Wednesday, February 27, 2019

George J Ernst



Photographer: Ernst Studio
SW corner
Hampshire and sixth Sts.
Quincy, Ill

There were about a dozen photographers named Ernst in the cabinet card era. Worse, there were two or possibly three men named George Ernst living in Quincy, IL between 1887 and 1900.

George J Ernst
(Mar 1867 - 1902 )

Timeline
1867 Mar
born in IL
1870
US census in Quincy, IL
1871
birth of sister Anna
1872
Birth of brother Frederick
1880
US census at Quincy, IL
1884
city directory as Ernst and Co at 5th and Chestnut, Quincy, IL

1887
city directory as photographer; res 423 State
1889
NOT in city directory Quincy, IL
1891
NOT in city directory Quincy, IL
1892
marries Ellen B. Eddy
1896
city directory as photographer at 601 1/3 Hampshire
1900
US census and city directory as photographer at 419 State Quincy, IL
1902
city directory lists wife Emma B as widow of George J, Quincy, IL

The only time an address similar to the one on the cabinet card here found was the one in 1896 at 601 Hampshire. 601 would be on the corner of sixth and Hampshire.




photographer: P? or F? Ernst
(Monogram design uncertain)
228 9th Street, Lebanon, PA
example from auction site

photographer: Ernst
27 E King Street, Lancaster, PA

photographer: George Ernst
24 E King Street, Lancaster, PA

All the same photographer Ernst or all different?
Further research in progress.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

William Everett McGhie


Photographer: McGhie
N. E. Cor. Square
Columbus, Kans.

William Everett McGhie
(1868 - 1926)

1868 Dec 04
Ohio, US census William Everett McGhie is born to James McGhie and Margaret Jane Culp
1870 Jul 11
Knox, OH, US census William McGhie at almost two years old
1880 Jun 14
Clay Center, KS, US census, William McGhie working on farm
1885 Mar 01
Lincoln, KS, State census, William McGhie working on farm
1891 Aug 14
Barns (KS) Enterprise news item says that W E McGhie has taken a position at a photograph gallery in Mankato, KS
1892 Jul 15
Barnes (KS) Enterprise news item says that W E McGhie is BACK in Barnes, KS, operating his own gallery
1892 Jul 15
Barnes (KS) Enterprise news item says McGhie is the “leading” photographer in Barnes, KS
1892 Dec 09
Barnes (KS) Enterprise news item shows McGhie is still working in Barnes, KS

1893 Feb 10, 24
Chetopa (KS) Advance news item/ad says McGhie has purchased the gallery of Mr Rose
1894 Apr 27
Chetopa (KS) Advance, 1900 US Census, state records, W. E. McGhie and Lulu Etta Dresham marry on May first or second
1894 May 19
Chetopa (KS) Clipper news item says McGhie is moving to Marshal, MO; McGhie has sold his Chetopa gallery to J B Pratt from Garnett, KS
1896 Jun 11
Columbus (KS) Weekly Advocate news item mentions photograph by W E McGhie, the “new” photographer
1897 Mar 11, Aug 24
Columbus (KS) Weekly Advocate item describes McGhie gallery in Columbus
1898 Aug 04
Columbus (KS) Weekly Advocate, item about the McGhie gallery north of the Cherokee County Bank
1899 May 26
Columbus (KS) Daily Advocate item says McGhie has photographed the graduating class
1900 Jun 01
Columbus, KS, US census McGhie as photographer

1902 Oct 15
Columbus (KS) Daily Advocate item shows W E McGhie is now county clerk for Cherokee County, KS
1902 Nov 24
Columbus (KS) Daily Advocate says McGhie is manager of the Opera House
1902 Nov 25
Columbus (KS) Daily Advocate small ad says McGhie photography studio is at Northwest Corner of the Square
1903
Columbus (KS) Daily Advocate, ads throughout 1903 indicate McGhie is operating a photo studio at the Northeast corner of the Square, while also managing the city Opera House, he acted as City Clerk for the city of Columbus, KS
1903 Jun 25
Columbus (KS) Weekly Advocate item says McGhie went to Mineral, KS, to photograph a family reunion today (if the family still has this photograph, they will know exactly what day it was taken)
1903 Jul 16
(Columbus, KS) Modern Light item says Roy King has returned to the employ of McGhie in Columbus


