Monday, November 27, 2017

William H Kibbe

photographer: Wm. H. Kibbe
Kibbe Building
Johnson, N. Y.

William H Kibbe
(1846 - 1910)

There is a nice biography of W H Kibbe at Historic Camera which outlines his career. It appears he was located as photographer in the “Kibbe Building” from 1871 to his death in 1910.

It is a light weight card with a single ruled line for a border, no printing on the reverse and simple lettering for the studio identification. This card style was popular around 1884 to 1890. (

There is another fine example and a short biography at Cabinet Card Gallery.

Another example is found at

from Wilson's Photographic Magazine - 1910

reverse of the card at the left

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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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