Monday, May 18, 2020

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)
(US Census) Born Prince Edward Island, Canada
(US Census) Immigrates to US age 3
(US Census) Living in New Jersey
(US Census) as photographer in Mineral Point Iowa
1884 - 1885
(Iowa Gazetteer) as photographer in Le Mars, Iowa
(US Census) Marriage to Alice Charles in Fort Scott, Kansas
1889 - 1911
(City Directory, US Census) as photographer in Fort Scott, Kansas
Death at age 61
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.
(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
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.
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

photographer: Dabb
LE Mars> IA
example from pinterest

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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