Friday, May 18, 2018

John Francis Singhi


Cabinet Card woman's portrait
Photographer
John Singhi
359 Main Street
Rockland, Maine

John Francis Singhi
(1833 - 1906)

Timeline
1833 Nov 10
Rockland, ME, J F Singhi born
1856
Rockland, ME, city directory listed under “Hair Dressers”
1856 Feb 13
Rockland, ME, city register, marriage to Frances A. Blackington
1860
Rockland, ME, city directory listed under “Fancy Goods”
1868
Rockland, ME, city directory NOT listed
1870
Rockland, ME, US census as “Fancy Goods”
1871
Rockland, ME, city directory as “Fancy Goods”
1872 Oct 19
Rockland, ME, city register, marriage to Hanna C Bartlett

1875
Rockland, ME, city directory, as photographer on N Park, bds Winter
1877
Rockland, ME, city directory, as photographer at 287 Main; res 75 Broadway
1880 Jun 21
Rockland, ME, US census, as photographer
1882
Rockland, ME, city directory as photographer at 292 Main; res same
1885
Rockland, ME, city directory as photographer at 292 Main;
1889
Rockland, ME, city directory as photographer at 359 Main; res same
1892
Rockland, ME, city directory as photographer at 359 Main; res same
1897
Rockland, ME, city directory as photographer at 359 Main; res same

1898 Apr 01
Rockland, ME, city register, wife Hannah C Bartlett dies
1898 Jul 03
Rockland, ME, city register, marriage to Caroline E. Marston
1900 Jun 01
Rockland, ME, US census as retired
1901 Mar 30
Rockland, ME, city register, marriage to Georgie E Dow
1906 Feb 09
Rockland, ME, J F Singhi dies at age 72

John Francis Singhi spent his entire life in Rockland, ME.

This cabinet card must have been finished in that decade between 1889 and 1900 when Singhi was active as photographer at 359 Main in Rockland, ME. He moved his studio sometime in the years between 1885 and 1889.

He retired sometime around 1900.



Photographer: Singhi
Rockland ME

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George G Shellabarger


Cabinet Card baby
Photographer:
Shellabarger
Horton, Kas

George G Shellabarger
(01 Nov 1848 - 22 Jul 1933)
1848 Nov 1
born in Mad River, OH
1850
US census at age 2 in Mad River, OH
1860
US census at age 12 in Mad River, OH
1875-1877
news item says Shellabarger was in Topeka for two years
1876
city directory as photographer in Topeka, KS, Adine and Shellabarger
1877
city directory as photographer in Emporia, KS
1877 May
news item opens gallery in Valley Falls, KS, in May
1880
US census as photographer at Valley Falls, KS
1880 Oct 9
news item gallery in Valley Falls, KS
1882 Feb 8
news item father’s obituary says Shellabarger lives in Valley Falls

1890 Aug 2
news item gallery in Valley Falls, KS
1896 Jan 17
news item working in Horton, KS
1900 Sep 28
news item residence in Horton, KS
1901 Jan 4
news item residence at Horton, KS
1905 Nov 10
news item residence in Horton, KS
1907
Sells out studio in Horton, KS to Wesley Blackmore
1907-1911
news item studio at Marion, IN
1910
US census as photographer Marion, IL
1911-1912
studio at Winona, MN
1912 Apr 18
news item return to Horton, KS
1920
US census as photographer in Horton, KS
1933 Jul 22
dies in Glen Ellyn, IL at age 84

This cabinet card could have been finished between 1896 and 1905 or when he returned to Horton, KS, in 1912. The design of the card indicates 1889-1896.

Brown County (Horton) World -
19 Apr 1912

New Addition - 18 May 2018
Cabinet Card two young men
Photographer: Shelabarger
Horton, Kas

Note: the logo on this card is the same as the above card, but there is no line border. This one was probably finished at an earlier date.


Photographer: Shelabarger
Horton, Kas

Note: the deckled edge on this card would indicate a later date.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Charles Menzies Cumming



My Notes
Charles Menzies Cumming
(1836-1919)

Sources: Newspaper items as noted, city directories, state records, US census

1836 Sep 12
Tannadice, Angus, Scotland, C M Cumming is born to John Cummings and Elizabeth Stupard the youngest of 15 siblings
1851
Forfar, Angus, Scotland, at age 15 is working for father as a stationer’s apprentice
1857 Oct 19
Clyde, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland, C M Cumming marries Louise Payne Allison
1859 May 3
New York, NY, arrive in US as printer (Obituary says 1869)
1860 Mar 06
Augusta, GA, son Edward Roger Cumming is born
1861-1865
C M Cumming serves in the Confederate Army during the US civil war

1863 Jan 26
Georgia, son Charles Cumming is born
1865 abt
Georgia daughter Louisa Cumming is born
1868 abt
Georgia, daughter Kate Cumming is born
1870 Jun 10
Bainbridge, Decatur, GA, US census as Photographic Artist
1873 Jul 06
Bainbridge, GA state records daughter Maggie Cumming is born
1874
Bryan, TX Eagle news obituary says Cumming moved to Bremond, TX, that year (probably a guess)
1875 Oct 28
Bainbridge, GA state records daughter Alice C Cumming is born
1883 Jul 28
Corsicana, TX , state records son William Hines Cumming is born
1891
Dallas, TX, city directory NOT listed
1894
Dallas, TX city directory as music teacher; son Ed R Cumming working as a photo-printer for Weatherington Bros.

