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San Diego Photographers 1874-1964

San Diego Photographers

This list of photographers and studios active in San Diego circa 1860s-1960s was first compiled in the late 1970s. Primary sources include resources of the San Diego History Center’s Photograph Collection, city directories, newspapers, published works, and public records.

Abell, Frank G.
Active: 1866 – 1904
Company names:

Abell & Bain;
Abell & Stromberg

Location(s):

[n.d.] at foot of 6th St;
[n.d.] NE corner of 5th and “D”;
1904 at NE corner 5th and “C” – Abell & Stromberg

Abell, Jr., Frank George, 1844-1910
b. 22 Sep 1844, Roscoe, Illinois – d. 21 Jul 1910, Tacoma, Washington. In Great Register between 1866 and 1904. Born in Illinois in 1844, Abell moved to California with his parents in 1857. Abell was a noted commercial photographer of the Far West who worked from San Diego to Tacoma, 1862-1910. “During the winter of 1869-1870 the San Diego newspapers list ‘Frank Abell, Jr’, in the partnership of Abell & Bain (beginning November 1869), this partnership was dissolved on March 5, 1870, with Bain continuing the business” (Historic Photo Archive [blog]). See also Abell & Stromberg.

References:

Palmquist, Peter E. “Abell, Frank George, Jr. in Pioneer Photographers of the Far West: A Biographical Dictionary, 1840-1965, p. 78;
Robinson, Thomas. Historic Photo Archive [Oregon photographers blog]
Abell & Bain
Active: 1869 – 1870

Frank G. Abell and P. B. Bain. [note in SDHC Photographers, vol 5]: “Abell & Bain / sold to / Fessenden came / sold to Sherriff”

See SDHC resource(s):

12536

Abell & Stromberg
Active: 1904
Location(s):

1904 at NE Corner 5th and “C”

Frank G. Abell and Jean E.Stromberg. “Abell & Stromberg, High-class Photographers. Colodian carbons a specialty. Studio northeast corner Fifth and C Streets.” Advertisement San Diego Union 7 Aug 1904. “Frank G. Abell the first man to open a photograph gallery in San Diego, has returned to his first love and, with his partner, Jean E. Stromberg, located tents at the northeast corner of Fifth and C streets. When Mr. Abell opened his first gallery 35 years ago he was located at the foot of Sixth street, then a business center. Later he built the block at the northeast corner of Fifth and D streets, then considered way out of town” 23 Jul 1929 San Diego Union “50 and 25 Years Ago Today” (references 23 Jul 1904 article).

Accredited Photographers
Active: 1938 – 1939
Location(s):

1938-1939 at 625 Broadway, Room 234

Photographers included Howard Z. Dudley; Pfaeffle Simpson

Acker, P. C.
Active: 1940
Location(s):

1940 at 7817 Girard Avenue, La Jolla

Adams, John H. (Genevieve)
Active: 1933
Company name:

Adams-McCafferty

Location(s):

1933 at 427 “E” Street

Studio with Charles C. McCafferty.

Adams, Ralph Harmon (Hazel E.)
Active: 1926 – 1929
Company names:

Gainsborough Studio (1926-1929);
Hartsook Studios (1941);
Vreeland (1942).

Location(s):

912 Broadway;
427 “E” Street;
1941 at 964 5th Avenue, Room 232 (Hartsook Studios);
1942 at 1050 9th Avenue (George Vreeland)

Adams, Ralph Harmon, 1880-1946
b. 13 Sep 1880, Portland, Oregon – d. 29 Dec 1946. Adams came to California in 1906 and to San Diego in 1922. At his death in 1946, he left his wife Hazel E. Adams and a daughter in Portland, Oregon. In the 1941 city directory, he is listed as the manager of Hatsook [sic] Studios. In 1942, employed by George Vreeland (per draft registration card) .

Aerne, R. C.
Active: 1899 – 1900
Company names:

Excelsior Studio;
Excelsior Gallery

Location(s):

1899-1900 at 1622 “H” Street

Aerne’s Excelsior Studio (logo); Aerne’s Excelsior Gallery (same address) advertized “stamp pictures, 25 for 25¢,” in San Diego Union, 13 Sep 1899. Probably Robert Aerne ca. 1873-1916, itinerant photographer. See Oregon photographers, Aerne, Robert, 1872-

Albee, Wayne
Active: 1928 – 1937
Location(s):

1928 at Mar Avenue, La Jolla;
1929-1932 at 906 Silverado Street, La Jolla;
1932 (July)-1936 at 3365 1st Avenue;
1937 at 2552 5th Avenue

Albee, Wayne Clinton, 1882-1937
b. 12 Feb 1882, St. Paul, Minnesota – d. 01 Dec 1937, San Diego, California. Albee was a portrait photographer who gained international fame and many honors. He was a member of the Lens and Shutter Club and Camera Enthusiasts. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, he worked in Portland before coming to La Jolla in 1926 and to San Diego in 1929. At the time of his death in 1937, he left parents in Tacoma, Washington.

References:

Alberts, Maxwell S.
Active: 1937 – 1940
Company name:

Maxwell Studios Inc.

Location(s):

1937-1940 at 524 “B” Street, Room 217

b. 20 Jan 1912, Canada – d. 28 Jun 1988, Oceanside, California.

Alden, D. R.
Active: 1880 – 1887

Native of Ohio; in 1880-1887 Great Register, then aged 61.

Aldrich, F. C.
Location(s):

905 “E” Street

May be Aldrich, Frank C. (circa 1871, Michigan-1929), active in Portland, Oregon, from 1910 to 1921.

See SDHC resource(s):

20150 / OP 5679

Anderson, Sydney
Active: 1941 – 1942
Location(s):

1941 at 1016 C Avenue, Coronado;
1942 at 910 7th, Coronado (Mrs. Sydney Anderson)

Andrews, Edward P.
Active: 1909
Company name:

Electric Kodak Developing Co.

Location(s):

1909 at 1012 5th Avenue

Arbogaste, M. Howard
Active: 1912
Company name:

Cooke & Arbogaste

Location(s):

1912 at 1035 6th Avenue

1912 studio with N. H. Cooke.

Armour, Robert
Active: 1940 – 1942
Location(s):

1940-1942 at 727 Madison Avenue

Listed in city directory under ‘Photographic Developing and Printing.’

Asher, R. H.
Active: 1911 – 1918
Location(s):

1911-1918 at Nellie, Palomar

Asher, Robert Haley, 1868-1953
b. 28 Mar 1868, California – d. 25 Apr 1953, San Diego, California. Photographer and landscape painter of Palomar region, later horticulturist. Asher’s father, Josephus M. Asher, was the San Diego County Assessor from 1887 to 1890.

“Robert Asher, the poet, philosopher and naturalist, returned to his charming Chupa Rosa or “Humming Bird” park, where he intends growing beautiful plants for less favored city folk” (“Palomar news,” San Diego Union, 28 May 1908, p. 5).

References:

Asher, Robert. My Palomar (PDF) [ca. 1935];
Robert Haley Asher Paintings;
Bailey, E. G., “The Hermit,” Overland Monthly, vol. 52 (2nd series), Jul-Dec 1908 [photographs by Robert Asher].
Ashlock, Ernest H. (Iola W.)
Active: 1915
Company name:

Williams & Ashlock

Location(s):

1915 at 1915 at 307 Plaza – Williams & Ashlock;
1921 at 804 Union Street

b. ? Clyde, Kansas – d. 19 Apr 1948. Studio with Samuel S. Williams.

Austin, Clyde B.
Active: 1927+
Company name:

Austin Studio

Location(s):

1927+ at 728 Broadway

Austin, Fred E.
Active: 1913 – 1915
Company name:

Bruce & Austin

Location(s):

1913 at 2432 “D” Street;
1914-1915 at 322 “B” Street – Bruce & Austin

1914-1915 studio with John A. Bruce.

Austin Studio
Active: 1927 – 1940
Location(s):

1927-1929 at 728 Broadway;
1931-1933 at 728-730 Broadway;
1938-1940 at 730 Broadway

Photographers: Clyde B. Austin (1927); Glenn A. McMullen (1928); Helen E. Dains (1929); Lola H. Gibson (1931-1933); Phillip L. Illingworth (1938-1939); Fred S. Hazard (1940).

Averrett, Walter E. (Bernardine)
Active: 1913 – 1940
Company names:

Averrett & McFadden;
Kearny Photo Service

Location(s):

1913-1917 at 919 4th Avenue, Room 12 – Averrett & McFadden;
1918-1921 at 1015 1st Avenue (several rooms);
1922 at 438 W. Broadway – Kearny Photo Service;
1923-1940 at 1407 5th Avenue – Kearny Photo Service

Averrett, Walter E. (Walter Elton), 1886-1958
b. 25 Sep 1886, Soledad, California – d. 15 Nov 1958, San Diego, California. Studio with C. H. McFadden, 1913-1917.

See SDHC resource(s):

Bacon, Oral
Active: 1932
Company name:

Hartsook Studios

Location(s):

1932 at 964 5th Avenue, Room 512

Bailer, Henry
Active: 1905
Company name:

San Diego Art Co.

Location(s):

1905 at 825 5th Avenue

Bain, Donald M.
Active: 1911
Location(s):

1911 at 1433 “F” Street (in the Hill Building)

Bain, P. B.
Active: 1869 – 1870
Company name:

Abell & Bain

“From November 1869 to March 1870, Abell and P. B. Bain owned the Abell & Bain photographic gallery in San Diego. Abell, who was appointed city librarian for San Diego in 1870, sold his interest in the gallery to Bain that March” (Palmquist and Kailbourn, p. 77).

See SDHC resource(s):

80:2245;
OP 1480 (Bain)

Baird, L. R.
Active: 1909
Location(s):

1909 at Oceanside

Baird, M. R.
Active: 1910
Location(s):

1910 at Oceanside

Baird, Moses Ruggles, ca.1870-1938
b. ca. 1870, Missouri – d. 10 Oct 1938, Fresno, California. By 1920, Baird was working as a photographer in Fresno.

See SDHC resource(s):

OP 1762;
OP 7515

Baker, W. C.
Active: 1919
Company name:

Kearny Photo Service

Location(s):

1919 at 1015 1st Avenue, Room 615

Baldwin, Fredrick W. (Harriet Hays)
Active: 1906 – 1909
Location(s):

1906-1909 at 1025 and 1027 5th Avenue

Baldwin, Fredrick William
b. 31 May 1866, Indiana – d. 13 Jan 1913, Silver City, New Mexico. Listed in Great Register 1906-1907, age 39, from Indiana. Biographical file indicates native of England and probably in San Diego by 1894. Successor studio to W. C. Hemenway. Father of photographer Merrill Hays Baldwin.

Baldwin, Merrill Hays (Bessie M. Sawday)
Active: 1913 – 1947
Location(s):

1913 at various locations;
1913-1940 at McFadden and Buxton Arcade;
1914 at 1148 5th Avenue

b. 30 Nov 1891, Wichita KS – d. 1951, San Diego, California. In 1904 his father Fredrick Baldwin established a photographic studio here in San Diego. Merrill followed that occupation but was best known as a cellist with the old San Diego Symphony orchestra, and with the Hutton String Quartet, which played for 12 years at the Hotel del Coronado. Married Bessie M. Sawday in 1915. From 1939-1947 they operated a studio and gift shop in La Mesa.

Bartley, James T.
Active: 1919
Location(s):

1919 at 1416 Front Street

Barton, Thelma, Mrs.
Active: 1942
Location(s):

1942 at 2125 Logan Avenue

Baynard, Norman (Frances)
Active: 1939 – 1985
Company names:

N. B. Studio;
Baynard Photo;
Abdullah’s Photo Studio

Location(s):

1939 at 2912 Clay Avenue (home);
29th Street and Imperial Avenue

Baynard, Norman (Mansour Abdullah), 1908-1986
b. 1908, Michigan – d. 1986. Name change to Mansour Abdullah (1976).

See SDHC resource(s):

References:

Beardsell, Walter W. (Katherine)
Active: 1919
Location(s):

1919 at 427 “E” Street, Room 17

Becker, William B. (Rachel M. McCord)
Active: 1918 – at least 1940
Company names:

Pacific Photo Co. (1918);
Sunset Engraving Co. (1919-ca.1940)

Location(s):

1918 at 525 “C” Street, Room 202;
1919-at least 1940 at 861 6th Avenue, Ninth floor of Timken Building (or Electric Building)

b. 30 May 1880, Essen, Germany, emig. 1882 – d. 06 Jun 1967, California. McGrew’s City of San Diego and San Diego County noted he was treasurer of the Sunset Engraving company, photo engravers and commercial artists. An expert in all technical branches of his art. Parents emigrated to Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania; father a gunsmith. Learned electrotyping in Pittsburgh; knew wood engraving, photo and steel engraving, copper plate engraving, and die sinking. Came to San Diego in 1910. He first worked with the Gaebel Engraving Company and then joined Pacific Engraving Company both of San Diego. His wife Rachel M. McCord was also from Pennsylvania. They had two sons and a daughter.

Beghtol, Richard D.
Active: 1929 – 1933
Location(s):

3787 5th Avenue;
7841 Girard Avenue, La Jolla

b. 1900, Utah – d. 12 Dec 1933, San Diego, California.

Bell, Harry L.
Active: 1923
Location(s):

1923 at 728 Broadway

Bennette, Richard E. (Emma L.)
Active: 1907 – 1931
Company names:

Norton & Bennette;
Bennette Studio;
Bennette & Crawford

Location(s):

1907-1909 at 820 5th Avenue – Norton & Bennette;
1910-1920 at 820 5th Avenue – Bennette Studio;
1921 at 725 Broadway – Bennette & Crawford;
1930-1931 at 3007 University Avenue

b. ca. 1871, Petersburg, Illinois – d. 19 Aug 1939, San Diego, California. In the photography business in San Diego for 35 years. He died on August 19, 1939, leaving a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Wood, 2 brothers, and grandchildren. Studio with Frank E. Norton (1907-1909); later with John A. Crawford (1921).

See SDHC resource(s):

80:2754 / OP 2142 (Bennette Studio)

Benson, Charles E.
Active: 1911 – 1918
Company names:

Pacific Photo Engraving Co. (1911-1917);
Pacific Photo Co.

