Thursday, October 4, 2018

Holland



Charles E Holland (1869-1949)
Henry Fisk Holland (1862 -)
Sadie M Holland (1881- )
Thomas Holland (1848-1908)
William A Holland Sr (1814-1901)
William A Holland Jr (1845 - 1930)

Brothers Charles, Henry, Thomas and William were all photographers in and around Boston between about 1892 and 1901.

Charles E Holland began in photography with his father William A Sr 1892 through 1895. It appears that he became a leader in a religious cult for most of the rest of his life.

In 1886 Henry F entered into partnership with George P Roberts forming Holland and Roberts photography at 10 Temple Place, in Boston. The partnership does not last long. By 1889, Holland is running the studio alone, assisted by his brother Thomas. In March of 1890, Henry files for bankruptcy and the studio at 10 Temple Place is closed. Henry goes into the electric business and does not return to photography. Any cabinet cards imprinted “Holland and Roberts” would be from about 1886 and 1887. If they are imprinted just “Holland” then they would be from about 1888 to 1990.

Thomas Holland continues on in photography with his father, William A Sr, in a studio at 611 Washington until about 1896. He then moves to Wakefield, MA, but continues to work at 611 Washington in Boston that year. By 1898 the studio at 611 Washington in Boston has closed and he has a studio in Wakefield, MA, on Main at the corner of Crystal and Montrose. His home address is 257 Albion.

Sadie (in some records, Sarah) M Holland, daughter of Thomas, was also listed as photographer in records from 1900. By 1910 she is working in a cotton mill.

William A Holland Sr, after working with son Thomas at 611 Washington, works for other studios until 1900. The 1900 US census shows he is working as a frame maker. He dies in 1901

William A Holland Jr apparently never married and followed several professions in his lifetime, from bell boy to frame maker. No records exactly place him as photographer but it is not hard to imagine working in one of the studios with his brothers and father at least for a short time. He often lived at the same address as his father in later years.

There is a nice biography on Henry F Holland at
Broadway Photographers

Below is a recap of the research on these six people.




1883 Boston MA, city directory
Charles E not listed;
Henry listed as painter, res 322 Hanover;
Thomas not listed
William A Sr no occupation shown, res Howard;
William A Jr as “glider” at 14 Washington, bds 5 Knapp

1885Boston, MA, city directory
Charles E not listed;
Henry F as clerk at 493 Washington, res Howard;
Thomas not listed
William A Sr no occupation shown, res Howard;
William A Jr as glider at 14 Washington, bds 5 Knapp

1886 Sep 09 Boston (MA) Globe
news item says Henry F Holland and George P Roberts have formed a partnership in a photograph studio, Holland and Roberts

1886 Boston, MA, city directory
Charles E as express agent at 36 Court sq. res 163 Chelsea;
Henry F as photographer with Holland and Roberts (H F Holland and George P Roberts) at 10 Temple pl; res Howard, Dor;
Thomas not listed
William A Sr no occupation shown, res Howard;
William A Jr as glider at 14 Washington, bds 5 Knapp

1886 Nov 19 Boston (MA) Globe
news item says The Mounted Lancers were photographed by Holland and Roberts of 10 Temple Place

1888 - A copy of the Holland Roberts ad is on Wikimedia

1889 Boston, MA, city directory
Charles E as clerk at 17 Mason bldg., bds at Wayland;
Henry F is a photographer at 10 Temple Place, res Wayland (display ad shows Holland only);
Thomas is a photographer at 10 Temple Place, res Wayland cor Magnolia;
William A Sr no occupation shown, res Howard;
William A Jr as glider at 16 Washington, bds 5 Knapp

1889 Jul 19 Boston (MA) Globe
news item mentions photographer Henry F Holland

1890 Boston, MA, city directory
Charles E as clerk at 17 Mason bldg., bds at 9 Wayland;
Henry F is photographer at 10 Temple Place; res 11 Hamilton;
Thomas is a photographer at 10 Temple Place; res Wayland cor Magnolia;
William A Sr no occupation shown, res 9 Wayland;
William A Jr as “glider” at 16 Washington, res 5 Knapp

1890 Mar 20 Boston (MA) Globe

news item says Henry F Holland has filed for bankruptcy; Thomas Holland is mentioned in same article

