Tuesday, June 11, 2019

M L Schultz

Photographer: Schultz
444 West Chicago, Ave.
near Ashland Ave

photographer: M L Schultz
444 W Chicago Ave.,

Photographer Schultz
444 West Chicago Ave.
Near Ashland

photographer: M L Schultz
444 W Chicago Ave.,

Photographer: Schultz
446 W. Chicago Ave.
New Ashland,

Max L Schultz
(1868 - 1924)

Sources: US census, Chicago, IL, city directories, Illinois death statistics

1868 May
Max L Schultz is born in Russia
Schultz arrives in the US
Schultz marries Ida Schultz
1897 Mar
daughter Annie is born in Illinois
1900 Feb
son David is born in Illinois
1900 Jun 12
Chicago, IL, US census Schultz as photographer at 446 w Chicago av
Chicago, IL, city directory as photographer at 446 w Chicago av

son Jay is born in Illinois
1910 Apr 15
Chicago, IL, US census as Real Estate Agent at 1209 California
1920 Jan 12
Chicago, IL, US census as no occupation shown
1924 Jul 14
Max Schultz dies at age 56

Due to some missing pages in the archives of the Chicago, IL, city directories for the years between 1890 and 1908, only a sketchy history of the locations of Max Schwartz can be made. It can be shown that Schultz was at 446 w Chicago av in Chicago in 1900 and 1904 but city directory archives for several years before and after are incomplete so it is not known at this time, how long he was there. By the 1910 US census he apparently had abandoned photography and had become a real estate agent, although the city directories for 1909, 1900 and 1910 do not support this.

Comparing the style of the cards shows that the above four with deckled edges are imprinted with 444 w Chicago Avenue, while the plain edged one at the left is imprinted with 446 w Chicago av. Plain edged card stock with right angle or rounded corners are typical of the early cabinet cards from 1866 to 1890. Deckled edge card stock did not become popular until around 1886. This might indicate that the 446 address was earlier than the 444. No records have been found to prove this.

If further documentation is found it will be added here.

photographer: Schultz
446 w Chicago, Chicago, IL
example from auction site

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