Wednesday, August 21, 2019

David Presley Thomson



Photographer: D P Thomson
1000&1002 Walnut St.
cor 10th St.
Kansas City, Mo.

Reverse of the cabinet card on the left

Additional examples at:
Flickr - Frank Suvari
Who Were They?

David Presley (or Presly) Thomson
(17 Sep 1849 - 28 Jan 1933)

Timeline sources: City Directories, US census, death certificate, Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People 1808-1908, Volume 3 by Carrie Westlake Whitney - 1908,

1849
Ray County, MO, D P Presley is born to William McCann Thomson and Sarah Ann Thomson
1866
St Louis, MO, begins apprenticeship with A J Fox and remains for seven years
1871
Marriage to Sophia Ann Harvey
1873
Kansas City, MO, Thomson purchases interest a studio at 610 Main with Marine and Williams
1874
Kansas City, MO, Marine retires and firm becomes Williams and Thomson
1874-1881
as photographer at 610-12 Main, with William I. Williams

1881
Kansas City, MO, Williams retires and Thomson takes over studio
1882-1883
as photographer at 610 Main
1884-1885
as photographer Thomson and Co at 612 Main & 613 Delaware
1886-1891
as photographer Thomson and Co at 610 Main
1892
as photographer at 610 Main AND 1000-1002 Walnut
1893-1906
as photographer at 1000-1002 Walnut
1907-1928
as photographer at 1118 Walnut
1929-1933
as photographer with other photographers at 1000-1002 Walnut 3rd floor
1933 Jan 28
dies at age 83 in Kansas City, MO

The cabinet card at the left must have been done between 1892 and 1906 of after 1929.


1885 Kansas City, MO, city directory ad


Some additional reverse designs




Three more CDV examples found on Auction Sites



reverse of the two CDV cards at the left


photographer Thomson
Kansas City, MO
from the collection of Ken on FLickr

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

photographer Thomson, Kansas City, MO
example from
the Pierce/Vaubel genealogy website
Owner's estimated date 1890

photographer Thomson, Kansas City, MO
example from
the Pierce/Vaubel genealogy website
Owner's estimated date 1895


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

photographer: D P Thomson
Kansas City, MO
example from UMKC Digital Collection

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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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