Sunday, September 10, 2017

Jesse Orville Johnson


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



from the collection of
rfinch on Ancestry.com

from the collection of
rfinch on Ancestry.com

from the collection of
rfinch on Ancestry.com

Jesse Orville Johnson
(1833-1915)

Timeline
1833 Jul 18
Hancock, NH, J Orville Johnson is born
1857 Feb 27
Evening Star (DC) item Johnson Gallery at 809 Pennsylvania; res 447 M st nw
1860 Jul 11
US census Essex MA as House of Correction as “Dague Artist” for “Passing Counterfeit Money”
1862
cabinet card information “Established 1862” 467 & 469 Pennsylvania
1863
Civil War registration as Artist
1864 Nov 07
Evening Star newspaper Washington DC marriage to Emma Amanda Austin
1869 Jan 11
Washington DC birth of son Frank Elmer Johnson
1870 Aug 10
US census Washington DC as photographer; brother Frank at same address

Continued on next row

1872 Nov 03
Washington DC birth of daughter Ella Mae Johnson
1875 Feb 27
Washington DC Evening Star classified ad shows residence as 447 M street nw
1878
Washington DC city directory as photographer at 809 Market Space nw
1880
US census Washington DC as photographer at 809 Market Space nw; brother Frank at same address
1900
US census Washington DC as photographer at 469 Pennsylvania ave
1910
US census Washington DC as proprietor of studio at 467 Pennsylvania ave
1915 Mar 11
J Orville Johnson dies in Washington DC

The US census for 1870 and 1880 show Orville and his brother Frank living at the same address. During this period was probably when the operated as “Johnson Brothers” gallery. The cabinet cards here were probably done after this when Orville appears to be operating alone at 467-469 Pennsylvania ave.

Washington DC, Evening Star - 07 Nov 1864


News Journal - 12 Nov 1896


Evening Star - 27 Feb 1875


News Journal - 12 Nov 1896


National Republican - 2 Dec 1874


Washington Times - 12 Mar 1915

New Additions


photographer: Johnson Brothers
467-469 Pennsylvania Av
Washington, DC
from Cabinet Card Gallery
Portrait of a man
Slightly smaller than a cabinet card
photographer: J. Orville Johnson
467&469 Penn Ave
Washington, DC
Sent to LOST GALLERY by contributor GGC

photographer: Johnson Brothers
467-469 Pennsylvania Av
Washington, DC
example from auction site

reverse of card at left


photographer: Johnson Brothers
467-469 Pennsylvania Av
Washington, DC
example source unknown

photographer: Johnson Brothers
467-469 Pennsylvania Av
Washington, DC
example from auction site

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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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