Sunday, October 22, 2017

J F Jacoby

photographer: J F Jacoby
West Liberty, Iowa
Davenport (IS) Morning Star - 28 Oct 1891

Evening Times Republican - 28 May 1900

John Franklin Jacoby
(5 Jul 1858 - 27 Apr 1934)

Only a few small news items were found on J F Jacoby. Then a couple pages of the
Jacoby family history posted by a family member turned up. It's a very nice, detailed accounting of the life of Jacoby.

A copy of one of the pages is at the right.

The cabinet card here would have been finished between 1890 and 1899.

Des Moines (IA) Register - 12 Aug 1906

The connection in the above news item is uncertain. The E C Jacoby here might be C E Jacoby, a brother of J F Jacoby.

Update 29 Jul 2018:
A descendant has confirmed that this would be C E Jacoby. "You are correct in that the E. C. Jacoby mentioned in the article on the drowning of Glen Jacoby (John Franklin Jacoby's middle son) was Charles Edward Jacoby, Glen's uncle, J.F. Jacoby's brother. Another article erroneously said Glen was the son of C.E. Jacoby. Glen did live with his uncle for a short period of time including, I believe, at the time of the drowning."

photographer: Jacoby
252 Nicollete Avenue, Minneapolis
Example from T Conrad on Flickr

The cabinet card by Jacoby at the left is possibly the same Jacoby who worked in West Liberty, IA.

There is some information about the subject on the reverse but nothing that would help date the card.

Further research is required.

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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

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