Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Vandike And Onderkirk


Research pending on photographers
Vandike And Onderkirk operating a studio called "The Canvas"

As of 28 Nov 2017 no information has been found. The only clue is that the cabinet card was found in McKinney, TX.

No photographers by either unusual name, have been found.

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Ben Beckmann



Ben Beckmann
(Hand lettered name at bottom of card)

Research pending on photographer
Ben Beckmann

Of course Ben Beckmann may not be the photographer at all. The hand lettered calligraphy at the bottom of this card may have been added years later after the card was finished. The only clue is that the card was found in McKinney, Texas.

As of 29 Nov 2017 nothing has been found on Beckmann as photographer.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Byrne and Company



Photographer: Byrne & Co.
Late with Hills and Saunders
Photographers to the Queen
Hill Street, Richmond


Byrne & Co.
Hill Street, Richmond

From www.richmond.gov.uk
W.J. Byrne and Co. was a commercial photographic firm based in Richmond, England. In 1883 the firm was located at 1 Clarence Terrace in 1883. The company was in the same building in 1900. However, the street had been renamed and the premises was known as 19 Hill Street (Library and Information Services, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames 2004).

LOST GALLERY is researching only American photographers at this time. Photographers outside the US are a future project.




Photographer: Byrne and CO
Hill St. Richmond
example from Who Were They


reverse of the card at the left

Byrne & Co.
Hill Street, Richmond

This was found at whowerethey.wordpress.com

The similar reverse side printing might place it in the same time frame as the LOST GALLERY example. This one is dated 1883 in pencil and 1885 in ink.

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William Oscar Cromwell



photographer: O Cromwell
Lakeview, Oregon


reverse of the card at the left

William Oscar Cromwell
(1838 - 1929)

W Oscar Cromwell moved with his parents and family to northern California during the gold rush of 1849. He worked as a miner and general laborer before turning to photography about 1879. He continued on with photography in Shasta County and Tehama County, CA, until his death in 1929, although at 81 and 84 he considered himself as “retired”.

Timeline sources: California voter registration, city directories, US census,

1838 Mar

Montgomery, MD, William Oscar Cromwell is born to William J Cromwell and Jarada, Adna Getzendanner
1844-1845
St Louis, MO, two sisters are born
1850
Union, CA, US census, Family has moved to California during the gold rush
1868
Uniontown, El Dorado County, CA, voter registration, Oliver Cromwell works as miner

1870
Empire, Ormsby County, NV, US census as laborer
1879
Union Town, El Dorado County, CA, city directory as miner
1879 Apr 12
Millville, Shasta, CA, voter registration, as photographer
1880
Millville, Shasta County, CA, US census and voter registration as photographer; on census “photographers” is lined out and “merchant” written in
1896
Millville, Shasta County, CA, voter registration, as photographer
1900
Harrison Gulch, Shasta, CA, US census as photographer
1904
Knob, Shasta County, CA, voter registration as no occupation shown
1906
Red Bluff, Tehama County, CA, voter registration as photographer


1908
Kennett, Shasta County, CA, voter registration as photographer
1910
Kennett, Shasta County, CA, US census as photographer
1914 - 1916
Kennett, Shasta County, CA, voter registration as photographer
1920 Jan 12
Red Bluff, Tehama, CA, US census as retired
1922
Red Bluff, Tehama County, CA, voter registration as retired
1924
Red Bluff, Tehama County, CA, voter registration as photographer
1929 Apr 28
Red Bluff, Tehama, CA, W Oscar Cromwell dies

A dam was built on the Sacramento River between 1935 and 1945. The resulting lake inundated the mining town of Kennett, CA, and several others.

Since O Cromwell worked in the area of Shasta and Tehama counties, in the northern edge of California he could have set up shop in the town of Lakeview, Oregon at any time. No documents have been found to show exactly when, but it was probably between 1880 and 1910.

Lakeview, OR, is about 150 miles from where Kennett, CA was.

