Saturday, July 27, 2019

Robert Wilson Pearson


Photographer:
Pearson,
Main Street,South Side,
Arcade. N. Y.

At first examination, there appeared to be too many photographers in the area of Arcade, NY, by the name of Pearson, too many to narrow down to the Pearson on this cabinet card.

Benjamin M. Pearson, Albany, NY, over 200 miles from Arcade, NY
Emma J. Pearson, Rochester, NY, about 60 miles from Arcade, NY
William R. Pearson, Buffalo, NY, about 30 miles from Arcade, NY
William R. Pearson, Niagara, NY, about 60 miles from Arcade, NY

But finally,
Robert Wilson Pearson, of Arcade, Wyoming County, New York

R. W. Pearson is documented through the US Census and the New York State Census, as photographer from 1900 through 1930 always in Arcade, NY. The town did not have a city directory.

The cabinet card to the left is glossy on both sides, has rounded corners a ruled border. It was probably finished around 1900 or slightly before.

Timeline

Robert Wilson Pearson
(1867 - 1938)

1867 Jan 29
Ontario, Can, state records; R W Pearson is born to Robert Pearson and Mary Ritchie
1894 Jan 12
Buffalo (NY) Commercial news item says photographer C E Churchill has rented his gallery to his assistant, R W Pearson
1895
From 1900 US census, R W Pearson and Mattie Oneal are married
1898 Dec 15
Buffalo (NY) Times item says R W Pearson lost 2000 dollars in fire at Arcade
1900 Jun 04
Arcade, NY, US census, Robert Pearson as photographer
1905 Apr 07
Arcade, NY, state records, wife Mattie O’Neal dies
1907 Apr 28 and 1907 May 05
Buffalo (NY) Courier small ad for R W Pearson for sale of picture post cards
1909 Sep 04
Buffalo (NY) Evening News classified ad R W Pearson has framing machine for sale

1910 Apr 15
Arcade, NY, US census, Robert Pearson as photographer
1911 Mar 24
Buffalo (NY) Morning Express item says Robert W Pearson and Addie Rogers were married in Ontario
1915 Jun 01
Arcade, NY, state census, Robert W Pearson as photographer
1920 Jan 17
Arcade, NY, US census, Robert W Pearson as photographer
1925 Jun 01
Arcade, NY, sate census, R W Pearson as photographer; res Main st
1930 Apr 15
Arcade, NY, US census, Robert W Pearson as photographer
1938 Nov 05
Arcade, Wyoming, NY, Robert W Pearson dies at age 72
1938 Dec 06
Rochester (NY) democrat and Chronical news item says Roger Gorham has purchased the gallery of R W Pearson


In a comment (see below), someone has added this bit of information: "R.W. Pearson was the photographer on Main Street in Arcade. He was the assistant to C.E. Churchill and rented Churchill's studio when Churchill moved to Franklinville"

From this suggestion the following news items were found.

Buffalo (NY) Commercial - 12 Jan 1894

Buffalo (NY) Courier - 15 Dec 1899

Buffalo (NY) Courier -
28 Apr 1907


Buffalo (NY) Evening News -
04 Sep 1909


Buffalo (NY) Morning Express -
24 Mar 1912


Binghamton (NY) Press -
06 Oct 1934


Springville (NY) Journal -
17 Nov 1938


Rochester (NY) Democrat and Chronicle -
06 Dev 1938




photographer: Pearson
Main Street, South Side, Arcade, NY
example from RescuedPhoto
Buffalo (NY) Courier - 23 Jun 1912




photographer: J R Pearson
96 Fifth Street and 43-45 Federal, Pittsburg, PA
example from auction site

The above card was finished by J R Pearson. No connection to R W Pearson has been made so far.





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.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

John James Noonan


Unidentified man
Photographer: J. J. Noonan
Hickman, KY


Hickman (KY) Courier - 09 Jun 1893

Unfortunately there were at least three photographers named J. J. Noonan in the eastern part of the US during the cabinet card era. Two of them were born the same year and had wives with the same first name.

However, one of them was born in Columbus, Hickman County, KY, and lived in Obion, TN, from about 1897 to 1910. Obion is just over 20 miles from the city of Hickman, KY, the town on this cabinet card. The city of Hickman, KY, is not in Hickman County, KY but is just a short distance from the cities of Columbus, KY, and Paducah, KY, where this J. J. Noonan also lived at one time.

John James Noonan
(12 Feb 1860 - 20 Dec 1923)

Apparently J. J. Noonan lived in New Madrid County, MO, until he was about 17-20. He hasn’t been found it the US Census of 1880, which would be a great help in establishing his whereabouts at age 20.

According to his children’s birth dates and locations, the family was living in Obion, KY by 1895. They stayed there until at least 1910 then moving to Paducah, KY where he died in 1923.

This cabinet card could have been made in that brief period when he was still living in Hickman, KY, about 1880 to 1893 as the clipping at the left indicates.

Hickman (KY) Courier - 21 Apr 1893


Hickman (KY) Courier - 02 Jun 1893


Hickman Courier - 21 Jul 1893



photographer: unknown
contributed by G Cullen

reverse of card at left

enhanced version of card


enlarged area of medalion

The enlarged medallion design at the left is of an artist's palette with brushes and cut flowers.

Contributor G Cullen has pointed out that the medallion logo on this card appears identical to the one on the card by J J Noonan, at the top of the page. He says he has also discovered three other cards with the same medallion design.

Indeed, this may be a generic imprint found on stock cabinet card blanks sold by printers or photograph material suppliers.

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.

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 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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