Location(s):

1911-1912 at 723 5th – Pacific Photo Engraving Company;
1913-1914 at 750 3rd Avenue – Pacific Photo Engraving Company;
1915-1917 at 756 3rd Avenue – Pacific Photo Engraving Company;
1918 at 525 “C” Street, Room 202 – Pacific Photo Company

Bequette, Francis James (Catherine Irene Pannel)
Active: 1930
Location(s):

1930 at 4727 University Avenue

Bequette, Francis James, 1867-1949
b. 08 Dec 1867, Prairie du Rocher, Illinois – d. 01 Oct 1949, Yuma, Arizona. “Former San Diego photographer succumbs” is the obituary notice for Bequette who died in Yuma; first came to San Diego with his wife Irene in 1922. They moved to Arizona in the early 1940s. He was survived by 3 daughters. San Diego Union, 5 Oct 1949 p. 7.

Berryman, Edwin C. (Adella Glympse)
Active: 1904 – at least 1940
Location(s):

1904-at least 1940 at 2409 “E” Street

Berryman, Edwin C., 1859-1945
b. 27 Jun 1859, New York – d. 29 Mar 1945, San Diego, California. A native of New York, Berryman was a member of the Photographic Arts Society of San Diego and took part in the special 100th Anniversary of the Louis Jacques Daguerre announcement related to the first practical photographic process. Berryman was a portrait photographer, and at one time had a collection of old-time equipment. He exhibited widely and once was president of the Wisconsin Photographic Association. Berryman moved to San Diego in 1904 and was a resident for 37 years. Brother of Fred Berryman.

Berryman, Fred (Mildred S.)

Berryman, Fred, 1868-1949
b. 13 Oct 1868, Michigan – d. 21 Sep 1949, San Diego, California. Great Register indicates he was a native of Michigan. Died September 21, 1949 at the age of 80. He was the brother of photographer Edwin C. Berryman. On 1900 Census, occupation listed as photographer; 1910-1940 Census records occupation as art store salesman and frame maker. Brother of photographer Edwin C. Berryman.

Best, Harry Cassie (Sara Anne Rippey)
Active: 1915 – 1916
Location(s):

1915-1916 at 3773 5th Avenue

Best, Harry Cassie, 1863-1936
b. 22 Dec 1863, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada – d. 14 Oct 1936, San Francisco, California. Landscape painter, established Best’s Studio in Yosemite Valley 1902 (now Ansel Adams Gallery). Before their marriage, Anne Rippey ran the Hotel del Coronado shop of Los Angeles photography studio Putman and Valentine (winter of 1899-1900). Their daughter Virginia R. Best married noted photographer Ansel Adams in 1928.

References:

Ansel Adams Gallery Rehabilitation” (Best’s Studio, Yosemite. https://www.nps.gov/yose/getinvolved/adams_gallery.htm);
Harry Cassie Best (Getty ULAN);
Godfrey, Elizabeth H. “Thumbnail Sketches of Yosemite Artists,” Yosemite Nature Notes, 1945.
Bigelow, G. Heffland
Active: 1914
Location(s):

1914 at 3636 30th Avenue

Bigelow, Lou Goodale (Ben Krout)
Active: 1921 – 1939
Company names:

Lou Goodale Bigelow Studios (1921-1940);
Bigelow & Crowley (1940)

Location(s):

1921-1940 at 1115 Orange Avenue, Coronado;
1938-1939 also a second studio in La Jolla

Bigelow, Lou Goodale, 1884-1968
b. 24 Nov 1884, Detroit, Michigan – d. 31 Jul 1968, San Diego, California. In 1937, she is listed as Mrs. Lou G. Krout. From 1938-1939, she also had a studio in La Jolla. The daughter of Lyman Goodale Bigelow, a pioneer inventor of photographic processes, she was the subject for many of his experiments and became a photographer herself. She studied in Kalispell, Montana with Roland Reed, famed Indian photographer. They decided to start a partnership in a studio in Coronado in 1915, but this never occurred. She photographed many prominent people in her Hotel del Coronado studio.

In 1940, studio with Madeline T. Crowley.

See SDHC resource(s):

11180;
OP-12086-46;
OP-12086-53

References:

Mohr, J. “Seeker of Light and Shadow,” San Diego Historical Society Quarterly, Summer 1988, Vol. 34, No. 3 (http://www.sandiegohistory.org/journal/1988/july/seeker/).
Bigelow, Lyman Goodale (Ada C. Dickinson)
Active: 1917 – 1921
Location(s):

1917-1921 at 1115 Orange Avenue, Coronado.

Bigelow, Lyman Goodale, 1841-1940
b. 30 Jun 1841, Springfield, Massachusetts – d. 25 Apr 1940, San Diego, California. He died in 1940 at the age of 98. A native of Springfield, Michigan, a veteran of the Civil War, he had come to Coronado in 1916. He became interested in portrait photography after the Civil War. A member of the Henitzelman Post 33, GAR, he is buried at Fort Rosecrans.

References:

Bigelow Society [genealogy] (http://bigelowsociety.com/rod7/lym74328.htm)
Bigelow & Crowley
Active: 1940
Location(s):

1940 at 1115 Orange Avenue, Coronado

Photographers: Lou Goodale Bigelow and Madeline T. Crowley

Bishop, Harry T. (M. Grace)
Active: 1915 – 1963

b. 04 Mar 1895, West Point, Mississippi – d. 10 Sep 1963, San Diego, California. Bishop first worked as a printer’s assistant (“devil”) at the Daily Camera in Boulder, Colorado, in 1910. In 1912 he moved to San Diego with his parents and joined the San Diego Sun as a cub reporter. In 1915 Bishop shot some of the first aerial photos of San Diego, from a wooden seat suspended below a balloon about 1800 feet in the air. He joined the Union-Tribune Publishing Co in 1921 and became head of the photographic department in 1926. He retired in 1950, but continued freelance work until 1956. Bishop was chief photographer at the San Diego Union and Evening Tribune (1921-1950). Bishop’s camera “Old Betsey” was donated to the San Diego Chapter, California Press Photographers Association in 1963 (now the Harry T. Bishop News Pictures Award for high school photographers).

See SDHC resource(s):

Blome, John H.
Active: 1887 – 1890
Company name:

Chicago Photograph Gallery of John H. Blome

Location(s):

1887-1890 at Northeast corner of 7th and “H”

An advertisement appears in the Golden Era, vol 36, August 1887, page 3 noting his “photographs, tintypes, and views of buildings.” San Diego County Pioneer Families (1977) notes that in 1889, Carl Klindt gave up his trading business and went to work as a photographer in the Chicago Photograph Gallery of John H. Blome at 7th and “H” Streets. By 1891, Klindt bought the gallery and moved to 657 5th Street.

See SDHC resource(s):

18237-13

Bloom, Fred O.
Company name:

Fred O. Bloom & Wife, Photographers

See SDHC resource(s):

MN 80:8648

Blue Bird Camera Shop
Active: 1928 – 1936
Company names:

Bluebird Photo;
Blue Bird Photo Shop;
Blue Bird Camera Shop

Location(s):

1928-1936 at 4236 University Avenue

Photographers: Fred W. and Minna L. Liang.

Boddy, Edward V. (Margaret)
Active: 1927 – 1931
Location(s):

144 E. Lookout Avenue, La Mesa;
4780 Palm Avenue, La Mesa

b. 1860, Missouri – d. 16 Jul 1931, San Diego, California.

See SDHC resource(s):

88:16736 / OP 2567, 80:3163

Boddy, Margaret (Edward V.)
Active: 1932 – 1938
Location(s):

1932-1938 at 4780 Palm Avenue, La Mesa

b. 1865, Scotland – d. 1938, San Diego, California. Immig. 1889

Boehrig, William A. (Nora)
Active: 1921 – 1923
Company name:

Souvenir Cloth Photo Co.

Location(s):

1921-1923 at 1122 3rd Avenue

Boldrick, Ernest H.
Active: 1941 – 1942
Location(s):

1941-1942 at 2579 University Avenue

See SDHC resource(s):

In Photographers Logos Book 3.

Bolling, Anna L. (Frank G.)
Active: 1938 – 1940
Location(s):

1938-1940 at 205 West “F” Street

b. 07 Jul 1869, New York – d. 06 Feb 1949, California. Wife of photographer Frank G. Bolling. Continued in business through 1940 (U.S. Census lists “photographer, passports”)

Bolling, Frank G. (Anna L.)
Active: 1928 – 1937
Location(s):

1928-1929 at 1034 Market Street;
1930-1933 at 3160 and 3116 Adams Avenue;
1934-1937 at 205 West “F” Street

b. 1867, Dunkirk, New York – d. 27 Oct 1937, San Diego, California. Lived in San Diego 30 years and was active in photography up to the time of his death. Husband of photographer Anna L. Bolling.

Bolling, Phil (Muriel)
Active: 1938 – 1940
Company name:

San Diego Camera Exchange

Location(s):

1938-1940 at 828 Broadway

Probably son of Frank and Anna Bolling. Philip F. Bolling, b. 13 Mar 1902 New York, d. 21 Oct 1989 San Diego, California.

Booher, George R. (Dorothy Marie)
Active: 1940 – 1942+
Company names:

Booher Studio;
Zahm & Booher

Location(s):

1940-1942+ at 2910 University Avenue

b. 28 Aug 1913, Missouri – d. 12 Jun 1999, El Cajon, California. Stepson of photographer Earl E. Zahm.

See SDHC resource(s):

In Photographers Logos Book 3.

Borberg, O. B.
Active: 1934
Location(s):

1934 at 1123 Broadway

Boren, Lamar (Evelyne Boren (née Krause), div.)
Company name:

Lamar Boren Photo

Location(s):

3753 30th Street

Boren, Lamar Leo, 1917-1986
b. 03 May 1917, Provo, Utah – d. 15 Jan 1986, La Jolla, California. Born in Provo, Utah, but raised in Riverside. La Jolla-based underwater photography cinematographer. Work includes underwater sequences in several James Bond films.

See SDHC resource(s):

81:10213;
OP 7265

References:

Lamar Boren, Wikipedia
Bosworth, F. E. (Francis Eugene)
Active: 1887 – 1888
Company names:

San Diego View Factory;
F. E. Bosworth & Co.

Location(s):

1887-1888 at 867 5th Avenue

Bosworth, Francis Eugene, 1865-1919
b. 1865 – d. 1919, California.

See SDHC resource(s):

OP 5772 – San Diego View Factory/F. E. Bosworth Co.;
OP 330 – F. E. Bosworth Co.;
3674-A / OP 11679;
View card: Looking up 5th Street, from P. C. Wharf

Bower, John
Active: 1936
Location(s):

1936 at 1013 University Avenue

Bower Studio
Active: 1937 – 1939
Location(s):

1937-1939 at 1439 University Avenue

Bowers, George B.
Company name:

Geo. B. Bowers

Location(s):

3435 Texas Street

See SDHC resource(s):

OP 4068;
OP 3406

Bowler, Geo. W.
Location(s):

701 6th St

See SDHC resource(s):

OP 1099

Bragg, L. C.
Location(s):

Orange Avenue between “C” & 10th, Coronado

See SDHC resource(s):

In Photographers Logos Book 3.

Brown, Charles A. (Alice)
Active: 1914
Location(s):

1914 at 533 “F” Street, Room 9

Brown, E. J.
Active: 1918
Company name:

E. J. Brown & Co.

Location(s):

1918 at 1060 3rd

Brown, R. Roy (Jane)
Active: 1940
Location(s):

1940 at 3830 30th Street

Bruce, John A. (Nellie)
Active: 1915 – 1920
Company name:

Bruce & Austin

Location(s):

1914-1915 at 322 “B” – Bruce & Austin;
1916 at 735 West Market;
1920 at 1241 Union Street

1914-1915 studio with Fred E. Austin.

See SDHC resource(s):

OP 558 / 3084-1

Bruce & Austin
Active: 1914 – 1915
Location(s):

1914-1915 at 322 “B” Street

Photographers: Fred E. Austin and John A. Bruce

See SDHC resource(s):

80:4262 / OP 3199

Bryan, Robert F.
Active: 1933 – 1934
Company name:

Flenner & Bryan

Location(s):

1933-1934 at 854 4th, Rooms 404 and 406

Bryan, Robert Frederick
1927 photographer with W. E. Averrett; 1933-1934 studio with Harry A. Flenner.

Bryant, H. V.
Active: 1938 – 1940
Location(s):

1938-1940 at 321 3rd Avenue, Chula Vista

Buck, Irving W.
Active: 1909
Company name:

Electric Kodak Developing Co.

Location(s):

1909 at 1012 5th Avenue

Bugbee, Ira J. (Emma M)
Active: 1923 – 1933
Location(s):

1923 at 124 West Broadway;
1924-1933 at 205 West “F” Street

Bunnell, Schuyler U. (Cora Dowd)
Active: 1918 – 1935
Company names:

Bunnell & Mitchell;
Bunnell Photo Shop

Location(s):

1918-1919 at 919 4th, Rooms 6 and 12 – Bunnell & Mitchell;
1920 at Northeast corner of 4th and “E”;
1921-1928 at 414 “E” – Bunnell Photo Shop;
1929-at least 1940 at 1033 6th Avenue

b. 1868, Hartford, CT – d. 22 Nov 1935, San Diego, California. Came to California in 1904. In 1918-1919, working with W. R. Mitchell. In 1933 Bunnell made an agreement with employee Leonard B. Fellows, Sr. for Fellows to buy out the business of the Bunnell Photo Shop. Bunnell Photo Shop operated at 9th and “E” Streets under the proprietorship of Leonard “Bud” Fellows, Jr. Bunnell’s wife Cora Dowd died in 1948 in Pasadena. Relatives in Pasadena.

See SDHC resource(s):

OP 11360

Bunnell Photo Shop
Active: 1921 – 1964+
Location(s):

1921-1928 at 414 “E”;
1929-at least 1940 at 1033 6th Avenue;
[n.d.] at 9th and “E” Street

1964 aka Bunnell’s Camera. Successive proprietors: Schuyler U. Bunnell; Leonard B. Fellows; Leonard B. Fellows, Jr.

See SDHC resource(s):

OP 1748 / 14425

Burgess, Charles F.

Listed in the 1880-1887 Great Register as age 26, a native of Iowa. Also a piano tuner and teacher of many musical instruments. Director of the City Guard Band. In 1882, he went on the California Southern Railroad to take photographic views, considered an outstanding photographer.

Busco, Joe
Active: 1946
Company name:

Busco-Nestor Studio

Location(s):

1946 at 2670 5th Avenue

Studio with Burton H. Nestor.

Byers, W. J.
Active: 1908
Location(s):

1908 at Escondido

California Photo Service
Active: 1940 – 1942
Location(s):

1940-1942 at 3740 Ocean View Blvd

Photographer: S. O. Needham. Listed in city directory under ‘Photographic Developing and Printing.’

Camera Shop, The
Active: 1939 – 1942
Location(s):

1939-1942 at 1150 Orange Avenue, Coronado

Photographer: J. W. Cox (1940). Listed in city directory under ‘Photographic Apparatus and Supplies.’

