Saturday, September 8, 2018

William Andrew Bigelow




Photographer: Bigelow
Plattsburg, N. Y.
over Vilas Bank
William Andrew Bigelow
(18 Jan 1833-02 Aug 1901)

Records for Plattsburgh NY are uncharacteristically scant. No city directories are available and only two US census accounts were found 1880 and 1900. There was an accounting for W. A. Bigelow in “Bigelow Society” found in a Google search.
A small bio called “The Souvenir Industrial Edition of Plattsburgh 1897, page 100" was also found on Ancestry.com.

At International Center of Photography there is a small tintype credited to Bigelow.

William Andrew Bigelow
(1833 - 1901)

1833 Jan 18

Worcester, MA, W A Bigelow is born to William Pitt Bigelow and Anna Newton
1858 Oct 06
Natick, MA, town records, marriage to Olive Emogene Carr
(and from: Souvenir Industrial Edition of Plattsburgh 1897 studio in Haverhill, MA, AND
Souvenir Industrial Edition of Plattsburgh 1897 studio in Thompsonville, MA)
1867
MA Register studio in Haverhill, MA
1868
SMALL BIO: moves to Plattsburgh, NY
1869
Plattsburgh, NY, city directory as photographer, bds Whitherill, House
1870
New York State business directory as “photographist”
1872 Jun 25
Plattsburgh, NY, US census of 1900, marriage to Katherine Herrington Lansing
1880
Plattsburgh, NY, US census as photographer, res 40 Oak st

1886
Plattsburgh, NY, as photographer on Margaret op bridge; res 40 Oak
1891, 1892,
Plattsburgh, NY, city directory as photographer at 56 Margaret; res 40 Oak
1892
NY state census as photographer
1894, 1896, 1898,
Plattsburgh, NY, city directory as photographer at 56 Margaret; res 40 Oak
1900
Plattsburgh, NY, US census as photographer; res Oak st.
1901 Aug 02
Plattsburgh, NY city directory and Find A Grave website, W A Bigelow dies at age 68 in Plattsburgh, NY

This cabinet card must have been finished after 1868 and before Bigelow’s death in 1901. There is nothing to establish any changes of address in Plattsburgh, NY, during that time.



Summer of either 1897 or 1899 at the Hotel Champlain in Plattsburgh, NY.
Back of the photo is stamped Bigelow's Studio, Plattsburgh, NY.

From Flickr member Ferris Scott Thomas


Plattsburgh (NY) Sentinel - June 1872


Typical city directory ad - 1892


Plattsburgh (NY) Sentinel - 13 Dec 1889

Plattsburgh (NY) Sentinel - 13 Dec 1889

Plattsburgh (NY) Sentinel - 10 Jan 1890

Plattsburgh (NY) Sentinel - 09 Aug 1901



photographer Bigelow and Bates
Lyons, NY

Nothing has been found so far to connect the card at the left with W A Bigelow. Plattsburgh is only a couple hundred miles from Lyons.


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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