Thursday, August 30, 2018

Julius Vahlteich



Photographer: Vahlteich
443 Sedgwick St. Chicago

There are many documents establishing Julius Vahlteich and Carl (Karl) Julius Vahltich but never together. Is it the Superman/Clark Kent logic? If they are never seen together, they must be the same person?

Carl Julius, after a career in controversial German politics, emmigrates, not wholly by choice, to the US, 26 Jun 1881 and so does Lina Vahlteich apparently at the same time on the same boat. Both name the “Greek” as the passenger ship on which they arrived in New York. A passenger manifest from the ship shows Mr. Julius Vahlteich and Mrs ditto ditto (no name)…ages 41 and 20. Birth dates from other sources confirm these ages right for Carl Julius and Lina in June of 1881.

The Vahlteich “husband/wife” team of photographers however, exists in only one document out of more than fifty found mentioning them. In the 1887 Chicago Lakeside city directory they are shown at the same address, 292 North Avenue, Chicago, as photographer/artist. The two following years, Julius is listed as photographer but no mention is made of Lina. All other mentions of Lina Vahlteich have her living alone or with a couple boarders.

Lina was probably pronounced “Lee-Nah” resulting in being spelled “Lena” in some documents. But she spells it "Lina" when she signs papers.

Her marital status varies from document to document. In the 1900 US census she is living alone but “married” and in 1910 she is still living alone but then she is “Single”.

In the 1920 US census she is now a “widow” although the census date was 22 Jan 1920, and Carl Julius Vahlteich didn’t die until 15 Feb 1920. This would make one suspect again that Carl Julius and Julius might have been two separate people. But considering all the other inconsistencies in their records, this is probably just another one.

Census details show Lina as “no occupation” from 1920 to her death in 1937. In the period from about 1890 to 1920, Lina and Julius don’t seem to be living together; in fact Julius does not even appear anywhere in every census and city directory that Lina does.

Documents on Carl Julius Vahlteich and Julius Vahlteich are numerous but there is little to show that the two names are the same person. Only in the case of his two passport applications, ten years apart, do the two meet. The first in 1903 is signed Carl Julius Vahlteich and the second in 1913 is signed Julius Vahlteich. Otherwise the two signatures appear identical. Also the facts stated on the two applications are identical.

It is clear that Julius did little if anything in the photography business after 1889 as he was quite active in politics. In 1906 became editor of New Yorker Volkszeitung the longest-running German language daily labor newspaper in the United States of America, established in 1878.

His activism was probably why he does not consistently appear in city directories and the census. He apparently moved around a lot.

In 1891 there was a disruption in the Turnerbund, a German social organization in the US. Carl Julius was a member of a Chicago chapter of the Turners. The local chapter did not like his outspoken anarchistic political views and wanted to oust him. It was against the National Turners bylaws however. The Chicago chapter then disassociated with the National group so they could vote Carl Julius out. This was after all, basically why he was banished from Germany in 1881. For instance, in 1873 to 1875, he worked as a paid agitator of the SDAP (Social Democratic Worker’s Party). The growing political climate in Germany didn’t want to deal with an anarchist.

John R Vahlteich, according to the US census of 1910, appears to be the son of Karl Julius Vahlteich but not the son of Lina Vahlteich. Records show that John was born about 1865 when Lina would have been only three years old.


Karl Julius Vahlteich
(1845-1920)
Lina Vahlteich
(1862-1937)
John R Vahlteich
(1865- )

Sources: US census, Chicago city directories, Wiki page biography, passport applications,

Note: some details are included just to show how inconsistent the records are

1839 Jan 30
Julius born in Germany (according to his passport application)
1845 Dec 30
Julius born in Germany (according to Lina’s citizenship petition)
1862
Dec 15 Lina born in Dresden, Germany (according to Lina’s citizenship petition)
1865
Germany, estimated year that John R Vahlteich is born
1880 Sep 25
Lina’s citizenship Petition - Julius and Lina marry in Leipzig, Germany
1879-1881
No Chicago city directory available
1882
Lina’s citizenship Petition - Both immigrate to US

