Friday, September 29, 2017

T J Echols




Photographer: T J Echols
Conway, Ark

Thomas Jefferson Echols
(1854 - 1918)

T J Echols appears to have spent nearly all his professional life in Little Rock, AR, from about 1888 to 1914. There was a short stay in Monroe, LA, in 1914 and he died in Illinois in 1918. He had at least 8 different studio locations in Little Rock, the longest stay being 301 ½ Main from 1902 to 1908.

He had branch studios in other cities in Arkansas and as far away as England as one news item shows.
Timeline sources: US census, city directories, newspaper items as noted
1854 May 05
T J Echols born in Holly Springs, MS
1884 May 20
Mansfield, LA, marries Henrietta Caroline Wynne
1888 Jun 24
Little Rock, AR, son Samuel Thomas Echols born
1890
Little Rock, AR city directory as photographer; res 1310 Louisana
1890 Apr 16
Little Rock, AR, son Harry Clyde Echols born
1890
Little Rock, AR, city directory, as photographer; res 1310 Louisiana

1891 Sep 26, 29; Oct 06, 07,
(Little Rock) Arkansas Democrat small item for studio at 309 e Markham st
1893 Mar 09
Little Rock, AR, son Herbert Eugene Echols born
1895 Sep
Little Rock AR, daughter Lois I Echols born
1899 Feb 11, 12, 14, 15;
Little Rock Daily Arkansas Gazette as photographer at 103 1/2 Washington av
1900 Jun 09
US census Little Rock, AR, as photographer at 103 W Washington; Little Rock, AR, city directory a photographer at 105 w Washington
1901 Apr 30, May 01, 08, 10;
(Little Rock) Arkansas Democrat small ad as photographer at 106 1/2 n Washington av
1902 Aug 04, 06, 08, 11, 13, 15, 18, 22, 25, 27, 29; Sep 01;
(Little Rock) Arkansas Democrat small ads as photographer at 301 ½ Newton av
1902, 1906, 1907,
Little Rock, AR, city directory as photographer at 302 ½ Newton, av; res same
1904 Jun 04
(Little Rock) Arkansas Democrat item T J Echols granted permission to open cold drink stand at 121 Main st

1905 Jan 20, 23
(Little Rock) Arkansas Daily Gazette small ad for studio at 301 ½ Main
1906 Oct 25
(Little Rock) Arkansas Democrat item Echols to erect a tent gallery on Main
1906 Nov 14
(Little Rock) Arkansas Democrat item tent gallery has been removed
1907 Jul 09
(Little Rock) Daily Arkansas Gazette small item Echols asks permission to erect refreshment stand at corner of Washington and Maple
1908 Feb 16
(Little Rock) Daily Arkansas Gazette item shows residence as 301 ½ Main
1908
Little Rock, AR, city directory as photographer at 105 ½ w Washington
1909 May 13
(Little Rock) Arkansas Democrat item Echols moving gallery to booth at Riverview Park
1910
US census Little Rock, AR, as photographer res 620 Maple; Little Rock, AR, city directory as photographer at 115 ½ s Maple, res 301 ½ Main
1910
Echols is elected as Justice of the Peace in Little Rock, AR

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1911
Little Rock, AR, city directory as photographer at 200 ½ main; res rms 111 e 5th
1911 Jul 05
(Little Rock) Arkansas Democrat Justice T J Echols sells gallery toKime and resigns as Justice of Peace
1911 Aug 12
(Little Rock) Arkansas Democrat Bert E Kime takes over Echols studio in Mathews building
1911
(Little Rock) Daily Arkansas Gazette 6 small ads as photographer at 521 Main
1912
Little Rock, AR, city directory as photographer; res 1309 State; not listed in business pages
1913
Little Rock, AR, city directory as photographer, res 1309 State; not listed in business pages
1914
Little Rock, AR, city directory as photographer, res 1309 State; not listed in business pages
1914 Jan to Jun
Bulletin of Photography page 151, item T J Echols has located his studio in Monroe, LA
1914 May 28
Monroe (LA) News Star item studio furniture for sale

1918 Dec 23
T J Echols dies in Alton, IL, at age 64


When T J Echols actually had a branch studio in Conway, AR, is not known for sure. Perhaps it was in 1891 when a news item proclaims that he has “returned” to Little Rock.

