Friday, May 29, 2020

John Boucher Shane


(Greatly Enhanced)
Photographer: J. B. Shane
615 Mass. St. Lawrence, Kans.

(Greatly Enhanced)
Photographer: J. B. Shane
615 Mass. St. Lawrence, Kans.

John Boucher Shane
(05 Dec 1840 - 28 Dec 1913)

1840
born in Dover, KY
1878
began operations as a photographer in a railroad car in Lawrence, KS
1885
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...
1907
Juno marries and the studio name is changed to Thompson Studio, same address
1913
J. B. Shane released and pardoned
1913
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.

To compare the original and the enhanced version of these cards go to LOST GALLERY - Looking For Lost Details


University Courier -
30 Jan 1885


Lawrence (KS) Evening Tribune -
21 May 1886

Lawrence (KS) Daily Journal -
22 Mar 1887


Lawrence Kansas University -
20 Sep 1889


Lawrence (KS) Daily Gazette -
20 Sep 1889

Lawrence (KS) Daily Journal -
23 Feb 1892


Lawrence (KS) Daily Gazette -
23 Feb 1892

Lawrence (KS) Weekly World -
09 Mar 1893


Lawrence (KS) Weekly World -
18 Oct 1894

Lawrence (KS) Daily Gazette -
12 Jan 1895


Lawrence (KS) Daily World -
26 Sep 1895


Lawrence (KS) Journal -
29 Sep 1900


Lawrence (KS) Gazette -
27 Feb 1902

Lawrence (KS) Daily World -
23 Apr 1901


Lawrence (KS) Gazette -
06 Mar 1902

Jefferson (Lawrence, KS) Gazette -
06 Mar 1902

Lawrence (KS) Weekly World -
15 May 1902


Lawrence (KS) Weekly World -
15 May 1902


Lawrence (KS) Daily Journal World -
22 Oct 1913

The (Lawrence, KS) Jeffersonian Gazette -
31 Dec 1913


Said to be the railroad photocar used by Shane.

portrait of J B Shane


photographer: J B Shane
Railroad Photocar
example from Kansas University of MO

photographer: J B Shane
Railroad Photocar
example from Kansas University of MO

photographer: J B Shane
Lawrence, KS
(poor scan)
example from Kansas University of MO

photographer J B Shane
Lawrence, KS
example from auction site


photographer: J B Shane
Lawrence, KS
example from Kansas University Library

Photographer: J. B. Shane
615 Mass. St. Lawrence, KS
(This example has been restored a great deal)

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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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