Thursday, February 27, 2020


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

photographer: Welch Lightning Studio
example from

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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