Reno (NV) Gazette Journal - 06 Dec 1882

Millville, CA, is about 140 miles from Reno, NV
Petaluma (CA) Argus Courier - 26 Dec 1916

Georgetown, CA, Unknown newspaper and date

Shows that Cromwell did travel and had a tent studio. Georgetown, CA, is about 150 miles from where Kennett, CA, was.

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Knight and Johnson



photographer: Knight & Johnson
811 Market St
S F
near Fourth

George H Knight and Charles M Johnson

The cabinet card here does not include first names so searching for the two by name in California was almost fruitless.

A search based on the address, 811 Market St. did however, turn up this 1881 item in the San Francisco Chronicle. It shows both first names and initials and places a date for the beginning and end of their partnership. This one newspaper clipping actually dates the card here pretty well.

San Francisco Chronicle - 29 Jul 1881

Searches using their name and initial were better but still cluttered with similar names. In one year, there were seven Charles Johnsons that were seamen, let alone several in other professions including prize fighter.

Other small ads found, show that 811 Market was a photography studio called Aldine Gallery operated by B. F. Howland clear up until November of 1880 when it was apparently burned in a fire.

This cabinet card then had to have been finished between December 1880 and July of 1881.

Timelines of the two photographers were assembled anyway in case there are other cabinet cards around done by the individual photographers.

(Note: one commenter (see below) says that George Henry Knight was born 23 Jun 1942 in London, England.

George Henry Knight
(1851-1922)

Timeline
Sources: US census; city directories; newspaper items; Note: all items are in San Francisco, CA, unless otherwise noted

1851 Jun
London England, George Henry Knight born.
1878
city directory, H A Howland photographer listed at 811 Market
1878 Oct 25
San Francisco (CA) Chronicle small ad for the One-Dollar Gallery at 811 Market st
1877, 1878
neither Knight nor Johnson are in this directory
1879
city directory as photographer with Knight and McDonald; res 83 St. Ann’s Building
1880
city directory Knight as manager Portrait Club Studio 114 Turk
1880 Feb 03, 06, 08, 10;
San Francisco (CA) Chronicle small ad B F Howland is operating the Aldine Gallery at 811 Market st
1880 Sep 03
San Francisco (CA) Chronicle small ad for Aldine Gallery 811 Market


1880 Nov 29
San Francisco (CA) Chronicle news item fire destroys 811 Market
1880-1889
San Francisco (CA) Chronicle Aldine ads for photograph gallery at 811 Market in San Francisco, CA
1880 Dec 13
San Francisco (CA) Chronicle news item Partnership of George H Knight and Charles M Johnson is formed
1881
city directory Knight is with Knight & Johnson; res 439 Golden Gate av
1881
San Francisco (CA) Chronicle small ad a furniture/carpet store now occupies 811 Market
1881 Jul 29
San Francisco (CA) Chronicle news item George Knight sues Charles M Johnson for dissolution of partnership
1881 Sep 18
San Francisco (CA) Chronicle news item George Knight sues James L Gibson for defamation and theft
1881 Oct 09
San Francisco (CA) Chronicle small ad Lundy is at 811 Market
1881 Dec 30
San Francisco (CA) Chronicle news item H G Fisk owner of the building at 811 Market is in custody for violating Fire Ordinances

1882
San Francisco (CA) Chronicle news item Aldine Gallery re-opens at 108 Powell st
1883
city directory George Knight no employment shown; res 17 Powell
1889 Nov 01
San Francisco (CA) Chronicle news item 811 Market damaged by fire, again
1891
city directory Knight as photographer; res 2506 California
1896
city directory Knight as manager Home Portrait and Photographing Co. 721 Sutter
1897
San Francisco, CA, Knight as photo printing and general photographing, 721 Sutter
1898
city directory as photographer at 737 Sutter
1899
city directory as photographer at 737 Sutter
1904 Oct 27
Call news item George H Knight has photographs on display at exhibit
1907 Oct 27
San Francisco, (CA) Chronicle new item mentions George H Knight as vice president of Photographer’s Association of California as well as on comittees
1922 Feb 05
George Henry Knight dies