1882
NO Vahlteich in New York City or Chicago city directory
1883
New York, NY, city directory Julius Vahlteich as shoemaker
1884
New York, NY, city directory Julius NOT listed
1885
Chicago city directory - Julius as photographer at 292 North av; Lina not shown
1886 Sep
Voter registration (1890) Naturalized this year
1887
Chicago Lakeside city directory Julius and Lina as photographer and Artist at 292 North av
1888
Chicago city directory - Julius as photographer at 292 North av; no Lina;
1889
Chicago city directory - Julius as photographer at 292 North av; no Lina
1890 Oct 14
Voter registration Julius at 443 Sedgwick (res for 7 months this address)(naturalization Sept 1886)
1900 Jun 05
US census Lina Vahlteich as photographer; listed as head of household, Married but living alone; 443 Sedgwick
1903 Apr 17
US passport application: Carl Julius Vahlteich listed as editor; res 359 Frank st

1904
Chicago, IL, city directory MRS Lina Vahlteich as photographer at 1458 Halsted (res and bus)
1905
Chicago, IL, city directory, res and bus pages NO Vahlteich listed
1906
Annual Factory Review - MRS Lena Vahlteich as photographer at 1458 Halsted with 2 employees
1906
According to a German biography found on the web, Carl Julius becomes editor of New Yorker Volkszeitung, the longest-running German language daily labor newspaper in the United States of America, established in 1878
1908
Annual Factory Review - Lena Vahlteich as photographer at 1458 Halsted
1909
Chicago, IL, city directory NO Vahlteich listed
1910 Apr 21
Chicago, IL, US census Karl J as news agent and widowed living with John R Vahlteich
1910 Apr 22
US census Lina as photographer at 2931 Halsted st -Marital status as SINGLE;
1911
Chicago, IL, city directory MRS Lena Vahlteich as photographer 2931 Halsted; Julius NOT listed
1912
Chicago, IL, city directory business pages only available, no listing for any Vahlteich

1913
Chicago, IL, city directory Business Section: MRS Lina Vahlteich as photographer at 2931 n Halsted; RESIDENTIAL section lists
John R as Druggist at 2000 n Halsted; res 732 Addison
Julius as editor; res 732 Addison
Lena MRS as photographer res 2931 Halstead
Lena WID Julius res 741 Oakdale

Chicago, IL, City Directory - 1913

Note: This is the only time the listing
appeared this way

1914
Chicago city directory - MRS Lina Vahlteich as photographer at 2931 N Halsted; res 743 Oakdale av; (Julius and John R. at 732 Addison)
1915
Chicago city directory, MRS Lena Vahlteich as photographer 2931 Halsted, res 743 Oakdale; Julius living with John R Vahlteich who is listed as druggist at 2000 Halsted, res 732 Addison
1915 Feb 26
Chicago, IL, Illinois State Archives; Carl Julius dies at age 69; one of 12 founders of the German Socialist party


1916
Chicago city directory - Not in business section, no residential section issued
1917
Chicago city directory - MRS Lena Vahlteich res 743 Oakdale not in bus pages
1918, 1919, 1920
Chicago city directory - Lina NOT in business section, residential section not published
1920 Jan 22
Chicago, IL, US census MRS Lena as WIDOWED at 743 Oakdale Ave; Immigrated 1880
1920 Feb 15
Chicago, IL, Lina's citizenship petition, Carl Julius Vahltech dies AGAIN at age 75
1930
Chicago, IL, US census Lina widowed; as no occupation at 5302 Lakewood av


1936 Feb 11
Declaration of intention naturalization Lina, no occupation, 5302 Lakewood ave
1937 Dec 12
Chicago, IL, county and state records, Lina Vahlteich dies at age 74

The cabinet card example at the top includes the monogram imprint that seems to be "J V". Quite possibly it was finished by Carl Julius Vahlteich himself but more likely actually done by Lina Vahlteich between the years 1890 and 1900.