But it could have been any time. Photographers were known to have temporary studios in small towns around where they lived.

Arkansas Democrat (Little Rock) - 26 Sep 1891

Arkansas Democrat (Little Rock) 11 Feb 1899


Arkansas (Little Rock)Democrat 25 Oct 1906


Arkansas Democrat - 15 Dec 1906

Arkansas Gazette - 04 Jul 1911


Arkansas Democrat - 12 Aug 1911


Bulletin of Photography - Jan-Jun 1914


Monre (LA) News Star - 28 May 1914

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Leroy T Butterfield



photographer: Butterfield
cor Main and Ninth
Sioux Falls, SD

Leroy Taylor Butterfield
(1852 - 1897)

Timeline sources; US census, city directories, newspaper items as shown, 19th Century Sioux Falls Through the Lens: Photographs of Leroy T. Butterfield

1852 Feb 16
Windsor County, VT, Leroy Taylor Butterfield is born to Merrick Butterfield and Eliza S Phinney
1872, 1873
Urbana, IL, Illinois Industrial University
1876
Prairie du Chien, WI, Wiconsin Family Albums, moves to this town works with photographer Farr for two years and then buys the gallery
1877
Sioux Falls, SD, Argus Leader, of 04 Mar 1887 news item mentions Butterfield has been photographer for eleven years
1878 Nov 13
Marengo, IL, L T Butterfield marries Martha E Rich
1880
Prairie Du Chien, WI, US census as photographer
1883 Dec 31
Prairie Du Chien, WI, city records, daughter Mabel Alice Butterfield is born

1887 Mar 04
(Sioux Falls, SD) Argus Leader, news item takes over studio of George W Taylor
1887 Mar 19
(Sioux Falls, SD) Argus Leader, display ad says new gallery opens 21 Mar 1887
1888
Sioux Falls, SD, city directory as photographer at 127 w 9th se cor Main; res 217 Prairie
1889 - 1894
Sioux Falls, SD, city directory as photographer se cor Main; res 217 Prairie
1890
Sioux Falls, SD, city directory as photographer with Butterfield & Ralston, cor Main av and Ninth
1890 May 08
(Sioux Falls, SD) Argus Leader small ad for studio
1891 Jan 05
(Sioux Falls, SD) Argus Leader news item says Butterfield & Ralston have dissolved partnership and Butterfield will continue in the business
1893 May 15
(Sioux Falls, SD) Argus Leader news item says Butterfield has leased out the gallery to Oliver Evans
1894 Jan 30
(Sioux Falls, SD) Argus Leader news item says Butterfield took over the studio again at the YMCA block

1896
(Sioux Falls, SD) Argus Leader Retired this year (see obituary of 1897, next)
1897 Dec 27
(Sioux Falls, SD) Argus Leader, L T Butterfield dies at age 45


Samuel Archibald Ralston
(16 Dec 1858 - 15 Sep 1944)

Very little was found about S A Ralston except the mentions on this page. He appears to have been in the photography business with Butterfield just about a year, in Sioux Falls, SD. After that he went into the pharmacy business in Iowa and never returned to photography or South Dakota.

The cabinet card at the left must have been finished when Ralston was not a partner in the gallery. Considering the style of the card it was probably done after January of 1891 when the partnership disolved and before 1896 when Butterfield retired.


Sioux Falls, SD, Argus Leader - 04 Mar 1887

Sioux Falls, SD, Argus Leader - 19 Mar 1887

Sioux Falls, SD, Argus Leader - 19 Mar 1887

Sioux Falls, SD, Argus Leader - 22 Jul 1887

Wisconsin Family Albums: Photographer Imprints - 1888


Sioux Falls, SD, City Directory ad - 1880

Sioux Falls, SD, Argus Leader - 08 May 1890

Another example at Langdon Road Gallery
Sioux Falls, SD, city directory ad - 1890

Sioux Falls, SD, Argus Leader - 05 Jan 1891

Sioux Falls, SD, Argus Leader - 15 May 1893



Example Ancestry.com
Probably about 1892 or after
Sioux Falls, SD, Argus Leader - 30 Jan 1894

Sioux Falls, SD, Argus Leader - 28 Dec 1897

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Monday, September 25, 2017

William F Kedney



photographer: Kedney, Artist,
Sturgis, MI
(very faint)

One mention of a W F Kedney, cabinet card photographer, was found in the David V. Tinder cabinet card collection, University of Michigan. This account says that the photographer’s actual name was William F Kidney, not Kedney, although “’W. F. Kedney, Sturgis, Mich.” was the actual printing on some cabinet mounts.’“

Whichever is correct, the name variation was held consistent by associated names, dates and places.

