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.

Davis Mahan


Photographer: Davis Mahan
43-5th Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA

reverse of the card at the left

Davis Mahan
(1831 - 1905)
Timeline

1831
Pennsylvania, PA Davis Mahan born
1865
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory lists THOMAS Mahan as photographer 46 St Clair
1866 - 1868
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory as D. Mahan & Co bds 279 Penn
1869 - 1873
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory, US census as photographer at 31 Fifth
1874
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory as photographer at 33 Fifth; (Spelled Dois Mahan); business section lists as 31 Fifth st
1875 - 1895
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory, US census as photographer at 43 Fifth st

1896 through 1900
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory as photographer at 237 Fifth
1902
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory as photographer at 3442 Bouquet
1903
Pittsburgh (PA) Press obituary mentions moving to McKees Rocks, PA
1905 Nov 11
Pittsburgh (PA) Press Davis Mahan dies after a short illness at age 74

Davis Mahon was an active photographer in Pittsburgh, PA for 40 years. His longest established studio location was at 43 Fifth Street, from 1875 to 1895. The cabinet card at the left must have been finished during that time.


The Pittsburgh (PA) Press - 12 Nov 1905

The Pittsburgh (PA) Press - 13 Nov 1905


photographer: Mahan
No. 43 Fifth Av, Pittsburg, PA
Example from auction site

photographer: Mahan
No. 43 Fifth Av, Pittsburg, PA
CDV Example from auction site

reverse of the CDV on the left

photographer: Mahan
Pittsburg, PA
Example from auction site

photographer: Mahon
31 Fifth av, Pittsburg, PA
Probably finished around a869 to 1874
Example CDV from auction site

reverse of cdv at left


photographer: Davis Mahan
No 43 Fifth avenue, Pittsburg, PA
example from auction site

reverse of card at left

photographer: Davis Mahan
No 43 Fifth avenue, Pittsburg, PA
example from auction site

reverse of card at left

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.

LeRue Lemer


Photographer:
LeRue Lemer
206 Market St.
Harrisburg, PA

This is the reverse of the card on the left.

Photographer:
LeRue Lemer
206 Market St.
Harrisburg, PA

This is the reverse of the card on the left.



On reverse:
John Herman
(NO IMPRINT)
Photographer:
LeRue Lemer
206 Market St.
Harrisburg, PA

Le Rue Lemer
(15 Dec 1837 - 23 Dec 1920)

Le Rue Lemer was an active photographer at the same location, 206 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA.
from about 1863 when he was discharged from the Union Army, until he retired about 1905.


Harrisburg Telegraph
10 Aug 1884


206 Market Street on the left


CDV example
photographer: Le Rue Lemer
Harrisburg, PA

CDV example
photographer: Le Rue Lemer
Harrisburg, PA

photographer: Lemer
206 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA
example from auction 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.

Sunbeam Gallery



photographer Sunbeam Gallery
31 Third Street
San Francisco


reverse of the card at the left

Research ongoing on photographer
Sunbeam Gallery
31 Third Street
San Franscisco, CA

There were several photographers who named their studio or gallery “Sunbeam” all across the US. So far Sunbeam Galleries have been found in Dubuque, IA, York, PA, Pipestone, MN, Grand Island, NE, and Peoria, IL. In New York state Sunbeam Galleries were in New York City, Dansville and Elmira.

Another was the Sunbeam Gallery operated by George W Godfrey at 81 Main in Rochester, NY. (See example below on this page) This studio seems to have operated earlier than the usual cabinet card era producing mostly wet plate process tintypes and daguerreotypes, working in the 1860’s and 1870’s.

In California, one Sunbeam Gallery found was the Sunbeam Art Parlor at 236-238 s Main, Los Angeles, CA, operated by Charles J. Coules. No positive connection has been made to 31 Third Street, San Francisco, CA.

There was also a Sunbeam Gallery in San Bernardino, CA, operated by one William Godfrey (1835- ). He was born in New York but so far no connection has been made to the aforementioned George W. Godfrey of Rochester, NY. And no connections have been made to the address 31 Third, San Francisco.

And there was no shortage of G W Godfrey's during that time. There are records of at least four on the east coast including a prize fighter in 1883 and a man injured in the New York Saint Patrick day riots in 1867. There was also a George Godfrey in Oakland, CA, with his wife Jane, but he was not a photographer.

So, no positive identification has been made for the photographer who was at 31 Third Street in San Francisco, CA.



Sunbeam Gallery
236-238 s Main, Los Angeles, CA
example from auction site




Photographer: Sunbeam Gallery
Geo J Schaffer successor to G W Godfrey
146 e Main, Rochester, NY

photographer: Sunbeam Gallery, G W Godfrey
81 E Main, Rochester, NY


photographer F W Godfrey
Olean, NY
(Is F W Godfrey related to G W Godfrey who ran a Sunbeam Gallery in Rochester, NY?)
example from auction site

photographer W E Garland
Sunbeam Gallery, Gouverneur, NY
example from auction site


photographer: Sunbeam Studio
75 Oregon Street, Oshkosh, WI
example from TheCut



photographer: Sunbeam Gallery
cor Main and 6th st, Dubuque, IA

reverse of card at the left

Sunbeam Gallery
F Jas Evans
South George Street, York, PA

Sunbeam Art Parlors cabinet card reverse, no location shown
Example from Luminous Lint


photographer: Sunbeam Gallery
(identified Masa Metassa on reverse)
CDV example from auction site

photographer: Masa Metassa
Astoria, OR
example from Astoria Creative Photography


photographer: Erler Sunbeam Gallery
1216 Adams st, Peoria, IL
example from auction site

photographer: Erler Sunbeam Gallery
1216 Adams st, Peoria, IL
example from auction site

photographer: Erler Sunbeam Gallery
1216 Adams st, Peoria, IL
example from auction site

photographer: Erler Sunbeam Gallery
1216 Adams st, Peoria, IL
example from auction site


photographer: Sunbeam Gallery, Erler
1216 s Adams Street, Peoria, IL
example from Cabinet Card Gallery

photographer: Sunbeam Gallery, Erler
1216 s Adams Street, Peoria, IL
example from auction 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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