Eugene Warren Smith
born in Indiana
US census as helper in father’s store in Springfield, IN
US census as photographer
Many gossipy news items and small display ads chronicle his presence in Pittsburgh, KS
1894 Jan 31
moves studio from above Ramsey Bros store to West 3rd St.
multiple small ads telling E W Smith has moved his studio
news item storm damages studio
US census as photographer in Pittsburg, KS, res 308 e 9th
1903 - 1906
as photographer at 106 ½ w 3rd
1908 - 1919
as photographer at 614 ½ n Broadway
1926 - 1928
as photographer at 406 ½ n Broadway
Pittsburg, KS, city directory as photographer at 410 ½ n Broadway
Pittsburg, KS, city directory as photographer, no business address
dies at age 84, still a photographer
Although E. W. Smith travelled a lot he apparently never established a studio anywhere but Pittsburg, KS.
He moved at least three times. Since there is no studio address on this cabinet card, it could have been finished any time between 1880 and 1936 when he died.
The style of the card suggests 1890-1900.