Sunday, January 20, 2019

Chandler and Scheetz



photographer: Chandler & Scheetz
1433 Chestnut Street & 828 Arch Street

This is a timeline combining the business lives of Samuel Scheetz and George Franklin Chandler.

Samuel Scheetz
(1855-1929)

George Franklin Chandler
( 1851 - 1920 )

1851 Aug 12
Dorchester, MA, US census, state census, town records, George F Chandler is born to George S Chandler and Elizabeth Simonton Thurston
1855 Jun 01
Montgomery County, PA, US census and PA death certificate, Samuel Scheetz is born to John Scheetz and Anna Catherine Sands
1865 May 01
Dorchester, MA, MA state census George F Chandler no occupation shown
1870 Jun 01
Charlestown, MA, US census George F Chandler as clerk in store
1873, 1874, 1875
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, Samuel Scheetz as carpenter; res 1303 n 11th
1876
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, Samuel Scheetz NOT listed; George F Chandler NOT listed

1877
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, Samuel Scheetz NOT listed; neither Scheetz nor Chandler in business section
1878
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, George F Chandler as Waiter; res1828 Addison (Possibly NOT the photographer although there is no other listing); NO listing for Samuel Scheetz
1879
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, George F Chandler is NOT listed; Samuel Scheetz is NOT listed
1880
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, George Chandler as photographer with Chandler and Scheetz at 828 Arch, res 2619 Ellsworth; Josephine Chandler NOT listed
1881
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, George Chandler as photographer with Chandler and Scheetz at 828 Arch, res 2629 Ellsworth;
1882 Aug 11, 19
Chester, PA, Delaware County Daily Times, small ad for Chandler and Scheetz studio of Philadelphia, no address shown
1882 Dec 05
Chester. PA, Delaware County Daily Times, small ad for Chandler and Scheetz studio at 828 Arch

1883 Jan 08
Chester, PA, Delaware County Daily Times, small ad for Chandler and Scheetz studio at 828 Arch
1884 May 22
Pittsburg (PA) Post-Gazette, small news item about a portrait by Chandler and Scheetz
1896
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, George Chandler as photographer at 828 Arch and 15 s 13th
1886 Jan 21
Pittsburg, PA, Daily Post, small news item says J P Whitesides formerly with Chandler and Scheetz has accepted a position with Gilbert and Bacon of Philadelphia
1897
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, George Chandler as photographer at 828 Arch; res 2831 Poplar
1887 Nov 20
Philadelphia (PA) Times, small ad for new studio opening at 1433 Chestnut st
1888 Dec 02
Philadelphia (PA) Times, Chandler and Scheetz small ad for both studios 828 Arch and 1433 Chestnut st
1889 Dec 12
Bucks County (Bristol, PA) Gazette, small ad for Chandler and Scheetz studios at 828 Arch and 1433 Chestnut


1890
Philadelphia, PA, Chandler and Scheetz run 60 newspaper ads for studios at 848 Arch and 1433 Chestnut in Philadelphia
1891 Nov 18
Philadelphia. PA, Times newspaper ad to rent space at 828 Arch, It appears the partnership has dissolved sometime between November 1890 and November 1891
1892, 1893
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, Saml Scheetz as photographer with Chandler and Scheetz at 1433 Chestnut; res 1922 Fairmont av
1894 Jun 10
Philadelphia, PA, Times newspaper ad for Chandler studio at 828 Arch; “Late of Chandler and Scheetz”
1895, 1896
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, Saml Scheetz as photographer at 1433 Chestnut; res 1922 Fairmont
1898
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, J E Chandler as photographer at 828 Arch; res 2831 Poplar (obviously a miss print)
1899
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, George Chandler as manager at 828 Arch, res 260 s 3rd; Josephine Chandler as photographer at 828 Arch, res 260 s 3rd

1900
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, George Chandler as photographer at Chandler’s Studio; res 828 Arch (Not in bus pages)
1900
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, Saml Scheetz as photographer at 1433 Chestnut; res 1922 Fairmont
1900 Jun 03
Philadelphia, PA, US census George F Chandler as photographer at 828 Arch; res same
1901
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, George F Chandler as manager at 828 Arch; res Rhawn Sta; Josephine Chandler as photographer at 828 Arch
1901
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, Saml. Scheetz as photographer; res 1922 Fairmont av; this year also lists “A. Scheetz” as photographer at 1433 Chestnut; res 1922 Fairmont av but is probably a printing error
1902
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, G F Chandler NOT listed; Josephine Chandler as photographer at 828 Arch; res Iron Bridge
1902
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, Samuel Scheetz NOT listed

1903
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, (all business) Josephine E Chandler listed in business section as photographer at 828 Arch
1903
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, Samuel Scheetz NOT listed;
1904
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, G F Chandler NOT listed; Josephine E Chandler listed in business section as photographer at 828 Arch; res Iron Bridge
1904 Jun 28
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer, large news story about the burning of the building where the studio of Chandler and Scheetz was
1905
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, Geo F Chandler as clerk, res: The Bristol; Josephine E Chandler as photographer at 828 Arch; res Iron Bridge
1905, 1906
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, Saml and wife Julia Scheetz; no occupation shown res 1925 Wallace
1910 Apr 27
Philadelphia, PA, US census Samuel Scheetz as public service recorder; res 1925 Wallace
1903, 1904
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, Samuel Scheetz NOT listed in residence or business pages

