Wednesday, January 15, 2020

T G Boyer




Photographer: T. G. Boyer
Altamont, Ills.
Theodore George Boyer
(23 Aug 1850 - 18 Dec 1926)

Without the availability of city directories for Altamont, IL, and nearby towns, little was found to substantiate Theodore George Boyer’s career in photography. Only one mention was found, in the 1880 US census while he was living in Altamont, IL.

Cabinet Cards have been found with locations imprinted including, Altamont, IL, Carbondale, IL, Centralia, IL, Columbus, IN, Effingham, IL, Grand Tower, IL, Ramsey, IL, and Vandalia, IL. All are within about 200 miles of Altamont, IL.
1850 Aug 23
born in Coshocton, OH (and sources do not wholly agree on that date)
1880 Jun 15
at age 29 as photographer in Altamont, IL, no address given
1900 Jun 7
at age 49 as farmer in Avena, IL
1910 Apr 25
at age 60 as farmer in Union, White, AR
1926 Dec 16
dies at age 76 of prostate cancer, death certificate says he is a “merchant”

So it is left that this cabinet card must have been done around 1880 but at least before 1900.


photographer Boyer Bros
628 Ogden Avenue; West Superior, WI
example from auction site
(Very poor scan)

photographer Boyer Bros
628 Ogden Avenue; West Superior, WI
example from auction site
(Very poor scan)

photographer Boyer Bros
6th and Ogden Avenue; West Superior, WI
example from auction site
The Boyer brothers were likely Robert H Boyer and Henry Boyer. No connection to T G Boyer has been made.

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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