Saturday, December 29, 2018

W H Baker of Barnesville, OH



photographer: W H Baker
Barnesville, OH

Reverse of the Card on the left

There were at least 50 photographers named Baker in the cabinet card era. There were four of them in Ohio.

William Henry Baker worked as photographer all his life, and all of it in Barnesville, OH. There is no city directory available for Barnesville so his working history is pretty thin based only on the US census and a few mentions in the Zanesville, OH, newspaper. Barnesville and Zanesville are about 50 miles apart. It is possible that Baker had studios in both towns but nothing has been found to document this. (See 31 Oct 1929)

To complicate searching a bit, there were several other men named W H Baker in Ohio during that time. They were policemen, farmers, judges, pastors and politicians making appearances in the newspapers more often than the photographer. There was also a jeweler named W H Baker living in the same town of Barnesville.

It appears that this photographer was well known for doing school class photographs. The event is documented a couple times in the newspaper.

William Henry Baker
(1859 - 1937)

1859 Jul 15

Ohio, US census, William Henry Baker is born to Henry Baker and Emeline Reed
1884 Sep 18
Belmont, OH, state records, W H Baker marries Minnie C Powers
1888 Feb 08
Barnesville, OH, state records, daughter Cornelia E Baker is born
1900 Jun 08
Barnesville, OH, US census, as photographer; no address shown
1910 Apr 25
Barnesville, OH, US census, as photographer; res 241 s Lincoln
1920 Jan 09
Barnesville, OH, US census, as photographer; res 241 s Lincoln
1929 Oct 31
Zanesville, OH, Times Recorder news item says Baker a “local” photographer is doing photographs for the high school annual including the organizations and the senior class


1930 Apr 08
Barnesville, OH, US census as photographer; res 247 Lincoln (possibly a misprint)
1930 Sep 20
Zanesville, OH, Times Recorder news item says Baker is doing photographs for the high school annual
1931 Oct 08
Zanesville, OH, Times Recorder news item says Baker is retiring due to failing health
1931 Oct 29
Zanesville, OH, Times Recorder news item says it is the first time since 1919 that the high school annual photographs will not be taken by W H Baker.
1937 Aug 26
Barnesville, OH, state records, William Henry Baker dies at age 78

The example here could have been taken any time between about 1888 and 1931. The design of the card would indicate it was close to 1900 as cabinet card popularity was decreasing after that time.

Zanesville, OH, Times Recorder - 31 Oct 1929


Zanesville, OH, Times Recorder - 20 Sep 1930



Zanesville, OH, Times Recorder - 08 Oct 1931

(Note: Baker was in the photography business much longer than 35 years)

Zanesville, OH, Times Recorder - 29 Oct 1931

Zanesville, OH, Times Recorder - 27 Aug 1937

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Christian Olaf Heilmann



Photographer: Christian Olaf Heilmann, Waco, TX
From the collection of rfinch on Ancestry.com.

Christian Olaf Heilmann
(19 Jul 1870 - 24 Jun 1919)

C O Heilmann was born in Norway and came to America in 1886 at age 16. His career in photography appears to be all in Waco, TX. All mentions of his studio that were found, placed it at 109 ½ s 5th in Waco. His active years were from about 1891 through 1919. He died of stomach cancer after a long illness in 1919.

Note also that his successors, Mr and Mrs Brubaker, did not change the name of the studio for over a year after his death. (See news item at far right)

Heilmann probably shouldn't be counted as a 19th century photographer as he worked as photographer only a few years before 1900.

The example shown here is actually a
Real Photo Post Card.

Further no examples have been found of a tintype, a cabinet card or a CDV, common with the 19th century photographer. He appears to have been on the cutting edge of "Modern" photographers.

This same ad ran at least 7 times between Oct 28 and Dec 23, 1910.

West Times (West Texas) - 28 Oct 1910

This brief ad ran several issues between in 1909.

The Skiff (TCU campus newspaper) - 21 Jan 1909

This announcement was at the bottom of page 6.

