Wednesday, September 6, 2017

John R Lane



Photographer:
Lane & Co.
199-201 So. High St, Columbus, O.

John R. Lane ( 1855 - )
John R. Lane spent all of his life in Columbus, OH. He was a photographer but worked most of the time for other studios, such as L. M. Baker. Lane appears in many Columbus city directories as photographer but is listed only three times, in 1898, 1899 and 1900, as “Lane & Co.”

1875 - 1878
Columbus, OH, city directory not listed
1879
Columbus, OH, city directory as printer and retoucher for L. M. Baker; res 176 E Elm Alley
1880
(US Census) as photographer at 176 Elm Alley
1881
Columbus, OH, city directory as photographer for L. M. Baker; res cor State & Champion ave
1882
Columbus, OH, city directory as photographer; res cor Franklin and Champion ave

1886
Columbus, OH, city directory as photographic printer; res. ns Franklin nr Champion ave
1888
(US Census, city directory) as photographer; res n s Franklin 1st hw of Champion ave
1889
(city directory) as photographer; res 734 Franklin (address number probably a miss-print)
1890 - 1894
(city directory) as photographer; res 1134 Franklin
1895 & 1896
(city directory) as printer; res 1134 Franklin
In 1897 he calls himself “President” of the Columbus Photographic Art Co. at 199-201 So. High.
In 1898 he is listed in the business section as Lane & Co. at 199 ½ S High
In 1899 he is listed in the business section as Lane & Co. at 199 ½ S High
In 1900 he is listed in the business section as Lane & Co. at 199 ½ S High

Oddly he is not in the 1901 or the 1902 Columbus city directory at all.
In 1903 he is listed as photographer but not in the business section which probably means he’s working for someone else.
1904
Columbus, OH, city directory no listing
1905 - 1907
Columbus, OH, city directory as photographer; res 1059 Sulivant
1908 - 1912
Columbus, OH, city directory as photographer; res 851 s 22nd
1914 now there are two John R. Lanes but neither of them is photographer Lane
1913 thru 1918
No city directory listing

The cabinet card at the left was probably done between 1897 and 1900. This appears to be the only time John Lane had a studio of his own.

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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