Thursday, May 9, 2019

Abbott and Law



Photographer: W H Abbott and Law
545, 547, 549 Main St
Little Falls, NY



Photographer: W H Abbott and Law
545, 547, 549 Main St
Little Falls, NY


Photographer: W H Abbott and Law
545, 547, 549 Main St
Little Falls, NY


Photographer: W H Abbott and Law
545, 547, 549 Main St
Little Falls, NY



reverse for the above four cards

William Henry Abbott
(1838 - 1898)

There were several photographers named Abbott in the cabinet card era. The one who worked in Little Falls, NY was William Henry Abbott. He started in about 1863 in Buffalo, NY but soon moved to Little Falls, NY, and remained there until his death in 1898. In Little Falls, NY, he engaged in two partnerships, first with Mr. Gavin and then with Fletcher W Law

Timeline sources: US census, city directories, newspaper items

1838 Nov 07

Shapleigh, ME, W H Abbott is born to Milo and Maria Abbott
1863
Little Falls, NY, US civil war registration as Daguerrian and artist; res Elm below High
1870
Little Falls, NY, state business directory as photographer (no address)
1874
Little Falls, NY, state business directory, as photographer



Photographer: W H Abbott
545, 547, 549 Main St
Little Falls, NY


reverse of the card at the left



Photographer: W H Abbott
Little Falls, NY
reverse is blank


Photographer: W H Abbott
Little Falls, NY
Reverse is blank

1875
Little falls, NY, NY state census as “Dentist” (probably a misprint)
1880
Little Falls, NY, US census as photographer; res 285 Monroe
1886
Little
Falls, NY city directory as photographer at 128 Main; res 318 Monroe
1889
Little Falls, NY, city directory as photographer with Abbott and Fletcher W Law at 547 e Main; res 609 Monroe
1892
Little Falls, NY, NY state census as photographer; no addresses
1893
Little Falls, NY, city directory as photographer at 547 e Main; res 609 e Monroe
1897
Little Falls, NY, city directory as photographer at 547 e Main; res 609 e Monroe
1898 Oct 01
William Abbott dies at age 59
The studio name and same address were carried on by his son Fred E. Abbott at least until about 1925 and then he moved the studio. He died in 1944.

Records are fairly thin for W H Abbott. It appears he was partnered with Fletcher Law in 1889 but it could possibly have been from 1887 to 1892. The cabinet cards here, imprinted Abbott and Law, would have been finished at that time.

His obituary says William Abbott was also partnered with a “Mr Gavin” but no documents were found to tell when this was.

The two cards imprinted with W H Abbott were probably done after that time. The gold lettering and edge would indicate 1890 or after.

Some other photographers found named Abbott

Abraham Abbott of Manchester, NH
Benjamin Smith Abbott of Maine
Charles Abbott of Oswego, NY
Fred Abbott of Little Falls, NY (William’s son)
Jacob L Abbott of Albany, NY
Jordan H Abbott of Chicago, IL
Lida M Abbott (Miss) of Denver, CO
P E Abbott of Huntington, WV
Ralph R Abbott of Union Springs & Syracuse, NY
Robert A Abbott of Lincoln, OH
Robert L Abbott of Adams & Madison, OH
Sylvester C Abbott of Herkimer, NY
Walter V Abbott of Boston, MA
Wesley A Abbott of Lakeport, NH
And there are several others.



photographer: W H Abbott
Little Falls, NY

reverse of the CDV at the left

photographer: W H Abbott
Little Falls, NY

reverse of the CDV at the left


photographer: W H Abbott
Little Falls, NY
example from auction site

Note: This one is not by William HENRY ABBOTT, it is from C E ABBOTT of HENRY, IL


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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.

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