Campbell, Edward J. (Helena)
Active: 1925 – 1936
Company name:

Campbell’s Studios

Location(s):

1925-1936 at 3830 30th Street

b. 1869, Canada; immig. 1925 – d. Sep 1936, San Diego, California. Native of Oregon, voters register of 1894 showed him as being 27 years old then. Died in September 1936, the obituary noted him to be from Canada, naming his wife as Florence Helena.

Castro, Edmondo
Active: 1908 – 1910
Location(s):

1908 at 832 5th Avenue;
1909 at 1224 Front;
1910 at 1060 4th Street

Channing, John
Active: 1911
Company name:

Photoprint Co.

Location(s):

1911 at 1226 5th Avenue

See SDHC resource(s):

OP 3532 / 80:4664

Charleston, Linna, Mrs
Active: 1937 – 1939
Location(s):

1937-1939 at 727 Madison Avenue

Listed in city directory under ‘Photographic Apparatus and Supplies.’

Chase, Alfred R. (Barbara M.)
Active: 1917 – 1918
Location(s):

1917-1918 at 1552 5th Avenue

Chatter, Walter R.

b. ? England – d. ?. Great Registers 1880-1883 show his birthplace as England, being then age 24. 1887-1888 Maxwell’s city directory lists “W. R. Chatten” working with San Diego View Company.

Chicago Photograph Gallery – John H. Blome
Active: 1887 – 1888
Location(s):

1887-1888 at corner 7th and “H”

Chicago Gallery – Klindt & Walters
Active: 1890s
Company name:

Photographer: Charles A. Klindt

Location(s):

1890s at 657 5th Avenue

See SDHC resource(s):

OP 1751 / 9634

Childs, Tim (Robert Spencer)
Active: 1936 – at least 1940
Location(s):

1936-at least 1940 at 861 6th Avenue, Room 808

Childs, Tim (Robert Spencer), 1904-1953
b. 16 Dec 1904, Illinois – d. 11 Apr 1953, San Diego, California. Known as “Tim.” A well-known West Coast photographer, Childs was a native of Illinois; resident in San Diego since 1912. He attended SDSU and worked for the Union-Tribune publishing company before starting his own studio in the Crystal Palace Building . He died in 1953 at age 48.

See SDHC resource(s):

21071

Christian, Jenny C. and Mary Frances
Active: 1903 – 1907
Company name:

Christian & Christian (1907)

Location(s):

1903-1907 at 614 5th Avenue (The Olympia Building ?)

b. ca. 1871, Kentucky – d. ?. Jenny b. ca 1871 Kentucky. Mary Francis b. 17 Apr 1875 California; d. 4 Jan 1956 San Diego, California.

Clawson, Louis F. /Lewis F.
Active: 1920
Company name:

Savoy Studio

b. 05 Jan 1892, Pennsylvania – d. 27 Feb 1965, San Diego, California.

Clyne, Sidney E. (Linda N.)
Active: 1909 – 1910
Location(s):

1909-1910 at 737 17th Street

b. ca. 1880, Kansas – d. Feb 1973, San Diego, California. Born in Kansas, Great Registers 1906-1909 indicate age as 26; died February 1973 at age 93. A county resident for 67 years, came to San Diego in 1905 and was a commercial photographer and surveyor. City Marshal in Chula Vista and police chief there from 1929-1936. Imprint: “Clyne – The Tramp Photographer” (see Photographs Logos, Book 4).

Clynne, Alvin or Arron L.
Active: 1923 – 1925
Location(s):

1923-1925 at 1060 3rd Avenue

Cole, Clifford Morris
Active: 1933 – 1935
Company name:

(Geo. H.) Wood & Cole

Location(s):

1933 at 820 5th Avenue;
1934-1935 at 652 5th Avenue

Cole, Clifford Morris, ca. 1907-
b. ca. 1907, Texas – d. ?. Cole’s mother was Minnie Wood, wife of photographer George H. Wood.

Collins, Joseph R.
Active: 1912 – 1915
Location(s):

1912-1913 at 1611 “H” Street;
1914 at 711 “H” Street;
1915 at 711 Market Street

Combe, Frances M.
Active: 1931 – 1941
Location(s):

1931-1937 at 1510 Broadway;
1938-1940+ at 1140 21st

b. 12 Nov 1881, Illinois – d. 03 May 1971, San Diego, California. Combe was a film developer, not a photographer, according to her niece and nephew, for more than 25 years. Lived in San Diego for more than 62 years.

Connell, J. H. (Martha L.)
Active: 1889 – 1890
Location(s):

1889-1890 at 327 5th Avenue

Cooke, N. H.
Active: 1912
Company name:

Cooke & Arbogaste

Location(s):

1912 at 1035 6th Avenue

1912 studio with M. Howard Arbogaste.

Cooke, Norman W.
Active: 1911
Location(s):

1911 at 841 5th Avenue

Coonley, Henry Ellis (Gertrude A. Bullard)
Active: 1891 – 1896
Location(s):

1892-1893 at corner of 5th and “H” Street;
1893-1895 at Backesto Block

Coonley, Henry Ellis, 1867-1942
b. 1867, New York – d. 16 Aug 1942, Chicago, Illinois. Arrived in San Diego in 1887. An advertisement in Golden Era, volume 40, 1891, notes he was best in city, children’s pictures a specialty, developing and printing, located above Schiller and Murtha’s. The 1892-1894 Great Register says he was 27 years old and a native of New York. The Seaport News of April 28, 1894 also carries one of his advertisements. Reported that in 1895 he was burned out but reopened his gallery in the Backesto Block. In 1896, sold studio to R. P. Dammand who had just come from Harlan, Iowa to Pacific Beach where he had a lemon orchard. [In 1897, he sold to H. S. Griffith.] Coonley married Gertrude A. Bullard in 1887; three children, all born in San Diego. Per 1900 U.S. Census, Coonley was living in Chicago, but maintained a real estate office in San Diego at least to 1903.

See SDHC resource(s):

OP 363 – Coonley-Waite Photo;
80:4680 / OP 3541

References:

Warren, F. “Half-Minute Interviews [H. E. Coonley],” San Diego Union 6 Feb 1930 p. 10
Coons, Lenore M.
Active: 1940 – 1941
Location(s):

1940-1941 at 432 “F”, Room 204

Photo retoucher (1941 city director listing).

Cooper, Eugene P. (Elizabeth)
Active: 1936 – at least 1942
Location(s):

1936-1940 at 3148-3153 5th Avenue;
1941-1942 at 3144 5th Avenue

b. 08 Jul 1901, Yale, Michigan – d. 07 Apr 1974, San Diego, California. Cooper died in April 1974 at the age of 72; he had photographed thousands of children in his Hillcrest Studio of a time of 33 years. A native of Yale, Michigan, he studied art and photography in Los Angeles, came to San Diego in 1921, opened his own studio in 1934. Wife’s name given as Margaret E. Cooper (1940 U.S. Census).

Corder, W. T.
Active: 1932
Location(s):

1932 at Lemon Grove

Cornell, Clara B. (widow of Henry M. Cornell)
Active: 1917 – 1921
Company name:

Issott & Cornell

Location(s):

1917 at 1038 5th Avenue, Room 15;
1918-1921 at 964 5th Avenue, Room 200

b. 24 Jul 1871 – d. 14 Apr 1974, Los Angeles, California. 1917, 1918-1921 studio with James H. Issott. Later in Phoenix and Los Angeles. Son Hiram Corning Hazen was also a photographer.

Courtney, Guy C. (Lois)
Active: 1931 – at least 1942
Company names:

Courtney Photographers;
Courtney Studios;
Courtney Photo Supply Co.

Location(s):

1931-1935 at 828 Broadway;
1936-at least 1941 at 610 Broadway – Courtney Studios, Courtney Photographers;
1941 at 610 Broadway – Courtney Photo Supply Co.

Courtney, Guy Cecil, 1887-1965
b. 20 Oct 1887, Kansas – d. 15 Apr 1965, San Diego, California. Evening Tribune 28 Sep 1933, p.20: “Alice Whitney Smith and McDonough negatives now in our files. Courtney Studios, 828 Broadway.”

Courvoisier, T. Clarice
Active: 1919 – 1920
Location(s):

1919-1920 at 510 University Avenue

Courvoisier, Clarice Towne, ca. 1873-
b. ca. 1873, California – d. ?.

Cox, J. W.
Active: 1940
Company name:

The Camera Shop

Location(s):

1940 at 1150 Orange Avenue, Coronado

Listed in the city directory under “Photographic Apparatus and Supplies.”

Cox, Percy S. (Mary Peter)
Active: 1893 – 1909
Location(s):

1893-1909 at Escondido

Cox, P. S. (Percy Smith), ca. 1873-1911
b. ca. 1873, Pennsylvania – d. 24 Feb 1911, Los Angeles, California. 1894-1895 Great Register notes his age as 22, his native place as Pennsylvania, and a photographer.

Percy Smith Cox, son of John William and Mary F. Cox of Twin Oaks (San Diego County). Newspaper mentions him as an Escondido photographer from 1893; attended Claremont College at Pomona from 1896-1898; set up photography studio in Mexico City by 1899 (Cox & Carmichael). Cox sold his interest in the Mexico City studio to fellow Escondido native Ralph J. Carmichael in 1902 and returned to the United States. Cox married in 1903; he died in Los Angeles in 1911.

Cox’s photos of Escondido and Mexico City have been published. See Berk, Lucy Jones, and Stephen A. Covey. Escondido Grape Day Festivals. Arcadia Publishing, 2010; Covey, Stephen A. Early. Escondido: The Louis A. Havens Collection. Arcadia Publishing, 2008 ; Lyle, Jr., Eugene P. “Mexico at High-Tide.” In The World’s Work …: A History of Our Time. Doubleday, 1907.

See SDHC resource(s):

13811-1

References:

Percy S. Cox, Wikipedia
Crampton, Charles H.
Active: 1909 – 1914
Location(s):

1909 at 1071 6th Avenue, southeast corner “C” Street;
1910 at 323-324 and 328 McNeece (Keating) Bldg. F, corner 5th., successor to E. Starr Sanford;
1913-1914 at Mesa Grande

A native of Iowa, in 1894 was 26 years of age.

Crawford, John A. “Jack” (Belle)
Active: 1917 – 1921
Company name:

Bennette & Crawford

Location(s):

1917 at 1012 5th Avenue, Room 9;
1921 at 725 Broadway – Bennette & Crawford;
1620 Myrtle St. – Jack Crawford

Crawford, John A. “Jack”, 1889-1957
b. 1889 – d. 1957. In 1921, studio with Richard E. Bennette.

See SDHC resource(s):

Crisler, Henrietta S. Mrs. (née Scheer) (Phillip Sigmund Ojena; Cecil J. Crisler; Birger C. Nelson)
Active: 1937 – 1940
Location(s):

1937-1940 at 949 4th Avenue

Nelson, Henrietta Scheer, 1901-1983
b. 14 Sep 1901, New Jersey – d. 13 Apr 1983, San Diego, California. Spelled “Chrisler” in 1937 directory. Daughter of photographer Jonas M. Scheer. See entry for Henrietta Scheer.

Cronick, Michael (Effie)
Active: 1941
Location(s):

1941 at 916 Broadway

Crotsenberg, C. N. (Lois Ann Helmick)
Active: 1936 – 1938
Location(s):

1936-1938 at 245 E Main, El Cajon

Crotsenburg, C. N. (Chester N.), 1866-1957
b. 21 Aug 1866, Wisconsin – d. 31 May 1957, San Diego, California. Spelled “Crotsenburg” in 1938 city directory.

Crowley, Madeline T.
Active: 1940
Company name:

Bigelow & Crowley

Location(s):

1940 at 1115 Orange Avenue, Coronado.

In 1940, studio with Lou Goodale Bigelow.

Crowther, Fred P.
Location(s):

3510 Park Boulevard

See SDHC resource(s):

OP 726

Culver, C.
Location(s):

Carlsbad

See SDHC resource(s):

8848

Cutler, James B.
Active: 1906
Location(s):

1906 at 631 Julian Avenue

D. Photo Paper Co.
Active: 1901
Location(s):

1901 at 807 5th

Dains, Helen E.
Active: 1929
Company names:

Austin Studio (finisher 1928);
Star Studio (manager 1929)

Location(s):

1929 at 728 Broadway

D’Amato, Gladys
Active: 1919
Company name:

Triangle Photo Exhibit

Location(s):

1919 at 113 Broadway

Dammand / Dammond, R. P. (May Lettie Potter (née Hille))
Active: 1896 – before 1903
Location(s):

Backesto Block;
614 5th Avenue (ca. 1895)

Dammand, R. P. (Robert Peterson), 1855-1936
b. 06 Sep 1855, Horsens, Denmark; emig. 1879 – d. 27 Jan 1936, Glendale, California. “The well-known studio of H. E. Coonley in the Backesto Block has been purchased by R. P. Dammand who recently came from Hanlan, Iowa to Pacific Beach where he has a lemon orchard. Mr. Dammand is a photographer of 16 years experience and is prepared to turn out the highest grade of work at reasonable prices, always guaranteeing satisfaction” (San Diego Union, 25 March 1896). In 1897 Dammand relocated from Pacific Beach to Escondido (San Diego Union, 5 Jul 1897, p.6). Later, Northern California. The 1908-1909 Great Register indicates his country of nativity as Denmark, age 52, and that his name is spelled Robert T. Dammond; on studio cartes de visite “R. P. Dammand.”

References:

Robert Peterson Dammand,” Biographical History of Shelby and Audubon Counties, Iowa, 1889, p. 331.
Danford, J. Daniel
Active: 1918
Location(s):

1918 at 818 8th Avenue

Danford, J. Daniel (Clyde Foster), 1878-1946
b. 28 Feb 1878, Caldwell Ohio – d. 24 Jan 1946, San Diego, California. “J. Daniel Danford was born Clyde Foster Danford on Feb. 28, 1878 in Caldwell, Ohio; he died on January 24, 1946, in San Diego, California….Clyde, known as “Dan” short for Danford, too the name of “Jabez” when he enlisted in the Spanish American War. He served in the cavalry in the Philippine Islands. Upon his discharge from the army, he settled in San Diego. He was a professional photographer. He was with Pancho Villa during the Mexican insurrection in 1914-1915 as a photographer for the San Diego Union” (information courtesy Avetta Danford Trigg).

See SDHC resource(s):

Darmot, Vincent
Active: 1920 – 1931
Company name:

Pier Studio (1921)

Location(s):

1920-1931 at 661 5th Avenue;
1921 at at the foot of 5th Avenue (The Pier Studio)

b. ca.1882, Colorado – d. ?. Successors: Wright & Soper (continuing trade name Pier Studio).

