Sunday, January 27, 2019

Phillip Edward Chillman



photographer: P L Chillman
914 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA


reverse of card at left

There were at least three photographers named Chillman in Philadelphia, PA. They were all related. Phillip Edward Chillman began in photography in 1863 about the same time as his brother, Henry R Chillman.

P E Chillman opened his first studio in 1874 at 18 s 8th Street. In about 1880, he moved his operation to 914 Arch. Around 1899, Phillip Edward Chillman began to concentrate his work on water color landscapes. His son James H Chillman carried on the studio at 914 Arch, under the name P E Chillman and Company until 1906.

Phillip Edward Chillman
(1841-1915)

1841 Feb 07
Philadelphia, PA, state records, Phillip Edward Chillman is born to James Chillman & Susannah
Nannwelthoven
1861
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, P E Chillman NOT listed, his father James Chillman is listed as bookbinder; res 1714 n 12th
1862
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, P E Chillman NOT listed; James Chillman NOT listed

1863
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, Edward Chillman as photographer at 1514 Amboy
1864
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, P E Chillman NOT listed; James Chillman listed as bookbinder
1865
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, P E Chillman as photographer at 1324 n 23rd; NOT in business pages
1866, 1867, 1868
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, Phillip E Chillman as photographer at 1324 n 23rd; H R Chillman listed as photographer, 1725 n 11th; neither of them are listed in the business pages
1970, 1871
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, Phillip E Chillman NOT listed; Henry R Chillman as photographer at 1725 n 11th; neither listed in business pages
1872, 1873
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, Phillip E Chillman as photographer at 1324 n 23rd; Henry Chillman NOT listed
1874, 1875
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, P Edward Chillman as photographer for P Edward Chillman and Co at 18 s 8th, res 1322 n 23rd; Henry Chillman no occupation shown; res Johnson c Green Germantown


1876
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, P Edward Chillman as photographer for P Edward Chillman and Co at 18 s 8th , res Johnson n Green. Gtn ; Susan A Chillman listed as Widow of James M. res Johnson n Green, Gtn
1877
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, P Edward Chillman as photographer for P Edward Chillman and Co at 18 s 8th; Susan A Chillman listed as Widow of James M. res Johnson n Green, Gtn
1878
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, P Edward Chillman as photographer for P Edward Chillman and Co at 18 s 8th, res 1832 van Pelt; Henry R Chillman as photographer, res 31 Queen, Gtn
1879
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, P Edward Chillman as photographer with P Edward Chillman and Co at 18 s 8th; (Berkley Gorman); Henry R Chillman as photographer, res Johnson, n Green, Gtn
1880, 1881, 1882
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, Phillip E Chillman as photographer at 914 Arch; res 2153 Woodstock; Henry R Chillman NOT listed

1881 Nov 20
Philadelphia (PA) Times news item says the photograph gallery at 18 s 8th, formerly Chillman and Co, will be reopened by C Buckwalter, formerly with Gilbert and Bacon studio
1883, 1884, 1885
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, Phillip E Chillman as photographer at 914 Arch; res 2125 n 13th
1886
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, Phillip E Chillman as photographer at 914 Arch; res n 27th cor Meade, C Hill;
1887, 1888
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, Phillip E Chillman as photographer at 914 Arch; res N 27th n Highland av, C Hill; James H Chillman as photographer, res same as Phillip
1889
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, Phillip E Chillman as photographer at 914 Arch, res: 27th c Meade, C Hill; James H Chillman as photographer at same address
1890
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, Phillip E Chillman as photographer at 914 Arch, res Chestnut av n N 28th, C Hill; James H Chillman as photographer same address

1891
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, Phillip E Chillman as photographer at 914 Arch; res: C Hill av n N 27th, C Hill; James H Chillmanas photographer, res: Same as Phillip
1892
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, Phillip E Chillman as photographer at 914 Arch; res: 1138 Mt Vernon; James H Chillman as photographer, res: 2001 n 22nd
1893
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, Phillip E Chillman as photographer at 914 Arch, res: 656n 11th; James H Chillman as photographer, res: 2001 n 22nd
1894
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, P E Chillman as photographer with firm named “P E Chillman” consisting of Phillip Edward Chillman, James H Chillman and T Edwin Cotton at 914 Arch; res 2125 n 13th;
1895
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, P E Chillman as photographer with firm named “P E Chillman” consisting of Phillip Edward Chillman, James H Chillman and T Edwin Cotton at 914 Arch; res 1710 n 13th;

