Monday, November 27, 2017

George H Redman


Photographer: G H Redman
67 Main st.
Webster, Mass

George H Redman
(1854 - 1931)

George H Redman can be documented as being a photographer in and around Boston, MA, between 1882 and 1891. So far that’s all that has been found. He apparently moved around a lot. When a city directory listing is found, in most cases, he cannot be found there in the same city, the year before or after. City directories for Maine and Massachusetts are not complete during that era so continuity is hard to establish..

And unfortunately the name George Redman was not that uncommon in the Boston area. There was a glove maker, a shoe maker, a sailor, a carpenter as well as five mentions of a photographer. They could possibly be all the same person or possibly not.

Timeline sources: city directories, US census, NY passenger list

1854 Aug 23
Brooksville, MA, city records, G H Redman is born
1880
Boston, MA, city directory NOT listed
1880 Jun 11
Lynn, MA, US census, shown as working in a shoe shop

1881
Boston, MA, city directory not available
1881
Newton, MA, city directory NOT listed
1882
Boston, MA, Webster, MA, as photographer; bds 17 Converse
1883
Boston, MA, city directory as photographer at 58 Studio Bldg; res at Newton
1883
Newton, MA, city directory as photographer at Howe’s Block; res Malden
1884
Boston, MA, city directory NOT listed
1884
Newton, MA, city directory NOT listed
1885
Malden, MA, city directory as photographer; bds 17 Converse
1886 Sep 07
Webster, MA, city records, marriage to Addie Marilla Nichols; actually lists Redman as photographer
1888
Mar 03 Webster, MA, state records, con R E Redman is born
1889
Webster, MA city directory is not available
1890
Malden, MA, city directory only three pages available

1891
Malden, MA, city directory as photographer at Plaisted’s Block; res 7 Clark
1892
Malden, MA, city directory NOT listed
1894 May 28
Searsport, ME, state records, wife Addie Nichols dies
1900 Apr 04
Cape Rosier, ME, state records, son R E Redman dies
1930
Richmond, NY, US census, no occupation shown (possibly not even the right Redman)
1931 Jul 25 to Jul 27
NY passenger list, on cruise from Nova Scotia to NY
1931
Richmond, NY, H G Redman dies in Richmond, NY (speculation based on very slight evidence)

From the sparse evidence found, the cabinet card here could have been done nearly any time in the career of G H Redman, most likely around 1882 or 1888. The card has gilt edges which would be more in the style of cards from the later period.



Example from auction site

Example from auction site

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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
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