Charles M Johnson
(1850-1932)

1850 Feb
Ohio Charles M Johnson is born
1877, 1878
San Francisco, CA, city directory neither Knight nor Johnson are in this directory
1879 - 1880
city directory Johnson is listed as Foreman and Printer for Bradley and Rulofson studio; res 821 Washington
1881 Jul 29
San Francisco (CA) Chronicle news item George Knight sues Charles M Johnson for dissolution of partnership; says the partnership began 13 Dec 1880
1882
city directory Charles M Johnson as photographer at Aldine Gallery
1883
Jan 04 Oakland (CA) Tribune news item Charles M Johnson marries Mary Van Derbeck
1887
directory as photographer; res 1073 ½ Market
1891
city directory as “solar printer” at 1633 Mission; res 9 Mayre Terrace
1897
city directory as photographer at 10 Mayre Terrace
1898
city directory as photographer at 31 3rd

1899
city directory as photographer at 55 3rd
1900
San Francisco, CA, US census as photographer at 106 ½ 3rd st; lists as partner Lena Franklin, age 35 (apparently the census taker found them at work)
1901
city directory as photographer at 55 3rd
1905
directory as photographer at 10 ½ 6th
1907
city directory as photographer at 1228 Fillmore
1909
city directory, city records, as photographer; res 61 Diamond; marriage to Kate Amelia Utschig
1910
San Francisco, CA, US census as photographer; res 61 Diamond
1911
city directory as photographer at 1228 Fillmore; res 61 Diamond
1913 - 1922
city Directory as photographer at 1028 Market
1926
city directory as photographer at The Johnson Studio, 1007 Market
1930-1931
city directory as photographer at the Johnson Studio 1195 Market; res same
1932 - 1933
city directory Johnson NOT listed so it is presumed Charles Johnson died around late 1931 to 1932


update 07 Aug 2018

Photographer: Johnson
Crown Point, NY
example from Flickr member
Bee Archives

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Photographic Art Company


Photographer: Photographic Art Company
905 Penn Avenue
Washington DC

reverse of the card at the left

Moses Parker Rice
(1839 - 1925)

Sources: US census, city directories, (Note: all items are Washington, DC, unless otherwise indicated.)
1839 May
Cape Breton, Canada, Moses Parker Rice is born to Robert Muckford Rice and Sarah Maria Ingraham
1861
newspaper item Rice arrives in Washington DC
1864
city directory as clerk; res 520 Pennsylvania av
1865
city directory as photographer at 520 Pennsylvania
1866
Washington DC, city Directory as photographer at 520 Pennsylvania av;
1867 - 1869
city Directory as photographer at 520 Pennsylvania av; res 524 Pennsylvania av
1870 - 1871
city directory, US census as photographer at 905 Penn (name misprinted as M B Rice)
1871 Mar 23 and May 12
DC Evening Star small ad for rooms to rent at 905 Pennsylvania

1871 Jul 03
Evening Star small ad for servant apply at 311 8th st or 905 Pennsylvania
1872
city directory unavailable
1873
city directory as photographer; res 458 n J av, no studio listed
1874 - 1876
city directory as photographer (Rice Brothers) at 1219 Pennsylvania av; with Amos Ingraham Rice
1877
city directory as photographer at 1219 Pennsylvania
1878 to 1892
city directory as photographer at 1217 and 1219 Pennsylvania
1893
city directory as photographer at 1225 Pennsylvania
1894 - 1896
city directory as photographer at 1217 and 1219 and 1225 Pennsylvania
1897 - 1904
US census and city directory as photographer at 1225 Pennsylvania
1905 - 1907
city directory as photographer at 1203 F nw

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1910
US census as photographer; res 2022 First st
1908 - 1911
city directory as photographer at Rice Photo-Art Portrait Co. 1203 F nw; res 2022 1st
1912
city directory as photographer at Rice Photo-Art Portrait Co 1203 F nw
1913
city directory not available
1914 - 1915
city directory Studio at 1203 F nw
1915 -1923
city directory as Rice Photo Art co, 1203 F; Robt C Rice Pres, Moses P Rice Mngr
1924
city directory as Rice Studio at 1203 F, managed by Robt C Rice; Moses Rice apparently inactive
1925
city directory Rice studio 525 13th operated by R Creighton Rice
1925
Mount Pleasant, DC, FindAGrave site Moses Rice dies

Rice Studio continues in business at 525 13th managed by one of the ten (12 by some accounts) siblings, until 1930. There are no more city directory listing after that.

