Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Frank Elmer Hewitt



Photographer: Frank Hewitt
Nunda, N. Y.

Frank Elmer Hewitt (14 Nov 1865 - 10 Apr 1946)

1865
Born at Dalton, Livingston, NY
1870
(US Census) age 5, living in Nunda, NY
1891
(1900 US Census) Marriage to Carrie Adeline Marshal (1871-1954) In Nunda, NY
1894-1896
(US Census) two sons born in Oakland, NY
1900
(US Census) as photographer in Nunda, NY
1903
(city directory) as photographer in Corning, NY
1910
(US Census) as photographer in Corning NY (60 miles from Nunda, NY)
1938
(City Directory) partnered with son Fred in Corning, NY
1939
(city directory) as photographer at 136 Pine, Corning, NY
1944
(city directory) as photographer at 136 Pine, Corning NY
1946
Death in Corning, NY

It may be important to note that Dalton, Portage, Nunda and Oakland, NY are all within a four mile radius, almost like one small, rural town.

This cabinet card must have been done before about 1902 and after about 1890.




photographer: Hewitt
Nunda, NY
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.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

George W Hutchings



Photographer:
G. W. Hutchings
Home Galleries
816 Frederick Ave., and 717 Edmond St.
St. Joseph, Mo.

This page is being revised.


Here is a photograph of a typical Railroad Car Photograph Studio and a cabinet card credited to the "Hutchings Brothers" photography.

And look at the blog
Forgotten Faces and Long Ago Places
for a couple more examples.

Here are two more examples of Hutchings Railroad Car

Another example on Who Were They?

Here is a photograph of
another Railroad Photo Car.


There is a large collection of
Hutchings photographs HERE.


Here is a cabinet card imprinted Hutchings Railroad Photo Car.

The style of the imprint is quite different but that does not prove anything. Over the decades of the cabinet card era, the imprints changed often.

A small advertisement finally was found showing G W Hutchings was the photo car photographer.

Axtell (KS) Anchor - 27 Mar 1891


Photographer: Hutchings
Rail road Photo Car
example from LOST GALLERY

Photographer: Hutchings
Rail road Photo Car
example from pinterest
(Note that the imprint of the name is the same as the card on the left)



photographer Hutchings
Avenue, St. Joseph, MO
example from Kansas Memory site

photographer: Hutchings
photocar
example from pinterest

photographer: Hutchings
Washington, Kansas
example from pinterest

photographer: Hutchings
Washington, Kansas
Example from pinterest, source unknown


photographer: Hutchings
Railroad Car
example from pinterest

photographer: Hutchings
Railroad Car
example from pinterest

photographer: Hutchings
Railroad Car
example from Portland Art Museum

photographer: Hutchings
Railroad Car
CDV example from USGnet



photographer: Hutchings
Railroad Art Studio
example from pinterest

photographer: Hutchings
Railroad Photocar
example from pinterest

photographer: Hutchings
Railroad Photocar
example from pinterest


photographer: Hutchings
Railroad Photocar
example from FivePrime

photographer: Hutchings
Railroad Photocar
example from pinterest

photographer: Hutchings
Railroad Car
CDV example from USGnet

photographer Hutchings Bros
example from auction site


photographer; Hutchings (or perhaps Kutchings)
Durand, Michigan
This may not be the same Hutchings as George W Hutchings. More research required.

Another cabinet card with the imprint Rail Road Photo-Car. Note that the name is spelled differently, but it is probably the same photographer.


Photographer
Hutchins Railroad Photo Car

photographer Hutchings photo car
Villisca, IA
This one is quite a bit out of the usual area. Possibly it is another Hutchings.


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.

Some examples on this page have been enhanced or restored for clarity and presentation here.

Monday, August 26, 2019

DeWitt Clinton Pratt



Photographer
D C Pratt
Aurora, Illinois.
(enhanced example)


It is difficult to believe but there were at least three people in eastern US, in the 19th century, named DeWitt Clinton Pratt; a constable, a carpenter and a photographer. There were even more named DeWitt Pratt, D. Pratt and D. C. Pratt.

D. C. Pratt spent most of his career working in Aurora, IL. When he died in 1903 his son, Edmund carried on the profession with a few interruptions until his death in 1924.

The timeline here shows a few variances in the studio address which should help date a card when the address is included in imprint.

DeWitt Clinton Pratt
(1823 - 1903)

Births of children included in lieu of other unavailable documents to show the location of D. C. Pratt
1823 Aug 14
D. C. Pratt born in Homer, Cortland, NY
1847 Jul 13
marries Mary M Burdick
1850 Jan
daughter Florence Mary Pratt born in Aurora, IL
1856 Feb 14
daughter Eveline Estelle Pratt born in Lake Forest, IL
1860 Jan
daughter Francis Eugenia Pratt born in Aurora, IL
1860 Jun 14
US census as “Artist” in Aurora, IL

1863 Jul 01
Civil War draft registration, as artist
1864
Aurora, IL, city directory as photographer
1866 Oct 16
son Edmund C. Pratt born in Aurora, IL
1867
Aurora, IL, city directory as photographer at 48 Broadway
1870 Jul 20
US census as photographer
1880 Jun 12
US census as photographer at 48 s Broadway
1885
marries Charlotte A. Pratt in Aurora, IL
1900 Jun 01
US census as photographer; res at 19 so Lincoln
1902
Aurora, IL, city directory as photographer; res 19 so Lincoln
1903 Aug 24
dies in Aurora, IL at age 80