The Waco News - 17 Jul 1920


Seven additional examples found at Portal To Texas History











The photograph at the left is not a cabinet card but is another example of Heilman's work. Contributed by jSmith

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Charles Henry Sherraden



photographer: Riley & Sherraden
43 & 45 S. Main st.
Council Bluffs,
Ia
(Also under C A Riley)

Reverse of the card on the left

Charles Henry Sherraden
(26 Aug 1845 - 7 Jun 1908)

1845 Aug 26
Charles Henry Sherraden is born in Illinois
1850
Keokuk, IA, US census living with parents age 5
1856
Keokuk IA, state census living with parents age 11
1860
Council Bluffs, IA, US census living with parents age 15
1869
Council Bluffs, IA, city directory NOT listed
1870
Osceola, Clarke, IA, US census as photographer
1874 Jan 14
Council Bluffs, IA, state records, daughter Lulu Sherraden is born
1876 Mar 20
Canadian Patent Office record, Patent for chair design to Joseph A Eno and Charles H Sherraden of Council Bluffs, IA
1880
Council Bluffs, IA, US census as photographer; res 161 Filmore st

1884-1885
Langdon’s list of photographers says that an Iowa Gazetteer and Business Directory, lists Sherraden as photographer at 317 Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA (This has not been documented and may be only an estimate)
1892
Council Bluffs, IA, city directory Sherraden as photographer at 43-45 s Main
1893
Council Bluffs, IA, city directory as photographer as Riley & Sherraden at 45 s Main; res 626 Willow
1894
Council Bluffs, IA, city directory as photographer as Riley & Sherraden at 45 s Main; res 626 Willow
1895
Council Bluffs, IA, city directory as photographer at 43-45 s Main; res 626 Willow; note Riley has opened a separate studio at 404 w Broadway
1897, 1899
Council Bluffs, IA, city directory as photographer at 43-45 s Main; res 626 Willow;
1900 Jun 05
Council Bluffs, IA, US census as photographer; res 626 Willow


Although the US census of 1900 finds Sherraden in Council Bluffs, IA, on June the fifth, the 1900 city directory for Salt Lake City, UT, also lists him at 329 D F Walker building. There is no doubt this is photographer Sherraden, as the 1906 Utah death certificate also lists the correct names of his father, mother and wife.
1900
Salt Lake City, UT, city directory, Sherraden listed as Rocky Mountain Oxygenator Co; res; rms 329 D F Walker bldg
1901
Salt Lake City, UT, city directory, Sherraden listed as Rocky Mountain Oxygenator Co; res 1041 E South Temple
1902
Salt Lake City, UT, city directory, Sherraden listed as Rocky Mountain Oxygenator Co; res 68 R
1903
Salt Lake City, UT, city directory, Sherraden listed as Rocky Mountain Oxygenator Co; res 153 S 9th e
1904
Salt Lake City, UT, city directory, C H Sherraden NOT listed but daughters Edith and Lulu are listed
1905
Salt Lake City, UT, city directory, Sherraden listed, no occupation; 577 e 4th

1906
Salt Lake City, UT, Sherraden dies at age 62; death certificate says he was a resident for four years, occupation “none”; res 577 E 4th

C. A. Riley and C. H. Sherraden worked together at least twice. The cabinet card at the left was probably done during their later 1893 - 1894 collaboration.

Sherraden apparently leaves photography AND Council Bluffs, IA, late in 1900, and never returns.

Two examples below, of cabinet cards by Sherraden are imprinted with the 317 Broadway address that Riley occupied between 1907 and 1921. No city directories or other records have been found placing Sherraden at that address so it could be assumed that he was there only a short time. It could be speculated that it was just before he left for Salt Lake City, UT, in 1900.



There are two examples at the Snoqualmie Valley Museum. Reverse sides are not shown but accompanying information says these were made at 317 Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA.
Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum 01
Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum 02


photographer: C H Sherraden
Council Bluffs, IA
example from Council Bluffs Library

photographer: C H Sherraden
Council Bluffs, IA
example from the website Onentofl.com



Photographer; C H Sherraden
317 Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA
Example from S H Erickson


reverse of the card at the left

Photographer: C H Sherraden
317 Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA
example from auction site

reverse of card at the left

Canadian Patent Office Record & Register of Copyrights Vols 3-4
20 Mar 1876


1893 City Directory ad


Omaha (NE) Daily News - 30 Jan 1894
"News from Council Bluffs"

Note the example on the right shows the font and logo design, the ruled line and the rounded corners are the exactly the same as the example at the top of the page. It was probably finished about the same time.


Photographer: Riley and Sherraden
43 & 45 South Main, Council Bluffs, IA
Example from mj aux on Flickr

photographer: Riley and Sherraden
43 & 45 S Main, Council bluffs, IA
example from the website Onentofl.com
Note completely different font and logo design but same address



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