Tuesday, May 22, 2018

C G Anderson



Photographer: C G Anderson
S. E. Cor. 12th & Walnut
Kansas City, Mo.

Charles (or Carl) G Anderson

Timeline: sources city directories, newspaper articles as noted; No census entry could be connected to this photographer

1893 - 1894
Kanas city, MO, city directory lists Carl G Anderson as laborer, res 2313 Belleview
1895
Kansas City, MO, city directory NOT listed
1896
Kansas City, MO, city directory Chas G Anderson as photographer at 419 e 12th, res same
1897
Kansas City, MO, city directory Chas G Anderson as photographer at 1201 Walnut; res same
1898
Kansas City, MO, city directory Carl G Anderson as photographer at 1201 Walnut; res same
1898 Sept 01
Kansas City (MO) Journal news item small fire at 1201 Walnut, as C G Anderson
1899
Kansas City, MO, city directory Carl G Anderson as photographer at 1201 Walnut; res same

1900
Kansas City, MO, city directory Carl G Anderson as photographer at 1201 Walnut; res same
1900 Mar & Apr 7
small ads in the KC newspapers as C G Anderson, photographer at 1201 Walnut
1900 Jun 06
Kansas City, MO, US census, lists Alfred Lindsteit at 1201 Walnut as photographer
1901
Kansas City, MO, city directory as Carl G Anderson photographer at 1131 Grand av; res same; Note: the address was omitted in the 1900 US census; lists 1129 Grand but not 1131. Also the name could not be found in any of the enumeration districts of the downtown area.
1902
Kansas City, MO, city directory res section as Carl G Anderson, photographer at 1131 Grand; as C G Anderson, photographer in the business section
1903
Kansas City, MO, city directory res section as Chas G Anderson, photographer; res 1110 Grand av ; NO listing in business section; photographer John E Curry is now at 1131 Grand

1904
Kansas City, MO, city directory one Chas G Anderson listed as “coll”; res 1223 Holmes; No Carl G Anderson listed
1905
Kansas City, MO, city directory, Chas G Anderson as “poultry” res Pacific House
1906
Kansas City, MO, city directory as Chas G Anderson “Sales”, rms Pacific House
1907
Kansas City, MO, city directory as Chas G Anderson mngr Jas N Norris Son & Co; bds Pacific House; note: J M Norris co is a carriage and wagon manufacturer
1908, 1909
Kansas City, MO, city directory Chas G Anderson as “com mer”; res Pacific House
1910
Kansas City, MO, city directory Charles G Anderson as “salesman” for A W Bear Com Co; res Pacific House
1911
Kansas City, MO, city directory Charles G Anderson as “Poultry” 117 E th; res 443 Montgall av
1912
Kansas City, MO, city directory Charles G Anderson as salesman for A W Bear Com Co; res 1215 College


(Intresting note; 1912 is the first listing for “Anderson Commercial Photographic Co” a business apparently run by Lawrence C Dalla and Orville W Anderson. No connection has been found to Charles G Anderson.)

1913 - 1914
Kansas City, MO, city directory Charles G Anderson as “Com Mer”; res 3215 Independence av
1915
Kansas City, MO, city directory Carl G and Charles G are both “clk Mo Pac Ry” (Clerk for the Missouri Pacific Railway) Carl’s address is 1612 Jefferson;
In addition there is a second Carl G Anderson listed at 4154 Harrison and a second Charles G Anderson in “Produce” at 522 Grand, residing at 3215 Independence and a THIRD Charles G Anderson “salesman” res Canterbury apts
1916
Kansas City, MO, city directory curiously, this year lists only Charles G Anderson as “clk Mo Pac Ry”
1917 - 1918
Kansas City, MO, city directory; this time there is no Charles G Anderson listed and one Carl G Anderson is a “Motor St Ry” res 4645 Fairmont

1919
Kansas City, MO, city directory again no Charles G Anderson is listed but this time there are two Carl G Andersons, one as “emp Am Ry Ex” res 4105 e 19th and the other as “fitter” res 4645 Fairmont av
1920
Kansas City, MO, city directory again two entries for Carl G Anderson, one “appr” res 2342 Myrtle and the other “Clk” res 1408 Hardesty av

In city directory listings photographer Anderson’s first name changes from “C G” to “Charles G” to “Carl G” and back, all at the same address as a photographer.

In the years following 1903, there are a number of listings for Carl G Anderson and Charles G Anderson in the Kansas City, MO, city directories with several different occupations but there is no way of telling if this is the same person. And C G Anderson hasn’t been found in any other city directory as photographer.

He has not turned up in any photography journals of that period, before or after his five years in the business. Very few other examples of his work have been found.

It is only speculation at this point but it looks as if those five years might have been C G Anderson’s only time in the photography business.

His life prior to his appearance in the 1896 Kansas City, MO, directory is a mystery too. No biographical information has been found.

