Wednesday, October 25, 2017

J T Richardson


Photographer: J T Richardson
Celeste, Texas
(Original is HERE)

Research pending on photographer
J T Richardson of Celeste, Texas

This J. T. Richardson is possibly the Joseph Taylor Richardson that was briefly partners with Eldridge Walter Packard in Lewiston, Maine, but there is NO evidence so far, that E W Packard was ever in Texas or that this J T Richardson was ever in Maine.

Elbridge Walter Packard
(21 Apr 1870 - 16 Jul 1949)
E. W. Packard was a photographer only briefly around 1893 when he was 23. He had just married Ida Richardson, so Joseph Richardson, a multifaceted businessman became his father in law. By 1896 Packard is working as a salesman and no record after that lists him as photographer.

Joseph Taylor Richardson
(21 Jan 1843 - 23 Sep 1904)

J. T Richardson was the partner of E. W. Packard in 1893 in the photography business. Richardson was also in the shoe, boot and harness business at the same time, partnered with Fordyce C. Farr and George H. Farr, apparently his in-laws.


Photographer: Richardson & Packard
Lewiston, ME.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Frederick L Briggs




Briggs
227 Main Street
Ottumwa, IA

Frederick Leonard Briggs
(1851 - 1903)

1851
North Wayne, ME, state records, Frederick L. Briggs is born in Michigan to Henry Briggs and Albina Farr
1856
Bloomfield. IA, state census F L Briggs as child living with parents
1880
US census, Ottumwa, IA, as photographer living at boarding house
1886
Ottumwa, IA, F L Briggs marries Harriet M Merwin
1887 Jul
Iowa, state records Fred L Brigs son Fred W Briggs is born
1895
Ottumwa, IA, state census F L Briggs no occupation known
1900 Jun 03
Ottumwa, IA, US census as photographer; res 128 e Court

1901
Ottumwa, IA, city directory F L Briggs as photographer at Leighton Block; res 128 e Court; Iowa Gazetteer as photographer at 108 s Market
1903
Ottumwa, IA, city directory F L Briggs as photographer at Leighton Block;
1903 Dec 01
Cedar Falls (IA) Gazette news item from Ottumwa on death of Frederick L Briggs

Frederick L. Briggs was in the photography business from about 1880 to his death in 1903. No documents so far show when Briggs operated at 227 Main Street as shown on the cabinet card in this collection.

Cedar Falls(IA)Gazette - 01 Dec 1903

Here is an interesting item that ran in several Iowa newspapers all around the same date.

Fitchburg (IA) Sentinel - 15 Aug 1900


The example below shows the studio was at 227 Main Street


(internet source)

Example found at PhotoTree

Example found at PhotoTree

Below is a cabinet card reverse side showing the studio when at 311 Main Street.



photographer: Briggs and Co.
311 East Main, Ottumwa, IA
example from auction site

photographer: Briggs
Humansville, MO
example from auction site

The example at the left is imprinted "Briggs, Humansville, Missouri." No documents have been found showing that Frederick L Briggs ever ventured outside of Ottumwa, IA. Humansville, MO, is 270 miles from Ottumwa, IA.

Note, however, that the Humansville logo design is identical to the Ottumwa design. Also, in the general area, no OTHER photographer has been found named Briggs.

There are no city directories available for the two small towns. No newspaper items have been found about photographer Briggs in either city.




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Willard Ward Smith



W W Smith
corner of Sunbury and Second streets
Minersville, PA

reverse of cabinet card at the left

In the late 19th century and general location, there were at least seven people named W W Smith, a railroad brakeman, a school director, an undertaker, a doctor, an attorney/senator, a carpenter and a man on trial for murder. The newspapers are not always clear about which of these is which.

Another photograph is credited to a W W Smith (1832 - 22 Jan 1892) who had studios in Lykens and Williamstown, both of which are towns located in norther Dauphin County, PA. This is probably not the same photographer as the Willard Ward Smith on the example card here.

It appears that the photographer Willard Ward Smith lived and worked mostly in Oswego, NY, and later in State College, PA.

Timeline
1860 Jun 10
Willard Ward Smith is born in Oswego, NY
1880 Jun 10
Mexico, NY, W W Smith marries Harriet Estella Hamilton

1881
Mexico, NY, Son Charles Hamilton Smith is born
1888
Oswego, NY, city directory as photographer at 182 w 1st; res 69 e Cayuga
1892 - 1893
Oswego, NY, city directory as photographer at 182 w 1st
1900 Jun 07
State College, PA, US census as photographer; res 212 College av; note that Mary E Daniels, photographer is boarding at this residence
1901 Feb 15
State College, PA, son Guy Malcolm Smith is born
1906 Jan 12
Harrisburg (PA) Telegraph news item from Belafonte (a suburb of State College) college students lodged at the home of W W Smith, photographer
1910
State College, PA, US census as photographer; res 212 College


1920
State College, PA, US census as photographer; res 410 w Fairmont
1936 May 27
Willard Ward Smith dies in State College, Center County, PA, of chronic myocarditis at 45 years. His death certificate mentions that he had been retired for 10 years.

