History of Photographers in St. Louis
I’m uncovering the history of photographers in St. Louis… the details on the backs of the cabinet photos intrigue me, almost more than the subjects themselves.
So far, I’ve scanned photos by:
- Henry Holburn (When Art Gallery on Franklin Ave)
- J. Haas at 7115 S. Broadway
- Hammer at 1534 S. Broadway
- Boehl & Koenig at 707 4th St.
- Smith at 1115 Franklin Ave
- FW Voorhees at 323 Olive St.
- Parsons Studio at 1407 Market Street
- A. Rino at 1047 N. Grand Ave
- Schweig & Cohl at 1715 S. Franklin Ave
- Scholten at 1314 Olive St
- Genelli at 923 Olive St
- New York Portrait Co. at 1426 & 1428 Franklin Ave
- Star Gallery at 208 S. 4th Street (run by William Schiller, whose family still runs Schiller’s Camera on Manchester Rd.)
I’m finding a great resource for names of old photo studios and early St. Louis photographers can be found on this genealogy site… Using that site as a source, and the style of clothing, it looks like these old photos were taken between 1880 and 1910.
Below are a few from this batch of scanning. I’m scanning these 4×6 prints in 800 dpi, these are just the web-sized and watermarked images that I’m sharing: