Friday, November 2, 2018

William White Dames




Photographer: Dames
911 Broadway, Oakland
(1885-1891)

William White Dames
(1841 - 1907)

Timeline US census, city directories and newspaper items ( there are some date inconsistencies in the documents found about the Danes Studios)
1841
Canada, US Census of 1900, born in Canada
1851
US Census of 1900, Dames arrival in US
1868
San Francisco, CA, city directory Dames as photographer, 26 Montgomery
1969
San Francisco, CA, city directory, Dames partners with Alexander Edouart
1871
San Francisco, CA, city directory, Dames partners with Sylvester M. Williams at 26 Montgomery, San Francisco, CA
1872, 1873, 1874
San Francisco, CA, city directory Dames working for Carleton E Watkins
1875
San Francisco, CA, city directory, Dames as photographer with William Shew; res 618 Taylor

1876
San Francisco, CA, city directory, Dames partners with Hector W. Vaughn in San Francisco, CA
1878
San Francisco, CA, city directory Dames operating as Dames and Hayes (Henry C. Hayes) at 715 Market, San Francisco, CA
1879
Oakland, CA, city directory, US Census, Dames operating as photographer
1880 - 1881
San Francisco, CA, city directory, US Census as Dames and Hayes (Henry C. Hayes) at 715 Market, San Francisco, CA
1882 - 1883
San Francisco, CA, city directory as Dames and Butler (Charles A. Butler) 715 Market, San Francisco, CA
1884
Alameda, CA, voter registration, Dames living in Alameda, CA
1884, 1885, 1886
San Francisco, CA, city directories not available
1885
Oakland (CA) Tribune newspaper item Dames opens Gallery (studio) at 911 Broadway in Oakland, CA

1889 - 1891
Oakland, CA, city directory Dames as photographer at 911 Broadway
1899
Oakland, CA, city directory as Dames and Co. (with wife) 222 12th, Oakland, CA
1899
Oakland, CA, Wiki Dames with two other photographers Fred H. Dorsaz and Frank E. Smith, 2517 Central, Alameda, CA
1903
Oakland, CA, Wiki William Arrowsmith, W. W. Dames, A. C. Dames (wife) as Dames and Arrowsmih,
1903 Nov 13
Oakland (CA) Tribune, news item, Dames sells his half of the studio at 1116 Washington to William H. Arrowsmith
1907 Jul 12
San Francisco (CA) Call newspaper item Dames dies in San Francisco, CA

Several interesting newspaper items reprinted below -












Each cabinet card can be easily dated from the location printed on the card.


photographer Dames
911 Broadway, Oakland
(1885-1891)

Reverse of the card on the left


Photographer: Dames & Hayes
715 Market St.
San Francisco
(1878-1881)

reverse of cabinet card at left


Photographer: Dames
916 Market, San Francisco, CA
From the Flickr collection of
John Van Noate

No documents were found confirming this address, 916 Market, San Francisco, CA. Since, Dames was nearly always partnered with another photographer it is unusual. A good guess for the date would be around late 1883, shortly before his move to Oakland, CA.

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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