Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Sunbeam Gallery



photographer Sunbeam Gallery
31 Third Street
San Francisco


reverse of the card at the left

Research pending on photographer
Sunbeam Gallery
31 Third Street
San Franscisco, CA

There were several photographers who named their studio or gallery “Sunbeam” all across the US. So far Sunbeam Galleries have been found in Dubuque, IA, York, PA, Pipestone, MN, Grand Island, NE, and Peoria, IL. In New York state Sunbeam Galleries were in New York City, Dansville and Elmira.

Another was the Sunbeam Gallery operated by George W Godfrey at 81 Main in Rochester, NY. This studio seems to have operated earlier than the usual cabinet card era producing mostly wet plate process tintypes and daguerreotypes, working in the 1860’s and 1870’s.

In California, one Sunbeam Gallery found was the Sunbeam Art Parlor at 236-238 s Main, Los Angeles, CA, operated by Charles J. Coules. No positive connection has been made to 31 Third Street, San Francisco, CA.

There was also a Sunbeam Gallery in San Bernardino, CA, operated by one William Godfrey (1835- ). He was born in New York but so far no connection has been made to the aforementioned George W. Godfrey of Rochester, NY. And no connections have been made to the address 31 Third, San Francisco.

And there was no shortage of G W Godfrey's during that time. There are records of at least four on the east coast including a prize fighter in 1883 and a man injured in the New York Saint Patrick day riots in 1867. There was also a George Godfrey in Oakland, CA, with his wife Jane, but he was not a photographer.

So, no positive identification has been made for the photographer who was at 31 Third Street in San Francisco, CA.



Sunbeam Gallery
Los Angeles, CA

Sunbeam Gallery
Peoria, IL
example from Cabinet Card Gallery

Sunbeam Gallery
Rochester, NY

Sunbeam Studio
Oshkosh, WI

CDV EXAMPLES

Sunbeam Gallery
Dubuque, IA

reverse of card at the left

Sunbeam Gallery
Rochester, NY

Sunbeam Gallery
York, PA


example of Sunbeam Gallery cabinet card reverse, no location

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Edward Bennen Peddinghaus


Photographer: E. B. Peddinghaus
2018 First Ave. Birmingham, Ala.

This one may not actually be a cabinet card. It is just close to cabinet card size and the position on the card is similar.

Edward Bennen or Benner or Beneur Peddinghaus
(23 Jul 1861 - 23 Dec 1927)

There are a lot of conflicting documents on E. B. Peddinghaus. For example, many documents show he was born 23 Jul 1861 and yet, the 1860 US Census says he is 10 months old in June of 1860. His death is documented at 23 Dec 1927 and yet there is an entry for him in the 1928 Birmingham, AL, city directory.

Timeline

1861 Jul 23
Colchester, New London, CN, Alabama death certificate, Edward Bennen Peddinghaus is born to John Martin Peddinghaus and Maria G Newton.
1881
Harvard University school catalog, published 1884, says Peddinghaus has been
a photographer since 1881 and is in Brooklyn, NY
1879 - 1882
Brooklyn, NY city directory NO Peddinghaus is listed
1882, 1883, 1886
Augusta, GA, city directory Pedderhaus NOT listed

1886
Atlanta, GA, city directory lists Montgomery L Cormany as photographer at 712 Broad
1887
Augusta GA, city directory is NOT available for reference
1888
Augusta, GA, city directory Peddinghaus as photographer at 712 Broad; res same; M L Cormany has left Augusta and moved to Duluth, MN
1889, 1891
Augusta, GA, city directory as photographer with Hall and Peddinghaus at 712 Broad; bds same; Harry C Hall living and working as photographer at same address
1892, 1895
Atlanta, GA, city directory Peddinghaus NOT listed, Harry C Hall is operating the Augusta Art Gallery at 512-517 Jarvis - C bldg.
1897 Nov 11
Eutaw (AL) Whig and Observer, says Peddinghaus studio opens branch in Eutaw, Al, named Peddinghaus and Corwin, apparently to be operated by C T Corwin
1898 Apr 21
Eutaw (AL) Whig and Observer says Corwin is leaving Eutaw for Greensboro, closing the branch office on the 15th of May