The card at the right has no monogram imprint and was probably done by Lina Vahlteich in that same period.


photographer: Vahlteich
443 Sedgwick st
near North av
Chicago, IL
Unknown source; unaccredited on site where found

Three portraits said to be of Julius Vahlteich found at Social History dot Org and Wikipedia





The two cards imprinted 292 e North av were probably done by Julius Vahlteich between 1885 and 1889


photographer Vahlteich
292 e North av
near Mohawk st
from the collection of Curt J on Flickr

photographer: Vahlveich
292 e North st
near Mohawk st
Chicago, IL
poor scan; Unknown source;
unaccredited on site where found

Like the card at the top, the card at the right has no monogram imprint so was probably done by Lina Vahlteich between the years 1890 and 1900.


photographer: Vahlteich
443 Sedgwick st
near North av
Chicago, IL
example from Dan on Flickr


photographer: Vahlteich
443 Sedgwick st
Chicago, IL
From the collection of Craig Pfannkuche

Reverse of the card at the left

Vahlteich was at 443 Sedgwick, Chicago, definitely from Oct of 1890 to Jun of 1905, possibly a few months before or a couple years after. The card on the left was probably finished during that period.

The card on the right shows the address of 292 East North Av. The card is reported to have been made in 1892. A voter registration list shows that Vahlteich had already moved to 443 Sedgwick by Oct 1890. The address difference is quite possible as old pre-printed card stock was often used up sometimes years after a photographer had changed locations.


photorapher: Vahlteich
292 East North Av
Chicago, IL
from the collection of Craig Pfannkuche

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Henry A Wenzel

Cabinet Card Family of five
Photographer: Wenzel
Plain City Ohio

Henry A Wenzel
(11 Jan 1863 - 4 Dec 1925)

Data from US census and Ohio city directories and narrative from Shirley Ann Gher from Plain City Historical Society

1863 Jan 11
born in Columbus, OH
1879-1887
Columbus city directory as phtgrphr apprentice w Urlin and Pfeifer
1887
marries Nellie Wilson
1889-1894
Columbus OH city directory studio at 262 ½ S High st Goble & Wenzel
1895
Columbus, OH, city directory brief partnership with Baker Gallery, High & State; making two day trips to Plain City, OH
1895
opens permanent studio on Plain City, OH

1900
US census as photographer in Jerome, OH (Plain City)
1906
finished new house on West Main St., Plain City, OH
1910
US census as photographer in Jerome, OH (Plain City)
1912
tornado hits Plain City, OH, Wenzel photographs damage
1913-1916
as photographer in Plain City, OH
1917-1924
US census & city directories moves to Springfield, OH, works for Robbins & Myers (Electric Motors)
1925
dies age 62 in Columbus. OH

This cabinet card would have been finished between 1895 and 1916

An example of a card from Baker's Studio while it was operated by ALfred C Thurston and H Thurston. Note the photographers names are added with a rubber stamp.


Baker's Art Gallery
Columbus, OH
from History in Photos Blog

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Joseph E Walton



Photographer: Walton
Vevay, Ind

Joseph E Walton
(2 Sep 1847 - 8 Nov 1916)

It appears the J. E. Walton spent his entire life in Vevay, Indiana. The earliest record of his photography is the 1880 US census when he was 32 but he probably started in his 20’s. He is then documented to be a photographer on his death certificate in 1916 at age 69.

Since there is no address on this cabinet card, the time frame cannot be narrowed through his biography.

The physical characteristics of the card do indicate a range of 1889-1896.


photographer Walton
Veevay, IN
example from Piercevaubel.com

photographer Walton
Vevay, IN
example from History In Photos blog

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Jeremiah Chase Hughes



photographer J C Hughes
East side of square, Carbondale, IL
Both CdV photographs courtesy of Doug Bradley
These two ladies are identified as Mary Annetta ("Kate") Holliday and Sarah Elizabeth ("Lida") Holliday born 1849 and 1851.

reverse of the two cards at the left

Jeremiah Chase Hughes
(25 Jul 1830 - 23 Aug 1910)

J C Hughes was found as a farmer for most of his life in Carbondale and Murphysboro, IL. All documents listed him as a farmer except one. In July 1863 a civil war draft list shows Jeremiah C Hughes as a farmer. Just two months later, in September 1863, a tax assessment list shows J C Hughes of Carbondale, IL, as a photographer. The next record found is the 11 June 1870 US census which shows him as a farmer again.

