Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Albion K P Trask



photographer: A K P Trask
probably finished around 1787-1891

Reverse of the card at the left

Albion K P Trask
(1831 - 1900)

Albion K P Trask began his business career as a barber/hair dresser in Bangor, ME. In 1860 Albion and a nephew, Manley G Trask, worked as barbers and lived at the same address. In 1863, Manley switches careers to photography. Albion is still a barber/hair dresser.

Albion Trask’s son, son gets into photography in 1863. After the move in late 1864, to Philadelphia, PA, Albion Trask begins his photography career and remains with it until his death in 1900.

Complicating research was an Albion K Trask, a lumberman in Minneapolis, MN, about the same age as Albion K P Trask, photographer in Philadelphia, PA.

Trask is mentioned in the review of Gilbert and Bacon.

(Bangor, MW_ Daily Shig and Courier - 07 May 1853

Timeline sources: city directories, US census, newspaper items, state records

1831 Jun 01
A K P Trask is born at Industry, ME, to Jonathan Trask Jr and Martha Jewell
1850 Aug 27
Bath, Lincoln county, ME, US census as “Barbour” living with brother Peter
1852
Maine, state records, A K P Trask marries Jane Lunt Mills Stockwell
1853 May 07
Bangor ME Daily Whig and Courier, news-ad Trask has opened second “Hair Dressing Saloon”
1855
Bangor, ME, city directory as Barber at 2 Smith’s Block; res York
1856 Feb 22
Bangor, ME, Daily Whig and Courier, news-ad Trask opens new Livery Stable
1858 May 11
Bangor, ME, Daily Whig and Courier, news-ad says Trask is selling off his Livery Stable
1859
Bangor, ME, city directory as barber; res 7 Blackstone

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1860 Jul 13
Bangor, ME, US census as hair dresser; nephew Manley G Trask at same address as hair dresser also
1862 Apr 24
Bangor, ME, Daily Whig and Courier, news ad for Trask Bathing and Hair Dressing Saloon
1862 and 1863
Philadelphia, PA, city directory A K P Trask NOT listed
1863
Bangor, ME, Civil War registration, Trask as barber, married; Nephew Manley G Trask on same list as photographer
1864
Bangor, ME, city directory, A K P Trask NOT listed (one might deduce that Trask moved from Bangor, ME to Philadelphia, PA, late in 1863 missing entry in both city directories.)
1864 and 1865
Philadelphia, PA, city directory as photographer at 159 n 8th; res Vine n 8th
1866
Philadelphia, PA, city directory as photographer at 159 n 8th; res 230 n 8th
1867
Philadelphia, PA, city directory as photographer with Trask and Marston (Charles L Marston), 40 n 8th and 202 s 2nd; res 159 n 8th

1868
Philadelphia, PA, city directory as photographer t 40 n 8th; also listed with Trask and Marston,(Charles L Marston) 202 s 2nd; res 507 n 21st
1870
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, as Ferreotyes at 30 n 8th; res 507 n 21st; Conrad M Gilbert listed at 202 s 2nd; William Frank Bacon not listed
1870 Jun 03
Philadelphia, PA, US census as photographer
1870 circa
Philadelphia, PA, A K P Trask invites Bacon to become partner in his studio at 40 n 8th st in Philadelphia
1872
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, as photographer at 40 n 8th; res 507 n 21st; William Frank Gilbert NOT listed, Frank T Bacon NOT listed
1872
Publishes Trask’s Practical Ferrotyper, a book about the tintype photography process
1873
Philadelphia, PA, city directory as photographer at 40 n 8th; res n 21st in Brandywine; William Frank Gilbert NOT listed; Frank T Bacon NOT listed
1874
Philadelphia, PA, city directory as photographer with Trask and Bacon at 40 n 8th; res 507 n 21st; William F Bacon res 453 n 8th

