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Henry Thomas Hooper



Photographers: Smith and Hooper
Washington, Kans
Finished in 1891 or 1892

Henry Thomas Hooper
(1856 – 1936)

1856 Mar 05

Cleveland, OH, state records Henry Thomas Hooper is born to Thomas Charles Hooper and Emeline Charles
1870 Jul 06
Independence, OH, US census Henry Hooper at age 14 living with parents
1892
Washington, KS, from news item of 1894 Mar 02, H T Hooper succeeded the firm of Smith and Hooper that had been established for one year (see item below)
1893 Jun 09
Washington (KS) Republican news says H T Hooper has hired Retoucher Rowley
1893 Aug 22
Washington, KS, state records, H T Hooper and Ada F West are married; North American Family History lists it as Henry T Hooper, photographer, marries Florence Adaline West, daughter of Alexander West of Washington, KS
1893 Sep 15
Washington (KS) Weekly Post news ad for Hoopers Photo Rooms

1894 Mar 02
Washington (KS) Weekly Post news bio gives some of Hooper business history
1895 Mar 01
Washington, KS, state census, a page by page (125) examination found NO Hooper or West (wife Adeline’s maiden name) This might mean only that the couple were not in Washington, KS, on the day of the census. One photographer was found in the census, C G Glass, wife Nona and son Richard.
1896 and 1897
Washington, KS Hooper placed multiple ads, 159 days, in the local newspapers
1896 Jul 31
Greenleaf (KS) Enterprise news ad for H T Hooper photographer in Washington, KS
1897 May 21
Washington (KS) Register news ad suggests Hooper photograph house and farm
1897 Oct 01
Washington (KS) Republican news ad says H T Hooper is in Washington, KS
1900 Mar 29
Washington, (KS) Register news display ad shows H T Hooper at west side of square, Washington, KS

1900 Mar 31
Washington (KS) Palladium news display ad shows H T Hooper at opposite court house, Washington, KS
1900 Jun 05
Washington, KS, “Harry” Hooper as photographer; res 47 First st; No reason has been found for the change of the first name, it remains “Harry” or “H T“ in all documents for the rest of his life, until the Ohio Death index which lists him as “Henry”; all other information, wife’s name, birth date and occupation, remains the same;
1901 Jun 20
Washington (KS) Register news story says Hooper studio is lost in fire
1901 Jul 11
Washinton (KS) Register news story bio on H T Hooper mentions he came to city in 1898 (which does not agree with other sources) and is serving as town councilman
1901 Aug 22
Linn (KS) Digest news item says H T Hooper is moving to Covington, IN
1901
Cleveland, OH, city directory H T Hooper NOT listed


1902, 1903, 1904, 1905
Cleveland, OH, city directory Harry T Hooper as photographer at 576 Pearl; apparently Hooper’s stay in Covington, IN, was very short
1906
Cleveland, OH, city directory H T Hooper NOT listed res or bus
1907
Cleveland, OH, city directory Harry T as photographer at 10201 Superior; res 9512 Melrose av
1908
Cleveland, OH, city directory Harry T as photographer at 10201 Superior; res 10749 Superior av
1910 Apr 22
Cleveland, OH, US census Harry T Hooper as photographer; res 10713 Superior (number possibly an error)
1909, 1910, (1900, pages missing) 1912, 1913
Cleveland, OH, city directory Harry T Hooper as photographer at 10201 Superior; res 10713 Superior av
1914
Cleveland, OH, city directory, Harry T Hooper as photographer at 10605 Superior; res 10713 Superior

1915, 1916
Cleveland, OH, city directory H T Hopper NOT listed
1915
Baltimore, MD city directory, H T Hooper NOT listed
1916
Baltimore, MD, city directory, Harry T Hooper as photographer 3103w North; res 3045 Brighton
1917, 1918, 1919,
Baltimore, MD, city directory, Harry T Hooper as photographer; res 3045 Brighton (no studio listed in res or bus pages)
1920, 1921
Baltimore, MD, city directory, Harry “G” Hooper as photographer; res 2746 Winchester (no studio listed in res or bus pages)
1922
Baltimore, MD, city directory, Harry T Hooper as photographer (Annie F); res 2746 Winchester (no studio listed in res or bus pages)
1923
Baltimore, MD, city directory, Harry T Hooper as photographer (Florence); res 2746 Winchester (no studio listed in res or bus pages)

