Monday, July 15, 2019

Samuel B Hill


photographer S B Hill
Austin, TX

Samuel B Hill
(1839 - 1917)


1844 Oct 29
Ohio (nearly every document gives different date and place) Samuel Burnett Hill is born to Amos S Hill and Sarah Highlands
1860
Batavia, OH, US census; S B Hill at age 16 living with family
1870 Jun 04
Batavia, OH, US census, Samuel B Hill as farm worker
1879 Jan 05, 1879 May 07
Austin (TX) American Statesman item mentions S B Hill as photographer at 817 Congress Ave, Austin, TX
1880 Jun 07
Austin, TX, US census, Sam B Hill as photographer
1881 Nov 06
Austin (TX) American Statesman item mentions S B Hill as photographer at 817 Congress av
1882 Jun 23
Austin (TX) American Statesman item mentions S B Hill uses dry plate process

1882 Oct 26
Austin (TX) American Statesman item mentions S B Hill as photographer at 817 Congress av (Note that the next ad below it is for H B Hillyer, photographer)
1883 Oct 07, 1883 Nov 04
Austin (TX) American Statesman item mentions S B Hill as photographer at 818 Congress av
1885 Oct 15, 1886 Nov 17
Austin (TX) American Statesman item mentions S B Hill and J B Smith dealing with lithographic stone quarry
1895
Austin, TX, city directory, Samuel B Hill as photographer at 915 Congress
1889 Aug 10, 1889 Nov 01, 1890 Oct 26
Austin (TX) American Statesman item mentions S B Hill as photographer at 916 Congress
1892 Nov 17
Austin (TX) American Statesman item about the death of infant son of S B Hill
1894 Mar 22
Austin (TX) American Statesman item mentions S B Hill as photographer at 916 Congress
1895 Jan 18
Austin (TX) American Statesman item mentions S B Hill as photographer has hired R Hastings to operate studio

1895 Jan 28, 1895 Feb 02
Austin (TX) American Statesman ad shows S B Hill as photographer at 915 Congress av
1895 Mar 01
Austin (TX) American Statesman item mentions S B Hill as photographer has added Prof Waldman an optician to his studio
1898 Mar 07
Austin (TX) American Statesman item mentions S B Hill as photographer at 915 Congress
1900 Jun 06
Austin, TX, US census, Samuel B Hill as photographer at 915 Congress; res same
1901 Apr 07
Austin (TX) American Statesman item mentions S B Hill as photographer no address followed by ad for W O Journeay at 814 Congress
1902 May 11, 1902 Sep 24
Austin (TX) American Statesman item mentions S B Hill as photographer at 915 Congress
1903 Oct 23
Austin (TX) American Statesman ad shows S B Hill as photographer at 918 Congress (possibly a print error)
1903 Nov 29, 1905 Jul 09
Austin (TX) American Statesman ad shows S B Hill as photographer at 915 Congress


1906
Austin, TX, city directory, Samuel B Hill as photographer at 915 Congress
1906 Jan 18
Austin (TX) American Statesman item mentions S B Hill has sold his gallery to A B Nuckols
1906 Jan 28, 1906 Feb 04
Austin (TX) American Statesman small ad says S B Hill is not developing “Kodaks” at 104 e Tenth
1908 Feb 01
Austin (TX) American Statesman item says S B Hill is not guilty of Assault and Battery
1909
Austin, TX, city directory, Samuel B Hill as photographer at 201 w 7th
1910
Austin, TX, city directory, Samuel B hill as real estate agent
1910 Apr 24
Austin, TX, US census, Samuel B Hill as real estate agent
1912, 1914
Austin, TX, city directory, Samuel B Hill as real estate agent; res 601 e 15th
1912 Jun 23
Austin (TX) American Statesman item mentions S B Hill as real estate agent at 104 e Tenth

1912, 1914
Austin, TX, city directory, Samuel B Hill as real estate agent; res 104 w 7th
1914 Sep 20
Austin (TX) American Statesman ad mentions S B Hill as real estate agent at 104 w Seventh st
1915 Apr 15
Austin (TX) American Statesman ad mentions S B Hill as real estate agent at 104 w Seventh st
1917 Jul 03
Austin, TX, state records, Samuel B Hill dies at age 72

Only three addresses have been found for the S B Hill studio in Austin, TX: 817 Congress, 1879 through 1885; 915 Congress 1885 through January of 1906 and then briefly, 104 East tenth. If a cabinet card is imprinted with the address, a date can be established easily.