1896 - 1906
Birmingham, AL, city directory as photographer at 2018 First
1906 Mar 21
Montgomery (AL) Advertiser news item mentions Peddinghaus as president of the Southern Tri-State Photographic Association, Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi
1907 - 1912
Birmingham, AL, city directory as photographer at 1818 w Second
1912 Jan 16
Washington County (AL) News item tells of Second street studio lost in fire in Birmingham, AL
1913 - 1916
Birmingham, AL, city directory as photographer at 2024 First av
1917 - 1922
Birmingham, AL, city directory as photographer at 1918 ½ Third av
1923 -1924
Birmingham, AL, city directory as photographer at 308 ½ Third av
1925
Birmingham, AL, city directory NOT in business pages; Peddinghaus has apparently closed his own studio and is working for other photographers

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1926
Birmingham, AL, city directory as printer for R T Boyette
1927 Dec 23
Birmingham, AL, state records, E B Peddinghaus dies at age 66
1928
Birmingham, AL, city directory as photographer with wife Louise B; res 1224 s 29th ; probably an error as the city directory probably went to press before knowing of Peddingham’s death

The photograph at the top might have been done around 1896 - 1906, probably closer to 1906 because of the variance in the card size from most cabinet cards.

Eutaw (AL) Whig and Observer - 11 Nov 1897

Eutaw (AL) Whig and Observer - 25 Nov 1897

Eutaw (AL) Whig and Observer - 21 Apr 1898


Tuscaloosa (AL) News - 23 mar 1906

Pensacola (FL) Journal - 24 Mar 1906

Atlanta (GA) Constitution - 10 Apr 1907

Washington County (AL) News - 18 Jan 1912

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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Robert James Stone



Photographer:
R J Stone
Georgetown, Texas

Robert James Stone (September 18, 1869-July 28, 1953) was born in Chappell Hill, Washington County, Texas to Warren Thomas Stone (1814-1878) and Cornelia Meriwether (1833-1870). The parents had come to Texas from Alabama after the Civil War. Robert’s mother died before he reached his first birthday and his father died eight years later.

In the U.S. census of 1880, Robert is living with his half-brother, Thomas Benton Stone and family in Chappell Hill where Thomas was serving as President of Soule University.

A year later, in 1881, the family moved to Caldwell, Burleson, Texas where Thomas joined his half-brother, Wooten Meriwether Stone (1855-1945) in a drug store enterprise. Thomas and family lived in Caldwell until 1893 when they re-located to Georgetown, Williamson, Texas opening a drugstore that he owned and managed the rest of his life. There is evidence that Robert began his career in photography in Caldwell and may not have made the move to Georgetown with Thomas’s family in 1893.

A news item in The Galveston Daily News on March 2, 1893 reports that a fire began in

R. J. Stone’s photography gallery but, fortunately was extinguished before extensive damage was done. Also, there is an announcement of the organization of a lodge of The Knights of Pythias by a group of Caldwell men which includes R. J. Stone’s name. By 1896, however, Robert’s place of residence is noted as Georgetown in a list of guests at The Driskill Hotel in Austin.

The first advertisement found for the Stone Gallery appears in the September 9, 1897 issue of The Georgetown Williamson County Sun. The ad gives the location as being across from the Standpipe located by the Fire Hall on Main Street just off the town square.

In 1899 Robert advertises a carbon porcelain portrait. There is also a mention of an exhibition presented by The Farmers’ Institute in which he displayed several examples of his work. He employed two other photographers in 1899: W. P. Womble and S.M. Jimenez, according to a short notice in an October issue of the local paper, The Georgetown Williamson County Sun, but there is no further mention of either of them that has been found.

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In the U.S. census of 1900, Robert is living at the Harrell’s Boarding House on Church Street and his occupation listed is photographer. Ads appear weekly in the local newspaper. In 1904 there is a short article that Stone, the photographer, has many University photographs on display at his studio and that he is working on the Annual for the school. This began a relationship with Southwestern University in Georgetown as the school’s photographer that lasted for decades. Robert was affectionately referred to as “Uncle Bob” by students and faculty, according to his obituary.

As the new century continued and the Kodak became popular, Stone Photography Studio offered cameras for rent and finishing of photographs taken. He continued photographing the citizens of the community and the county and appears to have been the only photographer in town for several years after N. M. Wilcox retired in 1921. In 1946, he was joined in the business by Lee Karr, who, in 1947, announced that the name of the studio would change from R.J. Stone Studio to Lee Karr Studio.