1896
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, P E Chillman is not actually listed but P E Chillman and Co is still listed at 914 Arch, with James H Chillman and T Edwin Cotton as photographer
1897
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, P E Chillman is not actually listed but P E Chillman and Co is still listed at 914 Arch with James H Chillman as photographer, res 2001 n 22nd
1898
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, P E Chillman is not actually listed; James H Chillman is now Manager of the P E Chillman photo studio at 914 Arch; res 2001 n 22nd
1899, 1900
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, P E Chillman NOT listed; James H Chillman as photographer at P E Chillman studio at 914 Arch; res 2001 n 22nd
1900 Jun 12
Philadelphia, PA, US census, Phillip E Chillman as ARTIST, res 909 Corinthian Av
1901
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, P E Chillman NOT listed; James H Chillman as photographer at P E Chillman studio at 914 Arch; res 125 w Logan, Gtn; again, Phillip Edward Chillman is NOT listed


1902
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, James H Chillman as photographer at P E Chillman Studio, 914 Arch; res 125 W Logan, Gtn
1903
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, (Business only) P E Chillman studio at 914 Arch
1903 Jul 19
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer news item says that P E Chillman, well known landscape artistfrom Philadelphia, is working at Perkiomen Valley, PA
1904
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, James H Chillman as photographer at P E Chillman Studio, 914 Arch; res 125 W Logan, Gtn
1904 Aug 09
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer, news item says that Mr and Mrs P E Chillman are now sketching at Nazareth, PA
1905, 1906, 1907
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, James H Chillman as photographer at P E Chillman Stucio, 914 Arch, res 127 Logan; P E Chillman now listed again as Artist, res 1635 Bristol

1908, 1909, 1910, 1911
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, James H Chillman as clerk, res 127 Logan; Phillip Chillman as artist; res 119 Ashmead, Gtn ( P E Chillman studio NOT listed, DeWitt C Williams has taken over the location at 914 Arch and stays at least through 1915)
1911 Dec 04
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer news item says funeral for Hattie A Chillman, wife of Phillip E Chillman, to be held at her late residence 119 w Ashmead
1912
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, James H Chillman as clerk, res 127 Logan; Phillip Chillman as artist; res 119 Ashmead, Gtn ( P E Chillman studio NOT listed); Annette Chillman listed as Widow of James, res 1603 Norris (May not be related)
1913, 1914
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, NO Chillman is listed; odd because there are three the year prior

1915
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, incomplete, res section starts with letter “I”; Business section lists no Chillman Studio; DeWitt Williams, photographer is at 914 Arch
1915 Jan 06
Philadelphia, PA, state records, Phillip Edward Chillman dies of bronchial pneumonia at age 73; listed as artist, address given as 1138 Mt Vernon
1916
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, James H Chillman as photographer, res 127 Logan, Gtn; (Note: in this directory, Annette Chillman is listed as Widow of Edward, res 2225 n 22nd; The confusion is that Edward Fenimore Chillman was married to Anna Virginia Yard and Annette Lomas was the wife of Phillip Edward Chillman; Annette Chillman, 1603 Norris, is listed as widow of James in the 1912 directory)


The Philadelphia (PA) Times - 20 Nov 1881

The Philadelphia (PA) Times - 01 Feb 1897


Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer - 20 Oct 1897


Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer - 19 Jul 1903


Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer - 09 Aug 1904


Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer - 04 Dec 1911



photographer P E Chillman
914 Arch, Philadelphia
example from auction site

reverse of the card at the left

photographer P E Chillman
914 Arch, Philadelphia
example from auction site

photographer P E Chillman
914 Arch, Philadelphia
example from auction site


photographer P E Chillman
914 Arch, Philadelphia
example from auction site

photographer P E Chillman
914 Arch, Philadelphia
example from auction site

photographer P E Chillman
914 Arch, Philadelphia
example from auction site

photographer P E Chillman
914 Arch, Philadelphia
example form Free Library of Philadelphia


photographer P E Chillman
914 Arch, Philadelphia
example from auction site

photographer P E Chillman
914 Arch, Philadelphia
example from auction site

This is an example of the watercolor landscapes done by P E Chillman. There are many available for sale today.


photographer: P E Chillman
914 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
example from auction site

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