Sunday, September 3, 2017

Robert Irving Dabb




Photographer: Dabb
Le Mars. IA


Photographer: Dabb
Le Mars. IA

These two cabinet cards could possibly be done by
James Vivien Dabb (1856 - 1918)
1856
(US Census) Born Prince Edward Island, Canada
1859
(US Census) Immigrates to US age 3
1860
(US Census) Living in New Jersey
1880
(US Census) as photographer in Mineral Point Iowa
1884 - 1885
(Iowa Gazetteer) as photographer in Le Mars, Iowa
1886
(US Census) Marriage to Alice Charles in Fort Scott, Kansas
1889 - 1911
(City Directory, US Census) as photographer in Fort Scott, Kansas
1918
Death at age 61
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Here is another example from Dabb's Studio circa 1906 (second picture down)

And another example from Dabb's Studio Le Mars, IA, circa 1899. (Second picture down)

Robert Irving Dabb (1862 - 1910)
Robert I. Dabb was probably the photographer for this cabinet card. He spent most of his photographic career in Le Mars, Iowa.
1862
(US Census) Born in New Jersey
1879 - 1880
(Nebr State Census, US Census) living in Plattsmouth, Nebr.
1885 - 1910
(City Directory and US Census) As photographer in Le Mars, Iowa
1910
Death at age 47

James and Robert were living briefly in the same house in Le Mars, Iowa, in 1884-85.
Were they brothers? No. Robert Irwin Dabb was the son of Thomas Seacombe Carveth Dabb who was the brother of James Vivian Dabb. Oddly, there was only six years difference in their age.
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An example was also found by an R. I. Dabb of Le Mars, IA, from the "late 1800's".

Updated: 14 Aug 2018



Photographer R I Dabb
LeMars, IA
example from auction site

reverse of the card at the left

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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