Kansas City Journal - 09 Mar 1895

Kansas City (MO) Journal - 01 Sep 1898

Kansas City (MO) Word - 26 Apr 1900


1902 City Directory Ad



Photographer: C G Anderson
S. E. Cor. 12th & Walnut
Kansas City, Mo
Enhancement of the writing on the reverse side:

The cabinet card at the left was contributed by
Collector A. Gappa of Indiana



example from Found Lost Treasures
date 1900 written on reverse
(note different imprint design but same address)

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Friday, May 18, 2018

John Francis Singhi



Photographer
John Singhi
359 Main Street
Rockland, Maine

John Francis Singhi
(1833 - 1906)

Timeline
1833 Nov 10
Rockland, ME, J F Singhi born
1856
Rockland, ME, city directory listed under “Hair Dressers”
1856 Feb 13
Rockland, ME, city register, marriage to Frances A. Blackington
1860
Rockland, ME, city directory listed under “Fancy Goods”
1868
Rockland, ME, city directory NOT listed
1870
Rockland, ME, US census as “Fancy Goods”
1871
Rockland, ME, city directory as “Fancy Goods”
1872 Oct 19
Rockland, ME, city register, marriage to Hanna C Bartlett

1875
Rockland, ME, city directory, as photographer on N Park, bds Winter
1877
Rockland, ME, city directory, as photographer at 287 Main; res 75 Broadway
1880 Jun 21
Rockland, ME, US census, as photographer
1882
Rockland, ME, city directory as photographer at 292 Main; res same
1885
Rockland, ME, city directory as photographer at 292 Main;
1889
Rockland, ME, city directory as photographer at 359 Main; res same
1892
Rockland, ME, city directory as photographer at 359 Main; res same
1897
Rockland, ME, city directory as photographer at 359 Main; res same

1898 Apr 01
Rockland, ME, city register, wife Hannah C Bartlett dies
1898 Jul 03
Rockland, ME, city register, marriage to Caroline E. Marston
1900 Jun 01
Rockland, ME, US census as retired
1901 Mar 30
Rockland, ME, city register, marriage to Georgie E Dow
1906 Feb 09
Rockland, ME, J F Singhi dies at age 72

John Francis Singhi spent his entire life in Rockland, ME.

This cabinet card must have been finished in that decade between 1889 and 1900 when Singhi was active as photographer at 359 Main in Rockland, ME. He moved his studio sometime in the years between 1885 and 1889.

He retired sometime around 1900.



Photographer: Singhi
Rockland ME

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Charles Menzies Cumming



Cumming and Son
Corsicana, TX

My Notes
Charles Menzies Cumming
(1836-1919)

Sources: Newspaper items as noted, city directories, state records, US census

1836 Sep 12
Tannadice, Angus, Scotland, C M Cumming is born to John Cummings and Elizabeth Stupard the youngest of 15 siblings
1851
Forfar, Angus, Scotland, at age 15 is working for father as a stationer’s apprentice
1857 Oct 19
Clyde, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland, C M Cumming marries Louise Payne Allison
1859 May 3
New York, NY, arrive in US as printer (Obituary says 1869)
1860 Mar 06
Augusta, GA, son Edward Roger Cumming is born
1861-1865
C M Cumming serves in the Confederate Army during the US civil war

1863 Jan 26
Georgia, son Charles Cumming is born
1865 abt
Georgia daughter Louisa Cumming is born
1868 abt
Georgia, daughter Kate Cumming is born
1870 Jun 10
Bainbridge, Decatur, GA, US census as Photographic Artist
1873 Jul 06
Bainbridge, GA state records daughter Maggie Cumming is born
1874
Bryan, TX Eagle news obituary says Cumming moved to Bremond, TX, that year (probably a guess)
1875 Oct 28
Bainbridge, GA state records daughter Alice C Cumming is born
1883 Jul 28
Corsicana, TX , state records son William Hines Cumming is born
1891
Dallas, TX, city directory NOT listed
1894
Dallas, TX city directory as music teacher; son Ed R Cumming working as a photo-printer for Weatherington Bros.

1896
Dallas, TX, city directory as photographer, music teacher; res 206 s Harwood; Son Edward at same address as photographer
1897
Dallas, TX, city directory as photographer
1900 Jun 07
Dallas, TX, US census and city directory as photographer
1910 Apr 20
Dallas, TX, US census as bookkeeper for a plumbing company
1911 Nov 13
Dallas, TX, state records, wife Louisa Payne Allison dies
1914
Dallas, TX, city directory, no occupation shown, son Edward working as photographer for R T Jones
1917
Dallas, TX, city directory, no occupation shown
1919 Dec 14
Dallas, TX, state records, death certificate, Charles Menzies Cumming dies of arteriosclerosis at age 83


It appears that C M Cumming was a photographer off and on throughout most of his life. In the US he lived in Georgia and Texas. In Texas he lived in Corsicana and Dallas.

He lived in Bainbridge, GA, between 1860 and 1875.
He was living in Corsicana, TX, in 1883 when his son William is born but there is a records gap so he could have moved there any time after 1875.

By 1894 C M Cumming is living in Dallas, TX. The 1893 Dallas, TX, city directory does NOT include a listing for him so perhaps he is still living in Corsicana, TX, that year.

This cabinet card would have been done in that period between 1875 and 1891. It is somewhat speculative but, C M Cumming and son Edward probably worked together sometime between 1883 and 1893 in Corsicana, TX.

Charles Menzies Cumming was a “part time” photographer and not a “traveling” photographer. It is doubtful that he had more than one studio at a time. His interests in religion, politics, music, and newspaper publishing probably kept him quite busy.

The (Bryan, TX) Eagle newspaper - 17 Dec 1919

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