Monday, November 27, 2017

Photographic Art Company


Photographer: Photographic Art Company
905 Penn Avenue
Washington DC

reverse of the card at the left

Moses Parker Rice
(1839 - 1925)

Sources: US census, city directories, (Note: all items are Washington, DC, unless otherwise indicated.)
1839 May
Cape Breton, Canada, Moses Parker Rice is born to Robert Muckford Rice and Sarah Maria Ingraham
1861
newspaper item Rice arrives in Washington DC
1864
city directory as clerk; res 520 Pennsylvania av
1865
city directory as photographer at 520 Pennsylvania
1866
Washington DC, city Directory as photographer at 520 Pennsylvania av;
1867 - 1869
city Directory as photographer at 520 Pennsylvania av; res 524 Pennsylvania av
1870 - 1871
city directory, US census as photographer at 905 Penn (name misprinted as M B Rice)
1871 Mar 23 and May 12
DC Evening Star small ad for rooms to rent at 905 Pennsylvania

1871 Jul 03
Evening Star small ad for servant apply at 311 8th st or 905 Pennsylvania
1872
city directory unavailable
1873
city directory as photographer; res 458 n J av, no studio listed
1874 - 1876
city directory as photographer (Rice Brothers) at 1219 Pennsylvania av; with Amos Ingraham Rice
1877
city directory as photographer at 1219 Pennsylvania
1878 to 1892
city directory as photographer at 1217 and 1219 Pennsylvania
1893
city directory as photographer at 1225 Pennsylvania
1894 - 1896
city directory as photographer at 1217 and 1219 and 1225 Pennsylvania
1897 - 1904
US census and city directory as photographer at 1225 Pennsylvania
1905 - 1907
city directory as photographer at 1203 F nw

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1910
US census as photographer; res 2022 First st
1908 - 1911
city directory as photographer at Rice Photo-Art Portrait Co. 1203 F nw; res 2022 1st
1912
city directory as photographer at Rice Photo-Art Portrait Co 1203 F nw
1913
city directory not available
1914 - 1915
city directory Studio at 1203 F nw
1915 -1923
city directory as Rice Photo Art co, 1203 F; Robt C Rice Pres, Moses P Rice Mngr
1924
city directory as Rice Studio at 1203 F, managed by Robt C Rice; Moses Rice apparently inactive
1925
city directory Rice studio 525 13th operated by R Creighton Rice
1925
Mount Pleasant, DC, FindAGrave site Moses Rice dies

Rice Studio continues in business at 525 13th managed by one of the ten (12 by some accounts) siblings, until 1930. There are no more city directory listing after that.

The cabinet card here must have been done in that short period between 1870 and 1871 when the studio address was 905 Pennsylvania Av , in Washington DC

Uncredited newspaper clip - about 1915


photographer: M P Rice
1217, 1219 and 1225 Penna St
Washington, DC
example from auction site

reverse of the card at the left


CDV view by M P Rice

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