John Boucher Shane
(05 Dec 1840 - 28 Dec 1913)
born in Dover, KY
began operations as a photographer in a railroad car in Lawrence, KS
first record of his own studio at 615 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS
1902 - 1912
incarcerated for murder in Lansing Prison; daughter Juno Belle operates the business in his absence until...
Juno marries and the studio name is changed to Thompson Studio, same address
J. B. Shane released and pardoned
J. B. Shane death in Lawrence, KS
All data above collected from US Census, city directories and the short biography at the University of Kansas Library
There is also a great detailed and interesting bio-sketch at Cabinet Card Gallery!
These cabinet cards were probably finished between1885 and 1907. The scalloped edges , heavy card stock and the script printing indicate a date closer to 1900.
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