1875
Philadelphia, PA, city directory as photographer; res 507 n 21st
1875
Philadelphia, PA, the gallery of Trask is bought out by Conrad M Gilbert and the partnership of Gilbert and Bacon begins, operating at 830 (or 820) Arch st; neither Gilbert nor Bacon appear in the 1875 Philadelphia city directory
1875 Nov 05
The (Selma, AL) Times Argus, news ad says A K P Trask is opening a studio on Broad Street, Selma, AL
1876 Jan 14, Jan 21
The (Selma, AL) Times Argus, news ad says A K P Trask is located at 36 Broad st over T A Hall’s Shoe Store
1876
Philadelphia, PA, city directory Trask listed as “artist”; res 507 n 21st
1877
Philadelphia, PA, city directory Trask as photographer, res 507 n 21st
1878
Philadelphia, PA, city directory NOT listed
1879
Philadelphia, PA, city directory as photographer at 1210 Chestnut; res 507 n 21st; son Clarence as photographer at same address

1879 - 1881
Philadelphia, PA, city directory as photographer at 1210 Chestnut; res n 21st e Brandywine(?); son Clarence s photographer at same address 507 21st
1880 Jun 07
Philadelphia, PA, US census as photographer, son Clarence listed as photographer also; res 507 21st
1882 to 1885
Philadelphia, PA, city directory as photographer at 1210 Chestnut, res 507 21st
1886
Philadelphia, PA, city directory as photographer at 202 s 2nd and 1210 Chestnut; res 507 21st
1887 to 1891
Philadelphia, PA, city directory as photographer at 1210 Chestnut; res 507 n 21st
1892
Philadelphia, PA, city directory as photographer; res 507 n 21st+
1893
Philadelphia, PA, city directory; no occupation shown; res 2204 Huntington Park
1894
Philadelphia, PA, city directory as photographer; res 1308 Columbia
1895
Philadelphia, PA, city directory NOT listed


1896
Philadelphia, PA, city directory as photographer; res 3341 Chestnut
1897
Philadelphia, PA, city directory as photographer; res 3217 Hamilton
1898
Philadelphia, PA, city directory no occupation shown; res 3217 Hamilton
1899
Philadelphia, PA, city directory as photographer, res 3206 Baring
1900 Nov 11
Philadelphia, PA, state, town and church documents; A K P Trask dies at age 69; Trask was living at 3206 Baring when he died

The cabinet card at the top could have been finished anytime during the period between 1879 and 1886 when Trask's studio was at 1210 Chestnut.

Bangor, ME, Daily Whig and Courier - 22 Feb 1856

Bangor, ME, Daily Whig and Courier - 11 May 1858




Bangor, ME, Daily Whig and Courier - 31 May 1858

Bangor, ME, Daily Whig and Courier - 24 Apr 1862

The (Selma, AL)Times Argus - 05 Nov 1875

The (Selma, AL)Times Argus - 14 Jan 1876

(Vineland, PA)Daily Journal - 06 Jan 1879



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probably finished around 1879-1891

example from The Jumping Frog
probably finished around 1879-1891

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example from Flickr dougarbuckle
probably finished around 1879-1891

example from the Free Library of Philadelphia site
probably finished around 1879-1891


example from auction site
probably finished around 1879-1891

example from auction site
probably finished around 1879-1891

example from auction site
probably finished around 1879-1891

example from auction site
probably finished around 1879-1891


example from auction site
probably finished around 1879-1891

example from auction site
probably finished around 1879-1891

example from auction site
probably finished around 1879-1891

example from auction site
probably finished around 1886


Example from George Eastman Museum on Flickr
probably finished around 1879-1891

photographer: Trask
1210 Chestnut, Philadelphia
example from FKS on Ancestry.com
probably finished around 1879-1891

photographer: Trask
1210 Chestnut, Philadelphia
Example from auction purchase
probably finished around 1879-1891

Reverse of card at the left

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