Tuesday, May 14, 2019

David Smith Cole

Washington Iowa

David Smith Cole (1843 - 1916)
1843 Nov 22
Born in Franklin, Ohio
move to Marion, Iowa
Enlisted for the Union in the Civil War
1864 Jul 22 - 1865 Apr 28
Civil War Prisoner in Andersonville
Returns to Washington, Iowa, to establish first Photograph Studio
1867 Nov 02
marries Mary C. Auld (1848-1882)
(US Census) move to Cedar, Iowa, as blacksmith with father
(US Census) move to Brighton, Iowa, as gunsmith

Receives patent for his design of a camera shutter
18 months in the Phillipines
(Iowa State Census) in Washington, Iowa, as photographer
1916 Oct 31
(Find-a-grave) Death in Brighton, Iowa

The cabinet card at the left was quite likely done around 1865 or later around 1904

The book “History of Washington County, Iowa” has an interesting account of D. S. Cole’s life. It is added just below.

Greene Recorder (Iowa)
25 Dec 1912

photographer: D S Cole
Brighton, IA
example from Pinterest, no source known

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.

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