So DeWitt Clinton Pratt was an active photographer from about 1850 to 1902. From the physical appearance of the card, it was probably done early in the decade following 1890.


full page ad from the 1880 Aurora, IL, city directory

Interocean Sun - 31 Dec 1893



photographer: Pratt
Broadway, Aurora, IL
CDV example from James Agnew on Flickr

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.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Herman J Mueller


Photographer: H. J. Mueller
S. W. Cor. Center and Third sts.
Milwaukee, WIS


This is the reverse of the Cabinet Card on the left.
See another photo by Mueller HERE

Herman J Mueller
(1866 - 21 Jan 1897)

1866
Born in Germany and immigrates to Wisconsin when still a baby
1880
(US Census) as 14 year old
1881
not found in directory
1882
not found in directory
1883
(Milwaukee, WI city directory) as photographer at 316 Vliet
1884
(Milwaukee, WI city directory) as photographer at 670 Island st
1885
not found in directory
1886 - 1889
(Milwaukee, WI city directory) as photographer at 720 Third st

1890 - 1894
(Milwaukee, WI city directory) as photographer at 1039 Third st
1895
not found in directory
1896
(Milwaukee, WI, city directory) as photographer at 640 Third st
1897
dies in Milwaukee, WI. At 30 years old

Streets in Milwaukee, WI, have shifted around somewhat since the late 1800’s. Third street is not MLK street. This cabinet card would probably have been done sometime after 1886 up to 1897.



photographer: H J Mueller
example from auction site

photographer: H J Mueller
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.

Henry S Miller of Wisconsin


Photographer: Miller and Chadbourne
Fond Du Lac, Wis

Henry Samuel Miller
(1863 - 1933)

Sources: city directories, US census, “History of Fond du Lac County 1884, newspaper items as noted

1863 Mar 09
Lithgo, NY, Henry Samuel Miller is born to Samuel King Miller and Mary McHugh
1874 Aug
from “History of Fond du Lac County 1884”: Chadbourn moves from Toledo, OH, to Fond du Lac, WI; from obit: Chadbourn arrives in Fond du Lac in photo business w/Henry S. Miller on Macy St
1875
Fond du Lac, WI, city directory Miller NOT listed
1882 or 1884
from Chadbourne obit: partnership with Henry S. Miller ends
1885 - 1892
Fond du Lac, WI, no city directories available
1893
Fond du Lac, WI, city directory as photographer at 512 Main; res 71 Forest

1897
Fond du Lac, WI, city directory Miller NOT listed
1901 - 1903
Fond du Lac, WI, city directory as photographer at 512 Main; res 96 e Division; F Edward Miller, photographer at same address
1905 - 1919
Fond du Lac, WI, city directory as photographer at 102 s Main; res 194 e Division
1921 - 1932
Fond du Lac, WI, city directory as photographer at 42-44 s Main
1933 Jun 28
Fond du Lac, WI, H S Miller dies at age 70 (Based on information from family trees shown on Ancestry.com. No other records have been found to support this.)
Most examples of H S Miller’s photography work found, were from the period when he was working with Cyrus Chadbourne, between about 1874 and 1884.

See Cyrus Chadbourne listing for more information.


photogrpher: Miller and Chadbourne
example found on Pinterest
with no source credit shown


Ashland (WI) Weekly News - 08 Jun 1887

Unfortunately, this is not Henry S Miller
but W R Miller of Minneapolis
Green Bay (WI) Press Gazette - 26 Feb 1910

This may not be photographer
Henry S Miller, either
Fond du Lac (WI) Reporter - 03 Feb 1968
"50 years ago today"


Example from PhotoTree
This is probably Henry S Miller. Kewaskum, WI, is only about 20 miles from Fond du lac, WI.


photographer: M Kenna and Miller
Fond du Lac, WI
This is quite likely Henry S Miller

The available city directories for Fond du Lac, WI, do not list any “M Kenna”, “MKenna” or “McKenna”, that could have been a partner to Henry S Miller. The style of the card, with a blind stamp imprint, suggests later rather than earlier so perhaps M Kenna could have been someone that took over the Miller studio after Henry Miller’s death. In any case such a partnership was probably very brief.

There was a Frank C McKenna, photographer, working in Waukesha, WI, in 1909 but so far no connection has been made.


photographer McKenna and Miller
Fond du Lac, WI
example source not known

photographer McKenna and Miller
Fond du Lac, WI
example source not known


photographer: Miller and Eberhart
example source unknown

The example at the left is by photographers Miller and Eberhart. So far no documents have been found connecting these two.


photographer Miller and Chadbourne
Fond du Lac, WI
Flickr source John Maney

photographer: Miller Brothers
Milwaukee, WI
This may not be the same Miller as the one working most often in Fond du Lac, WI
example from TheCut

So far nothing has been found to connect these two cards from Milwaukee, WI, with the Henry Samuel Miller of Fond Du Lac, WI


photographer: Miller and Breitwisch
37 and 39 Wisconsin Street, Milwaukee, WI
example from auction site

photographer: Miller
159 Third Street, Milwaukee, WI
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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