Friday, September 7, 2018

Sidney Wesley Douglas



Photographer: Douglas
Evansville, IND

Sidney Wesley Douglas
(1840 - 1916)

Sidney Wesley Douglas worked in the same town all his life. Much of that career was spent at the same address; 314 ½ Upper 1st, second floor.

As stable as he was, it is odd that most of the usual sources that compile names of 19th century photographers, do not mention him.

1840 Mar 25
Sidney Douglas is born in New York
1863
Oswego, NY, city directory as artist
1865
marries Lucy Ellen Tucker
1866 Nov 23
Fulton, Oswego, NY, son James Staunton Douglas is born
1870
New York, son Dallas C Douglas is born

1876 - 1878
Evansville, IN, as photographer at 203 ½ Main; res 613 Chestnut
1880 Jun 09
US census as photographer; res 1108 First
1880
Evansville, IN, city directory as photographer at 312 ½ upper 1st; res 6 Elam Place
1882 - 1887
Evansville, IN, city directory as photographer at 314 ½ Upper 1st, 2dn fl; res 1108 Upper Water (probably the same as First street)
1888 - 1892
Evansville, IN, city directory as photographer at 312 ½ Upper 1st; res 1002 Upper Water
1897 - 1900
Evansville, IN, city directory as photographer at 312 ½ Upper 1st; res 125 Chestnut
1904
Evansville, IN, city directory as photographer at 312 ½ Upper 1st; res 426 Upper 1st
1906 - 1911
Evansville, IN, city directory as photographer at 312 ½ Upper 1st; res 719 Upper 1st

1912
Evansville, IN, city directory as vice president of Central Trust and Savings; res 710 Upper 1st
1914 - 1915
Evansville, IN, city directory as vice president of Central Trust and Savings; res 826 Upper 1st
1916 Jan 10
Sidney Wesley Douglas dies of la grippe and pneumonia

It is a safe guess that the cabinet card presented here was done in Evansville, IN, between 1876 and 1912. If the studio address was imprinted on the card the date could be narrowed further.

Typical city directory ad


The following eleven cards are from the Pierce/Vaubel genealogy website.
Each has a different imprint and the
owner's estimate of the date it was made.

Each photograph from this excellent site has an estimated date based on the life history of the subject in the photograph.


photographer: Douglas,Evansville, IN
owner's estimate of date c1890

photographer: Douglas,Evansville, IN
owner's estimate of date c1885

photographer: Douglas,Evansville, IN
owner's estimate of date c1877


photographer: Douglas,Evansville, IN
owner's estimate of date c1890

photographer: Douglas,Evansville, IN
owner's estimate of date c1890

photographer: Douglas,Evansville, IN
owner's estimate of date c1903

photographer: Douglas,Evansville, IN
owner's estimate of date c1885


photographer: Douglas,Evansville, IN
owner's estimate of date c1888

photographer: Douglas,Evansville, IN
owner's estimate of date c1918

photographer: Douglas,Evansville, IN
owner's estimate of date c1890

photographer: Douglas,Evansville, IN
owner's estimate of date c1890

Seven additional cards from the PierceVaubel site

photographer: Douglas,Evansville, IN

photographer: Douglas,Evansville, IN

photographer: Douglas,Evansville, IN

photographer: Douglas,Evansville, IN


photographer: Douglas,Evansville, IN

photographer: Douglas,Evansville, IN

photographer: Douglas,Evansville, IN

(slightly enhanced)

photographer: S W Douglas
Evanesville, IN
CdV from the collection of mj aux on Flickr

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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