William F Kidney or Kedney
(1863- )
Timeline
(Sources: US census, city directories, Tinder, David V. Directory of Early Michigan Photographers

1840 Apr
William F Kidney born in New York, NY
1860
New York, NY, US census as artist
1865 May
New York div 8, dist 7, tax roll, occupation not shown; res at 118 Cannon
1868
Poughkeepsie, NY, NO listing

1869
Poughkeepsie, NY, as photographer; res 47 Washington
1870
Poughkeepsie, NY, US census, city directory, as photographer; res 42 Washington
1876
Poughkeepsie, NY, as photographer; res 47 Washington
1873-1874-1875
Poughkeepsie, NY, city directory as photographer; res 42 Washington
1876
Poughkeepsie, NY, NO listing
1877
Chicago, IL, city directory, NO listing
1878
Chicago, IL, city directory, as photographer; res 719 Superior
1882
Chicago, IL, city directory, as photographer; res 667 w VanBuren; not listed in business pages
1884-1888
Adrian, MI, Tinder’s Directory, as photographer at 10 & 12 e Maumee st
1885 Jul 14
Adrian, MI, newspaper item in Buffalo, NY, Evening Telegram mentions W F Kidney is in Adrian, MI

1885
Chicago, IL, city directory, NO listing
1887
Saginaw, MI, city directory NO listing
1888-1889
Saginaw, MI, Tinder’s Directory, as photographer at 113 s Jefferson st
1889
Saginaw, MI, city directory, as photographer at 113 s Jefferson; res same
1890
Battle Creek, MI, Tinder’s Directory, as photographer
1891
Kalamazoo, MI, Tinder’s Directory, as photographer as 120 e Main, third floor
1892
Sturgis, MI, Tinder’s Directory, as photographer
1900 Jun 08
Brooklyn, NY, US census as photographer, res 187 Penne st

William F Kidney moved around a lot. One document did put him in Sturgis, MI, in 1892. By 1900 he was in Brooklyn, NY. So there is a possible 9 year span when the cabinet card shown here was finished.

Documentation on this photographer is rather thin. Suggestions are welcome.

The (Buffalo, NY) Evening Telegram - 14 Jul 1885

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T H Ford




photographer: T H Ford
(very faint)

So far nothing has been found for a photographer, T H Ford or J H Ford. There is also no location showing on the card.

Until another example is found that shows more information, research is very limited on this card.

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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 1899 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.


photographer Brown
Belleville, KS
example from the LOST GALLERY collection

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Edward Charles Hewke

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



Photographer: Hewke, Washington, DC
from the collection of
rfinch on Ancestry.com

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, NY, city directory as manager of unknown work; res 134 w 4th
1899
NOT in DC directory
1899 Sep 16
Washington DC Evening Times small ad shows Hewke had arrived in DC by September of 1899

The Evening Times (Washington DC) - 16 Sep 1899

1900 Jun 06
US census Washington DC as photographer; res 420 7th;(Possibly 425)

Typographical Journal - 07 Mar 1903

1905 Feb 05 through Aug 18
Washington Sun Times - 27 small listings as photographer 430 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. But a small ad in The Washington (DC) Times shows that although he apparently missed the printing deadline for the annual city directory, he had established an address by September 1899. The cabinet card shown here must have been finished between September 1899 and 1906.


Here is an additional card by Hewke sent in by a contributor.

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Joseph J Jennings

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



Photographer: Jennings
from the collection of
rfinch on Ancestry.com

Photographer: Jennings
from the collection of
rfinch on Ancestry.com

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, KS

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, all connected by a rail line. 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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