1905, 1906
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, Saml Scheetz no occupation listed, res 1925 Wallace
1906
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, Geo F Chandler as Clerk; res 1513 Arch
1907
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, Saml Scheetz as messenger; res 1925 Wallace
1908
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, Saml Scheetz as laborer; res 3469 Amber (probably a misprint)
1909
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, Saml Scheetz as PHOTOGRAPHER; res 1925 Wallace; a very curious entry as there is no supporting evidence that Scheetz went back into photography briefly
1910 Apr 27
Clementon, NJ, US census George F Chandler as Photographer; res Faircourt av; Josephine listed as no occupation
1910 Apr 27
Philadelphia, PA, US census, city directory, Samuel Scheetz as public service recorder
1911
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, Saml Scheetz as machinist; res 3466 Amber; also spelled as Saml Sheetz as clerk, res 1835 Spring Garden


1912
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, this year two Saml Scheetz, one as machinist, res 3466 Amber; one as Clerk at 1835 Spring Garden
1913, 1914, 1915
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, this year NEITHER Samuel Sheetz or Scheetz is listed
1916
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, Saml Scheetz as sec of Loan Society of Phila; Saml Sheetz as Machinst, res 3466 Amber
1917, 1918
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, Saml Scheetz as sec of Loan Society of Phila; res 1919 Wallace
1919
Philadelphia, PA, city directory Saml Scheetz as Clerk; res 2002 Mt Vernon
1920 Jan 05
Philadelphia, PA, US census, Samuel Scheetz as “keeping records” at city hall; res 2002 n Mt Vernon
1920 Oct 13
Laurel Springs, NJ, George F Chandler dies at age 69
1923
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, Saml Scheetz as clerk; res 2002 Mt Vernon
1924
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, Saml Scheetz as Civil Service Commission’ res 2002 Mt Vernon

1925
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, Saml Scheetz as photographer; res 2002 Mt Vernon
1926-1930
Philadelphia, PA, NO city directories available
1929
Pennsylvania death certificate, Samuel Scheetz dies age 74; listed him as Custodian of Records

After George Chandler’s death his widow Josephine moves to Laurel Springs, NJ. No records have been found that show she continued working in the photography business. According to various newspaper items, around 1926, she marries Ferdinand Himmelreich, a musician and recording artist.

Samuel Scheetz was photographer from about 1880 to about 1901 or possibly as late as 1903.

George Chandler was in the photography business from about 1880 to at least 1910. The records show he was not very active after about 1901, only “Managing” while his wife Josephine appears to have done the actual photography.

Available documents and newspaper items show the partnership of Chandler and Scheetz spanned from August 1882 to about October of 1891.

Delaware County Daily Times - 19 Aug 1882


Delaware County Daily Times - 05 Dec 1882


Reading (PA) Times - 26 Mar 1883

Pittsburg (PA) Post Gazette - 22 may 1884


Pittsburg (PA) Daily Post - 21 Jan 1886


Philadelphia (PA) Times - 18 Dec 1887


Philadelphia (PA) Times - 11 Mar 1888


Philadelphia (PA) Times - 18 Mar 1888

Bucks County (Bristol) Gazette - 12 Dec 1889


Philadelphia (PA) Times - 23 Nov 1890

Philadelphia (PA) Times - 18 Oct 1891


Philadelphia (PA) Times - 10 Jun 1894

Philadelphia (PA) Times - 21 May 1896


Camden (NJ) Courier Post - 28 Jun 1904

Reno(NV) Gazette

Camden (NJ) Courier Post - 13 Dec 1937



photographer: Chandler and Scheetz
828 Arch Street, Philadelphia
example from auction site

photographer: Chandler and Scheetz
1433 Chestnut and 828 Arch Street, Philadelphia
example from auction site

photographer: Chandler and Scheetz
828 Arch Street, Philadelphia
example from auction site

photographer: Chandler and Scheetz
1433 Chestnut and 828 Arch Street, Philadelphia
example from auction site


photographer: Chandler and Scheetz
1433 Chestnut and 828 Arch Street, Philadelphia
example from auction site

photographer: Chandler and Scheetz
1433 Chestnut and 828 Arch Street, Philadelphia
example from Elizabeth Levesque on Flickr

photographer: Chandler and Scheetz
1433 Chestnut and 828 Arch Street, Philadelphia
example from Philadelphia Free Library

photographer: Chandler and Scheetz
1433 Chestnut and 828 Arch Street, Philadelphia
example from Philadelphia Free Library


photographer: Chandler and Scheetz
1433 Chestnut and 828 Arch Street, Philadelphia
example from Lost and Found ancestors


The card on the left is stamped Chandler of Akron, OH. This might be the same Chandler as in Chandler and Scheetz but is probably not. Nothing has been found to show that George F Chandler of Chandler and Scheetz ever traveled west of Pennsylvania.



The card on the left is stamped Chandler of St Albans, VT. This would be by D W Chandler. There is no apparent connection to G F Chandler of Chandler and Scheetz.

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