Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Neuman Kanter

Photographer: N. Kanter
Edwardsville, Pa.

Neuman Kanter
(6 Apr 1873 - 22 Dec 1934)

His DOB and immigration dates vary from document to document. The dates used here are from his immigration petition.

Neuman Kanter was apparently a very enterprising person. In 1904 he was operating a wholesale liquor business, a grocery and meat market and a photograph studio. This was all at 504 E Main, Edwardsville, PA, which was also where he lived.

Birth in Minsk, Russia
1889 Sep 11
(Naturalization Card) immigration to US, occupation as photographer
marriage to Rose Wolpow

Naturalization papers as photographer
Edwardsville, IN, US census N Kanter as liquor dealer
Wilkes-Barre, PA city directory N Kanter not listed anywhere
Wilkes-Barre, PA city directory Edwardsville as photographer, whlsle liquor, 504 Main
Wilkes-Barre, PA city directory) not listed in directory
Wilkes-Barre, PA city directory) Edwardsville as photographer and whlsle liquor, meat mkt, 504 Main
1905, 1907, 1908, 1909
Wilkes-Barre, PA city directory) not listed in directory

1910 - 1920
Wilkes-Barre, PA city directory as liquor wholesaler
1921 - 1925
Wilkes-Barre, PA city directory) as men’s clothing with Wasserstrom
Wilkes-Barre, PA city directory) as “Confectioner” but still in clothing business with Wasserstrom
Wilkes-Barre, PA state records, Neuman Kanter dies at age 61

The cabinet card at the left must have been done in 1902 or 1904. It is still unknown why there is no listing in the 1903 city directory.

From the newspaper items and city directory listings one might conclude that photography was only a sideline for Neuman Kanter. Wholesale Liquor seems to have been his main occupation for many years.

Wilkes-Barre (PA) Times - 12 Mar 1902

Wilkes-Barre (PA) Record - 23 Apr 1910

Wilkes-Barre (PA) Record - 16 Oct 1926

Wilkes-Barre (PA) Times Leader - 28 jan 1927

Wilkes-Barre (PA) Record - 24 Dec 1934

Wilkes-Barre (PA) Record - 25 Dec 1934

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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