It appears that Sam Hill switched officially from photography to real estate sometime between 1909 and 1910. But that is possibly only partly true. It is quite possible that he kept the studio at 104 East 10th in name only, operated by another photographer, although no advertisements have been found to support this.


photographer: S B Hill
818 Congress Ave, Austin, TX
example from Texas State Library

reverse of card at left

Austin (TX) American Statesman -
05 Jan 1879


Austin (TX) American Statesman -
07 May 1879


Austin (TX) American Statesman -
06 Nov 1881

Austin (TX) American Statesman -
15 May 1881


Austin (TX) American Statesman -
23 Jun 1882


Austin (TX) American Statesman -
26 Oct 1882

Austin (TX) American Statesman -
07 Oct 1883


Austin (TX) American Statesman -
04 Nov 1883


Austin (TX) American Statesman -
15 Oct 1886

Austin (TX) American Statesman -
17 Nov 1886


Austin (TX) American Statesman -
10 Aug 1889


Austin (TX) American Statesman -
01 Nov 1889


Austin (TX) American Statesman -
26 Oct 1890

Austin (TX) American Statesman -
17 Nov 1892


Austin (TX) American Statesman -
22 Mar 1894


Austin (TX) American Statesman -
18 Jan 1895


Austin (TX) American Statesman -
28 Jan 1895


Austin (TX) American Statesman -
02 Feb 1895

Austin (TX) American Statesman -
01 Mar 1895


Austin (TX) American Statesman -
07 Mar 1898

Austin (TX) American Statesman -
03 Oct 1899


Austin (TX) American Statesman -
06 Oct 1899


Austin (TX) American Statesman -
07 Apr 1907

Austin (TX) American Statesman -
11 May 1902


Austin (TX) American Statesman -
24 Sep 1902


Austin (TX) American Statesman -
23 Oct 1903


Austin (TX) American Statesman -
29 Nov 1903

Austin (TX) American Statesman -
09 Jul 1905


Austin (TX) American Statesman -
18 Jan 1906


Austin (TX) American Statesman -
28 Jan 1906


Austin (TX) American Statesman -
04 Feb 1906


Austin (TX) American Statesman -
01 Feb 1908

Austin (TX) American Statesman -
24 Jun 1912

Austin (TX) American Statesman -
20 Sep 1914


Austin (TX) American Statesman -
15 Apr 1915

Austin (TX) American Statesman -
04 Jul 1917

Austin (TX) American Statesman -
05 Jul 1917



photographer: S B Hill
Austin, TX
example from Portal on Texas History

reverse of card at left

photographer: S B Hill
Austin, TX
example from Portal on Texas History
owner dated 1885 on reverse

reverse of card at the left


photographer S B Hill
Austin, TX
example from Portal on Texas History

photographer S B Hill
Austin, TX
example from Portal on Texas History

photographer S B Hill
Austin, TX
example from TopShelf on Wordpress

photographer S B Hill
Austin, TX
example from TopShelf on Wordpress


photographer: S B Hill
Austin, TX
example from auction site

photographer: S B Hill
Austin, TX
example from auction site

photographer: S B Hill
Austin, TX
example from auction site

photographer: S B Hill
Austin, TX
example from auction site


photographer: S B Hill
Austin, TX
example from auction site

photographer: S B Hill
Austin, TX
example from auction site

photographer: S B Hill
Austin, TX
example from auction site


photographer: S B Hill
Austin, TX
example from auction site

photographer: S B Hill
Austin, TX
example from auction site

At the right is an unusual example. It has been trimmed at the bottom as is some cabinet cards are done so they fit into the album pockets easier. But this one was imprinted upside down AND after the photo print was mounted to the card.


photographer: S B Hill
Austin, TX
example from auction site

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