(1831 - 1905)
Pennsylvania, PA Davis Mahan is born
1860 Jun 27
Montgomery AL, US census, Davis Mahan is listed as artist; res same as Mar J Hinton, Ambrotypist and H B Hinton, Artist
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory NO Mahan listed
Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, PA, city directory Davis Mahan NOT listed
1865 Mar 28
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer Mahan-Hinkle marriage announcement
1866 - 1868
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory as D. Mahan & Co bds 279 Penn; res same
1869 - 1873
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory, US census as photographer at 31 Fifth
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory as photographer at 33 Fifth; (Spelled Dois Mahan); business section lists as 31 Fifth st
1875 - 1895
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory, US census as photographer at 43 Fifth st
1882 Mar 18
Pittsburgh, PA, state records, daughter Millicent Mahan is born
1896 through 1900
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory as photographer at 237 Fifth
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory as photographer at 3442 Bouquet
Pittsburgh (PA) Press obituary mentions moving to McKees Rocks, PA
1905 Nov 11
Pittsburgh (PA) Press, obituary, Davis Mahan dies after a short illness at age 74
Davis Mahan was an active photographer in Pittsburgh, PA, for 40 years. His longest established studio location was at 43 Fifth Street, from 1875 to 1895. The cabinet card at the left must have been finished during that time.
Here is a bit from a researcher: “His daughter Millicent carried on the family tradition when Davis died in 1905. She and a partner Richard C Wright opened Mahan and Wright photography in McKees Rocks, Pa where Davis passed his last years.”
Pittsburgh (PA) Post Gazette - 28 Jun 1892
The Pittsburgh (PA) Press - 12 Nov 1905
31 Fifth av, Pittsburg, PA
Probably finished around 1869 to 1874
Example CDV from auction site
credited to Mahan by owner
example from auction site
(This one has been highly
adjusted for presentation here)
photographer: Mahan and Keller
1427 Ridge Av, Philadelphia, PA
CDV example from auction site
So far no connection has been made between Thomas Mahan and Davis Mahan.
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