Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Gustav Cramer



photographer:
Cramer
1001 south 5th
cor Chouteau Ave.
St Louis, MO


reverse of the card at the left

Gustav Adolph Cramer
(20 May 1838 - 16 Jul 1914)

Sources: mostly St Louis, MO, city directories

1838 May 20
Eschwege, Germany, Gustav Cramer is born to Emanuel and Dorthea Cramer
1859
Cramer arrives in the US works as apprentice to John A Scholten
1860
Carondelet, MO, Cramer opens first gallery but operates only for about 6 months and then enlists for three months with the Missouri Volunteers of the Civil War
1861
Carondelet, MO, After the Battle of Carthage, 5 Jul 1861, Cramer returns to find his gallery has closed
1863 May
Carondelet, MO, Cramer pays 15 dollar tax fee and registers as photographer

1864
St Louis, MO, Cramer teams with portrait painter Julius Gross and opens a gallery called Cramer and Gross
1865
St Louis, MO, city directory, 91 s Fourth as Hermann Gross; Cramer NOT listed
1866
St Louis, MO, 333 s Fifth st as Cramer and Gross, photographers
1866
St Louis, MO, city directory (T A Holland) 1264 s Fourth st, as Cramer and Gross, photographers (probably a miss-print)
1866
St Louis, MO, city directory (Missouri Version) fourth st, se cor Herman Gross only; Cramer not listed
1867 - 1869
St Louis, MO, city directory 1264 s Fifth as Cramer and Gross, as photographers

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1870 - 1875
St Louis, MO, city directory 1001 s Fifth as Cramer, Gross and Co, photographers
1876
St Louis, MO, city directory 1001 s Fifth as Cramer G, successor to Cramer, Gross and Co.
1877 - 1878
St Louis, MO, city directory 1001 s Fifth st as Cramer, Gross and Co. (again); Gustav Cramer, Julian Gross and Henry Schoo, photographers
1879
St Louis, MO, city directory NOT AVAILABLE
1880
St Louis, MO, city directory, 1001 s Fifth as Gustave Cramer, photographer; Herman Norden not listed in St Louis, MO, city directory
1881
St Louis, MO, city directory 1001 s Fifth as Gustave Cramer, photographer in business pages; res pages show Herman Norden with Cramer and Norden at 1001 s Fifth

1882
St Louis, MO, city directory 1001 s Fifth as Gustave Cramer, photographer in business pages; res pages show Herman Norden with Cramer and Norden at 1001 s Fifth
1883
St Louis, MO, city directory 1001 s Fifth as Gustave Cramer, photographer; Norden is in res pages as Photographer and Dry Plates (note: not associated with Cramer); Business pages show Norden H as Dry Plate mfgr at 827 Chouteau av.
1884 - 1887
St Louis, MO, city directory, 1001 s Fifth as Gustave Cramer, photographer
1887
Cramer is president of the Photographer’s Association of America
1888
St Louis, MO, city directory NOT AVAILABLE
1889 - 1895
St Louis, MO, city directory, at Shenandoah ne cor Buena Vista as Cramer G Dry Plate Works

1897 - 1901
St Louis, MO, city directory Lemp Av n cor Shenandoah as Cramer G Dry Plate Co
1910
St Louis, MO, city directory 1821 Shenandoah as Cramer G Dry Plate Co
1914 Jul 16
St Louis, MO, Gustav Cramer dies at age 76

The cabinet card in this collection has only the Cramer name on the reverse. It appears the only time he worked alone at 1001 s Fifth was briefly in 1876 and then again after 1879. Although Hermann Norden is sometimes listed as a partner in the gallery, 1881 and 1882, city directories list the studio only as Cramer Photography.

There is a fine bio on Gustav Cramer at Historic Camera

Saint Louis (MO) Post Dispatch - 05 Jul 1895



Photographer Cramer
St Louis, MO
Source unknown

photographer: Cramer
St Louis, MO
Example found on auction site

Photographer: Cramer
St Louis MO
example found on pinterest, no source shown

This is a cdv credited to
Cramer, Gross and Co of St Louis, MO
image of reverse not available
example from auction site

Six CDV examples

slightly enhanced
photographer: Gustave Cramer
1001 South Fifth
St. Louis, MO

reverse of the CDV at the left

photographer: Gustave Cramer
1001 South Fifth
St. Louis, MO

Reverse of CDV at the left

photographer: Cramer and Gross and Company
1200 and 1264 South Fifth Street
St. Louis, MO


photographer: Gustave Cramer
1001 South Fifth
St. Louis, MO

reverse of CDV at the left

photographer: Gustave Cramer
1001 South Fifth
St. Louis, MO

reverse of CDV at the left

photographer: Cramer and Gross and Company
1200 and 1264 South Fifth Street
St. Louis, MO



photographer: Cramer
St Louis, MO
example from auction site



photographer: Cramer
San Francisco, CA
This Cramer has not yet been connected to the Cramer of St Louis, MO. Research pending.

photographer: Cramer
Grafton, Wisconsin
example from auction site
This Cramer has not yet been connected to the Cramer of St Louis, MO. Research pending.

photographer: Cramer
Grafton, WI
example from auction site
This Cramer has not yet been connected to the Cramer of St Louis, MO. Research pending.

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