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More additions to the photographers’ maps

I added several addresses in the last few days, to all three maps. To New York, I added:

P.H. Rupp, 13 Avenue A

D. Appleton & Co, Cartes De Visite, A.A. Turner, Photographer, 443 & 445 Broadway

C. Henkel, 1288 Broadway

To Philadelphia, I’ve added:

Schreiber & Son, Photographers, 818 Arch Street

Photographed by Roberts, 808 Arch Street

Fitzgerald & Co, Photographers, 828 Arch Street

To Washington DC I’ve added:

R. W. Addis, Photographer, McClee’s Gallery 308 Pennsylvania Avenue

Tasset, Artist Photographer, 925 Pennsylvania Avenue

As per my usual practice, I’m including any advertising copy found on the photographers’ verso imprints along with the address.

More updates to the Victorian Photographers maps

I’ve added four more studios to the New York and three to the Philadelphia Victorian photography studios maps.

New York:

  • William J. Tait, corner Greenwich & Cortlandt streets
  • John C. Helme – Daguerreotype studio, 111 Bowery
  • Abraham Bogardus – Daguerreotype studio (early), Greenwich & Barclay
  • Mathew Brady – Daguerreotype studio (early), 205-207 Broadway


  • D.C.Collins & Co. City Daguerreotype Establishment, 100 Chestnut Street
  • Reimer, 612 N. 2nd Street
  • Van Loan & Ennis – Daguerreotype studio, 118 Chestnut Street

Just a little more fun with the photographers maps compilation.

Here’s a quick link to the maps in case:

Victorian Photo Parlor Maps

Some more food for thought – I think I’ve mentioned this before, about the migration over time of certain studios, moving uptown in New York as their client base moved further uptown – to better illustrate this, I’ve pulled the studio addresses for three of the most prominent portrait studios of the day, and listed them in chronological order as best possible:

Mathew Brady:

  • 205-207 Broadway
  • 359 Broadway
  • 635 Broadway
  • 785 Broadway

Gurney & Sons

  • 349 Broadway
  • 707 Broadway
  • 5th Avenue & E. 16th Street

Abraham Bogardus

  • Greenwich & Barclay Streets
  • 363 Broadway
  • 872 Broadway

Also notice how close they all were to each other. While I don’t have dates per-se for each of the addresses, notice that at one point, all three were in the same block of Broadway (the 300 block), and again later, all three were in a two block span of Broadway, further uptown (700-800 block). Even early on, they were clustered close to each other in Lower Manhattan – 643 Bleecker is not far from Greenwich & Barclay, and another photographer, William J. Tait, was just a block or two away at Greenwich & Cortlandt streets.