1904 May
Columbus (KS) Weekly Advocate news item says McGhee acquires property to build an Opera House in Columbus, KS
1905 Mar 01
Columbus, KS, State census McGhie as photogapher
1906 Nov 16
Cherokee (KS) County Democrat shows picture of McGhie, president of the Commercial Club
1908 Jan 30
Columbus (KS) Weekly Advocate, small coupon ad for McGhie studio in Columbus, KS
1909 Aug 12
Frankfort (KS) Index item mentions McGhie donating photographs as prizes a county fair
1910
Columbus, OH, US census McGhie as theater proprietor
1911 Nov 07
Columbus (KS) Daily Advocate says McGhie is working for Western Cigar and Tobacco Co
1911 Nov 16
Frankfort (KS) Index news item says McGhie has been appointed postmaster of Columbus, KS, and will take office after the first of the year (1912)
1912 Oct 10
Columbus (KS) Weekly Advocate new item shows that McGhie is still postmaster

1913 Dec 26
Columbus (KS) Daily Advocate item says McGhie is still postmaster
1915 Feb
Columbus, KS, State census McGhie as postmaster
1916 Jul 14
Columbus (KS) Daily Advocate news item says N W Houston has purchased the opera house built by McGhie in 1904
1920 Jan 17
Columbus, KS, US census as commercial salesman
1926
Columbus, KS, city directory (only city directory available) as “traveling sales”
1926 Dec 15
Frankfort (KS) Index newspaper obituary lists death of McGhie at age 58 in Columbus, KS

In August of 1891 McGhie was working in a studio in Mankato, KS, but by July of 1892 he had his own studio in Barnes, KA.

Early in 1893 McGhie purchases the Rose Gallery in Chetopa. KS. McGhie operates there until May of 1894 when he sells the gallery to J B Pratt of Garnet, KS, and then moves to Marshal, MO.

No records have been found following McGhie in Marshal, MO, so his stay was probably brief. By June of 1896 he is shown as the “New” photographer in Columbus, KS.

W H McGhie apparently maintained a photograph studio in Columbus, KS, from 1896 until 1909. No records have been found after 1909 to show McGhie was still connected with photography or that a studio still existed. Not even his obituary in 1926 mentions his career in photography.

Over those years, the studio apparently was often operated by hired photographers as newspaper items show that McGhie built and operated an Opera House, travelled for Western Cigar and Tobacco Company and served as Postmaster in Columbus, KS.

The photograph at the left must have been made after 1896 but before 1909

Barnes (KS) Enterprise - 14 Aug 1891


Barnes (KS) Enterprise - 15 Jul 1892


Barnes (KS) Enterprise - 09 Dec 1892


St Joseph (MO) Herald - 12 Feb 1893


Chepota (KS) Advance - 10 Feb 1893


Chepota (KS) Advance - 24 Feb 1893

Chetopa (KS) Clipper - 19 May 1894


Chetopa (KS) Advance - 25 May 1894


Columbus (KS) Weekly Advocate - 11 Jun 1896

Columbus (KS) Weekly Advocate - 11 Mar 1897


Columbus (KS) Weekly Advocate - 4 Aug 1898


Columbus (KS) Daily Advocate - 26 May 1899


Columbus (KS) Weekly Advocate - 25 Jun 1903

Columbus (KS) Daily Advocate - 24 Aug 1897


Columbus (KS) Daily Advocate - 15 Oct 1902


Columbus (KS) Modern Light - 16 Jul 1903

Columbus (KS) Daily Advocate - 28 Jul 1904

Columbus (KS) Daily Light - 26 Jan 1905

Columbus (KS) Weekly Advocate - 02 Jan 1908


Columbus (KS) Weekly Advocate - 13 Jan 1901


Columbus (KS) Daily Advocate
25 Nov 1902


Cherokee (KS) County Democrat - 16 Nov 1906

The Frankfort (KS) Index - 16 Nov 1911


Columbus (KS) Weekly Advocate - 12 Aug 1909


Columbus (KS) Daily Advocate - 07 Nov 1911

The Frankfort (KS) Index - 15 Dec 1926


Columbus (KS) Daily Advocate - 14 Jul 1916

Columbus (KS) Daily Advocate - 14 Jul 1916

McGhie Theater

Opened in November 1904 as the McGhie Theater. It operated as a venue for live shows until 1911, when it began showing movies. By 1919 it had been renamed Liberty Theater.

In 1925, the theater was nearly destroyed by fire, but was renovated. It continued showing movies until the 1970’s, when it was converted into a disco.

When the disco craze bottomed out, it became the home for several businesses. But, currently, the theater is empty.

Interestingly, the old ornate ticket booth that once stood outside the theater was sold to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., where it is kept in storage and used for special occasions. -- From Cinema Treasures





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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Harvey Roberts Marks



photographer: H R Marks
Austin, TX
example from auction site

reverse of card at left

This page is under construction for contributor C Lind.