1924
Baltimore, MD, city directory, Harry T Hooper as photographer (Addie F); res 2746 Winchester (no studio listed in res or bus pages)
1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Baltimore, MD, city directory, Harry T Hooper as photographer (Florence A) : res 2746 Winchester (no studio listed in res or bus pages)
1930 Apr 11
Baltimore, MD, US census Harry T Hooper as photographer (Florence A) res 2746 Winchester
1931
Baltimore, MD, city directory business pages only. Harry T Hooper NOT listed
(1932 through 1935 city directories not available)
It appears that Hooper has returned to Cleveland at this point
1936, 1937
Baltimore, MD, city directory, H T Hooper NOT listed
1936
Cleveland, OH, city directory Harry Hooper NOT listed
1937
Cleveland, OH, city directory, lists Harry Hooper at 10829 Superior (no occupation shown)

1938
Cleveland, OH, city directory, H T Hooper NOT listed
1938 Nov 8
Cleveland, OH, state records, index lists “Henry” Hooper death

It appears Henry Hooper began his photographic career in Washington, OH, with “Smith” for about a year ending in 1892. He operated in Washington, OH, until about August of 1901 when he moved to Covington, IN. That didn’t last long as he appears in Cleveland, OH, in 1902. He spends the next 14 years there and then in 1916 moves to Baltimore, MD. There is no record of opening a studio but continues to work as a photographer. Records are scarce but it appears he moves back to Cleveland, OH, shortly before his death in 1938.

Washington (KS) Republican - 09 Jun 1893


Washington (KS) Weekly Post - 15 Sep 1893



Greenleaf (KS) Enterprise - 31 Jul 1896


Washington (KS) Register - 21 May 1897


Washington (KS) - 27 Aug 1897


Washington (KS) Register - 27 Aug 1897


Washington (KS) Republican - 01 Oct 1897

Washington (KS) Register - 29 Mar 1900


Washington (KS) 31 Mar 1900


Washington (KS) Register - 20 Jun 1901


Washington (KS) Republican - 21 Jun 1901

Washington (KS) Register - 11 Jul 1901


Linn (KS) Digest - 22 Aug 1901





photographer: Hooper
Washington, KS
example from pinterest
Page found on Ancestry.com



The cabinet card at the left is by Hooper and Smith. Henry Thomas Hooper was found and documented fairly well. See Henry Thomas Hooper page.

But there were at least NINE photographers named Smith that could POSSIBLY have been in Washington, KS, for a brief stay, between the years of 1894 and 1909. This is a list:

Smith, Charles P
, Topeka, KS (123 miles to Washington)
Smith, Eugene Warren, Pittsburg, KS(290 miles to Washington)
Smith, Gregory H, photographer, 114 N Main, Ottawa, KS (171 miles to Washington)
Smith, Mrs M E, Chanute, KS, Severy, KS; AKA Mrs M E Smith & Maters Art Studio AND
----- Mrs Mary Elizabeth Maters-Smith (228 miles to Washington)
Smith, P S, Le Roy, KS (193 miles to Washington)
Smith, Peter, Seneca, KS (71 miles to Washington)
Smith, R R, Larned, KS (191 miles to Washington)
Smith, R G, photographer, working for J. S. Saurman, Leavenworth, KS (144 miles to Washington)
Smith, W H, Pardee, KS, (Pardee is now a ghost town in Atchison county, KS)(117 miles to Washington)
Smith, A, Crete, NE, (Crete, NE, is 69 miles from Washington)

The photographer Smith, of Hooper and Smith, could be any one or none of these.

Five of the photographers in this list have been reviewed (see links). Nothing has been found so far on the other four.


PS Smith of Le Roy, KS and Peter Smith of Seneca, KS, are probably the same photographer. NO information has been found on either. Both towns are very small and probably would not support a full time photographer. This photographer Smith was probably an itinerant who worked in several towns in the area.

R G Smith was working for J S Saumarian and could possibly be the one who became the short term partner of Hooper in Washington, KS. to date, no documentation has been found to support this.

W H Smith of Pardee, KS, is still a mystery. No information has been found to date, This was possibly an itinerant photographer from as far away as Kansas City, MO.



At the right is an example from A. Smith of Crete, NE.

This could possibly be the Smith of "Smith and Hooper".

Crete, NE, is less than 70 miles from Washington, KS.


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.

Some examples on this page have been enhanced or restored for clarity and presentation here.

This page is free for educational and research purposes only but, as always, if the original owner of any of these examples objects to the use on this page, they will be immediately removed.

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