In 1906, Robert married Vitula “Tula” Lee (1886-1968) from Caldwell, Burleson, Texas. To this union three children were born: Tula Lee (1909-1989), Frances Elizabeth (1913-1968) and Robert James “Sonny” Jr. (1914-1925). The U.S. Census of 1910 shows the family residence on College Street and in the 1920 enumeration their residence was on Ash Street. The latter is one of many historic homes preserved in Georgetown. Robert James Stone died July 28, 1953.

Robert James Stone
(1869-1953)
Time line information sources include U.S. census, newspaper items and Portal to Texas History.
1869 September 18
Robert James Stone is born to Warren Thomas Stone and Cornelia V. Meriwether in Chappell Hill, Washington, Texas
1880 U.S. Census
Living in household of half-brother Thomas Benton Stone and family in Chappell Hill, Washington, Texas.
1881
Family moves to Caldwell, Burleson, Texas. Robert is 12 years of age.

1893
Thomas and family move to Georgetown, Williamson, Texas. Robert stays in Caldwell and has opened a Photograph Gallery there. No opening date found.
1896
Robert is living in Georgetown.
1897
First ads appear in the Georgetown Williamson County Sun for Stone Gallery.
1898 July
Robert displays some of his work at The Farmer’s Institute show in Georgetown.
1899 October
News item notes that R.J. Stone has hired Mr. W.P. Womble and S. M. Jimenez to work in his gallery; Advertises a Carbon Porcelain portrait available at Stone Gallery
1900 U.S. Census
Robert is living at Harrell’s Boarding House on Church Street. Occupation listed: Photographer
1904
News item notes that Stone’s Gallery has many Southwestern University photographs on display and that he is busy working on the school’s annual

1906 January 17
Robert marries Vitula (Tula) Lee (1886-1968) from Caldwell, Burleson, Texas
1910 U.S. Census
Robert, wife Tula, and daughter Tula Lee (1909-1989) are living on College Street, Georgetown
Occupation listed: Photographer
1920 U.S. Census
Robert, wife Tula, daughter Tula Lee, daughter Frances Elizabeth (1913-1968) and son Robert James (Sonny) Stone, Jr. (1914-1925) are living at 1102 Ash Street, Georgetown, Texas Occupation: Photographer
1925 October 10
Death of Robert and Tula’s young son, Sonny.
1930 U.S. Census
Robert, wife Tula, daughters Tula Lee and Frances Elizabeth living at 1102 Ash Street, Georgetown, Texas. Occupation: Photographer
1940 U.S. Census
Robert, wife Tula and daughter Tula Lee living at 1102 Ash Street, Georgetown, Texas. Occupation: Photographer
1953 July 28
Robert James Stone dies in Georgetown, Williamson, Texas



Photographer
R J Stone
Georgetown, Texas

Photographer
R J Stone
Georgetown, Texas

Southwestern Photographer


Galveston Daily News - 02 Mar 1893


Galveston (TX) daily News -


Austin (TX) American Statesman -

1897



28 Jul 1953



All examples, clippings and research on this page contributed by Ann Lind

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Walter Pack



Photographer
Muntz and Pack
112 Main Street
Zanesville, OH

Here is a link to a page for
(George K Muntz)

Walter Burton Pack
(1870 - )

Timeline
1870 circa
From the 1871 England Census, Walter B Pack is born to William B Pack and Jane Ingrey
1870 circa
Pack family immigrates to US
1892
Cincinnati, OH, city directory Walter Pack NOT listed
1893
Cincinnati, OH, city directory Walter Pack as photo finisher; res 525 Bishop
1893
Cincinnati, OH city directory Walter Pack as photo finisher; res 525 Bishop
1894
Zanesville, OH, city directory, Walter Pack as photographer; res 193 n 5th; also listed in the Cincinnati, OH, city directory as photo finisher; res 525 Bishop
1895 Jan 27
Zanesville, OH, Times Recorder news item says Pack has gone to Philadelphia to engage in the enamel photograph business
1895
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, Walter Pack NOT listed; Zanesville, OH, city directory, NOT available
1896
Zanesville, OH, city directory, Walter Pack as photographer; res 193 n 5th