1892 Boston, MA, city directory
Charles E as photographer 611 Washington, res 9 Wayland;
Henry F listed as Electrician with Freeman and Holland co, 53 State; res 67 Beacon;
Thomas as photographer at 611 Washington; res 9 Wayland;
William A Sr as photographer at 611 Washington; res 9 Wayland;
William A Jr as a frame maker, res 73 union

1893 Boston, MA, city directory
Charles E as photographer at 611 Washington, res 9 Wayland;
Henry F not listed;
Thomas as photographer at 611 Washington, res 5 Wayland;
William A Sr as photographer at 611 Washington; res 9 Wayland;
William A as frame maker res 73 Union

1894 Boston, MA, city directory
Charles E as photographer at 611 Washington, res 9 Wayland;
Henry F not listed;
Thomas as photographer at 611 Washington, res at Wakefield;
William A Sr as photographer at 611 Washington, res 9 Wayland;
William A Jr not listed

1895 Boston, MA, city directory
Charles E as photographer, rms 59 Warren av;
Henry F not listed;
Thomas as photographer 611 Washington, res Wakefield;
William A Sr as photographer at 611 Washington, res 9 Wayland;
William A Jr not listed

1896 Boston, MA, city directory

Charles E not listed;
Henry F as electrician, res 234 Mass av;
Thomas as photographer with Frees & Holland at 611 Washington, res Wakefield;
William A Sr as photographer at 611 Washington, res 9 Wayland;
William A Jr not listed


1897 Boston, MA, city directory
Charles E not listed,
Henry F as electrician, res 65 Federal, Hull;
Thomas not listed;
William A Sr as photographer, res 9 Wayland, but NO studio
William A Jr not listed

1898 Boston, MA, city directory
Charles E not listed,
Henry F not listed,
Thomas not listed;
William A Sr as photographer res 9 Wayland; no Holland studio listed;
William A Jr as watchman 55 Tremont, res 12 Carver

1898 Wakefield, MA, city directory
Thomas as photographer on Main at Crystal and Montrose, res 257 Albion

1899 Boston, MA, city directory,
Charles E not listed,
Henry F not listed,
Thomas not listed;
William A Sr as photographer. res 9 Wayland; no Holland studio listed;
William A Jr as frame maker, 55 Tremont, bds 15 Alston

1900 Boston, MA, city directory,
Charles E not listed,
Henry F as clerk res Ashford,
Thomas not listed;
William A Sr as Frame Maker at 55 Tremont, res 15 Allston;
William A Jr not listed

1900 Wakefield, MA, US census

Thomas Holland as photographer;
daughter Sadie as photographer;
father William A as retired; res 207 Albion

1901 Boston, MA, city directory,
Charles E not listed,
Henry F as mngr of Tremont Bldg, res Hull;
Thomas not listed;
William A Sr as Frame Maker at 55 Tremont, res 15 Allston;
William A Jr not listed

1902 Boston, MA, city directory,
Chares E (page missing);
Henry F as mngr of Tremont Bldg, res Hull;
Thomas not listed;
William A Sr as frame maker, 55 Tremont, bds 15 Allston;
William A Jr as bellman, Clark’s hotel, rms 36 Common

1903 Boston, MA, city directory,
Charles E not listed;
Henry F as mngr of Tremont Bldg, res Hull;
Thomas not listed;
William A Sr as Frame Maker at 55 Tremont, res 15 Allston;
William A Jr not listed

1904 Boston, MA, city directory,

Charles E not listed;
Henry F as mngr of Tremont Bldg, res Hull;
Thomas not listed;
William A Sr as Frame Maker at 55 Tremont, res 15 Allston;
William A Jr as steward, rms 15 Allston
1905 Boston, MA, city directory
Charles E as clerk, rms 39 Parkman Dor;
Henry F not listed;
Thomas not listed;
William A Sr not listed;
William A Jr as steward, rms 15 Allston

Note: “Not Listed” means there was no entry that could be positively identified as the correct subject.


The Boston (MA) globe - 09 Sep 1886

Boston (MA) Globe - 19 Nov 1886


Typical ad from Boston, MA, city directory 1886

The Boston (MA) Globe - 20 Mar 1890

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