Friday, April 26, 2019

T H Whittemore




Photographer: Whittemore
Ashland, Neb.
1891

Photographer: Whittemore
Ashland, Nebraska

The card at the left is conveniently date stamped 1891.

Only two newspaper items were found relating to Whittemore of Nebraska. These show that sometime between May and November of 1891, Whittemore left Ashland, NE, for South Dakota.

(Lincoln) Nebraska State Journal - 22 May 1891
(Ashland, NE, news article)


Daily Deadwood (SD) Pioneer Times - 11 Nov 1891

This is probably
Frank H Whittemore (1851-1903).
Although he lived in several states, he was found in the 1885 Nebraska state census as photographer living in Ashland, NE. Then he appears in the 1900 US census as photographer now living in Fairfield, NE, about 100 miles from Ashland.

He was found in the 1870 US census, as a telegrapher at age 19 in Lincoln, IL. Then he appears in the 1875 Nevada state census again as telegrapher in Nye County. Western Union probably relocated him.

The 1891 newspaper item to the left which mentions T H Whittemore, was probably a simply a typo. It’s easy to mistake a “T” for “F” especially in script notes. Frank H Whittemore apparently spent some of his time wandering about in the years between 1891 and 1900. One newspaper mention says he is moving to “Hot Springs, Dak” and another in the same year, mentions him in Deadwood, SD.

There were lots Whittemore family in the area but Frank H Whittemore is the strongest candidate found to be the photographer for this card.



photographer: Whittemore
Ashland, NE
CDV example from Dead Fred site

photographer: Whittemore
Ashland, NE
CDV example from Dead Fred site

photographer: Whittemore
Ashland, NE
imprinted date 1890
CDV example from Dead Fred site

photographer: Whittemore
Ashland, Nebraska
CDV example from One Man's Treasure site


photographer: A J Whittmore
Rochester, NH and Old Orchard, ME
This Whittemore is NOT the same
Whittemore of Ashland, NE

example from photo site uncredited

photographer: Whittemore Photo Parlors
238 Essex st, Salem
This Whittemore is NOT the same
Whittemore of Ashland, NE

Example from Dead Fred site

Not the one you were looking for?
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 LOST GALLERY.

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