Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Monty and Company Studio



Photographer: Monty & Co. Studio
118 Main Street
Ware, Mass.

Jean-Baptiste Leonidas Monty
(Aka J B L Monty and John B L Monty)
(1856 - 1915)

Sources: city directories, US census

1856 Jun 24
Richelieux Ronville Quebec, Canada, J B L Monty is born
1869 Mar 15
Holyoke, MA, J B L Monty attives in the US at age 12
1877 Jul
Hyacinthe, QU, Canada; J B L Monty marries Alphonsine Legar
1879
Holyoke, MA, city directory Monty working in Lymon Mills
1880
Holyoke, MA, US census, Monty working at Cotton Mill
1882, 1883
Holyoke, MA, city directory Monty employed at studio of Charles B Goldsmith at corner of Front and Hampden

1882
Holyoke, MA, city directory as photographer; res 7 n High
1883 Oct
Springfield, MA, naturalization petition, J B L Monty applies for citizenship
1884 - 1889
Holyoke, MA, city directory as photographer at 1 n High; res same
1890 - 1899
Chicopee, MA, city directory as photographer at 251 Exchange
1900
Chicopee, MA, city directory as photographer; bds 19 Pleasant
1900 Jun 14
Ware, MA, US census, as photographer at 118 Main;
1901 - 1907
Ware, MA, city directory as photographer at 118 Main (Note: 1907 Ware, CN, city directory is not available but Monty is not yet listed in the Bristol, CN, city directory, so he is probably still in Mare, CN)
1908
Bristol, CN, city directory as carpenter; bds at 12 Divinity

1909 - 1914
Bristol, CN, city directory as employee N D Mfg Co; res 11 Divinity
1915 Feb
Hartford, CN, J B L Monty dies at age 58

To recap the studio locations of JBL Monty:
1882, 1883 Holyoke, MA working for Charles B Goldsmith studio at corner of Front and Hampden
1884 - 1889 Holyoke, MA, JBL Monty studio at 1 n High
1990 - 1899 Chicopee, MA, JBL Monty studio at 251 Exchange
1900 - 1907 Ware, MA, JBL Monty studio at 118 Main
No photography activity found after 1907

The example at the top of this page must have been finished between June of 1900 and 1907 while J B L Monty had a studio in Ware, MA.

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