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20160726

The World as Seen by a Photographer - Luskentyre Sands


A landscape or vista will often show us how beautiful nature can make things if left to itself and even sometimes when man and nature work together. Some photographers know exactly this and can capture that beauty for everyone to see and maybe even appreciate or understand.

For Tuesday, for a few weeks, let's look at some excellent captures by a photographer friend we know only as fulvue, on Flickr. Fulvue prefers film cameras and so his photographs have a special flavor about them.

See if you don't agree.

Luskentyre Sands, Isle of Harris.

Luskentyre Sands, Isle of Harris. Canon Demi.

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20160723

Saturday's Child - Going Places


Girl on a bike

Nothing can stop her now.

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20160721

Nineteenth Century Photographers - LeRue Lemer



LOST GALLERY is tracing the histories of a couple hundred photographers from the Cabinet Card era, about 1860 through about 1920. For many of these photographers there remains only sketchy information but a few left many details about their lives.

There are genealogy histories and newspaper clippings on some.

Some histories formed timelines showing where the photographer was working and when. This information will help researchers date old photographs in their family albums.

From time to time, Thinks Happen will feature one of the more interesting histories.

Today's photographer is LeRue Lemer


Cabinet Card portrait of a woman
Photographer:
LeRue Lemer
206 Market St.
Harrisburg, PA
Cabinet Card portrait of a woman
This is the reverse of the card on the left.
Cabinet Card portrait of a woman
Photographer:
LeRue Lemer
206 Market St.
Harrisburg, PA
Cabinet Card portrait of a woman
This is the reverse of the card on the left.

Cabinet Card man
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

To review all of the KNOWN photographers in LOST GALLERY, start HERE.

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20160719

The World as Seen by a Photographer


A landscape or vista will often show us how beautiful nature can make things if left to itself and even sometimes when man and nature work together. Some photographers know exactly this and can capture that beauty for everyone to see and maybe even appreciate or understand.

For Tuesday, for a few weeks, let's look at some excellent captures by a photographer friend we know only as fulvue, on Flickr. Fulvue prefers film cameras and so his photographs have a special flavor about them.

See if you don't agree.

MnAF110

The National Trust shop at Selworthy Green. Minolta Hi-Matic AF.

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20160716

Saturday's Child - Help me up!


Baby on Patio
Baby on Patio

Learning to walk.

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20160714

Nineteenth Century Photographers - Hartleys, Edward and Charles



LOST GALLERY is tracing the histories of a couple hundred photographers from the Cabinet Card era, about 1860 through about 1920. For many of these photographers there remains only sketchy information but a few left many details about their lives.

There are genealogy histories and newspaper clippings on some.

Some histories formed timelines showing where the photographer was working and when. This information will help researchers date old photographs in their family albums.

From time to time, Thinks Happen will feature one of the more interesting histories.

Today's photographers are Edward and Charles Hartley


Cabinet card woman portrait 02
Photographer: Hartley
309 Madison St.Chicago
Cabinet card woman portrait 02
Reverse of Card at the left.
"Largest and finest equipped photographic Gallery in the world"
"3 immense floors alive with the best photographic talent possible to procure."
"Cloudy days good as sunshine, studio open every day."

Edward F. Hartley
(1849 - 10 Oct 1887)

Edward Hartley was born 1849 in Wadsworth, OH. The date he left Ohio is undetermined, but according to one obituary, he had a photograph studio in Jacksonville, IL, before moving to Chicago in 1875.

It is safe to say that he was active as a photographer in Chicago from 1875 to 1887 and any cabinet cards imprinted with the 305 W Madison address would probably be from that era. However, under the management of his brother Charles Hartley, the photograph studio carried on some years after his death and it would certainly be possible that some photographs from the studio continued with the same imprint.

Not much is known about Charles Hartley except for the newspaper article shown below, which speaks for itself.

He apparently carried on the Chicago studio at least until 1897 when he "Eloped" with Mrs. Mudge to Utah.

The cabinet cards here could have been finished 1875 to 1894.



Cabinet Card gentleman
Photographer: Hartley
309 Madison, Chicago








To review all of the KNOWN photographers in LOST GALLERY, start HERE.

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