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18th & Early 19th Century Photographers in Shelby County

A list of known 18th & early 19th century Shelby County photographers has been compiled below. This list is currently a work in progress. Additional information and names will be added as discovered. Links to on-site vintage advertisements and examples of the photographer's work (if available) have been included. Approximate time frames are provided based on any known dated photos and/or biographies. In most cases these are general approximations only, and sometimes based on a single dated photograph.

KNOWN 18h & EARLY 19th CENTURY SHELBY COUNTY PHOTOGRAPHERS
NAMELOCATIONTIME PERIOD
Andersen, P.Shelby, IowaCirca 1891
BlockerManning and Irwin, Iowa??
Booth, J. O.Harlan, IowaCirca 1901-02
Bunce, H. P.Portsmouth, Iowa??
Dammand, Robert PetersonHarlan, IowaCirca 1885-1895
Fisher, C. WillHarlan, Iowa1876-??
Heintz, P.Harlan, Iowa??
Jones, J. W.Harlan, Iowa??
Reynolds & Co. (Albert C. and Francis M.)Harlan, Iowa1885-??
Osborn, William P.Shelby, Iowa??

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ANDERSEN, P.

Was located at Shelby in 1891. Likely the same P. Andersen who operated a studio at Kimballton. No additional info.

P. Andersen Photography 1891, Shelby, Shelby County, Iowa

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BLOCKER'S ART STUDIO

Located at Manning and Irwin. No additional details available. Examples of work:

  1. Unknown Children.
  2. Unknown Couple.


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BOOTH, J. O.

Located at Harlan. Per Langdon's (langdonroad.com) website, listed in (1901-1902) Polk's IA State Gazetteer and Business Directory. Example of work:

  1. Unknown Harlan Man.


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BUNCE, H. P.

Located at Portsmouth. No additional info.



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DAMMAND, ROBERT PETERSON

Robert Dammand arrived in Harlan on January 10, 1885 and purchased the gallery of F. Reynolds.

ROBERT DAMMAND BIO

Example of work:

  1. Unknown Girls.

R. P. Dammand Photography Artisto Pictures, Harlan, Shelby County, Iowa

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FISHER, C. WILL

Short biography and one example of work available at this time.

C. WILL FISHER BIO

Example of work:

  1. Unknown Harlan Woman.

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HEINTZ, P.

Listed as photographer in Harlan in the 1907 Bradstreet Ratings, Volume 158. No additional info available at this time.

P. Heintz Photography Logo, Harlan, Shelby County, Iowa

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JONES, J. W.

One example of work. No additional info available at this time.

Example of work:

  1. Unknown Harlan Man.

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REYNOLDS, ALBERT C. [REYNOLDS & CO.]

Worked in partnership with his brother Francis (Frank), who had a studio in Harlan, Shelby County. Per the 1882 History of Western Iowa, p. 423: "Frank and Albert Reynolds, of the firm of Reynolds & Co. photographers, formerly of Keokuk County, Ia.; learned their trade at Des Moines, and came to Harlan in the spring of 1879; established business in Sept., 1880. They occupy four rooms in Coenen's Block, on the second floor. They make a specialty of copying and enlarging." Albert later moved to Goodland, Kansas.


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REYNOLDS, FRANCIS M. "FRANK" [REYNOLDS & CO.]

Worked in partnership with his brother Albert. Per the 1882 History of Western Iowa, p. 423: "Frank and Albert Reynolds, of the firm of Reynolds & Co. photographers, formerly of Keokuk County, Ia.; learned their trade at Des Moines, and came to Harlan in the spring of 1879; established business in Sept., 1880. They occupy four rooms in Coenen's Block, on the second floor. They make a specialty of copying and enlarging." Frank later moved to David City, Nebraska.


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OSBORN, WILLIAM P.

Located at Shelby, Iowa. Son of A. G. Osborn of Shelby County.

A. G. OSBORN BIO

Example of work:

  1. Edward Elder Family.


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SOURCES:

Langdon's List of 19th & Early 20th Century Photographers [Offsite]

State Historical Society of Iowa Iowa Stereographs Collection overview, and known Iowa Stereo Photographers listing [Offsite].

Compiled and contributed by Cheryl Siebrass, February, 2019.