The cabinet card here must have been done in that short period between 1870 and 1871 when the studio address was 905 Pennsylvania Av , in Washington DC

Uncredited newspaper clip - about 1915


photographer: M P Rice
1217, 1219 and 1225 Penna St
Washington, DC
example from auction site

reverse of the card at the left


CDV view by M P Rice

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Johnson Perley King


photographer J P King
Waterloo, Iowa

revere of the card on the left

Johnson Perley King
(1849 - 1930)

Timeline

1849 Oct 02
Morgan County Ohio Johnson Perley King is born to Lewis King and Alice Bengman
1866
Mason City Globe Gazette news, item dated 1930 Nov 02; 05 Nov 1930 Green (IA) Recorder Obit; King arrives in Blackhawk County, IA, does farm work
1875
Waterloo, IA, US census of 1880: J P King marries Emma Louisa Mendenhall
1880
Waterloo, IA, US census as photographer; res Sycamore
1880 Jun 15
Waterloo, IA, county records, daughter Lulu Belle King is born
1883 Jul 08
Waterloo, IA, county records, son Frank L King is born

1885
Waterloo, IA, Iowa State census as photographer; corner of 8th and Lafayette
1886 Sep 22
Waterloo, IA, county records, daughter Alice Roseannah King is born
1888 Oct 17
Progress Review (LaPorte, IA) King photographic car leaving La Porte
1893
Photographic Journal of American Photographers, Vol 30, King opening soon in Waterloo, IA
1900
Waterloo, IA, US census as photographer; res 927 Lafayette
1901
Waterloo, IA, city directory, as photographer at 300 e 4th; res 926 Lafayette
1904
Waterloo, IA, city directory, as photographer; 926 Lafayette
1905
Waterloo, IA, US census no occupation shown; res 924 Lafayette

-- Continued in next row --

1906
Waterloo, IA, city directory as photographer; res 924 Lafayette
1906 Nov 29
Fredericksburg (IA) News item King opens in Fredericksburg, IA,
1906 Dec 13
Fredericksburg (IA) News item King has returned to Fredericksburg, IA,
1908
Waterloo, IA, city directory as photographer, res 436 Edwards
1910
Waterloo, IA, US census as photographer; res 436 Edwards
1912
Waterloo, IA, city directory as no occupation shown; res 436 Edwards
1915
King retires, according to the 05 Nov 1930 Obituary in the Greene Recorder (See below) This probably means he retired from the travelling car studio business. The city directories continue to list him as “photographer” until 1925 when he is designated a “watchman”
1915
Waterloo, IA, Iowa State census, as photographer; res 425 Edwards
1920
Waterloo, IA, US census as photographer; res 436 Edwards st

1920 Oct 04
Evening Times Republican (Waterloo, IA) news item about Golden Anniversary Tour; describes King’s photographic car territory
1921
Waterloo, IA, city directory, as photographer; res 436 Edwards
1922
Waterloo, IA, city directory, no occupation shown; res 436 Edwards
1924
Waterloo, IA, city directory, as photographer; res 436 Edwards
1925 Jan 01
Waterloo, IA, Iowa State census, no occupation shown; city directory lists King as a watchman; res 436 Edwards st
1925 Sep 10
Black Hawk county records, Wife Emma Louisa Mendenhall dies
1927 and 1928
Waterloo, IA, city directory, no occupation shown; res 436 Edwards
1930 Apr 30
Waterloo, IA, US census, no occupation shown; res 436 Edwards
1930 Nov 01
Waterloo, OH, Johnson Perley King dies
1930 Nov 04
Mason City Globe Gazette news item Alice Rhinesmith has returned from Waterloo and J P King’s funeral; some biography in his article

1930 Nov 05
Green (IA) Recorder obituary; describes starting date in photography & retirement date

It seems quite likely that King used pre-printed cabinet card stock, not changing the address for each of the small towns on his route. Ads in small town newspapers, outlining his travels, often refer to him as that “photographer from Waterloo”.

