Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Launey and Goebel



Photographer: Launey & Goebel

Arthur Rene Philibert Launey
(1854 - 1908)

Timeline sources: city directory, US census, newspaper items as noted

1854 Dec
Louisiana, A R Launey is born to
1868 Nov 17
Shelby, IL, A R Launey marries Mary Louisa Penwell
1870 Jul 16
Washington, LA, US census as clerk
1885
NOT in Savannah, GA, location unknown
1886
Savannah, GA, city directory as photographer at 139 ½ Congress
1888 - 1892
Savannah, GA, city directory as photographer with Launey and Goebel; Arthur R Launey and George C Goebel; studio at 141 - 143 Broughton
1893 - 1894
Savannah, GA, city directory as photographer with Launey and Goebel at 31 Whitaker

1895 - 1896
Savannah, GA, city directory as photographer/mngr at Launey Studio at 141 Broughton; res 34 Henry
1897 - 1898
Savannah, GA, city directory as Mngr of Launey Studio at 21 Broughton, Mary L Launey shown as Proprietor of studio
1900
Savannah, GA, US census, as photographer; res 418 Henry
1901 - 1905
Savannah, GA, city directory as photographer at 21 Broughton; res 418 Henry
1906 Dec 10
Atlanta (GA) Constitution, small want ad for photographer’s assistant, studio at 21 Broughton;
1906 - 1907
Savannah, GA, city directory as photographer at Launey’s Studio at 21 Broughton; res 418 Henry
1908 Jan 21
Montgomery, Chatham, GA, Arthur R Launey dies at age 64
1909 - 1912
Savannah, GA, city directory, studio at 21 Broughton mnged by G Launy Stewart (Stuart)

1913 - 1923
Savannah, GA, city directory Launey Studio at 5 ½ York managed by Miss Garnett Launey
1924
Savannah, GA, city directory Garnet Launey moves to Dallas, TX; G. DeOvies takes over studio at 5 ½ York
1925
Savannah, GA, city directory Launey Studio at 5 1/2 York managed by M H Poozer
1926
Savannah, GA, cith directory Launey Studio no longer listed

The Launey studio carried on under the direction of daughter Garnet Launey (Mrs G Stewart or Stuart) until 1924 and then the studio wqs taken over by non-family photographers. By 1926 there are no more listings for the Launey Studio.

Atlanta (GA) Constitution - 10 Dec 1906



Photographer: Launey & Goebel

George Christian Goebel
(1859 - 1917)

1859 Oct 22
Georgia, G C Geobel is born to Andrew and Gerianne Goebel
1883 - 1886
Savannah, GA, city directory as artist with O P Havens, photographer; res 119 ½ Barnard; O P Havens listed at 141 and 143 Broughton;
1888 - 1892
Savannah, GA, city directory as photographer with Launey and Goebel; Arthur R Launey and George C Goebel; studio at 141 - 143 Broughton
1893 - 1894
Savannah, GA, city directory as photographer with Launey and Goebel at 31 Whitaker
1895 - 1901
Savannah, GA, city directory as photographer at 29 Whitaker; (No Launey listed)
1902 - 1917
Savannah, GA, city directory as clerk for D H Levy and Bro clothing
1917 Feb 22
Savannah, GA, state records, George C Goebel dies suddenly at home at age 57

It appears that the partnership of Launey and Goebel lasted from 1888 to about 1894.

Goebel continues to operate a studio until 1902 and then goes to work for D H Levy and Brothers, clothing store. He never returns to photography.

Atlanta (GZ) Constitution - 01 Jul 1917

The photograph from the Atlanta Constitution at the right, is credited to "Launey, Savannah". It would have been done by Garnett Launey, daughter of A R Launey.


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