Wednesday, May 15, 2019

William H Martin




Photographer: Martin
226 S Main Street
Ottawa, Kansas

William H. Martin
(1865-1940)
1865
born in Illinois
1886
(Ottawa city directory) Martin as photographer with E. H. Corwin in Ottawa
1888
(US Census) Martin and Goldie A. MacDonald marry
1894
(In-Between website) Martin buys Corwin studio (actually Corwin probably just moves out)
1900
(US Census) as photographer in Ottawa, KS
1903
(Ottawa city directory) as photographer at 226 s Main, Ottawa, KS (Corwin studio at 209 s Main)

1908
(Web Sources) Martin issues first “Tall Tale” postcard
1909
(Web Sources) Closes photo studio to concentrate on postcard business
1910
(US Census) as photographer but soon closes the studio to concentrate on the postcard business; wife Goldie dies
1912
(Web Sources) about here Martin sold off the comic post card business
1920
(US Census) as merchant
1921
(Ottawa city directory) as National Sign co at 1204 s Main
1940
(FindaGrave) dies in Ottawa, KS


Photographer Martin
Ottawa, KS
example from S Tennant


written on face: Copyright W H Martin
(one could speculate that Martin did not actually take this photograph)

Reverse of card just above
Photographer: Martin
Ottawa, KS
example from S Tennant

Here are three examples of the "Exaggerated Post Cards" developed by William H. "Dad" Martin



Example of William H. "Dad" Martin Exaggerated Postcard


photographer: Martin's Art Gallery
Ottawa, KS
example from KansasMemory.org

photogrpher: Martin Art Gallery
Ottawa, KS
example from pinterest
This is NOT a cabinet card



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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