Saturday, July 27, 2019

Sunbeam Gallery



photographer Sunbeam Gallery
31 Third Street
San Francisco


reverse of the card at the left

Research ongoing on photographer
Sunbeam Gallery
31 Third Street
San Franscisco, CA

There were several photographers who named their studio or gallery “Sunbeam” all across the US. So far Sunbeam Galleries have been found in Dubuque, IA, York, PA, Pipestone, MN, Grand Island, NE, and Peoria, IL. In New York state Sunbeam Galleries were in New York City, Dansville and Elmira.

Another was the Sunbeam Gallery operated by George W Godfrey at 81 Main in Rochester, NY. (See example below on this page) This studio seems to have operated earlier than the usual cabinet card era producing mostly wet plate process tintypes and daguerreotypes, working in the 1860’s and 1870’s.

In California, one Sunbeam Gallery found was the Sunbeam Art Parlor at 236-238 s Main, Los Angeles, CA, operated by Charles J. Coules. No positive connection has been made to 31 Third Street, San Francisco, CA.

There was also a Sunbeam Gallery in San Bernardino, CA, operated by one William Godfrey (1835- ). He was born in New York but so far no connection has been made to the aforementioned George W. Godfrey of Rochester, NY. And no connections have been made to the address 31 Third, San Francisco.

And there was no shortage of G W Godfrey's during that time. There are records of at least four on the east coast including a prize fighter in 1883 and a man injured in the New York Saint Patrick day riots in 1867. There was also a George Godfrey in Oakland, CA, with his wife Jane, but he was not a photographer.

So, no positive identification has been made for the photographer who was at 31 Third Street in San Francisco, CA.



Sunbeam Gallery
236-238 s Main, Los Angeles, CA
example from auction site


Sunbeam Gallery
236-238 s Main, Los Angeles, CA
example from pinterest

Sunbeam Gallery
236-238 s Main, Los Angeles, CA
example from auction site


Photographer: Sunbeam Gallery
Geo J Schaffer successor to G W Godfrey
146 e Main, Rochester, NY

photographer: Sunbeam Gallery, G W Godfrey
81 E Main, Rochester, NY


photographer F W Godfrey
Olean, NY
(Is F W Godfrey related to G W Godfrey who ran a Sunbeam Gallery in Rochester, NY?)
example from auction site

photographer W E Garland
Sunbeam Gallery, Gouverneur, NY
example from auction site


photographer: Sunbeam Studio
75 Oregon Street, Oshkosh, WI
example from TheCut



photographer: Sunbeam Gallery
cor Main and 6th st, Dubuque, IA

reverse of card at the left

Sunbeam Gallery
F Jas Evans
South George Street, York, PA

Sunbeam Art Parlors cabinet card reverse, no location shown
Example from Luminous Lint


photographer: Sunbeam Gallery
(identified Masa Metassa on reverse)
CDV example from auction site

photographer: Masa Metassa
Astoria, OR
example from Astoria Creative Photography




Not the one you were looking for?
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.

5 comments:

  1. I found a lot of old pictures & some have your name on the back . if they are yours , & you would like to have I will send them ……….. thanks .. steve

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  2. I have a lot of old pictures , some with your name on the back . please let me know if you would like to have them ……………. steve

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    1. I can't imagine any old pictures with my name on them. An easy way to review them would be to scan them and put them on Flickr as a set.

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  3. l own a CDV with the mention of a Sunbeam Gallery in New Haven Ct. on the verso.

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    1. I would love to add it to this page. Send a scan or photograph, including edges, no glare, no shadows to the address found in the profile. Perhaps I can find who the actual photographer was.

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