Daugherty, M. E.
Active: 1887 – 1888
Company name:

Daugherty & Shepherd

Location(s):

1887-1888 at near Loma and Orange Avenues, Coronado

In business with W. B. Shepherd.

David / Davis, William G.
Active: 1911 – 1913
Location(s):

1911 at 1944 “H”;
1912-1913 at 1816 “H”

Listed as “David, W. G.” in 1911 directory, as “Davis, W. G.” in 1912 directory.

Davidson, J. L.
Active: 1942
Location(s):

1942 at 652 5th Avenue

Davis, Edward H.
Active: 1904 – 1940
Location(s):

1904-1940 at Mesa Grande

b. 1862 – d. 1951.

See SDHC resource(s):

C36. Edward H. Davis Photograph Collection, ca. 1904-1940.

References:

Davis, Evan V. (Irma)
Active: 1909 – 1913
Company name:

Davis & Esgar

Location(s):

1909 at 1027 5th Avenue – Davis & Esgar;
1913 at 3535 Eagle Street

Davis, Evan Valentine, 1880-
b. 14 Feb 1880, Montana – d. ?. With J. D. Esgar, purchased the Baldwin Studio, formerly Hemenways, per San Diego Union, 14 Feb 1909: “The new studio will be under the firm name of ‘Studio De Luxe’, with Evan Davis at manager.” Partnership dissolved January 1910. Davis was working as photographer at 622 Main, El Centro, Imperial County per draft registration 11 Sep 1918. See also: J. D. Esgar.

De Long, Louis S. (Amy)
Active: 1918 – 1936
Location(s):

1918-1919 at 956 8th Avenue;
1920-1922 at 822 8th Avenue;
1923-1932 at 917 South 26th Street;
1933-1935 at 3306 Adams Avenue;
1936 at 3185 Adams Avenue

b. 10 Oct 1868, Illinois – d. 20 Aug 1942, San Diego, California. Father of William E. DeLong.

De Long, William E. (Madelyn)
Active: 1920
Location(s):

1920 at 861 6th Avenue, Room 504

b. ca. 1888, Minnesota – d. ?. Son of photographer Louis S. DeLong.

De Vore, F. L.
Active: 1931 – 1932
Location(s):

1931-1932 at 1539 5th Avenue

De Vore, Jonas S. (Anna M.)
Active: 1927 – 1930
Location(s):

1927-1930 at 428 Laurel Street

Deacon, Hubert A. (Nola)
Active: 1920 – 1934
Company names:

Deacon Studios (1921-1924;
1926)

Location(s):

1920-1922 at 1148 4th Avenue;
1923 at 1148 4th Avenue – Deacon Studios;
1924 at 524 “B” Street, Room 321 – Deacon Studios;
1925 at 524 “B” Street;
1926 at 321 Commonwealth Building – Deacon Studios;
1927 524 “B” Street St, Room 321;
1928-1933 at 2874 El Cajon Avenue;
1934 at 2876 El Cajon Avenue.

Deacon, Hubert Albert
b. 30 Aug 1872, Michigan – d. 19 Feb 1941, San Diego, California. A native of Alpena, Michigan, he had lived in San Diego 25 years. He owned the Deacon Building in East San Diego.

Decker, H. W.
Active: 1904
Location(s):

1904 at 820 5th

Decker, Hiram J. (Carrie L.)
Active: 1916 – 1918
Location(s):

1916 at 953 8th Avenue, Room 4;
1917 [not listed in city directory];
1918 at 432 “C” Street, Room 30

Del Valle, Eusabio C. (Kate)
Active: 1912 – 1918
Company name:

Eucebro Del Valle (1918)

Location(s):

1912 at 1730 “D”;
(?)1918 at 733 5th Avenue as Eucebro Del Valle.

Dewein, Louis K. (Edith M. née Bracken)
Active: 1923 – 1929
Location(s):

1926 at 12 Bath House Building, Mission Beach;
1927 at location ?;
1928-1929 at 4581 Mississippi Street

b. 27 Jan 1860, Ohio – d. 14 May 1940, Los Angeles, California. Official photographer for the Mission Beach Co. (from P. B. Newsletter, April 1987)

See SDHC resource(s):

Di Gesu, Antony (Alice)
Active: 1970s+
Location(s):

1970s+ at La Jolla

b. 28 Dec 1913, Sicily – d. 15 Feb 1993, La Jolla, California. Portrait photographer. Di Gesu did most of his New York work in the 1950s and 1960s and his San Diego work after 1970. Resident of La Jolla from 1971 to his death in 1993.

See SDHC resource(s):

Diack, A. George
Active: 1922
Location(s):

1922 at 1060 3rd Avenue

Dimick, Lillian K. (or M.)
Active: 1916 – 1918
Location(s):

1916 at 209 W. Washington;
1917-1918 at 4096 Front Street

Dimick, Lillian Kinzie, ca. 1877-
b. circa 1877, Pennsylvania – d. ?. (Widow of Elmer Dimick)

Donnell, Thomas M.
Active: 1909 – 1910
Company name:

(The) Elite Studio

Location(s):

1909-1910 at 767 5th Avenue

b. 21 Dec 1869, Illinois – d. 13 Oct 1949, San Diego, California. He owned and operated a photo studio at Fifth and “F” when he first came to San Diego. He died in October 1949 after having been in retirement 35 years.

Douglas, Margaret J.
Active: 1922
Company name:

Rembrandt Studio

Location(s):

1922 at 728 Broadway

“Miss Margaret J. Douglas, recently of Missouri, has purchased the Rembrandt Studio, San Diego, Calif.” (Bulletin of Photography, 1922. Vol. 30, issues 755-777, p. 377.)

Doyle, Victor J.
Active: 1925 – 1947
Location(s):

1925 at 423 “B” Street St;
1928 at 1224 5th Avenue;
1947 at 1231 4th Avenue

b. ? – d. 1947. Considered an art store proprietor in 1947 as the time of his death. At this time he was located at 1231 4th Avenue.

Drewery, Harry
Active: 1924 – 1932
Location(s):

1924 at 432 “F” Street, Room 442;
1932 at 734 “E” Street

b. ? England – d. ?. When interviewed, his son Wallace Drewery said his father had come to San Diego in 1912 from England where he learned photography. He retired at the age of 75.

Dudley, Howard Z. (Lillian)
Active: 1938 – 1939
Company name:

Accredited Photographers

Location(s):

1938 at 1871 5th Avenue;
1939 at 625 Broadway, Room 234 – Accredited Photographers

b. 04 Jul 1899, Iowa – d. Oct 1973, San Diego, California.

Dumm, C. S. (Ella M.)
Active: 1914 – 1922
Location(s):

1914 at end of Niagara on the beach, Ocean Beach;
1915 at 1873 Ocean Front, Ocean Beach;
1916-1922 at 1895 Abbott, Ocean Beach

Dumm, C. S. (Carlos Samuel), 1873-1943
b. 13 Apr 1873 – d. 25 Apr 1943.

Eacobellis, George
Location(s):

205 West “F” St.

See SDHC resource(s):

See also: Photographers Logos Book 3.

Eastman, Gilman L. (Minnie)
Active: 1918
Location(s):

1918 at 723 5th Avenue

Eastman Kodak Stores, Inc.
Active: 1929 – 1942+
Location(s):

1929-1942+ at 419 Broadway

Photographers: Clayton A. Phair (1929); Agnes Hildebrandt (ca.1930).

Eddy, Lindley
Active: 1905 – 1910
Company name:

Eddy Studio (Tulare)

Location(s):

Box 246 National City;
Box 413

b. Aug 1892, Texas – d. 03 Jun 1944, Nevada, California. Nature photographer, Sequoia National Park; photographic concessionaire for 30 years at Giant Forest (Tulare County) within Sequoia National Park.

See SDHC resource(s):

OP 2690;
81:11484 / OP 8051

Edwards, Frederick L.
Active: 1904
Company name:

Southwestern Photo Supply Co.

Location(s):

1904 at 1023 5th Street

Frederick L. Edwards, Great Register, 1904. Studio with Richard S. Requa as Southwestern Photo Supply Company.

Effron, Milton
Active: 1939 – 1940
Location(s):

1939-1940 at 740 6th Avenue

b. 23 Jul 1919, Kentucky – d. 01 Nov 1995, La Jolla CA. By 1944, Effron had been in the service; noted as formerly a photographer. Son of Hyman Effron of the San Diego based clothing store “Effrons.”

El Balcon Studio
Active: 1942
Location(s):

1942 at 7817 Girard Avenue, La Jolla

Electric Kodak Developing Co.
Active: 1909 – 1910
Location(s):

1909-1910 at 1012 5th

Photographers: Arthur H. Lowry; Edward P. Andrews

Electric Photo Co.
Active: 1910 – 1911
Location(s):

1910-1911 at 1012 5th Avenue

Protographer: Arthur H. Lowry

Elite Studio
Active: 1892 – 1911
Location(s):

[n.d.] at 5th & “F” – Elite, proprietor George S. Irish;
1892-1894 at 767 5th – Elite, proprietor E. H. Turner and Mrs. E. H. Turner;
1895 at 5th & “F” , Young Block – Elite Studio;
1899-1900 at S. E. Cor. 5th & “F” – Elite;
1901 at 767 5th – Elite;
1904 at 767 5th – Elite Studio;
1905 at 767 5th – Elite Studio, proprietor Miss E. M. Richardson;
1906 – Elite Studio, proprietor A. Roy Palmer;
1910-1911 at 767 5th – Elite Studio.

Elliott, W. T.
Active: 1940 – 1957
Company names:

Elliott’s Camera Shop;
Elliott’s Photo Supplies, Inc.

Location(s):

1940 at 1150 Orange Avenue, Coronado;
950 Orange Avenue, Coronado;
1948 at (2nd shop) 3060 University Avenue – Elliott’s Photo Supplies, Inc.;
1954 at (2rd shop) 127 North Magnolia, El Cajon

Elliott, W. T. (William Tattersall), 1912-2002
b. 1912, California – d. 02 Aug 2002, Encinitas, California. Elliott sold all three camera shops to the Winstead Brothers in March 1957.

References:

Elliott, Bill and Betty. “Mr. William Elliott’s Camera Shops” (PDF) typescript, August 1984.
Enochson, R. B.
Active: 1941
Location(s):

1941 at 820 5th Avenue

Listed in city directory under ‘Photographic Developing and Printing.’

Erickson, H. A. (Mary Frances Koherr)
Active: 1914 – 1938
Company names:

Erickson Flying Photographer Ltd. (1928-1933);
Erickson & Rozelle, Flying Photographers (ca.1940s)

Location(s):

1928-1933 at 68 Sefton Building, 432 and 440 “C” (Erickson Flying Photographer Ltd.);
1934-1937 at 521 “B” Street, Room 314;
1938 at 2665 Pacific Blvd

Erickson, Harry Alexander “Jimmy”, 1884-1962
b. 16 Aug 1884, Finland – d. 26 Feb 1962, San Diego, California. “Jimmy Erickson.” Heilbron reports that the first local aerial photos were taken by Colonel H. A. Erickson in 1911. He recorded planes in flight and many other scenes around San Diego. The city’s aviation museum has 146 of Erickson’s glass negatives, according to an article in San Diego Magazine, 1969. (The Aerospace Museum burned 22 February 1978). At his marriage to Mary Frances Koherr in 1912, Erickson was associated with Harold Taylor’s studio in the Hotel del Coronado. Photos by H. A. Erickson and Harold A. Taylor of Rockwell Field (1918).

See SDHC resource(s):

References:

Harry A. (Jimmy) Erickson Collection, UCSD Library Digital Collection
Erickson & Rozelle, Photographers

Photographers: Harry A. (“Jimmy”) Erickson and Howard W. Rozelle

See SDHC resource(s):

82:13673-435

Esgar, J. D. (Stella Anslow)
Active: 1909
Company name:

Davis & Esgar

Location(s):

1909 at 1027 5th Avenue – Davis & Esgar

b. ? Pennsylvania – d. 10 May 1916, Los Angeles, California. 1909 studio with Evan V. Davis.

Esqueda, S. William
Active: 1930 – 1938
Location(s):

1930 at 737 Broadway;
1931 at 833 4th;
1932-1935 at 833 7th;
1937-1938 at 858 8th Avenue

Esqueda, William
Active: 1941
Location(s):

1941 at 949 4th Avenue

Evans, John M.
Active: 1940
Location(s):

1940 at 1951 Abbott Street

b. 18 Oct 1883, Iowa – d. 23 Nov 1963, San Diego, California. Newspaper of November 24, 1963 noted his death, a 35-year veteran of Associated Press Domestic and Foreign Service. Retired in 1950, Evans had installed first AP wirephoto service in Latin America in 1944.

Everett, John Edward
Active: 1888 – 1892

Everett, John Edward, ca. 1863-
b. ca. 1863, Ohio – d. ?. In the 1888-1892 Great Register, Everett is listed as native of Ohio, age 27 years. Occupation was photographer. San Diego Union of 29 Oct 1890 mentions “Mr. Everett, photographer of the Turner art gallery, has been spending several days taking views of Chula Vista, Sweetwater valley, the Terrace and different orchards on the National ranch” (p. 2). San Diego Union of 21 Sep 1894 reports “J. E. Everett, a photographer” pressed burglary charges against a youth: “In his complaint alleged that the boy entered his gallery … and took property to the value of $75, including a pair of field-glasses and photographic instruments. The glasses were returned, and it was expected that the charge would be withdrawn on the return of the other articles” (p. 5).

Excelsior, Excelsior Studio
Active: 1897 – 1899
Location(s):

1897-1899 at 1622 “H” Street

J. L. Foster, 1897;Aerne’s Excelsior Studio, 1899 (see Photographers Logo, Book 4).

F. E. Bosworth & Co.
Active: ca. 1888
See SDHC resource(s):

3682

Fairmount Photo Shop
Active: 1942
Location(s):

1942 at 3876 Fairmount Avenue

See also Rogers Photo Shop (Gouverneur / Geo Rogers)

Falconer, William
Active: 1915 – 1916
Location(s):

1915-1916 at 109 “F” Street

Famous Studios
Active: 1919 – 1929
Location(s):

1919 at 309 Southern Title Building, 948 3rd (Smith);
1920-1921 at 948 3rd Avenue, Room 309 – Famous Studio (Scheer);
1927-1929 at 423 “C” Street (Simpson B. Smith);

Photographers, various times: Alice Whitney Smith; Jonas M. Scheer; Simpson Burton Smith

Farrar, Mrs. Sumner N. (Marguerite)
Active: 1938 – 1940
Company name:

Farrar’s Photo Shop

Location(s):

1938-1940 at 2520 University Avenue

Farrar, Marguerite Nee (Mrs. Sumner), 1899-1982
b. 21 Sep 1899, Pensacola FL – d. 12 Aug 1982. In 1969 a collection of Farrar’s photos owned by Stanley Miller were displayed in Balboa Park, related to the two World’s Fairs.

