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



photographer: Muntz and Pack
Zanesville, OH
example from auction site


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