Friday, September 14, 2018

William Gustav Thuss


Photographer: Thuss
McGavock Block N. Cherry St.
Nashville, TN

Reverse of card at the left

This one is a little confusing: It seems to credit two photographers and has two identifications of the portrait.
Photographers (imprinted front and reverse)
W. G. & A. J. Thuss
Practical Photographers
No. 230 1/2 N. Cherry Street
McGavock Block
Nashville, Tennessee
and stamped on reverse:
F. E. Turner
Portraits and Frames
3043 Lake Park Ave.

Written on reverse:
Susie A Howard (Caligaiphy)
and in pen
Mrs P M Bell
1025 Ohio
Wichita Kansas

William Gustav Thuss
(1854-1943)
Andrew Joseph Thuss
(1866-1956)

The story of WG & AJ Thuss is well documented on the website CivicScope Your City Your Insite
in an article written by Dave Price.

There is also a brief accounting at Cabinet Card Gallery

The partnership of the brothers lasted from 1889 to 1917 outlining when this cabinet card was made.

The reason for the rubber stamp identifying F. E. Turner, Portraits and Frames, 3043 Lake Park Ave. is unknown. It may have been a photographer who sold old photographs and frames as a sideline.



Photographer: Thuss
McGavock Block N. Cherry St.
Nashville, TN
example from auction site

photographer Thuss, Nashville, TN
example from the
Pierce/Vaubel genealogy website
owner's estimated date c 1888

photographer Thuss, Nashville, TN
example from the
Pierce/Vaubel genealogy website
owner's estimated date c 1895

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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