Sunday, June 2, 2019

Louis Roth



photographer: Louis Roth
2006 s Broadway
St. Louis, MO

reverse of the card at the left

Louis Roth
(Aug 1858 - ?)

For several years around 1880, there were four people named Louis Roth living in St. Louis, MO.

1858 Aug
Missouri Louis Roth is born to Frederick and Amalia Roth
1876
St Louis, MO, city directory Roth as lithographer; res 513 Labadie
1880
St Louis, MO, city directory, US census as photographer not in business pages; res 513 Labadie
1881- 1883
St Louis, MO, city directory as photographer; res 513 Labade
1884
St Louis, MO, city directory as photographer; res 1943 O’Fallon; not in business pages
1885 - 1887
St Louis, MO, city directory as photographer with Setzer and Roth, 1633 s Broadway; res same
1891 through 1902
St Louis, MO, city directory as photographer at 2006 s Broadway

1900 Oct 18
St Louis (MO) Dispatch news item Roth shoots Theodore Nussmann by mistake
1903 Feb 21
St Louis, MO, city records Louis Roth marries Mollie Nussman
1923, 1924
St Louis, MO, city directory incomplete
1908 through 1910
St Louis, MO, city directory Roth as photographer at 2004 Broadway
1913
St Louis, MO, city directory as photographer; res 2724A Gravois; not listed in business pages
1917
St Louis, MO, city directory as photographer; res 221 s 4th; not listed in business pages
1920
St Louis, MO, city directory as watchman; res 1318 Biddle st
1928
Los Angeles, CA, city directory NOT listed
1929
Los Angeles, CA, city directory incomplete
1930
Los Angeles, CA, US census as photographer retired; res 4190 Jefferson
1931, 1932
Los Angeles city directory incomplete

- continued on next row -

1933
Los Angeles, CA, city directory bus section only NOT listed; res section partial
1933
St Louis, MO, city directory Louis Roth as photographer; res 2146A e College blvd; Roth might have returned to St Louis, MO, but this is probably Louis Roth Junior
1934, 1935, 1936, 1937
Los Angeles, CA, city directory incomplete
1934 and 1935
St Louis, MO, city directory not available
1936
St Louis, MO, city directory is incomplete and no listing in business section
1937
St Louis, MO, city directory is incomplete

It’s not clear what happened to Louis Roth after 1930. The Los Angeles, CA, city directories are incomplete or missing for all the years between 1931 and 1940. He might have returned to St. Louis but it is unknown.

To recap the known St Louis, MO, locations when Roth was working in his own studio:
Seltzer and Roth, 1633 s Broadway, St Louis, MO, 1885-1887
Roth, studio at 2006 s Broadway, St Louis, MO, 1891 - 1902
Roth, studio at 2004 s Broadway, St Louis, MO, 1908 - 1910

After that he appears to retire or work in another photographer’s studio.

The cabinet card here would have been done in that period between 1891 and 1902 when he had a studio at 2006 s Broadway.

The St Louis (MO)Republic - 18 Oct 1900



photographer: L Roth
2006 s Broadway, St Louis, MO
example from St Louis Genealogical Society

reverse of card at left

photographer: L Roth
2006 s Broadway, St Louis, MO
example from St Louis Genealogical Society

reverse of card at left


photographer: Theo E Setzer
1633 S Grand, St Louis, MO
example from Cabinet Card Gallery
probably finished between 1887 and 1912

Theodore E Setzer
(1859 - 1926)
1859 Oct
Missouri, state records, Theodore E Setzer is born to August Setzer; mother unkown
1877, 1878
St Louis, MO, city directory, Theodore E Setzer NOT listed
1880
St Louis, MO, city directory, Theodore E Setzer as photographer; res 408 Soulard
1880 Nov 09
St Louis, MO, US census Theodore Setzer as photographer; res Jackson st
1891
St Louis, MO, city directory, Theodore E Setzer as photographer at 1633 s Broadway; res 2301 s 3rg
1884
St Louis, MO, city directory, Theodore E Setzer res 1547 s 3rd; no bus section
1885, 1887, 1889
St Louis, MO, city directory Theodore E Setzer Theodore E Setzer as photographer with Setzer and Roth at 1633 s Broadway

1891 through 1912
St Louis, MO, city directory Theodore E Setzer as photographer at 1633 s Broadway;
1913
St Louis, MO, city directory, Theodore E Setzer as photographer; res 3146 Illinois; not in business section
1914
St Louis, MO, city directory, Theodore E Setzer as photographer; res 3146 Illinois; also Theodore Setzer photographer res 3843 s Grand; not listed in business section
1915
St Louis, MO, city directory, Theodore E Setzer pages missing
1916
St Louis, MO, city directory, Theodore E Setzer as photographer; not in business section; res 3843 s Grand
1917
St Louis, MO, city directory, Theodore E Setzer as photographer at 3301 s Jefferson; res 3843A s Grand
1918
St Louis, MO, city directory, Theodore E Setzer NOT listed; Benjamin Buben is listed at 1623 s Broadway

1919
St Louis, MO, city directory, Theodore E Setzer NOT listed; Wm Buben is listed at 1633 s Broadway
1920 Jan 12
St, Louis, MO, US census, Theodore E Setzer as photographer; 3843 s Grand av
1925
St Louis, MO, city directory, Theodore E Setzer NOT listed
1926 Dec 03
St Louis, MO, state records, Theodore E Setzer dies at age 67

Theodore Setzer didn’t move around as much as some other photographers of his era. He appears to go into a semi-retirement around 1920. He does not keep a studio but remains a photographer, apparently working for other studios.




photographer: Setzer and Roth
Example from RedLead
finished between 1885 and 1887

photographer: Setzer and Roth
St Louis, MO
probably finished between 1885 and 1887
Example from auction site

reverse of the card at the left

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