Marguerite Nee Farrar. Div. before 1940, Marguerite was living with daughter June (b. ca. 1929); Sumner Farrar is listed as a rancher in El Cajon (1940 Census).

Farrier, Robert (Gladys C.)
Active: 1938
Location(s):

1938 at 2552 5th Avenue

Fellows, Leonard B. (Marjorie)
Active: 1917
Company name:

Bunnell Photo Shop

Fellows, Leonard Baldwin, 1890-1975
b. 02 Feb 1890, Wheatland, North Dakota – d. 25 May 1975, San Diego, California. In 1917, employed by Herbert R. Fitch at 1243 5th Street. In 1933, working for Schuyler U. Bunnell, purchased Bunnell Photo Shop that year. The shop continued in operation at 9th and “D” Streets under the proprietorship of Leonard “Bud” Fellows, Jr. (1921-2006).

Fernald, C. E.
Active: 1933
Location(s):

1933 at 1082 Lamont

Fessenden, Charles Pierce
Active: 1869 – 1884
Company name:

[art gallery]

Location(s):

1869 at 6th and “K” Street St;
1875 at 5th and “E” Street

Fessenden, C. P. (Charles Pierce), 1820-1884
b. 26 Dec 1820, Boston, Masschusetts – d. 08 Feb 1884, San Diego, California. Worked in his father’s foundry at an early age. Came to California in 1849. In 1872, his brother joined him in San Diego where Charles had opened an art gallery in 1869, located at 6th and “K” Street. While in San Diego, Charles took pictures of many prominent San Diegans, his specialty being the small “carte de viste” the personalized calling card fo the day. The 1874 San Diego City Directory, Illustrated contained many of his photographs. J. A. Sherriff bought Fessenden’s art gallery and operated the place after 1876. Charles left his estate to his brother Ferdinand Stone Fessenden. In February 1872, Fessenden was assisted by Mr. Vale of San Bernardino in taking views of the city to be formed together to make photos 42″ in length. While he had first been at 6th Avenue and K, in May 1875 he moved to the corner of 5th and “E”; in April 1876, he did lease the studio to Sherriff. The place had a superior sky-light and Sherriff, having been in business in San Francisco for 10 years, took over.

See SDHC resource(s):

OP 1013 / 17597-5

References:

Palmquist, Peter E. “Fessenden, Charles Pierce in Pioneer Photographers of the Far West: A Biographical Dictionary, 1840-1965, p. 228.
Fish, Howard S.
Active: 1928
Location(s):

1928 at 964 5th Avenue, Room 200

Fisher, C. W.
Active: 1893 – 1894
Location(s):

1893-1894 at 844 5th

Fisher, George
Active: 1893 – 1894
Fitch, Herbert Richardson (Nellie Stocking)
Active: 1899 – 1940
Company name:

Fitch Photo Studios

Location(s):

1899-1901 at 1058 6th;
1903-1908 at 1035 6th;
1909-1923 at 1243 5th;
1924-1925 at 1261 5th;
1926-1930 1338 5th;
1931-1936 at 430 “B”;
1939-1940 at 964 5th Avenue, Room 529

Fitch, Herbert R. (Herbert Richardson), 1868-1958
b. 02 Aug 1868, Andover, Connecticut – d. Nov 1958, San Diego, California. Born in Connecticut, he is shown on the 1904 Great Register as being 36 years old. He graduated from MIT in 1892; establishing the Fitch Photo Studios in San Diego in 1897 when he bought out the Sherriff studios in that year. In the process he acquired negatives going back to 1870.

See SDHC resource(s):

References:

Fitch’s life is chronicled in newspaper (San Diego Union 27 Dec 1942);
Andrews, Ralph W. Photographers of the Frontier West: Their Lives and Works 1875 to 1915, 1965;
Booth, Larry, [article], San Diego Magazine, April 1969;
Woodward, Ruth Fitch. “Fitch, Herbert Richardson” (PDF) typescript, 5 Jun 1964.
Flenner, Harry Abram (Geneva M.)
Active: 1933 – 1934
Company name:

Flenner & Bryan

Location(s):

1933-1934 at 854 4th Avenue, Rooms 404-406

Flenner, Harry Abram, 1895-1977
b. 27 Feb 1895, San Diego, California – d. 16 May 1977. Studio with Robert F. Bryan.

Forbes, Mel Devereaux
Active: 1953 – 1975
Company names:

Palomar Pictures (1963-1970);
Aerial Photobank (1975);
Giant Photo

Location(s):

1953-1975 at Sensor Studio, “E” Street

Forbes, Melson “Mel” Devereaux, 1903-1980
b. 15 Feb 1903, St. Paul, Minnesota – d. 14 Aug 1980, San Diego, California.

Fortin, Felix
Active: 1880 – 1890
Company name:

Fortin & Yeoward

Location(s):

1886-1887 at corner of 7th and “H” Street;
1889-1890 at 1620 “H” Street

Great Register 1880-1887 indicates Fortin was a native of Illinois, age 31. Also “Fostin”. May be “Fortin, J.”

See SDHC resource(s):

OP 2303 / 201056-A;
81:10060

Fortin, William Franklin
Active: 1908 – 1909

Fortin, William Franklin, 1878-1959
b. 21 Apr 1878, Pennsylvania – d. 01 Feb 1959, San Diego, California. The 1908-1909 Great Register indicates he was 31 years of age, a native of Pennsylvania.

Foster, J. B.
Active: 1893 – 1894
Foster, J. L.
Active: 1897
Company name:

Excelsior

Location(s):

1897 at 1622 “H” Street

Fostin, F.
Active: 1889 – 1890
Company name:

F. Fostin & H. V. Yeoward

Location(s):

1889-1890 at 1630 “H” Street

1889-1890 city directory listing, page 137: “Fostin & Yeoward, photographers. F. Fostin and H. V. Yeoward, 1620 H.” But see also p. 465: “Fortin & Yeoward” [same address]. Directory includes listing for “F. Fostin” [same business address, no residential]. No personal listing for Yeoward.

References:

Monteith, J. C. “Fostin & Yeoward, Photographers.” Monteith’s Directory of San Diego and Vicinity for 1889-1890, pp. 137, 465.
Fox, Edward W.
Active: 1889 – 1894
Company names:

Art Emporium;
Fox & Proeless

Location(s):

1889 at 721-723 6th Street – Art Emporium;
1893-1894 at 1622 “H” Street – Fox & Proeless

b. 10 Nov 1869, Kasson, Hungary – d. ?. Fox came to New York at age of 8; to San Diego working for various firms and in January 1889 at less than 20 years of age, he began a business for himself as proprietor of the “Art Emporium” at 721-723 Sixth Street. (In 1893-1894 he was located at 1622 “H” under the firm name of Fox and (Eugene) Proeless.) Listed as E. M. Fox – may not be the same Fox.

Fox & Proeless
Active: 1893 – 1894
Location(s):

1893-1894 at 1622 “H” Street

Photographers: Edward W. Fox and Eugene Proeless

Freeman, Maurice A. (Bertha Reupsch)
Active: 1911 – 1922
Location(s):

1911-1922 at 965 5th Avenue, Room 9

b. 25 Nov 1876 – d. 28 Mar 1961, San Diego, California. He lived in San Diego 51 years.

Freiburghouse, H. C. (Rose A. Frauen)
Active: 1936 – 1937
Location(s):

1936-1937 at 4225 38th

Hobart Clair Freiburghouse, 1903-1941
b. 10 Aug 1903, Kansas – d. 18 Oct 1941, San Diego, California. Spelled “Frieburghouse” in 1937 directory. U.S. Navy enlisted, buried at Rosencrans. Wife Rose Freiburghouse is listed on 1940 U.S. Census as head of household, occupation: photographer. In 1942 city directory (residential listing), her occupation is listed as photo finisher. Rose A. Freiburghouse née Frauen, 1906-2000

Frey, Jack
Active: 1942
Location(s):

1942 at 720 5th Avenue

Froide, J. P.
Active: 1928 – 1942
Company names:

Froide Studio;
Froide Foto Finishing Co.

Location(s):

1928-1942 at 1868 Bacon

Fujimoto, I.
Active: 1922 – 1930
Location(s):

1922-1930 at 538 5th Avenue

In 1930 studio is listed under Mrs. I Fujimoto.

Fullmer, William R.
Active: 1930 – 1931
Location(s):

1930-1931 at 121 Broadway, Room 317

Furman, Robert H.
Active: 1895 – 1900
Location(s):

1895 at 1058 5th Avenue;
1897-1900 at 1027 5th Avenue

Furman, R. H. (Robert Henry), 1840-1905
b. 08 Jun 1840, Victor NY – d. 10 May 1905, California. Listed in the 1894-1895 Great Register, a native of New York, age 54. In 1894 the papers noted he had returned from Pueblo to remain here fitting up an unusually artistic photographic studio at 1058 5th Avenue on the ground floor.

See SDHC resource(s):

C116OP 2242 / 18205-6

References:

Robert Henry Furman.” Wilson’s Photographic Magazine 42 (1905): 313–14.
Gaebel, Arthur H.
Active: 1911 – 1914
Company name:

Gaebel Engraving Co.

Location(s):

1911-1914 at 861 6th Avenue, Ninth floor (Timken Building)

See also: William B. Becker

Gainsborough Studio
Active: 1918 – 1930
Location(s):

1918-1919 – 1047 5th Avenue;
1926-1929 – 912 Broadway and 427 “E” Street;
1930 – 427 “E” Street

Photographers, associated at various times: Ralph H. Adams (1926-1929); Katherine Hall (1930); Laura Maguire (1921); Mildred Major (1922); W. O. Way (1918-1919).

Gamble, G. R.
Active: 1911 – 1914
Location(s):

1911-1912 at 1037 1st Avenue;
1913 at 716 “F”;
1914 at 109 “F”

Gannon, Anne
Active: 1929
Company name:

Hartsook Studios

Location(s):

1929 at 1050 9th Avenue

Listed as manager of Fred Hartook, Inc., in 1929 city directory listing.

Gannon, Patrick C. (Naomi)
Active: 1928 – 1929
Location(s):

1928-1929 at 212 Broadway

Photographer with R. V. Thompson

Gapps, A. V.
Location(s):

106 4th Street

See SDHC resource(s):

OP 2538 / 79-SDHS-507 / 80:3471

Gavett, James S.
Active: 1935 – 1940
Location(s):

1935-1940 at 837 4th Avenue

Listed as photo finisher at Handley Camera Exchange in 1941 city directory.

Geddes, Lewis J. (Frances Mildred Lethicke)
Active: 1935 – 1940
Location(s):

1935-1940 at 2745 San Diego Avenue

Geddes, Lewis John, 1888-1954
b. 25 Nov 1888, Toronto, Ontario, Canada – d. 15 Aug 1954, Saanich, British Columbia. In Los Angeles from 1923, came to San Diego ca. 1928 and set up studio gallery in the Casa de Machado adobe, Old Town. Wife Frances was a painter.

See SDHC resource(s):

References:

Degelman, John. “Early Adobe Houses Show in Museum, Photo Display,” San Diego Union 29 Mar 1936 (Sec. II, 1:5-6, 2:2);
Lewis Geddes Notebooks, 1930-1937, UC San Diego Library (http://library.ucsd.edu/speccoll/findingaids/mss0129.html);
Scharf, Thomas L. “Painting Ladies: Frances Mildred Geddes,” Journal of San Diego History, Vol. 32, no. 3 (Summer 1986).
Geier, Leon R. (Jean)
Active: 1939 – 1940
Location(s):

1939-1940 at 1005 Broadway

Geisselmann, Otto E. (Wilhelmina)
Active: 1928 – 1931
Location(s):

1928-1931 at 4346 Oregon Street

Geisselmann, Otto Eugen, 1881-1955
b. 01 Sep 1881, Stuttgart, Germany – d. 13 Apr 1955. Immig. 1882. Wilhelmina passed away in 1952 at the age of 72 having lived in San Diego 32 years.

Geraus, Rudolph (Kathryn B.)
Active: 1927 – 1928
Location(s):

1927-1928 at 419 Broadway

Geraus, Rudolph John, 1884-1953
b. 1884, Vienna, Austria – d. 30 May 1953, Los Angeles, California. Immig. 1902. Photograph finisher. Later in Los Angeles.

Geyer, Leon R. (Virginia)
Active: 1940

b. ca. 1911, New Jersey – d. ?. 1940 U.S. Census lists “Leon R. Geyer” occ. photographer, own studio; wife Virginia is listed as photographer’s assistant.

Gibson, Lola H.
Active: 1931 – 1940
Company names:

Austin Studio;
Lasswell & Gibson Studio

Location(s):

1931-1933 at 728-730 Broadway – Austin Studio;
1939-1940 at 722 Broadway – Lasswell & Gibson

1939-1940 studio with Frank L. Lasswell.

Gleave, Richard E. (Martha C.)
Active: 1918 – 1939
Company name:

Gleave’s Photo Studio (1918)

Location(s):

1918 at 1033 6th Avenue (Gleave’s Photo Studio);
1919-1920 at 725 Broadway, Room 32;
1922 at 5019 Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach;
1939 at 4665 Park Boulevard

Gleave, Richard Edwin, 1878-1939
b. 17 Aug 1878, England – d. 26 Jul 1939, San Diego, California. Immig. 1892. In 1939 city directory, listed as “Gleaves” under “Photographic Apparatus and Supplies..”

Glockner, Frank A.
Active: 1918
Company name:

Glockner & Wright

Location(s):

1918 at 514 “F” Street

Studio with Harry R. Wright.

Glover’s Art Studio
Active: 1903 – 1905
Location(s):

1903-1905 at 931 5th Avenue;
1905 at 1512 “H” Street

Photographers: M. V. Hunter (1903, operator); Arthur L. McKay (1905).

Goedike, W. D.
Active: 1927
Location(s):

1927 at 121 Broadway, Rooms 413 and 317, Spreckels Theatre Building

Gohlich, Edward
Location(s):

635 State Street

See SDHC resource(s):

81:9241 / OP 15160 (color)

Gold, Leon
Active: 1942
Location(s):

1942 at 441 C

Gooch, J. B. (amateur)
Location(s):

National City

Work owned by _____ Osborn, National City.