So there is a space of about 7 years from Sept 1863 to Jun 1870 that J C Hughes COULD have been a photographer. He was a photographer in 1863 but it is not known for sure when he quit and went back to farming.

Jeremiah’s brother Benjamin F Hughes was the artist/photographer, at least in most documents found about him. He died at the young age of 58. Note he is NOT the same as Benjamin E Hughes who was partners with Charles M Bowman in Omaha, NE, in 1890.

All in all, it looks like neither of the Hughes brothers were very serious about being portrait artists. There were no mentions of them found in Photography Journals or the newspapers of the time.

One should consider a photograph by either of the Hughes brothers to be quite rare.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Charles F Moelk


photographer Charles Moelk
Edina, Mo
cdv courtesy of Doug Bradley

Charles F Moelk
(1855-1934)

Charles F Moelk worked as a photographer all of his life starting at age 15. Most of that time, he worked as an employee at studios operated by someone else. And he moved several times: Ohio, Indiana, Missouri and Texas.

1854 Sep
Charles Moelk is born to Casper and Louisa Moelk
1860 Jul 24
Zanesville, OH, US census Charles Moelk living with parents
1870 Jul 01
Zanesville, OH, US census Charles Moelk, age 15, working as photographer, still living with parents
1873, 1875
Cleveland, OH, city directory as photographer for Udell and Andrus; res 227 Hamilton
1876
Unknown source Marriage to Emma Bauer
1877
Fort Worth, TX, city directory Moelk NOT listed
1878
Fort Worth, TX, city directory as photographer, e s Houston bet First and Weatherford
1879 Dec 31
Fort Worth, TX, state records, daughter Pearl Moelk is born
1880 Jun 05
Fort Worth, TX, US census as photographer


1881-1884
no Fort Worth city directory available
1885
Fort Worth, TX & Indianapolis, IN, city directory Moelk NOT listed
1886 Dec 31
Edina, MO, from US SS records daughter Charlotte Moelk is born
1887
Indianapolis, IN, city directory Moelk NOT listed
1888
Indianapolis, IN, city directory as photographer; res 43 English av
1889
Indianapolis, IN, city directory as photographer; res 197 S Pine
1891
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory as photographer, Madison av, n Thirty-Third; no studio listed
1892
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory as photo printer; res Watt, n Wylie av
1894 Jun 24
Cincinnati (OH) Inquirer, small classified ad Moelk looking for work as photographer

Cincinnati (OH) Inquirer - 08 Jul 1894

1894 Jul 08
Cincinnati, (OH) Inquirer small classified ad Moelk looking for work as photographer, 20 years’ experience
1896, 1897
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory as photographer; res 8 Camp; no studio listed
1898
Pittsburg, PA, city directory as photographer; res 8 Camp; Edgar listed as machinist
1900
Pittsburgh, PA, US census as photographer; res 2225 Center av
1901 Oct 24
Pittsburgh, PA newspaper social note indicates Mrs Charles F Moelk and family are still living in Pittsburgh, PA
1902
Pittsburgh, PA city directory as photographer, 2225 Center av; no studio shown
1903
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory as clerk at 126 6th; res Wilkinsburgh, PA
1904
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory as photographer; res 400 West

1906
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory as photographer; res 400 West
1908, 1909
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory as photographer; res 400 West (prev search: res 126 6th )
1910 Apr 27
Pittsburgh, PA, US census as photographer; res West street
1910
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory Charles Moelk NOT listed; Edgar J Moelk listed at 7337 Mt Vernon (Note: Information for the city directory must have been collected after the US census in April; this means that Charles Moelk must have moved to Cleveland AFTER April)
1911
Cleveland, OH, city directory as photographer; res 1092 e 76th ne
1912, 1913, 1915
Cleveland, OH, city directory as photographer; res 1094 e 76th ne
1916
Cleveland OH, city directory as photographer; res 1402 Addison rd
1917
Cleveland, OH, city directory as photographer; res 1402 Addison

