Monday, January 6, 2020

James Albert Brush




Photographer: J. A. Brush
Hennepin Ave & Sixth St.
Minneapolis, Minn


Reverse of the cabinet card on the left
James Albert Brush
(27 Aug 1846 - 22 May 1906)

1846
Born in Detroit, MI
1862
Detroit, MI, city directory as artist at 22 Montclaire
1865
Marriage to Alice Sprague
1869 - 1874
Detroit, MI, city directory as photographer at SW cor Woodward and Larned
1875 or 1876
relocates to Minneapolis, MN
1877-1878
as Brush & Company, 301 South Washington Av, Minneapolis, MN
1878-1882
223 Nicollet Av, Minneapolis, MN
1882-1886
609 Nicollet Av, Minneapolis, MN
1887-1897
601-603-605 Hennepin Av, Minneapolis, MN
1897-1905
33-35 S 6th St, Minneapolis, MN
1906 May 22
death at 59 in Minneapolis, MN (one source says the cause was alcoholism)

This cabinet card must have been finished between 1887 and 1897


Minnesota Journal - 23 May 1906


Minnesota Journal - 01 Jul 1906

Minnesota Journal - 19 Aug 1906

Ads show that the studio name was kept after the death of James A Bush

Minnesota Journal - 16 Sep 1906


Backing example from 1887-1897


Photographer: J A Brush
Minneapolis
Example from PhotoTree

photographer: J A Brush
609 Nicolette Av, Minneapolis, MN
example from auction site
probably finished between 1882 and 1886

photographer J A Brush
Minneapolis, MN
example from auction site

photographer J A Brush
Minneapolis, MN
example from auction site


photographer J A Brush
Minneapolis, MN
example from auction site

The cdv at the right must have been finished before 1875 while Brush was still operating in Detroit, MI.

This is the sort of specialty card sold in the photographer's studio and at fairs and festivals for souvenirs.

Dimensions: 4 3/16 inches by 1 15/16 inches, which is slightly narrower but longer than a standard CDV.

Example from contributor Jim Gunnis


photographer Jas a Brush
corner of Woodw'd and Larned Steets
Detroit, MI


reverse of card at the left



photographer J A Brush
Minneapolis
example from auction site

reverse of card at left

photographer: J A Brush
Hennepin Ave and Sixth Street, Minneapolis, MN
example from auction site

reverse of card at left
(finished around 1887-1897)


photographer: J A Brush
Minneapolis, MN
from auction site

photographer: J A Brush
Minneapolis, MN
example from auction site

photographer: J A Brush
Minneapolis, MN
example from auction site

photographer: J A Brush
Minneapolis, MN
example from auction site

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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