904 was the largest city fire in US history since the Chicago fire of 1871. Loss estimates went to 200 million in 1904 dollars. It forced Mr. Phipps to re-open his studio on west Baltimore at 644, the following year.

Mr. Phipps could not be found in the obituaries. No one seems to know when he died. An article in the Baltimore Sun tells what might have happened.


Baltimore (MD) Sun - 05 Dec 1917


After that date, there are no further city directory listings, or any other records for that matter. It must be that he died then or shortly after.

After the 1870 and 1880 appearances in the US census, Anna, the wife of Mr Phipps, seems to disappear too.

The cabinet card here would have been finished in that period 1890 and 1893, when Wm. Phipps was still in the District of Columbia, at 425 7th st.

But what of the other photographers Phipps: William L, William F and Frank N? We see them mentioned in District of Columbia directories in 1893 and 1894 and then nothing. Maybe the following newspaper clipping explains at least one of them. It is largely speculation, but it is believed that the photographer here is William L Phipps, one of the two sons mentioned in the US census of 1880.


Harrisburg (PA) Daily Independent - 14 Mar 1916


Harrisburg (PA) Telegraph - 16 Mar 1916

Harrisburg (PA) Telegraph - 16 Mar 1916

Harrisburg (PA)Telegraph - 10 May 1916

Mount Carmel (PA) Item - 10 May 1916

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