1920 Jan 06
Cleveland, OH, US census as photographer, wage earner; res 1397 Addison
1920
Cleveland, OH, city directory as no occupation shown; res 1397 Addison rd
1922
Cleveland, OH, city directory as printer; res 1397 Addison rd
1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1928 (bus only)
Cleveland, OH, city directory as photographer; res 1397 Addison rd; no studio
1928
Cleveland, OH, city directory as photographer for Harry C Beitt; res 1397 Addison
1930 Apr 12
Cleveland, OH, US census as photographer with a “Photo Company”; res 1397 Addison rd
1934 Aug 20
Pittsburgh, PA, Charles F Moelk dies at age 79

The CDV here must have been finished about 1886 during that short time Moelk was living in Edina, Missouri. Note also that the imprint on the card appears to be by rubber stamp. This could indicate a very temporary situation.


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Monday, August 20, 2018

William Jay Root


photographer: W. J. Root
Kimball Hall
243 Wabash Ave. Chicago

William Jay Root
(29 Dec 1854 - )

1854
born in Ohio
1876
as photographer w/Hodges in Ohio
1880
as photographer in Nashville, TN
1900
as photographer in Chicago, IL
1902 - 1918
as photographer at 726-28 Kimball Hall 243 Wabash
1917 - 1929
as photographer at 1610 Kimball Hall 306 Wabash
1930
as photographer at 410, 185 s Wabash

All data from US Census or city directories.

The death date is not known but W. J. Root seems to have still had a studio when he was 76 in 1930. The cabinet card here was probably finished between 1902 and 1918.



Apparently in 1903 and 1905, the photography studio was also a bowling alley.

Note that Emerson’s brother Melville Root is also listed as photographer. He has no separate studio listing in the business pages so he was apparently working for another photographer at the time.

1903 Monmouth City Directory


photographer Root
Monmouth, IL
from the collection of KEN on Flickr

This one would be by E A Root who was the one who had a studio in Monmouth. Apparently both of his brothers William Henry and Melville E worked at the studio at one time or another.

This one is by William H Root. He was in Aledo, IL, for the US census of 1900. Records are a little sketchy before that. He was still in Monmouth, IL, for the 1880 US census.


photographer: Root, William H
Alido, IL
From the collection of Curt J on Flickr


Photographer: Root, Monmouth, IL
example from the collection of Paul Ashby


photographer: Root
Monmouth, IL
example from auction site

This photographer Root of Monmouth, IL, is not the same as William J Root of Chicago, IL. No family or business connection between the two has been found to date.

Emerson Ashton Root
(1853 - 1913)

E A Root seems to have never ventured from Monmouth, IL after moving there with his family when he was about five.

Nearly every document found relating to Emerson A Root, gives him a different birth date.

His father Henry E Root was listed in the 1870 US census as a photographer and in the 1860 US census as an Ambrotypist.

His father and both of his brothers, Melville and William H Root were photographers in one document or another, but Emerson Root seems to have been the only Root with a studio in Monmouth, IL, during the era of the cabinet card.

In the Monmouth, IL, city directories of 1903 and 1905, the photography studio was apparently also a bowling alley.

Emerson Root is documented as photographer from 1880 thru 1905. This photograph was probably done in the later part of that period.


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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Rollin M Foster



Photographer: R. M. Foster
Cawker City Kans.
Iowa & Kansas

Rollin M. Foster (14 Feb 1858 - 26 Feb 1924)
All documents list him as a photographer beginning with the 1900 US Census.] but he was probably already established by 1880.
Documents show R. M. Foster was in Kansas from 1886 to 1897 then to Iowa for a couple years.