Gray, Edward H. (Anna B.)
Active: 1918 – 1921
Location(s):

1918 at 928 Ft. Stockton Dr (home);
1919-1920 at 4431 Alabama (home);
1921 at 4244 30th Street (home)

Green, Clifford T. (Lettice)
Active: 1921
Location(s):

1921 at 741 12th Street

Green, Leland (Bessie)
Active: 1918
Company name:

Matteson & Green

Location(s):

1918 at 741 5th Avenue

b. ? – d. 16 Jul 1951. Studio with John W. Matteson

Green, Robert V.

The 1908-1909 Great Register of Voters lists him as being from Nebraska and aged 40.

Greene, J. Edward B.
Active: 1913
Location(s):

1913 at 1015 “C” Avenue, Coronado

1907-1908 in Pasadena.

Grey, Walter J.
Active: 1939 – 1940
Company name:

Walter J. Grey Co.

Location(s):

1939-1940 at 713 “C” Street

Griffith, H. S.
Active: 1897
Location(s):

1897 at 614 5th Avenue (Backesto Building)

“Successor to H. E. Coonley”. Advertisement: “Having just returned with Co. B, I have reopened my gallery at 614 Fifth st, cor. H. where I will be pleased to meet all old and new customers. Prices and work that will please. H. S. Griffith” San Diego Union, 22 Oct 1898, p.3.

Grove, Louis P.
Active: 1908 – 1910
Location(s):

1908 at 554 “D” Street;
1909-1910 at 832 5th Street

The 1908-1909 Great Register listed him as aged 43, a native of Iowa.

Guilford, George
Company name:

Landis Aerial Photo

Location(s):

9484 Chesapeake Drive, Suite 802

See SDHC resource(s):

Photographers Logos Book 3

Guzman, Joseph V. (Naomi)
Active: 1940
Location(s):

1940 at 4285 University Avenue

Haase, Joseph M. F. (Mary)
Active: 1920s – 1930s
Location(s):

1920s-1930s at North Island Naval Air Station et al.

Haase, J. M. F. (Joseph Malta Fredrick), 1892-1959
b. 29 Sep 1892, San Francisco, California – d. 09 Sep 1959, San Diego, California.

See SDHC resource(s):

References:

S. Larson et al. “The Joseph M. F. Haase Photographic Collection” (PDF), ca.1989 [typescript].
Hale, Herbert A. (Grace S. Russell)
Active: 1888 – 1891
Location(s):

1888-1891 at G Avenue between 9th and 10th

b. ca. 1864, Vermont – d. 08 Jun 1935, Portland, Oregon. In 1888-1892 Great Register lists him as age 26, a native of Vermont. In Portand from 1891 to 1935.

References:

Hale, Herbert A. (Portland), Oregon Photographers: 1852-1917. Summarizes Palmquist, Peter (unpublished research notes).
Hall, Harry E.
Active: 1921
Location(s):

1921 at 820 5th Avenue

Hall, Katherine
Active: 1930
Company name:

Gainsborough Studio

Location(s):

1930 at 427 “E” Street

Hallett-Taylor Co.
Active: 1906 – 1907
Location(s):

1906-1907 at Hotel del Coronado

See also: Harold A. Taylor

Hamm, Les
Active: 1942 – 1946
Company name:

Les Hamm Photo

Photos published frequently in San Diego Union. See also: SDHC Photographers Logos Book 3.

See SDHC resource(s):

20253-18 / OP 2331

Handley Camera Exchange
Active: 1940 – 1942
Location(s):

1940-1942 at 7888 Girard Avenue, La Jolla

Listed in city directory under ‘Photographic Apparatus and Supplies.’ Photo finisher: James S. Gavett (1941)

Harnetty, George W.
Active: 1939 – 1940
Location(s):

1939-1940 at 3278 Main Street

Hartsook Studios
Active: 1918 – 1942+
Company names:

Fred Hartsook, Inc.;
Hartsook Studios (1932-1942);

Location(s):

1918-1919 at Cabrillo Theatre Building;
1920-1928 at 331 Plaza, The Cabrillo Theatre Building (Fred Hartsook, Inc.);
1930 at 1050 9th;
1932 at 964 5th Avenue R232

Hartsook Studios were in many cities including San Diego, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. San Diego photographers et al., various times: Anne Gannon (1929); Adelaide Shultz (193); Oral Bacon (1932); Louise Rodgers (1937-1939); Ralph H. Adams (1941).

See SDHC resource(s):

OP 2971

Hatfield & Potter, Fotografers
Location(s):

1629 “F” Street

See SDHC resource(s):

OP 1282;
OP 2621 / 19533-3

Havens, Louis A. (Esther M.)
Active: 1911 – 1915+
Company name:

Havens Studio & Art Shop

Location(s):

1911-1915+ at Escondido

Havens, L. A. (Louis Alphonso), 1884-1963
b. 09 Dec 1884, Saunders County, Nebraska – d. 02 Aug 1963, Orange, California.

See SDHC resource(s):

5513-12-03T00:00:00Z

References:

Covey, Stephen A. Early Escondido: The Louis A. Havens Collection. Arcadia Publishing, 2008
Hawley, Robert A. (Mary)
Active: 1938 – 1939
Location(s):

1938-1939 at 3781 5th Avenue

Hazard, Fred S. (Irene Wagner)
Active: 1940
Company name:

Austin Studio

Location(s):

1940 at 730 Broadway

b. 15 Mar 1909, Colorado – d. 17 Jan 2006, Escondido.

Hazelip, Mike
Active: 1942 – 1950s
Location(s):

1942-1950s at San Diego

Hazelip, “Mike” (Norval Leon) Jr., 1910-1961
b. 01 Apr 1910, Pennsylvania – d. 14 Apr 1961, San Diego, California.

See SDHC resource(s):

Hebard, Charles E. (Edith)
Active: 1925 – 1941
Company name:

Hebard Bros.

Location(s):

1127 6th Avenue;
4629 Green, Ocean Beach

Hebard, Charles Ellis, 1869-1957
b. 04 Oct 1869, Iowa – d. 05 Jun 1957, San Diego, California. Listed as “Hebard, C. E.” in 1925 and 1926 city directories.

Hebard, Fred L.
Active: 1927 – 1941
Company name:

Hebard Bros.

Location(s):

1127 6th Avenue;
4629 Green, Ocean Beach

Hebard, Fred Larimer, 1868-1957
b. 04 Aug 1868, Iowa – d. 28 Apr 1957, San Diego, California. “Hebard, F. L.” in 1927 city directory. Had a photography gallery in Des Moines in 1920.

See SDHC resource(s):

OP 11329

Hebard Bros
Active: 1941 – 1942
Location(s):

1941-1942 at 4629 Green

Photographers: Charles E. and Fred L. Hebard

See SDHC resource(s):

2006.79.1 / TR-50 /

Heger, Vernon G. (Helen E. / Elizabeth)
Active: 1940 – 1941
Location(s):

1940-1941 at 1563 5th Avenue

Heger, Vernon George, 1917-1993
b. 19 Jul 1917, North Dakota – d. 17 Oct 1993, San Diego, California.

See SDHC resource(s):

References:

“Photo/Imagery: Creativity with a Camera,” San Diego Union, 14 May 1967, p. 75.
Heilbrun, Bruno
Active: 1942
Location(s):

1942 at 608 B

Hemenway, Walter G. (Emelia (Cornelia Sweitzer))
Active: 1901 – 1906
Location(s):

1901-1906 at 1025 5th Avenue

Hemenway, W. G. (Walter George), 1870-1940
b. 18 Sep 1870, Illinois – d. 25 Feb 1940, San Diego, California. Sold (1906) to Frederick W. Baldwin. Later in Los Angeles.

See SDHC resource(s):

10109-22

References:

Walter George Hemenway, The Hemenways [genealogy blog]
Hendrey, Melvin A. (Alma)
Active: 1940
Location(s):

1940 at 124 30th Street

Hendricks, Benjamin F. (Ada)
Active: 1921 – 1922
Location(s):

1921-1922 at 920 4th Avenue, Room 8

Hendry, M. A.
Active: 1940
Location(s):

1940 at 124 30th

Herford, W. B.
Active: 1891
Location(s):

1891 at Allyn Block at corner of 5th and “E”.

The Golden Era of May 1891 advertised his crayon portraits; he enlarged photos in his studio in the Allyn Block at corner of 5th and “E”.

Hersh, William L. (Anna)
Active: 1922
Location(s):

1922 at 919 4th Avenue, Room 1

Hesley, Augustus
Active: 1921
Location(s):

1921 at 345 Alameda Boulevard, Coronado

b. ca. 1865, New York – d. 26 Nov 1939, San Diego, California.

Hester, Thomas (Luella)
Active: 1930s – 1942
Company name:

Hester & Sayas

Location(s):

1930s-1942 at 319 Spruce

b. 07 Oct 1903, Oklahoma – d. 15 May 1969, San Diego, California. One of the first to work in natural color photography and lithography, he maintained a Spanish Village studio in Balboa Park in the late 1930s. Produced technical manuals for Consolidated Aircraft and for Ryan Aeronautical Co. before entering business for himself. His company serviced silk screen and printing trades with color film negatives.

References:

“Thomas Hester rites held;
photographer, lithographer,” San Diego Union 17 May 1969, p. 24.
Hester & Smith, Inc.
Location(s):

2666 India

Lithography and printing

Hetzel, Leo / Victor Leopold (Stella)
Active: 1913
Location(s):

1913 at 126 South 5th Street, El Centro

Hetzel, Leo (Victor Leopold), 1877-1949
b. 18 Nov 1877, Port Elizabeth, South Africa – d. 06 Jul 1949, California. Hetzel was born in South Africa and moved to Los Angeles; he and Estella J. Davis (1881-1950) were married there in 1908. Hetzel opened his studio in El Centro in October 1913. Primarily a portrait photographer, he died in 1949.

See SDHC resource(s):

OP 358 / 9906-1

References:

Livernois, Joe, and Victor Leopold Hetzel. Hetzel the Photographer: Impressions of Imperial Valley. Pioneer Pub., 1982;
Hetzel, Ryan. “Great Grandpa – Hetzel the Photographer” Hyryz Blog (13 May 2014) https://hyryz.wordpress.com/tag/hetzel-the-photographer/;
24 years ago, local man came across a large collection of Hetzel photography,” El Centro Chamber of Commerce (15 Dec 2014), http://www.elcentrochamber.org/news/details/24-years-ago-local-man-came-across-a-large-collection-of-hetzel-photography
Hmlier, Hmler or Hmuler, Milford
Active: 1908 – 1909

1908-1909 Great Register lists his age as 30, and a native of Mississippi. Probably Milford Vance Hunter.

Hockett, W. E. (Willis E.) (Sybil B.)
Active: 1940
Location(s):

1940 at 2828 University Avenue

Home studio with wife.

Hodson, C. W. B.
Active: 1913
Location(s):

1913 at La Mesa;
1917 in Oakland

Hodson, Charles William Barnes, 1877-
b. 14 Feb 1877 – d. ?.

Hoedel, Robert O.
Active: 1906
Company name:

Hallett-Taylor Co.

Location(s):

1906 at Hotel del Coronado

Holmerud, Edward C. (LaVon S. Judd)
Active: 1939 – 1942
Company name:

Mission Beach Photo Shop

Location(s):

1939-1942 at 3740 Mission Boulevard

Holmerud, Edward Clarence, 1899-1985
b. 10 Jul 1899, Minnesota – d. 28 Feb 1985, San Diego, California. Spelling “Homerud” is a second listing in 1941 city directory (same home address).

See SDHC resource(s):

80:2585 / OP 2074

Homann, Edward Jr.
Active: 1906 – 1907
Location(s):

1906-1907 at 1906 at 931 5th Avenue

The 1906-1907 Great Register listed him as 42 and a native of Pennsylvania.

Hubbard, Albert M. (Marian)
Active: 1931 – 1941
Company names:

Sensor Studio;
Hubbard & Sensor

Location(s):

1931-1941 at 935 “E”

1925-1940+ sometimes studio with Guy S. Sensor.

Hubbard & Sensor
Active: 1939 – 1942
Location(s):

1939-1942 at 935 E

Photographers Albert M. Hubbard and Guy S. Sensor

Hugo, Leo / Leopold
Active: 1911
Location(s):

1911 at 1911 at 7902 Girard, La Jolla;
1929 at 1025 Prospect

Art Store. Look at neg #80:8864 made from #OP6080 [? No photographers information on this print]

Hunt, James Warren
Company name:

James Warren Hunt Photographer

Location(s):

521 3rd Avenue, Chula Vista

See also: SDHC Photographers Logos Book 3.

Hunter, M. V. (Della Vincent)
Active: 1899 – 1907
Company names:

Glover’s Art Studio;
A. J. Stephens

Hunter, Milford Vance, 1880-1908
b. Jun 1880, Mississippi – d. 15 Aug 1908, San Diego, California. City directories list as a photographer from 1899-1900. Operator with Glover’s Art Studio (1903); photographer with A. J. Stephens (1907). 1906-1907 the Great Register lists him as 29 and from Mississippi.

Iler, F. M. ((Sophronia) Rebecca Flack)
Active: 1899 – 1901
Location(s):

1899-1901 at 657 5th Avenue

Iler, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1852-1943
b. 07 Jan 1852, Illinois – d. 13 May 1943, Los Angeles, California. Primarily a painter; lived most of his life in Los Angeles. See Hughes, Edan Milton. Artists in California, 1786-1940. Hughes Pub. Co., 1989.

Illingworth, Phillip L. (Ann)
Active: 1938 – 1939
Company name:

Austin Studio

Location(s):

1938-1939 at 730 Broadway

Ingalls, Edwin D.
Active: 1888 – 1894

b. ca. 1841, New York – d. ?. 1888-1894 Great Register lists him as 47 and from New York.

Irby, H. S.
Active: 1934 – 1935
Location(s):

1934-1935 at 245 E Main, El Cajon

Irish, George S. (Kate Varnum)
Active: 1899 – 1901
Company name:

Elite Studio

Location(s):

1899-1900 at southeast corner 5th Aand “F” Street – Elite;
1901 at 767 5th Avenue – Elite Studio

b. May 1857, England; immig. Ca. 1882 – d. 16 Jun 1939, Los Angeles, California. The paper of January 30, 1884 said he would build a large store at Elsinore, two stories; a George S. Irish of that time was also involved in real estate at Blythe–may be two different men.

References:

Stone, Joe. “Yesterday in the West: Colorado River tapped for Palo Verde Valley a century ago,” San Diego Union, 5 Jun 1977, p. G-2;
Woodward, Arthur. “Empire on the Colorado: the romance of Thomas Blythe.” The Desert Magazine, Feb 1939, 2(4), 22–24, 39–40. Internet Archive.
Irwin, Robert M. (Mabel)
Active: 1919
Location(s):

1919 at 1919 at 1060 3rd Avenue;
in later years at Oceanside

b. ca. 1892, Iowa – d. ?.

