Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Lucius William Harper



Card # 16 - photographer: Lucius Harper
1303 29th Street, Galveston, TX
finished between 1916 and 1928
(This is not a cabinet card. No cabinet card examples have been found.)

Lucius W Harper Sr
(1867 - 1920)
Lucius W Harper Jr
(1895 - 1962)

Sources: US census, city directories, draft registration card, death certificates,

1867 May 02

Findagrave and US Census, Lucius W Harper SR is born to Amos Harper and Amy William in Texas
1884
Galveston, TX, city directory, Lucius Harper SR as house mover; res ss av M ½ bt 29th, 30th
1886
Galveston, TX, city directory, Lucius Harper SR as scroll sawyer, artist; res 29th bt av M 1/2, N
1890
Galveston, TX, city directory, Lucius Harper SR no occupation shown, res Winnie bt 33rd, 34th
1891
Galveston, TX, city directory, Lucius Harper SR no occupation shown, res 2907 M ½
1893
Galveston, TX, city directory, Lucius Harper SR as artist; res 2907 av M ½

1895
Galveston, TX, US census, registration card, Lucius W Harper JR is born
1896, 1898
Galveston, TX, city directory, Lucius Harper SR as artist; res 2907 av M ½
1899
Galveston, TX, city directory, Lucius Harper SR as artist; res 1303 29th
1900
Galveston, TX, US census, Lucius Harper SR as artist; res 1303 29th
1901, 1908
Galveston, TX, city directory, Lucius Harper SR as artist; res 1303 29th
1910
Dallas, TX, city directory, US census, Lucius Harper SR as photographer; res 116 Allen st; Lucius Harper JR age 15, has no occupation
1911, 1912, 1913
Dallas, TX, city directory, Lucius Harper SR as photographer at 1716 Allen; res same
1914
Galveston, TX, city directory, Lucius Harper SR no occupation shown; res 1303 29th; Lucius Harper JR as photographer with Lilly and Harper, room 5, 421 ½ 25th; res 1303 29th; Matthew L Lilly res 1313 28th;

1916
Galveston, TX, city directory, Lucius Harper SR as photographer; Lucius Harper JR as photographer; both res 1303 29th
1919
Galveston, TX, city directory, Lucius Harper SR as laborer, res 2901 av M, (listed with wife Mary); Lucius Harper JR as photographer; res 1303 29th (listed with wife Marietta)
(Also see 1919 classified ad below)
1920
Galveston, TX, death certificate, Lucius Harper SR dies at age 52, embolism and general paralysis; death certificate shows him as widowed, res 1303 29th
1923
Galveston, TX, city directory, Lucius Harper JR, photographer; res 1303 29th; wife Texana listed
1924
Galveston, TX, city directory, Lucius Harper JR at Harper’s Studio 1303 29th; Harper’s Studio has separate listing
1926, 1928
Galveston, TX, city directory, Lucius Harper JR as photographer; studio at 1303 29th
1930
Galveston, TX, city directory, Lucius Harper JR NOT listed


1932, 1934
Galveston, TX, city directory, Lucius Harper JR as mech for Amos Harper; res 2904 av N
1936
Galveston, TX, city directory, Lucius Harper JR as helper at Harper Radio Service; res 2902 av N
1938, 1939
Galveston, TX, city directory, Lucius Harper JR as helper at Harper Radio Service; res 1303 29th
1941
Galveston, TX, city directory, Lucius Harper JR NOT listed
1942
Galveston, TX, US draft registration, Lucius Harper JR res 1303 29th; Employer Davenport Garage
1943
Galveston, TX, city directory, Lucius Harper JR as photographer; res 2904 av N
1945
Galveston, TX, city directory, Lucius Harper JR as station man for Pretorius Ice Co; res 1324 26th

Houston (TX) Post - 15 Mar 1904

1947
Galveston, TX, city directory, Lucius Harper JR as porter; 1314 26th
1949, 1951
Galveston, TX, city directory, Lucius Harper JR NOT listed
1952
Galveston, TX, city directory, Lucius Harper JR no occupation shown; res 2910 av N
1953, 1954
Galveston, TX, city directory, Lucius JR as laborer; 2910 av N
1555
Galveston, TX, city directory, Lucius W Harper JR is not listed
1956
Galveston, TX, city directory, Lucius Harper JR no occupation shown; res 2910 av N; no listing in business pages
1962 14 Apr
Galveston, TX, death certificate, Lucius William Harper JR dies at age 66 of a coronary occlusion; death certificate shows him as a retired photographer; res 2910 av N


Dallas (TX) Express - 31 May 1919

As a recap, active periods for JR and SR:
Galveston, TX, 1303 29th: SR as artist, 1893 - 1908
Dallas, TX, 1716 Allen: SR as photographer, JR probably only assisting, 1910 - 1913
Galveston, TX, Rm 5 at 421 25th st: JR as photographer with Mathew Lilly, 1914
Galveston, TX, 1303 29th: Jr and SR as photographers, 1916 - 1920
Galveston, TX, 1303 29th: Jr as photographer, 1921 - 1928
Galveston, TX, 2904 av N: Jr as photographer, 1943

The Harpers, Senior and Junior were photographers, off and on, from 1910 to 1943. No newspaper ads were found and only a few news items that might be connected with them.

No examples of their work have been found at this time.


Galveston (TX) Daily News - 13 Sep 1885


This is probably the brother of Lucius JR
Galveston (TX) Daily News - 24 Oct 1893



Card #17 - photographer: Harper & Co
Dallas
finished around 1910-1913

Card #18 - photographer: Lucius Harper
(third line illegible)
Calvert, TX
Unknown date

Card # 19 - Photographer: Harper and Company
2215 Market, Galveston, TX
920 Congress, Austin, TX
(Note: This is probably NOT the same Harper and Company as the first photograph on this row.)


Card # 04 - Photographer: L W Harper, Ennis, Texas
Business imprint on #04, 07, 08, 13, and 15 are the same
Note the same props were used in # 05

This is a set of cabinet cards from the site called Slices of Time. These are probably done by Lucius W Harper.
Click on the card to see full details of each.

Note these are very low resolution scans so they are not shown full size here. The design of the card and the towns listed in the imprint might help date some other cards.




Card # 07 - Photographer: Lucius W Harper, Ennis, Texas
No date estimate
Business imprint on #04, 07, 08, 13, and 15 are the same

Card # 08 - Photographer: Lucius W Harper, Ennis, Texas
No date estimate
Business imprint on #04, 07, 08, 13, and 15 are the same

Card # 13 - Photographer: Lucius W Harper, Ennis, Texas
No date estimate
Business imprint on #04, 07, 08, 13, and 15 are the same


Card # 15 - photographer: Lucius W Harper, Ennis, TX
contributed by G Groth
Business imprint on #04, 07, 08, 13, and 15 are the same

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Here's the photographer's INDEX by name. Listed here are all the Cabinet Card photographers of the 19th century found in LOST GALLERY. This is a work in progress. For a look at the original postings go to
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