Harvey Roberts Marks
(1821-1902)

There is an excellent accounting of the life of H R Marks in the fine book, “Pioneer Photographers from the Mississippi to the Great Divide”, by Peter E. Palmquist and ‎Thomas R. Kailbourn, so only a brief timeline will be shown here.

Sources include: Pioneer Photographers (as above), city directories, US census

1821 Jan 06
New York City, NY, Harvey Roberts Marks is born
1849 Apr 28
Centerville (MD) Times, news item says Shew and Marks studio is at 117 Baltimore Street (see ad below)
1849 Jun 16
Maryland, county records, H R Marks marries Emily H Bassan
1850 Jul 19
Baltimore, MD, US census Marks as Daguerreotypist
May 1849 - 1851
Baltimore, MD, partners with Jacob Shew, Shew and Marks Gallery at 117 Baltimore Street; mostly Daguerreotypes

1851
San Francisco, CA, apparently only a brief visit of a few months but takes some historically significant photographs while there
1851 - May 1853
Baltimore, MD, Marks has studio but no address found
1855 - 1856
Mobile, AL, Marks gallery at se cor of Royal and Dauphin streets
1858 Feb 03
Montgomery, AL, Weekly Advertiser item says Emily Marks is granted divorce from Harvey Marks
1857 - 1859
Mobile, AL, Marks gallery at 57 Dauphin Street
1860 Oct 12
Houston, TX, US census, H R Marks as “merchant”
1865 spring
Houston, TX, H R Marks opens studio
1866
Houston, TX, H R Marks gallery is on Main St between Preston and Prairie
1867
Houston, TX, H R Marks gallery is on Main Street corner of Congress
1870 - 1871
Austin, TX, H R Marks is has moved to Austin but no studio address has been found



photographer: H R Marks
Austin, TX
example from auction site

reverse of card at left

1872 - 1873
Austin, TX, H R Marks gallery on Congress av between Pecan and Pine
1877-1883
Austin, TX, H R Marks gallery at 706 Congress
1883, 1884
Austin, TX, city directory, H R Marks at 705 Congress
1884, 1885
Austin, TX, city directory, H R Marks studio at 703 Congress
1885 - 1889
Austin, TX, city directory, H R Marks studio at 705 Congress
1900, 1901
Austin, TX, city directory, H R Marks studio at 612 Congress
1902 Mar 12
Austin, TX, H R Marks dies at age 81 after a long illness, apparently from pneumonia complications

Baltimore (MD) Sun - 01 May 1849


Baltimore (MD) Sun - 19 Jun 1849


Baltimore (MD) Sun - 11 Oct 1856


Montgomery (AL) Weekly Advertiser - 03 Feb 1858


Vicksburg Daily Whig - 31 Jan 1863


Galveston (TX) Daily News - 29 Dec 1867

Austin (TX) American Statesman - 07 Nov 1871


Austin (TX) American Statesman - 19 Dec 1871


Austin (TX) American Statesman - 17 Dec 1872

Austin (TX) American Statesman - 12 Nov 1875


Austin (TX) American Statesman - 03 Aug 1876

Austin (TX) American Statesman - 22 Nov 1876

Austin (TX) American Statesman - 07 Oct 1876


Austin (TX) American Statesman - 27 Jul 1878


Austin (TX) American Statesman - 10 Apr 1879


Austin (TX) American Statesman - 11 Nov 1879

Austin (TX) Weekly Statesman - 02 Dec 1880


Austin (TX) American Statesman - 14 Oct 1881


Austin (TX) American Statesman - 08 Nov 1881


Austin (TX) American Statesman - 20 Dec 1882

21 Dec 1883


Austin (TX) American Statesman - 03 Mar 1887

Austin (TX) American Statesman - 26 Oct 1893


Austin (TX) American Statesman - 28 Dec 1894


Austin (TX) American Statesman - 21 Feb 1895


Austin (TX) American Statesman - 12 Dec 1901


Austin (TX) American Statesman - 13 Mar 1902

Austin (TX) American Statesman - 16 Mar 1902


Austin (TX) American Statesman - 01 Dec 1903

Austin (TX) American Statesman - 10 Jun 1906


Austin (TX) American Statesman - 26 Apr 1914

Austin (TX) American Statesman - 20 Dec 1914

The popularity and "Brand" recognition of the Marks Studio is shown in ads more than a decade after his death.

Apparently saying "Marks Old Place" was better than giving an actual address.



Photographer Marks
CDV example from "Slices of Time"

Photographer Marks
CDV example from "Slices of Time"

Photographer Marks
CDV example from "Slices of Time"


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