Issott, James H. (Anna Wendt)
Active: 1917 – 1921
Company names:

Issott & Hazen (1916);
Issott & Cornell (1917-1921)

Location(s):

1917 at 1038 5th Avenue, Room 15;
1918-1921 at 964 5th Avenue, Room 200

Issott, James Henry, 1876-1953
b. 28 Oct 1876, England – d. 1953, Medford, Oregon. Immig. 1890. San Diego Union 5 Sep 1916 photo credit “Issott & Hazen” (p. 6). Relocated to Medford, Oregon, and had studio there with wife Anna Wendt from 1919 to 1927.

1917-1921 studio with Clara B. Cornell.

Jacobs, A. Lincoln (Mildred)
Active: 1928
Location(s):

1928 at 432 “F”, Room 325

Jacobs, Abraham Lincoln, ca. 1861-
b. ca. 1861, Illinois – d. ?.

Jacobs, Charles C.
Active: 1911
Company name:

Vreeland & Jacobs

Location(s):

1911 at 931 5th Avenue

Studio with George J. Vreeland, 1907

James, Enos P. (Edna D.)
Active: 1913 – 1920
Location(s):

1913 at 1038 5th Avenue, Room 24;
1914-1915 at 1023 7th Avenue;
1916-1920 at 307 “C”;
1918-1920 at 1148 5th Avenue

James, Enos Polk, 1878-
b. 23 Aug 1878, Iowa – d. ?. Lists musician and photographer as professions and gives 307 “C” Street and Savoy Theatre as employment addresses on 1917 draft registration.

See SDHC resource(s):

81:12559

Jean Leon Studio
Location(s):

1005 Broadway

See SDHC resource(s):

OP 15605/23

Jensen, Jacob W. (Ida H.)
Active: 1906
Location(s):

1906 at 820 5th Avenue

b. ? – d. 02 Apr 1955. Mrs. Jensen (Ida Henrietta Jensen née Richter, b. 10 Mar 1880 Pennsylvania) died October 28, 1949 at age of 69.

Jessen, A. and E.
Active: ca. 1953
Company name:

Jessen Photographers

Location(s):

ca. 1953 at Lemon Grove

See SDHC resource(s):

MN 79-312;
79:760

Jones, E. F.
Active: 1919
Location(s):

1919 at 238 Broadway

Jones, John H. (Grace R.)
Active: 1910 – 1941
Company names:

The Photo Place (1916);
Sunset Studios (1917);
Sunset Photo Studios (1918-1922);
American Photo Engraving (1924-1925)

Location(s):

1910-1913 at 1433 “D”;
1913 at 919 4th Avenue, Room 31;
1915-1916 at 919 4th, Room 31;
1916 at 533 Broadway;
1916 at 905 Broadway – The Photo Place;
1917 at 1266 4th Avenue – Sunset Studios;
533 Broadway, Rooms 9 and 19;
1918 at 1266 4th – Sunset Photo Studios;
1922 at 2764 India Street – Sunset Photo Studios;
1924-1925 at same address as American Photo Engraving;
1941 at 2764 India

b. ? – d. 15 Nov 1951.

Jorgensen, Carl G. (Regina B.)
Active: 1939 – 1941
Company name:

University Photo Studio

Location(s):

1939-1941 at 1251 University Avenue

Judd, C. W. (Alinda M.)
Active: 1892 – 1897
Company names:

Turner & Judd;
Parker & Judd

Location(s):

1892-1894 at 860 5th Avenue;
1895-1897 at 844 5th Avenue

Judd, C. W. (Chauncey Williams) ca. 1860-
b. ca. 1860, Minnesota – d. ?. The 1888-1892 Great Register of voters shows him as 29 and from Minnesota; the newspaper of January 1, 1892 records him as being a first class photographer; located upstairs at 860 5th Avenue where he had latest devices for photography. He and his wife had a one-house rig on the sands of Pacific Beach in 1888. They lived in a slab-covered sided cabin on the silver terrace, a subdivision at the mouth of Mission Valley on Linda Vista Road. A picture of their home is shown in the Silver Terrace File, Mission Valley. Turner & Judd were successors to the San Diego View Company doing photos for Golden Era. In 1900, Judd opened a studio in Denver, Colorado.

See SDHC resource(s):

Santa Barbara Mission (“Judd, Landscape Photographer. Successor to Turner & Judd”);
80:4129

Kaland, Carl W. (Nancy B.)
Active: 1938 – 1940
Company name:

Kaland’s Foto Industries

Location(s):

1938-1940 at 3024 El Cajon Boulevard

See SDHC resource(s):

See also: Photographers Logos Book 3.

Kamman, E. N.
Active: 1915
Location(s):

1915 at 1957 Defoe, Ocean Beach

Spelled “Kammann” in 1915 directory.

Kane, Verna M. (Miss)
Active: 1911
Location(s):

1911 at 832 5th Avenue

Kasmith, Ronald
Active: 1935 – 1936
Location(s):

1935 at 2579 University Avenue;
1936 at 916 W. Washington Street

Kazikowski, Gene
Active: 1950 – 1967

Kazikowski, Eugene, 1925-2009
b. 11 Oct 1925, Wisconsin – d. 21 Jan 2009, Hemet, California.

See SDHC resource(s):

C68 Gene Kazikowski Aerial Photograph Collection;
4149-2;
OP 3301 / 6051-E, 15942

Kearny Photo Service
Location(s):

1922 at 438 W. Broadway;
1923-1940 at 1407 5th Avenue

Photographer: Walter E. Averrett

Keddie, Howard T. (Lella M.)
Active: 1941
Location(s):

1941 at 2340 El Cajon Boulevard;
3003 El Cajon Boulevard

See SDHC resource(s):

81:10283 / OP 7583

Kemmler, Florence B. (Roland Schneider)
Active: 1921 – 1932
Location(s):

1921-1932 at 3150 Logan Avenue

Kemmler, Florence B., 1900-1973
b. 12 Apr 1900, Ohio – d. 09 Feb 1973, San Diego, California. Florence B. Kemmler was born in 1900 and her family moved to San Diego in 1920 where she met Roland Schneider. Together they went on to become award winning amateur photographers with exhibits in galleries around the world. In 1934, they married and had a son, Roland Ernest Schneider. That same year Ernest Roland Schneider died and Florence Kemmler Schneider stopped taking photographs.

See SDHC resource(s):

References:

Florence B. Kemmler,” Getty ULAN
Kendall, Erwin K. (Ruth)
Active: 1928
Location(s):

1928 at 3568 Arizona Street

Kendall, R. A.
Active: 1888 – 1892

1888-1892 the Great Register shows him as 50 and from Wisconsin.

Kilbourne, Ruth
Active: 1928 – 1934
Location(s):

1928-1934 at 4225 Arden Way

King, G. R.
Active: 1931 – 1934
Location(s):

1931-1934 at Carlsbad

Klindt, Charles (Carl Augustus) (Martha Becker)
Active: 1892 – 1897
Company name:

Chicago Photograph Gallery

Location(s):

1892-1897 at 657 5th Avenue

Klindt, Charles A. (Carl Augustus), ca. 1856-1933
b. ca. 1856 – d. Feb 1933. 1892-1894 Great Register indicated he was 36 years old and from Germany. Klindt was born in Kiel, Germany, one of a set of triplets; he learned photography in Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Davenport, Iowa. Came to San Diego in 1887. In 1889, Klindt joined the Chicago Photograph Gallery of John H. Blome (corner 7th and “H”); in 1891, he bought out the gallery and moved it to 657 5th Avenue where he remained until 1897. H. D. Whisler bought Klindt’s studio in 1987.

Knutson, Elsa
Active: 1937
Location(s):

1937 at 913 7th Avenue

Koerner, Fred J.
Active: 1890 – 1890
Location(s):

1890-1890 at San Luis Rey

b. ca. 1865, Indiana – d. ?. 1888-1892 Great Register listed him as 25 years old and from Indiana, a resident of San Luis Rey. Maybe Koerner, Frederick J., photographer active in Portland, Oregon in 1898.

Kornmann, Eugene
Active: 1919
Location(s):

1919 at 1881 Bacon and 5019 Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach

Krout, Ben (Lou G. Bigelow)
Active: 1926 – 1937
Location(s):

1926 at 1115 Orange Avenue, Coronado;
1930-1937 at 1115 Orange Avenue

b. ca. 1877 – d. 18 Jan 1937. Ben Krout, age 60 at his death in 1937; a resident of Coronado 14 years. His wife was photographer Lou Goodale Bigelow.

Krum, J. H. (Marie)
Active: 1938 – 1940
Company name:

San Diego Camera Exchange

Location(s):

1938-1940 at 828 Broadway

Marie Krum (widow of J. H.) from 1941 same address, photo supplies.

Lasswell, Frank L. (Josephine E.)
Active: 1935 – 1940
Company names:

Lasswell Studio;
Lasswell-Gibson Studio

Location(s):

1935-1940 at 722 Broadway, Second floor

Lasswell, Frank Leroy, 1882-1951
b. 21 Jan 1882, El Paso, Illinois – d. 05 Jan 1951, California. Died in 1951, age 68. A native of Illinois; lived in San Diego 23 years.

See also Lola H. Gibson.

See SDHC resource(s):

2010.40.5-op

Lasswell-Gibson Studio
Active: 1939 – 1942
Location(s):

1939-1942 at 722 Broadway 2nd Fl

Photographers: Frank L. Lasswell and Lola H. Gibson

Leavitt, Harry C. (Iris)
Active: 1920 – 1925
Location(s):

1920-1925 at 1925 at 419 Broadway

b. 27 Aug 1894, California – d. 04 Oct 1963, California. Both Iris and Harry Leavitt list occupation as photographer on 1920 U.S. Census.

Lenz, J. M. (Ella Carmean)
Active: 1887 – 1895
Company names:

Berlin Art Studio (1887-1890);
Lenz’s Temple of Music and Art (1892-1893)

Location(s):

1887-1890 at 657 5th Avenue;
1892-1893 at 1031-1033 5th Avenue;
1893-1895 at corner 5th and “E” Street;
1897-1900 at 929 5th Avenue;
1901 931 5th Avenue

Lenz, Jakob M., 1852-1926
b. 08 Sep 1852, Germany – d. 10 May 1926, Davenport, Iowa. Immg. 1872. The 1888-1892 Great Register shows him as 36 years old and from Germany; portrait appeared in the Seaport News of 28 April 1894. He began as an artist in 1872 in Springfield, Illinois; 22 years in the photographic profession; advertisement appeared in the same newspaper 19 and 26 of May 1894. He opened his fine music and art room on 5th street, between “C” and “D” on May 5, 1890. The front room was finished in terra cotta, with pale blue on the ceiling, and a handsome portier at the rear of the room divided the art room from the musical department. Here was a flight of stairs leading into an artist room furnished in the latest design with every facility for producing the finest photographs.

See the San Diego Union of May 26, 1889 for a biographical sketch and the Golden Era of December 1889, pages 616-6217 for another, with a pen and ink sketch of him. The Illustrated History of Southern California published in 1890, pages 374-375, also characterizes him.

See SDHC resource(s):

18142-13;
OP 2077 / 80:2587

References:

“Jacob M. Lenz, Genial Local Photographer, Died Monday Afternoon,” Davenport Democrat and Leader, 11 May 1926.
Leonard, Joseph H. (Marie N.)
Active: 1914 – 1916
Location(s):

1914 at 919 4th Avenue, Room 31;
1915-1916 at 137 Broadway

Lewis, M. E.
Active: 1912 – 1919
Company names:

Todd & Lewis;
Lewis Studio

Location(s):

1912 at 209 Scripps Building – Todd & Lewis;
1913 at 1425 “C”, Room 204 – Todd & Lewis;
1914 at 525 “C”, Room 204 – Todd & Lewis;
1915-1919 at 752 5th Avenue, Room 1 – Lewis Studio

Lewis, M. Emma
Listed as photographer and widow to Edward D. in city directory.

See SDHC resource(s):

OLS53

Liang, Fred W. and Minna L.
Active: 1928 – 1940
Company name:

Bluebird Photo (later Camera Shop)

Location(s):

1928-1940 at 4236 University Avenue

Liang, Fred William, 1890-1976
b. 23 Jul 1890, San Francisco, California – d. 29 Mar 1976, San Diego, California. He died April 1976, age 85. Mina L. Liang (b. ca. 1894, Illinois), Kodak shop.

Lookout Studio
Active: 1930 – 1933
Location(s):

1930-1933 at 8333 La Mesa Avenue, La Mesa

Kodak finishing. Proprietor Mrs. Minnie A. Baker. Listed in city directory under ‘Photographic Developing and Printing.’

See SDHC resource(s):

81:10911 / OP 7616

Lovell, Adrian P. (E. Mabel)
Active: 1940
Location(s):

1940 at 1262 Cleveland

Lovick, Robert V. (Clara Louise Buddington)
Active: 1903 – 1905
Company name:

Coronado Art Rooms

Location(s):

1903-1905 at Boulevard Hotel del Coronado

b. 19 Dec 1871, England – d. 11 May 1948, Los Angeles, California. Immig. 1889. Coronado listing in 1904 city directory records “Lovick, Robert V, photogr Hotel del Cor, res Pasadena.”

References:

“Remarkable work: Mr. Lovick gives a demonstration of Velox printing before the Camera Club,” Evening Tribune, 20 Nov 1901, p. 4.
Lowman, Alva E.
Active: 1903
Location(s):

1903 at 657 5th Avenue

Lowry, Arthur H.
Active: 1910 – 1916
Company names:

Electric Photo Co.;
Electric Kodak Developing Co.

Location(s):

1910-1916 at 1012 5th Avenue

A native of Roseville, Ohio. Electric Kodak Developing Co. listed at this address in 1909 City Directory.

Luccock, C. D.
Active: 1892 – 1893
Location(s):

1892-1893 at 1622 “H” Street

Advertised in the Golden Era, October 1890; gave details of some of his chemicals and processes used.

Luckius, William
Active: 1888 – 1892

1888-1892 Great Register indicates him as 26 years old and native of Wisconsin.

Lutes, Harold E. (Edith K.)
Active: 1916 – 1941
Company name:

Lutes Camera Shop

Location(s):

1916-1941 at Granger Building, 958 5th Avenue

Lutes, Harold Edgar, 1877-1951
b. 18 Jul 1877, Galva, Illinois – d. 1951, San Diego, California. Listed in city directory under “Photographic Apparatus and Supplies..” Proprietor, Kodak shop. Successor (1916) to J. E. Slocum at 958 5th address.