Smith, the photographer, operated a boarding house for college students in the last years after about 1925. To confuse matters more, W W Smith the undertaker and furniture salesman also took in boarders, but he died around 1900..

No documents have been found that indicate when photographer Smith was in Minersville, PA. It is possible however that he never actually lived there and just kept a studio there while living in State College, PA, less than a hundred miles west. In the late 19th century, the towns were quite likely connected by rail as they are today.

The cabinet card here was probably done between 1900 and 1926.

Harrisburg (PA) Telegraph - 12 Jan 1906

Several family trees on Ancestry.com credit this photograph as being of Willard Ward Smith.

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Michael Irving Armantrout



Photographer: M I Armantrout
Anthony Kansas

Michael Irving Armantrout
(1868 - 1947)

All data from US census, city directories, government records and items from newspapers as noted.

1868 Nov
Michael Irvine Armantrout is born in Miami County, Indiana
1891
Logan, OK, M I Armantrout marries Fannie Zora Myers
1893
Kingman, KS, son Paul Lawrence Armantrout is born
1895 Mar 01
Kansas State census in Anthony, KS, as photographer
1895 Jul 23
Anthony, KS, daughter Margaret Armantrout is born
1896 Jan 03
Armantrout and wife leave Anthony, KS, for Pueblo, CO

1897 Feb 01
Armantrout and wife move to Golden, CO
1900 Jun 12
US census Golden, CO, as photographer
1905
Guthrie, OK, as photographer w/ Armantrout Bros at 118 e Oklahoma
1907 - 1930
Guthrie, OK, as photographer studio at 118 e Oklahoma mostly as Armantrout Studio
1925 Mar 27
The (Salisaw, OK) Democrat American news item son Paul Armantrout is buying the Wallace Studio in Salisaw, OK
1925 Oct 23
The (Salisaw,OK) Democrat American news item Fire destroys Armantrout Studio in Salisaw, OK; Paul Armantrout decides to abandon photography and sell insurance in Wichita, KS
1935 - 1940
US census Guthrie, OK studio address unknown
1947
Michael Irvine Armantrout dies at age 78 in Guthrie, OK


The records show that Michael Armantrout moved around a lot. He kept studios in several towns in western Kansas, northern Oklahoma and eastern Colorado. Cabinet cards could show locations like Golden, CO, Kiowa, KS, Kingman, KS, Anthony, KS, Salisaw, OK, Guthrie, OK, and perhaps others. The timeline shows some of his movements.

The cabinet card at the left would probably have been finished in that period before he left for Colorado, 1895 and 1896. The card and style indicate that period too.

It should be considered too, that if a card is imprinted only "Armantrout" that it may be Michael's son Paul or his brother W O Armantrout.


The (Anthony KS) Weekly Bulletin - 08 Jan 1892


The (Kingman, KS) Leader Courier - 03 Aug 1893


The (Anthony KS) Weekly Bulletin - 26 Jul 1895


The (Anthony KS) Weekly Bulletin - 03 Jan 1896

The (Anthony KS) Weekly Bulletin - 29 Jan 1897


The (Kingman, KS) Courier - 11 Aug 1898


The (Kingman, KS) Leader Courier - 03 Nov 1898

The (Salisaw, OK) Democrat American - 03 Apr 1925
(Note this is Paul Armantrout, son of Michael)


The (Salisaw, OK) Democrat American - 31 Jul 1925

The (Salisaw, OK) Democrat American - 23 Oct 1925


The (Salisaw, OK) Democrat American - 13 Nov 1925


photographer M I Armantrout
Anthony KS
example from auction site

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Soderberg, Pahr (Pont)



photographer:
Soderberg
Sutton, Nebraska

photographer:
Soderberg
Sutton, Nebraska

Pahr and Pont Soderberg are the same person. Both are listed in various documents with wife Anna and son Clyde. Son Clyde is listed as an electrician or electrical salesman.

There exists a cabinet card imprinted by a Smith and Soderberg working in Marengo, IA, in the 1880’s but no evidence has been found to show that Parh (Pont) Soderberg was ever in Iowa. Such a partnership could only have been in that brief period between his immigration in 1871 and 1884 when he is reported working in a photograph studio on a rail car, in Lincoln, NE. By 1889 he was living in Sutton, NB.

Sometime during 1916 or 1917 Pahr (Pont) Soderberg and his wife Anna moved to Pasadena, Los Angeles, CA. He appears to retire from photography altogether. And the given name Pahr is used from that time on.