The US Census for 1900 says he was back in Kansas.

Then the 1910 US Census says he is back in Iowa at 52

The cabinet card at the left was probably finished between 1886 and 1897.

A comment from Flickr viewer Claire :
Mr. Foster really got around. He had studios in Pleasantville and Harvey, Iowa as well as in Missouri before coming to Cawker City. He married Miss Ayres in Cawker before they moved to Enterprise where she died. R. M. Foster was not his real name. He was trying to hide his Jewish heritage. Later, he moved to Lincoln, Nebraska where he took the name of the street he lived on!.




Photographer Foster
Cawker City KS
From the collection of KEN on Flickr

photographer: R M Foster
Cawker City, KS
from Flickr member Clair

Is this the same Foster that worked in Cawker City, Kansas" Lamar, MO, is about 260 miles from Cawker City, KS.
More research pending


photographer: Foster
Lamar, MO
example from auction site

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David Ehrlich



Photographer: Prof. Ehrlich
New York
Another example at
CRACKDOG on FLICKR

The name Ehrlich occurs quite often in records from New York and the east coast of the US in the late 1800’s.

Support has been found in newspaper and magazine articles and ads to confirm that “Prof.” Ehrlich had a photograph studio at 160 E. 66th street in New York City, from 1892 to 1902. Only one article was found in the New York World, 01 March 1894 which shows him as Prof. D. Ehrlich at that address.

In the 1902 New York City, NY, city directory, there appears in the business section, a David Ehrlich, photographer, at 157 E. 75th and in the residential section Davie Ehrlich is an “artist” at 160 E 66th street.
1882
(City Directory) as artist at 184 E 76th
1884
(City Directory) as artist at 200 E 61st
1886
(City Directory) as artist at 200 E 61st
1888
(City Directory) as artist at 160 E 66th
1892
(City Directory) as artist at 160 E 66th
1892
(Photographic Times) Studio at 66th between Lexington and 3rd
1893 Jun 29
(Newspaper ad) photographer studio at 160 E 66th
1894 Feb 03
(classified ad) for “agent” for Prof. Ehrlich elite gallery at 160 E 66th
1894 Mar 01
(Newspaper Ad) studio at 160 E 66th
1895 Mar 04
(Newspaper ad) studio at 160 E 66th
1895 Mar 04
(classified ad) for retoucher for Prof. Ehrlich Gallery
1897 Jun 27
(Newspaper ad) studio at 160 E 66th
1902
(City Directory) David Ehrlich at 160 E 66th is listed as “artist” in the residential section
1902
(City Directory) (same issue as above) Davie Ehrlich listed in business section, photographers, at 175 E. 75th street

New York World
01 Mar 1894


No biographical information has been confirmed as yet.

The cabinet card at the left was probably done between 1882 and 1902.

27 Jun 1897


Portrait of Prof Ehrlich found at NYC library


Photographer: Professor Ehrlich
160 E 66th Street, New York, NY
from the collection of William Creswell on Flickr
Reverse of the card at the left

Photographer: Professor Ehrlich
New York, NY
From the collection of KEN on Flickr

Unfortunately the source on this example has been misplaced. If you can identify it please let me know.

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Robinson Photographic Studio


photographer
Robinson Photographic Studio
Franklin, Nebr

reverse of the cabinet card on the left

So far there were four states that had a Robinson Photographic Studio, New York, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, and one in Ireland. No connection has been made yet to a studio in Franklin, NE.

There were a number of photographers named Robinson in the cabinet card era, mostly on the east coast of the US. Nothing has been found so far to connect any of them to the Robinson Photographic Studio in Franklin, NE, or anyplace in central US.

The identification on this card is by a hand stamp on the reverse not an imprint on the front. This might indicate that the studio was quite temporary. Robinson might have been an itinerant photographer who didn’t have a permanent studio. But this is all speculation.



photographer: John W Robinson
Franklin, NE
from the collection of KEN on Flickr

This addition indicates that there was a photographer named John W Robinson in Franklin, NE.
More research pending.

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