Sunday, August 11, 2019

Marion S Carpenter




Photographer:
Carpenter
Photographic Rooms
615 Main Street
Kansas City. Mo.


This is the reverse of the card on the left.

Marion Carpenter was photographer most of his life, taking out a decade from about 1870 to 1880 when he was in real estate.

There were many city directory listings for Marion Carpenter, photographer at 615 Main in Kansas City, MO. Most Kansas City, MO, directory listings show him as photographer. For at least the years 1892 and 1893 it appears the studio was named Margaret W Carpenter Photography, and the 1893 directory shows Marion as “manager of Margaret M Carpenter Studio”.

Marion S. Carpenter
(01 Sep 1829 - 11 Dec 1921)
Margaret Ward Carpenter
(22 Jun 1832 - 29 Mar 1906)

1829 Sep 01
Marion S. Carpenter born in Dayton, OH
1850
US census as daguerrian artist, age 21, living with parents in Dayton, OH
1854 May 04
Marriage to Margaret Ward in Ohio
1859
birth of Daughter Kate in Ohio

1860 Jul 19
US census as daguerreotypist in Hamilton, OH
1861
Cincinnati, OH, city directory as ambrotype and photographs, gallery 20 w 5th; res Mt Auburn; birth of son Marion in Ohio
1862
Cincinnati, OH, city directory as photgraphist at 22 w 5th; res Avondale
1863
Civil war draft registration as photographer; NOT in Cincinnati, OH, city directory
1864
Cincinnati, OH, city directory as photographer with J W Winder & Co; res Avondale
1865
Cincinnati, OH, city directory as photographer with J W Winder & Co; res Walnut Hills
1867 & 1868
Cincinnati, OH, city directory NOT listed in directory
1869
Cincinnati, OH, city directory as clerk at 67 w 3rd; res Walnut Hills
1870
US census as real estate agent in Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH
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1871 through 1880
Cincinnati, OH, city directory NOT listed in directory
1882
Kansas City, MO, Times newspaper item, opens first gallery at 618 Main in Kansas City, MO (the 618 is probably a misprint as all other sources say it is 615)
1883 through 1890
Kansas City, MO, city directory - photographer at 615 Main, res same
1891
Kansas City, MO, city directory as photographer at 615 Main and 1404 Grand; res 307 Peery (307 probably a misprint, all other sources say 3017)
1892
Kansas City, MO, city directory as photographer at 615 Main; Margaret W Carpenter is also listed as a photographer at the same address and neither of them are listed in the business pages
1893
Kansas City, MO, city directory as manager of M W Carpenter photo studio 615 Main; res 3017 Peery
1894 through 1903
Kansas City, MO, city directory as photographer at 936 Main; res 3017 Peery
1904 through 1906
Kansas City, MO, city directory as Photographer at 27 ½ E 11th
1906 Mar 29
Margaret W Carpenter dies in Kansas City, MO
1908 & 1909
Kansas City, MO, city directory as photographer at 807 Walnut

1910
Kansas City, MO, city directory r 800 Walnut, no occupation shown and no business listing
1912
Kansas City, MO, city directory as photographer at res and bus - 618 Main
1913
Marion Carpenter dies of uremic poisoning at age 84

This cabinet card would have been finished in that period when he was at 615 Main between 1882 and 1892. Note that the 1912 city directory for Kansas City, MO, indicates he returned to the 618 Main studio the year before he died.

Note that James Thomas Bloomer worked as photographer in this studio from about 1891 to about 1897.

1888 Kansas City city directory
Note:both A C and Marion are listed

1889 Kansas City city directory

Kansas city Newspaper - 29 Mar 1906



photographer: Carpenter, Kansas City
example from auction site

photographer: Carpenter, Kansas City
example from auction site

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