Sometime between 1920 and 1924, their son Clyde Payne Soderberg and his wife Francis, divorced, and he moved in with his parents in California. In 1937, Clyde’s son, Robert, also moves to California at the same address according to city directories and school yearbooks.

1852 Jan 08
Arvika Sweden, Pahr (Pont) Soderberg is born
1871
Pahr Soderberg arrives in the United States
1883
(from 1887 Jan 21 (Lincoln) Nebraska State Journal) Soderberg and partners build an opera house
1884 Jan 01
The (Lincoln) Nebraska State Journal news item Soderberg is in Lincoln with his “photograph car”
1887 Jan 21
The (Lincoln) Nebraska State Journal news item describes Opera House managed in 1883 by Pont Soderberg
1887 May 22
The (Lincoln) Nebraska State Journal news item mentions Pont Soderberg is at Harvard (NE) taking pictures. Harvard is on the rail line that includes Sutton, NE
1887 Dec 22
Brown County World, Hiawatha, KS, news item Eliza Payne and Soderberg marry; mentions Soderberg has “…accumulated a handsome fortune…”

- continued on next row -

1889 May 22
Sutton, NE, son Clyde Payne Soderberg is born
1891 Nov 01
The (Lincoln) Nebraska State Journal item mentions Soderberg is in Clay Center (KS) that week
1900 Jun 08
Sutton, NE, US census as photographer; res 89 Maltby av
1909 Apr 20
Clay County, Clay Center, NE(?) Naturalized as citizen
1910 Apr 27
Sutton, NE, US census as photographer; res 80 Maltby av
1911 Apr 13
Sutton, NE, applies for passport to travel with wife Anna, “5 or 6 months”; signature Pahr Soderberg; copy at right
1916
Pasadena, CA, city directory NOT listed
1917
Pasadena, CA, city directory lists Pahr and Anna at 1925 Casa Grande
1918
Pasadena, CA, city directory NOT listed

1919
Pasadena, CA, city directory show Pahr and Anna at 597 Claremont dr
1920
Pasadena, CA, city directory not available
1921 - 1925
Pasadena, CA, city directory lists Pahr Soderberg and Anna at 1181 Stevenson av; Clyde not shown
1927- 1947
Pasadena, CA, city directory lists Pahr Soderberg, wife Anna and son Clyde at same address 1181 Mar Vista; in 1938 and a few years after that, Clyde’s son Robert joins them at the same address
1948 Jul 25
Parh (Pont) Soderberg dies in Los Angeles County, CA

The photographs, above left, must have been finished between about 1889 and 1916 before Soderberg moved to California

1911 Passport Application


The (Lincoln) Nebraska State Journal - 01 Jan 1884


The (Lincoln) Nebraska State Journal - 21 Jan 1887


The (Lincoln) Nebraska State Journal - 03 Mar 1887


The (Lincoln) Nebraska State Journal - 22 May 1887


Brown County (Hiawatha, KS) World - 30 Dec 1887


The cabinet cards at the right are examples found published on auction sites. They are NOT in the LOST GALLERY collection.

Note that all four examples shown on this page are different card designs.



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Stoneographer


Research ongoing on photographer
Stoneographer's Art Gallery of Gothenberg, Nebraska

The assumption that the photographer's name was Stone has revealed nothing. There were no photographers named Stonegrapher found within 300 miles of this small town in Nebraska during the later half of the 19th century. Research is on hold until more information emerges.

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Welch


Welch's Lightning Studio

Welch, ___ - Humbolt, NE
Welch, ___ - Ithaca, Albion, Battle Creek, MI
Welch, ___ - Marshall, MI
Welch, Alvin R - Battle Creek, MI
Welch, Anson Lewis - Richmond, Memphis, Port Huron, MI
Welch, Blanche C - w/ Magerkurth Studio, Salina KS
Welch, Frank B - Stubenville, Cincinnati, OH
Welch, Frank Eugene - Albion, Bay City, Onsted, Pontiac, MI
Welch, G J - Niagara, NT
Welch, J F - Cincinnati, OH
Welch John C - Sandy Lake, PA
Welch, M C - Chagrin Falls, OH
Welch, Michael - Frankfort, MI
Welch, Norma Pearl, Mrs, - Fulton, West Bay City, Onsted, Waterford, MI

There were at least 14 possibilities for the Welch that imprinted cards with “Welch’s Lightning Studio”

This cabinet card was found in Hays, KS, but that is no indication of where it was taken. Another example found on the net was taken apparently in Michigan. And of course, there may have been more than one "Welch's Lightning Studio."

A small ad was found for Welch’s Lightning Studio in a Ness City, Kansas newspaper.

If further information surfaces it will be added here.


Subject identification on reverse indicates it was taken in Michigan
(From Rescued Family Photographs)

Ness City (KS) County News - 28 May 1892

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