1898 Aug 25
(Washington DC) Evening Star news item says Walter Pack formerly an assistant to Isaac D Boyce, tries to take over the Boyce Studio at 1225 F street, but is unable because Boyce’s wife disputes the sale
1898 Aug 31
Washington (DC) Times news item tells of court case of the dispute over the ownership of the studio at 1325 F st
1898 Oct 07
Washington Post, news item mentions Walter Pack’s purchase of photographic studio and equipment from Isaac D Boyce
1899 May 03
The Baltimore (MD) Sun mention Pack, Smith, Herbert Daw and Mullet “of the city of Washington” are granted as directors of the Glassotype Photographic Company
1900 Jan 14
(Owensboro, KY) Messenger Inquirer, news item mentions Walter Pack is from New York and is the inventor of the Glassotype photography
1900 Oct 12
Evening Democrat, news item mention of Walter Pack of New York City
1900 to 1903
Various newspaper ads mention Pack’s invention Glassotype photographs are used in advertising the show “Other People’s Money”
1901
Baltimore, MD, city directory Walter Pack NOT listed
1902
Baltimore, MD, city directory as photographer with Pack Brothers, 307 Charles; res same

1903
Baltimore, MD, city directory as photographer with Pack Brothers, 307 Charles; res same
1903 Apr 23
Brooklyn (NY) Daily Eagle news item says Walter Pack, 32, of 511 4th av has a fall at a railway station and is taken to the hospital; he was accompanied by Frank C Bohrman of 171 15th st
1904
Baltimore, MD, city directory as photographer at 5 w Lexington
1905
Baltimore, MD, city directory as photographer and manager of London Studio; res 209 w Mulberry
1906 - 1907
Baltimore, MD, city directory as photographer and manager of London Studio. Res 112 w Lexington
1908 Feb 01
Baltimore (MD) Sun, Walter Pack of 112 Lexington st is mentioned as applicant for marriage license for E R Salter and Bertie Kimball
1908
Baltimore, MB, city directory as photographer and manager of London Studio
1909
Baltimore, MD, city directory a “stenographer”; res 1108 s Charles; brother Arthur at same address
1910 Apr 20
Baltimore, MD, US census as photographer res 1240 Monroe; city directory for same year says no occupation shown; res 11 e Franklin


1911
Baltimore, MD, city directory Walter Pack NOT listed
1911 - 1915
El Paso, TX, several newspaper accounts include Walter Pack as official photographer for the Reclamation Service of the US Government working at the power plant dam site in Elephant Butte, New Mexico
1914 Jun 14
Boston (MA) Globe, news item Walter Pack marries Olivia Frances Cummings
1915 Oct 10
Washington (DC) Post Walter Pack is now official photographer for the Office of Markets and Rural Organization
1917 Oct 26
Washington (DC) Post Walter Pack is issued an auto license (61081) in DC

No further newspaper items or documents have been found that can be connected to Walter Pack the photographer. Some genealogical sites claim that he lived to 1940 and after, but nothing has been found to support this.

The cabinet card at the top was done about 1896 when Pack was partnered with Muntz in Ohio.

(George K Muntz page)

(Zanesville, OH) Times Recorder - 24 Jan 1895


(Zanesville, OH) Times Recorder - 27 Jan 1895


(Zanesville, OH) Times Recorder - 06 Sep 1895


(Zanesville, OH) Times Recorder - 26 Apr 1896


Sample from auction site
Example from 1906-1908 when Pack called his gallery the "London Studio"
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Typical city directory listing - 1896

The (Zanesville, OH)Times Recorder - 27 Jan 1895

Washington DC Evening Star - 25 Aug 1898


The Baltimore (MD) Sun - 03 May 1899


The Evening Democrat - 12 Oct 1900


Brooklyn (NY) Eagle - 23 A[r 1903

El Paso (TX) Herald - 08 may 1912


El Paso (TX) Herald - 16 Jul 1912


El Paso (TX) Herald - 23 Oct 1912


El Paso (TX) Herald - 27 Oct 1912


El Paso (TX) Herald - 02 Nov 1912


El Paso (TX) Herald - 29 Mar 1913

The washington (DC) Times Sun - 13 Jul 1913


The Boston (MA) Globe - 04 Jun 1914

Thw Washington (DC) Post Sun - 10 Oct 1915

The Washington (DC ) Post - 26 Oct 1917

Newark Advocate - 30 Sep 1960


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