As a result of this, King's work can only be dated sometime between 1880 and 1920 when he last gives his occupation as “photographer”.

Photographic Journal of America vol 30 - 1893

Progress Review (LaPorte, IA) - 17 Oct 1888

A bit of a snide swipe at a traveling merchant
Fredericksburg (IA) News - 29 Nov 1906

Fredericksburg (IA) News - 13 Dec 1906



Evening Times Republican - 04 Oct 1920

Mason City Globe Gazette - 04 Nov 1930

Greene Recorder - 05 Nov 1930


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Erikson


photographer: Erickson, East Rockford

photographer: Erikson
Rockford, Illinois

Erikson
Rockford, Illinois
In searching for Erickson of East Rockford, IL, a 19th century photographer, an Erickson of Rockford, IL, a CONTEMPORARY photographer was found. This muddled searches somewhat.

In the decades of the cabinet card, there were a dozen or more photographers named Erickson.

According to the 1910 US census alone there were 6 photographers at that time named Erickson, in north eastern US:
Frank C Erickson, Peabody, MA
Charlie Erickson, Minneapolis, MN
Charles Erickson, Minneapolis, MN
Charles L Erickson, Chicago, IL
Charles J Erickson, Chicago, IL
Erick Erickson of Chicago, IL
And one in Delta, CO named Charles A Erickson.

The three most likely to be the Erickson who worked in Rockford, IL, were the photographers in Chicago: Charles J, Charles L and Erick. There were no records placing any of the three in Rockford, IL, at any time. But there are gaps in the Chicago and Rockford records that would allow any of the three to be located Rockford temporarily.

Charles L Erickson is most often listed as “Commercial Photographer” so it is possible that he never did any portrait work.

Charles J Erickson records are few.

The best candidate seems to be Erick Erickson. Erick appears steadily as a photographer in Chicago city directories except for a two year drop out in 1898 and 1899. Possibly he worked in Rockford, IL, at that time. There are no records to prove this.

But any of these three could have made the 70 or so mile trip over to Rockford, IL, to spend a few days or weeks or months in a rented studio, making cabinet card portraits. The available Rockford city directories never list an Erickson, photographer.

No conclusions based on the location of the photographer can be made to date the cabinet cards shown here. The style of the cards would suggest 1886 - 1895.

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Downs and Frisbie



Photographer Downs & Frisbie
Bee-Hive Gallery
Ottawa, Illinois

There were at least, five photographers named Frisbie in the cabinet card era.

EE Frisbie worked around 1880 in Hartford, CN

John Meigs Frisbie worked many years in Sandusky, OH. Nothing was found that would connect him with Ottawa, IL, which is 300 miles from Sandusky, OH.

James B Frisbie
was centered in Oneida, NY

William D Frisbie was working in New London, CT, in 1882

O B Frisbie was found on two cabinet card examples. On the featured one on this page from LOST GALLERY, the photographer is identified as Downs and Frisbie of Ottawa, IL. On the example at the right, found at the
Flickr site of mj aux , the photographer is listed as O B Frisbie of Ottawa, IL. So it appears that O B Frisbie was operating the “Bee Hive” studio in Ottawa, IL. At one time he was partnered with a photographer named “Downs”. Nothing further has been found on either of these photographers.

The cabinet card style in both examples looks like 1885 to 1895. But because photographers often used up older card stock, that date is unreliable.



photographer O B Frisbie
Bee Hive Art Studio
214 Madison Street
Ottawa, IL
From the collection of mj aux on Flickr

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