Tuesday, May 22, 2018

C G Anderson



Photographer: C G Anderson
S. E. Cor. 12th & Walnut
Kansas City, Mo.

Charles (or Carl) G Anderson

Timeline: sources city directories, newspaper articles as noted; No census entry could be connected to this photographer

1893 - 1894
Kanas city, MO, city directory lists Carl G Anderson as laborer, res 2313 Belleview
1895
Kansas City, MO, city directory NOT listed
1896
Kansas City, MO, city directory Chas G Anderson as photographer at 419 e 12th, res same
1897
Kansas City, MO, city directory Chas G Anderson as photographer at 1201 Walnut; res same
1898
Kansas City, MO, city directory Carl G Anderson as photographer at 1201 Walnut; res same
1898 Sept 01
Kansas City (MO) Journal news item small fire at 1201 Walnut, as C G Anderson
1899
Kansas City, MO, city directory Carl G Anderson as photographer at 1201 Walnut; res same

1900
Kansas City, MO, city directory Carl G Anderson as photographer at 1201 Walnut; res same
1900 Mar & Apr 7
small ads in the KC newspapers as C G Anderson, photographer at 1201 Walnut
1900 Jun 06
Kansas City, MO, US census, lists Alfred Lindsteit at 1201 Walnut as photographer
1901
Kansas City, MO, city directory as Carl G Anderson photographer at 1131 Grand av; res same; Note: the address was omitted in the 1900 US census; lists 1129 Grand but not 1131. Also the name could not be found in any of the enumeration districts of the downtown area.
1902
Kansas City, MO, city directory res section as Carl G Anderson, photographer at 1131 Grand; as C G Anderson, photographer in the business section
1903
Kansas City, MO, city directory res section as Chas G Anderson, photographer; res 1110 Grand av ; NO listing in business section; photographer John E Curry is now at 1131 Grand

1904
Kansas City, MO, city directory one Chas G Anderson listed as “coll”; res 1223 Holmes; No Carl G Anderson listed
1905
Kansas City, MO, city directory, Chas G Anderson as “poultry” res Pacific House
1906
Kansas City, MO, city directory as Chas G Anderson “Sales”, rms Pacific House
1907
Kansas City, MO, city directory as Chas G Anderson mngr Jas N Norris Son & Co; bds Pacific House; note: J M Norris co is a carriage and wagon manufacturer
1908, 1909
Kansas City, MO, city directory Chas G Anderson as “com mer”; res Pacific House
1910
Kansas City, MO, city directory Charles G Anderson as “salesman” for A W Bear Com Co; res Pacific House
1911
Kansas City, MO, city directory Charles G Anderson as “Poultry” 117 E th; res 443 Montgall av
1912
Kansas City, MO, city directory Charles G Anderson as salesman for A W Bear Com Co; res 1215 College


(Intresting note; 1912 is the first listing for “Anderson Commercial Photographic Co” a business apparently run by Lawrence C Dalla and Orville W Anderson. No connection has been found to Charles G Anderson.)

1913 - 1914
Kansas City, MO, city directory Charles G Anderson as “Com Mer”; res 3215 Independence av
1915
Kansas City, MO, city directory Carl G and Charles G are both “clk Mo Pac Ry” (Clerk for the Missouri Pacific Railway) Carl’s address is 1612 Jefferson;
In addition there is a second Carl G Anderson listed at 4154 Harrison and a second Charles G Anderson in “Produce” at 522 Grand, residing at 3215 Independence and a THIRD Charles G Anderson “salesman” res Canterbury apts
1916
Kansas City, MO, city directory curiously, this year lists only Charles G Anderson as “clk Mo Pac Ry”
1917 - 1918
Kansas City, MO, city directory; this time there is no Charles G Anderson listed and one Carl G Anderson is a “Motor St Ry” res 4645 Fairmont

1919
Kansas City, MO, city directory again no Charles G Anderson is listed but this time there are two Carl G Andersons, one as “emp Am Ry Ex” res 4105 e 19th and the other as “fitter” res 4645 Fairmont av
1920
Kansas City, MO, city directory again two entries for Carl G Anderson, one “appr” res 2342 Myrtle and the other “Clk” res 1408 Hardesty av

In city directory listings photographer Anderson’s first name changes from “C G” to “Charles G” to “Carl G” and back, all at the same address as a photographer.

In the years following 1903, there are a number of listings for Carl G Anderson and Charles G Anderson in the Kansas City, MO, city directories with several different occupations but there is no way of telling if this is the same person. And C G Anderson hasn’t been found in any other city directory as photographer.

He has not turned up in any photography journals of that period, before or after his five years in the business. Very few other examples of his work have been found.

It is only speculation at this point but it looks as if those five years might have been C G Anderson’s only time in the photography business.

His life prior to his appearance in the 1896 Kansas City, MO, directory is a mystery too. No biographical information has been found.

Kansas City Journal - 09 Mar 1895

Kansas City (MO) Journal - 01 Sep 1898

Kansas City (MO) Word - 26 Apr 1900


1902 City Directory Ad



Photographer: C G Anderson
S. E. Cor. 12th & Walnut
Kansas City, Mo
Enhancement of the writing on the reverse side:

The cabinet card at the left was contributed by
Collector A. Gappa of Indiana



example from Found Lost Treasures
date 1900 written on reverse
(note different imprint design but same address)

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1 comment:

  1. I have a cabinet photo done by C.G. Anderson of Kansas City, MO. It's got a partial name on the back. You can e-mail me at Tarantulaman59@hotmail.com if you'd like to possess it--free.

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