Sunday, September 29, 2019

Henry T Martin



photographer: Martin
629 Kansas Ave, Topeka,KS
Example from pinterest
finished between June 1889 and Jul 1894

photographer: Martin
629 Kansas Ave, Topeka,KS
Example from pinterest
finished between June 1889 and Jul 1894


photographer: Martin
629 Kansas Ave, Topeka,KS
Example from auction site
finished between June 1889 and Jul 1894

photographer: Martin
629 Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS
example from pinterest

1841 Mar
Camden, IN, state records, Henry Thompson Martin is born to Jonathan and Elizabeth Martin
1868, 1870
Topeka, KS, city directory, H T Martin NOT listed; J H Leonard NOT listed
1871
Topeka, KS, city directory, J H Leonard as photographer at 189 Kansas Av; bds Carney House; H T Martin NOT listed
1872
Topeka, KS, city directory, Henry Martin listed as carpenter, res s Sixth St; J H Leonard as photographer at 189 Kansas Ave; bds Quincy st
1874
Topeka, KS, city directory, first mention of Leonard and Martin as photographers at 187 Kansas Av; Leonard not listed as resident; Martin res s Eighth
1876, 1878, 1880
Topeka, KS, city directory, Leonard and Martin as photographers at 187 Kansas Ave
1881, 1882, 1883
Topeka, KS NO ads found for these years
1882, 1883
Topeka, KS, city directory, Leonard and Martin as photographer at 237 Kansas Ave
1884 Jul 03
Clay Center (KS Fire Brand small display ad says Leonard and Martin are in Real Estate, Insurance and Loan business in that city

1884, 1885
Topeka, KS, newspaper ads, Leonard and Martin as photographer at 237 Kansas Ave
1886 Jan through Jun 26
Topeka, KS, newspaper ads show Leonard and Martin working at 237 Kansas Av.
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Although the advertising for Leonard and Martin continued until August of 1886, the partnership seems to have dissolved around June of that year. H T Martin is advertising under his own name but at the same address from June 1886 on.
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1886 July 17 through Dec
Topeka, KS, newspaper ads show Martin only, working at 237 Kansas Av
1887 Jan through Dec
Topeka, KS, newspaper ads show Martin only, working at 237 Kansas Av;
J H Leonard studio is now at 613 Kansas Av; res 304 W Sixth
1888 Jan 02 through Nov 24
Topeka, KS, newspaper ads show H T Martin only, working at 237 Kansas Av

During all of 1889 and early 1890 H T Martin ran over 100 advertisements in Topeka newspapers for his studio at 237 Kansas Avenue and his studio at 721 Kansas Avenue, but never at the same time. It appears he was running two studios and advertised them separately.

Then beginning August of 1890, the 721 Kansas studio drops out and another address 629 Kansas is added. After that, the ads continued still with one or the other address in each ad. At the end of 1889, the 237 Kansas address seems to drop away and only the 629 Kansas address continues until 1894 when he sells the studio to J H Creese.
1889 Jun 01
Topeka (KS) Daily Press small item says Martin Gallery has removed to 629 Kansas AV
1889 Jul 13
Topeka (KS) The Lance display ad says H T Martin studio is at 721 Kansas Av
1890 Jan 12, Jan 26
Topeka, KS, The Lance display ad shows H T Martin studio at 629 Kansas
1890 Feb 02
Topeka, KS, The Lance display ad shows H T Martin studio at 629 Kansas
1890 Jan through Dec
Topeka KS newspaper ads show Martin Studio at 629 Kansas
1891 Jan through Dec
Topeka KS newspaper ads show Martin Studio at 629 Kansas
1892, 1993
Topeka KS newspaper ads show Martin Studio at 629 Kansas

For a few months in 1894, Martin engages in the automotive business.

Martin then moves to Washington D C to take a seemingly rather honorary position as Watchman at the Pension Office. He was appointed by Kansas US senator, John Martin. (Relationship, if any, is unknown.)
1894 Jan 02
Topeka (KS) Daily Capital one line ad for Martin studio at 629 Kansas Av
1894 Jul 17
Topeka (KS) State Journal small item says H T Martin has sold his studio to J H Creese and moved to Washington DC
1895, 1896
Washington DC city directory Henry T Martin as watchman; res: 109 D
1897, 1898
Washington D C city directory Henry T Martin as Clerk; res 311 M nw
1899, 1900, 1901, 1903, 1904, 1905
Washington D C city directory Henry T Martin as pension office; res 306 M nw
1906
Washington D C city directory Henry T Martin as pension office; res 225 Morgan nw
1907, 1910
Washington D C city directory Henry T Martin as Watchman; res 3219 11th nw
1910 Oct 25
Topeka (KS) Daily Capital obituary for Henry T Martin; dies at home, 3219 11th nw, Washington D C


Topeka (KS) Daily Captal -
29 Apr 1880


Topeka (KS) Weekly Times -
09 Nov 1880

Topeka (KS) Daily Commonwealth -
04 Feb 1881

Topeka (KS) Daily Commonwealth
16 Mar 1883

The Topeka KS Lance Argo
12 Apr 1884

Clay Center (KS) Fire Brand
03 Jul 1884

Topeka (KS)Daily Capital
26 Jul 1884


Topeka KS Daily Commonwealth
05 Aug 1884

Topeka KS The Lance
30 Aug 1884

Manhattan (KS) Nationalist
28 Aug 1885


Topeka KS Daily Capital
14 Feb 1886


Topeka KS Daily Capital
19 Jun 1886


Council Grove (KS) Republican
22 Jan 1897

Topeka, KS, city directory ad
1887

Below are just a few of the ads repeated in the Topeka, Kansas, newspapers in 1887, 1888 and 1889. Were the newspapers just getting the address wrong or did Martin actually have two locations?


Kansas Methodist Chautauqua
28 Dec 1887

Topeka KS Western Veteran
25 Apr 1888

Topeka (KS) News
15 Sep 1888

Topeka KS Western Veteran
12 Dec 1888

Topeka KS The Lance
09 Mar 1889



Topeka KS Western Veteran
20 Mar 1889

The Topeka KS Lance
30 Mar 1889

The Topeka KS Western Veteran
03 Apr 1889

The Topeka KS Lance
20 Apr 1889

The Topeka KS Lance
13 Jul 1889


Topeka (KS) State Journal
17 Jul 1894

Topeka KS The Lance
21 Dec 1895

Topeka (KS)Daily Capital
03 Nov 1909



photographer: Martin
Topeka, KS
example from Kansas State Historical Society

Reverse of card at left

photographer: Martin
Topeka, KS
example from Kansas State Historical Society

photographer: Martin
Topeka, KS
example from Kansas State Historical Society


photographer: Martin

Is this the same Martin? this imprint is completely different. No initials or location shown.

example from pinterest

photographer: Martin
629 Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS
example from Kansas State Historical Society
finished between June 1889 and Jul 1894

photographer: Martin
Topeka, KS
example from Kansas State Historical Society

reverse of card at left

At the right is an unusual example.

There is no "Greensbury" Kansas.

This is probably "Greensburg" or "Greenleaf" Kansas, each a couple hundred miles from Topeka.

Or perhaps is it another Martin altogether!




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