1896
Dallas, TX, city directory as photographer, music teacher; res 206 s Harwood; Son Edward at same address as photographer
1897
Dallas, TX, city directory as photographer
1900 Jun 07
Dallas, TX, US census and city directory as photographer
1910 Apr 20
Dallas, TX, US census as bookkeeper for a plumbing company
1911 Nov 13
Dallas, TX, state records, wife Louisa Payne Allison dies
1914
Dallas, TX, city directory, no occupation shown, son Edward working as photographer for R T Jones
1917
Dallas, TX, city directory, no occupation shown
1919 Dec 14
Dallas, TX, state records, death certificate, Charles Menzies Cumming dies of arteriosclerosis at age 83


It appears that C M Cumming was a photographer off and on throughout most of his life. In the US he lived in Georgia and Texas. In Texas he lived in Corsicana and Dallas.

He lived in Bainbridge, GA, between 1860 and 1875.
He was living in Corsicana, TX, in 1883 when his son William is born but there is a records gap so he could have moved there any time after 1875.

By 1894 C M Cumming is living in Dallas, TX. The 1893 Dallas, TX, city directory does NOT include a listing for him so perhaps he is still living in Corsicana, TX, that year.

This cabinet card would have been done in that period between 1875 and 1891. It is somewhat speculative but, C M Cumming and son Edward probably worked together sometime between 1883 and 1893 in Corsicana, TX.

Charles Menzies Cumming was a “part time” photographer and not a “traveling” photographer. It is doubtful that he had more than one studio at a time. His interests in religion, politics, music, and newspaper publishing probably kept him quite busy.

The (Bryan, TX) Eagle newspaper - 17 Dec 1919

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Central Gallery of Mississippi

Cabnet Card baby in chair

Research pending on photographer
Central Gallery or Meridian, Mississippi

No clues so far. We may never find out who this was and when the studio was in operation.

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Bennett

Cabinet Card two children in a buggy

Research pending on photographer
Bennett of Chesaning, Mich

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Friday, May 4, 2018

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

Example from auction site
Photographer:
Gilbert & Bacon
40 n 8th and 820 Arc st
Philadelphia

Example from website



Example from auction site

reverse of the card at the left
New addition from LOST GALLERY

Photographer:
Gilbert & Bacon
40 n 8th and 820 Arc st
Philadelphia
New addition from LOST GALLERY

Photographer:
Gilbert & Bacon
40 n 8th and 820 Arc st
Philadelphia


photographer: A K P Trask
1210 Chestnut

Reverse of the card at the left

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August Rino


Cabinet Card Three Children
Photographer: A. Rino
801 Franklin Avenue
St. Louis Mo.
Cabinet Card Three Children
(Dated 1897)

August Rino
(1854-1940)

Timeline
1819 Feb 12
August Rino born in Germany
1854 Oct 10
wife Wilhelmina Leinert born in St. Louis, MO
1862
No city directory available
1863
St. Louis, MO, city directory NOT listed
1864
St. Louis, MO, city directory as ambrotypist and photographist at 119 Franklin
1866
St. Louis, MO, city directory NOT listed
1867
St, Louis, MO, city directory first listing as photographer at nw cor Franklin;(2nd listing in same book: as photographer 2116 Franklin av. No other mention of that address.)
1872
St. Louis, MO, city directory as photographer at 801 Franklin, res “country”

1880
US census as photographer
1883
St. Louis, MO, city directory as photographer at 801 Franklin, res 1140 Leonard
1885
St. Louis, MO, city directory as photographer at 801 Franklin, res 1140 Leonard
1886 Dec 29
August Rino dies at age 67 of diabetic mellitus
1891
St. Louis, MO, city directory as photographer at 801 Franklin, res 1140 Leonard
1893
St. Louis, MO, city directory as photographer at 803 Franklin, res 1140 Leonard
1895
St. Louis, MO, city directory studio at 803 Franklin
1899
St. Louis, MO, city directory as photographer at 801 Franklin, res 1140 Leonard
(Note: 801 and 803 Franklin were probably the same place)


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Cabinet Card baby in smock
Cabinet Card baby

Cabinet Card four boys
Photographer: Rino
1047 N. Grand Ave
St. Louis

1901
St. Louis, MO, city directory as photographer at 1047 Grand
1905
St. Louis, MO, city directory as photographer at Grand and Finney
1907
St. Louis, MO, city directory as photographer at Grand and Finney
1908
St. Louis, MO, city directory (business pages missing) ;res 4298B Page boul
1909
St. Louis, MO, city directory as photographer at 1051 Grand; res 4298B Page boul (note: Grand and Finney, 1047 Grand and 1051 Grand were probably all the same place)
1910
St. Louis, MO, city directory as photographer at 1051 Grand; res 4298B Page boul
1914
St. Louis, MO, city directory Rino studio at 1051 n Grand; George J Meier proprietor

1915
St. Louis, MO, city directory Rino Studio at Grand and Finney now listed under George. J. Meier
1916 - 1940
St. Louis, MO, city directory Wilhelmina Rino listed as widowed, living alone
1940 Jun 16
Wilhelmina dies in St. Louis, MO at the age of 85

August Rino kept his studio at 801 Franklin between 1867 and 1886. He did not finish this card however, as it is dated 1897 and he died in 1886. His wife Wilhelmina kept the studio going until about 1910 and then placed it in charge of George J. Meier who eventually bought her out.

The dark green card was probably finished much later. The color and style and lettering of the card indicate a much later production. Also, the studio did not move to 1047-1051 Grand until 1901.


Example from auction site


Example from KEN on Flickr

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