MacDonald, Earl J. (Althea)
Active: 1934
Location(s):

1934 at 1024 3rd Avenue

Mack, Oscar B. (Jennie)
Active: 1919 – 1920
Location(s):

1919-1920 at 118 West Broadway

Madigan, Paul (Jeanne D. Gossman)
Active: 1930s – 1950s
Location(s):

1930s-1950s at San Diego

Madigan, Paul Dennis, 1916-1996
b. 28 Aug 1916, Idaho – d. 01 Apr 1996, San Diego, California. Freelance photographer; official A.A.A. photographer for Balboa Stadium midget races, late 1940s. From 1940, employed by the telephone company. In later years, collected antique motorcycles.

See SDHC resource(s):

Magruder, Roy W.
Active: 1915 – 1919
Location(s):

San Ysidro;
1919 Palm City and Tia Juana

Magruder, Roy Warfield 1879-1948
b. 09 May 1879, Martinsburg, West Virginia – d. 16 Jan 1948, San Diego, California.

See SDHC resource(s):

89:17358-13

Maguire, Laura
Active: 1921
Company name:

Gainsborough Studio

Location(s):

1921 at 1047 5th Avenue

b. 16 Apr 1879, Jeanerette, Louisiana – d. 27 Aug 1949, Los Angeles, California.

Major, Mildred
Active: 1922
Company name:

Gainsborough Studio

Location(s):

1922 at 1047 5th Avenue

b. ca. 1900, Kentucky – d. ?.

Mann, Frank H.
Active: 1912 – 1913
Location(s):

1912 at 3821 6th Avenue;
1913 at 752 5th Avenue

Markoe, R. R. (Hope)
Active: 1926 – 1927
Company name:

Markoe Studio

Location(s):

1926 at 3771 5th Street – Markoe Studio;
1927 at 3773 5th Avenue

Markoe, Roman Roy, 1885-1948
b. 16 Oct 1885, Radom, Poland – d. 20 Nov 1948, San Francisco, California. Advertized personal “moving picture of yourself, friends, or loved ones, 100 individual pictures nicely bound. By manipulating with your thumb you get exactly the same results that you see in any moving picture theatre.” In later years in San Francisco.

References:

“New process photography invented by local man,” Evening Tribune, 17 Jun 1926, p. 18.
Marrs, David L.
Active: ca. 1892 – ca. 1910
Location(s):

La Jolla;
Old Town;
957 Columbia

Marrs, D. L. (David L.), 1848-1918
b. Mar 1848, Indiana – d. 1918, San Diego, California. 1906 City Directory lists David L. Marrs, photo, at 957 Columbia.

See SDHC resource(s):

OP 2624 / 10605 ;
10587

Marshall, Henry
Active: 1913
Location(s):

1913 at 1433 “F”, Room 11

Martin, Edmund F. (Annie M.)
Active: 1926
Company name:

Martin Studio

Location(s):

1926 at 1212 ½ 5th Avenue

Martin, J. Frank
Active: 1913 – 1915
Location(s):

1913 at 1325 “C” Street, Room 302;
1914-1915 at 435 “C” Street, Room 302

Mason, Harold Starr
Active: 1916 – 1930
Location(s):

1916-1930 at 1906 at 1801 Dale Street

b. 10 Aug 1894, Charles City, Iowa – d. 31 Mar 1945.

Massarsky, Elizabeth (Paul)
Active: 1940
Location(s):

1940 at 427 Washington Street

1940 U.S. Census lists Lobey P. Massarsky (b. ca 1898 Latvia), photographer; Elizabeth (b. ca. 1919 Spokane, WA)

Massey, P. T.
Active: 1941
Location(s):

1941 at 427 Washington

Matteson, John W. (Deborah A.)
Active: 1917 – 1919
Company name:

Matteson & Green

Location(s):

1919 at 741 5th Avenue;
1918 at 741 5th Avenue – Matteson & Green

Studio with Leland Green

Maurer, Oscar
Active: 1914
Location(s):

1914 at Del Mar

Maxwell, Albert
Active: 1938 – 1939
Location(s):

1938-1939 at 524 B Rm 217

Maxwell, M. S.
Active: 1937
Location(s):

1937 at 524 B Rm 217

Maxwell Studios Inc.
Active: 1937 – 1942
Location(s):

1937-1942 at 524 “B” Street, Room 217

Photographer: Maxwell S. Alberts

McBirnie , T. J.
Active: 1942
Location(s):

1942 at 1165 5th Avenue

McCafferty, Charles C.
Active: 1933
Company name:

Adams-McCafferty

Location(s):

1933 at 427 “E”

Studio with John H. Adams

McCallum, A. A. (Elizabeth)
Active: 1914 – 1920
Location(s):

1914-1920 at Oceanside

McCallum, Alfonso Angus, 1876-1962
b. 24 Apr 1876, Canada – d. Oct 1962, California. Immig. 1880

See SDHC resource(s):

5977-1

McCoy, Eugene (Margaret)
Active: 1928 – 1935
Company name:

McCoy’s Studio

Location(s):

1928-1935 at 3530 University Avenue

McCoy, Eugene, 1888-
b. 1888, Michigan – d. ?.

McCoy, Ogle H. (Frances M.)
Active: 1928 – 1935
Company name:

McCoy’s Studio

Location(s):

1928-1935 at 3530 University Avenue

McCoy, Ogle H., 1864-1936
b. 1864, Pontiac, Michigan – d. 1936, San Diego, California.

McDonough, P. A.
Active: 1930 – 1933
Location(s):

1930-1933 at 1147 7th Avenue

McDonough, P. A. (Patrick Andrew), 1892-1962
b. 15 Nov 1892, South Plainfield, New Jersey – d. 15 Jul 1962, New York, New York. McDonough was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in 1931 for his mapping of Alaska (Chief photographer, Alaskan Mapping Expedition, USN, 1926); photographer for the Panama-Pacific line; a staff photographer with San Diego Sun. Later in San Francisco and New York.

See SDHC resource(s):

81:12689;
OP 11352 / 20267 / 80:3483

References:

The Focus Oct 1932 p. 20: “The two studios of Alice Whitney Smith and McDonough Photo Service have been merged and will hereafter be known as McDonough & Smith. The studio is located at 1147 Seventh Street, San Diego.”;
The Focus Jul 1933 p. 14: “P. A. McDonough, formerly of San Diego, is now associated with B. W. Hellings, commercial photographer in San Francisco.”
McFadden, C. H.
Active: 1912 – 1917
Company name:

Averrett & McFadden

Location(s):

1912-1913 at 919 4th Avenue, Room 12 – Averrett & McFadden;
1916 at 919 4th Avenue, Room 31

McFadden, C. H. (Claude Herman), 1883-1946
b. 06 Feb 1883, Washington – d. 25 May 1946, Los Angeles, California. 1917 city directory listed as photo finishing.

1912-1913 studio with Walter E. Averrett.

McKay, Arthur L.
Active: 1895 – 1911
Company name:

Glover’s Art Studio (1905)

Location(s):

1895 at 1127 6th;
1897 at 5th and “E”;
1899-1904 at no addresses given;
1905 at 931 5th (also 1512 “H” ) – Glover’s Art Studio;
1911 611 5th

b. ca. 1847, Pennsylvania – d. 12 Jun 1930, San Diego, California. Listed in 1894-1895 Great Register as 47 years old and from Pennsylvania. He advertised in the Seaport News, April 28, 1894. He died June 12, 1930, at age of 83.

McMullen, Glenn A.
Active: 1928
Company name:

Austin Studio

Location(s):

1928 at 728 Broadway

Meeks, John H.
Active: 1880 – 1887

b. ca. 1841, Indiana – d. ?. 1880-1887 Great Register shows him as 43 and from Indiana.

Mehlin, Charles J. (Fannie Burch)
Active: 1910 – 1937
Company names:

Mehlin Photo Studio;
Mehlin Studios

Location(s):

1910-1915 at 2451 5th Avenue;
1916-1917 at 1371 5th Avenue;
1918-1921 at 1211 5th Avenue – Mehlin Photo Studio;
1922-1924 at 1300 5th Avenue and 1260 5th Avenue – Mehlin Studios;
1925-1937 at 1256 5th Avenue

Mehlin, Charles John, 1871-1937
b. 20 Jan 1871, Lidköping, Sweden – d. 06 Dec 1937, San Diego, California. According to Clarence A. McGrew’s History, Mehlin was born near Lidköping, Sweden, January 30, 1871 where he attended schools; by the age of 18 he came to America, living for a time in Minnesota to learn photography. He opened his first studio in San Diego in 1910, and was considered to be one of the true professionals in San Diego. He died in December 1937. He had been the official photographer for the 1915 San Diego Exposition.

See SDHC resource(s):

OP 238 / 11334

References:

“Rites tomorrow for photo artist in S.D. 30 years,” San Diego Union, 8 Dec 1937, p. 22.
Melas, James D.
Active: 1923 – 1940
Company names:

Melas Photo Studio;
Melas & Vlahos;
Melas Studio

Location(s):

725 Broadway, Rooms 29, 33 and various;
1927-1928 at 725 Broadway, Rooms 29 – Melas & Vlahos

1928 studio with George P. Vlahos

See SDHC resource(s):

80:4634 / OP 2967

Melas & Vlahos
Active: 1928
Location(s):

1928 at 725 Broadway R 25

Photographers: James D. Melas and George P. Vlahos

Mendenhall, H.
Active: 1887 – 1890
Location(s):

1887-1888 at 372 5th Avenue;
1889-1890 at “I” between 6th and 7th, Coronado.

1887-1888 Great Register indicates he was 55 years old and from North Carolina.

Merrill, C. L.
Active: 1904

1904 City Great Register says he was 51 and from New York.

Mertzman (Mertzmann), Frank F. Jr.
Active: 1915 – 1919
Location(s):

1915-1919 at 3303 2nd Avenue

Meyer, Maurice A. (Minnie)
Active: 1921 – 1924
Company name:

Souvenir Cloth Photo Co.

Location(s):

1921-1924 at 1122 3rd Avenue

Meyer, William
Active: 1908 – 1911
Location(s):

1908-1911 at 3367 “L”

1908-1909 Great Register lists age 63, from Germany.

Milholland, Thomas M.

Age 42 and from Ohio in 1888.

Miller, Ernest L.
Active: 1911 – 1940
Location(s):

1911-1912 at 767 5th Avenue – Elite Studio;
1913-1940 at 734 and 731 National Avenue – Miller Studios

b. 23 Mar 1880, Kewanee, Illinois – d. 18 Nov 1943, San Diego, California.

Miller, Homer C. (Ella I.)
Active: 1927 – 1939
Location(s):

1927-1930 at 724 Broadway;
1931-1939 at 531 “B” Street

Miller, Homer Charles, 1885-1943
b. 30 Mar 1885, Urbana, Ohio – d. 17 Jun 1943, California. Miller came to San Diego in 1911 and operated a photo supply store. He was considered the Dean of local scoutmasters. He died in June 1943.

Miller, Thomas L.
Active: 1933
Location(s):

1933 at 309 California Bank Building at 521 “B”

See SDHC resource(s):

Miller Studio
Active: 1928 – 1942
Location(s):

1928-1942 at 731 National Avenue National City

Mission Beach Photo Shop
Active: 1935 – 1936
Location(s):

1935-1936 at 3740 Mission Blvd

Photographer: Edward C. Holmerud, 1939-1942

Mitchell, W. Roy
Active: 1910
Location(s):

1910 at 965 5th Avenue

Mitchell, William R. (Dora)
Active: 1910 – 1919
Company name:

Bunnell & Mitchell

Location(s):

1910-1919 at 1918-1919 at 919 4th Avenue, Rooms 12, 50 – Bunnell & Mitchell

Studio with Schuyler U. Bunnell.

Miyamoto, H. C.
Active: 1921 – 1931
Location(s):

1921-1931 at 538 5th

Miyamoto, Hifumi C., ca. 1901-
b. ca. 1901, Japan – d. ?. Immig. 1916. Exhibited in 4th Annual Exhibition of Pictorial Photography, Southwest Museum (Annual Report 1921). In 1931, member of Camera Enthusiasts Club.

Morton, Fred G. (Alberta)
Active: 1935
Location(s):

1935 at 4239 University Avenue

Morton-Skillington Studio
Active: 1942
Location(s):

1942 at 1006 Broadway

Mulligan, Lou J.
Active: 1939
Location(s):

1939 at 3770 Park Boulevard

Myron, G. O.
Active: 1927
Location(s):

1927 at 407 University Avenue

Nahm, John N. (Beatrice M.)
Active: 1914
Location(s):

1914 at 741 5th Avenue

b. ca. 1875, Missouri – d. 02 Jan 1938, San Diego, California.

Needham, S. O.
Active: 1940 – 1942
Company name:

California Photo Service

Location(s):

1940-1942 at 3740 Ocean View Blvd

Nelson, Ray C. (Esther E.)
Active: 1929 – 1930
Location(s):

1929-1930 at 3016 Beech Street

Nestor, Burton H.
Active: 1946
Company name:

Busco-Nestor

Location(s):

1946 at 2670 5th Avenue

Nestor, Burton H., 1928-2015
b. 25 Aug 1928, San Diego, California – d. 23 Sep 2015, San Diego, California. Specialized in school portrait photography with Joe Busco.

Newcomb’s Studio
Active: 1899 – 1900
Location(s):

1899-1900 at 614 5th Avenue

Nichols, C. H.
Active: 1938 – 1939
Location(s):

1938-1939 at 4081 El Cajon Blvd

Noble, Hugh
Active: 1942
Location(s):

1942 at 328 West F

Noress, A. C.
Active: 1915
Location(s):

1915 at 6062 University Avenue East San Diego

Norris, Moses
Active: 1866 – 1879

1866-1879 Great Register shows him as 56 years old and from New Hampshire.

Norris, Orville
Active: 1929
Location(s):

1929 at 2590 Imperial Avenue

Norris, Frank B.
See SDHC resource(s):

North, Lou P.
Active: 1888 – 1892

1888-1892 Great Register says he was 22 and from Wisconsin.

Norton, Frank E.
Active: 1908 – 1909
Company name:

Norton & Bennette

Location(s):

1908-1909 at 820 5th Avenue

b. ? New York – d. ?. 1908-1909 Great Register indicates he was 42 and from New York.

Studio with Richard E. Bennette.

See SDHC resource(s):

Norton & Bennette

Photographers: Frank E. Norton and Richard E. Bennette

See SDHC resource(s):

80:5996 / OP 3985

Oakes, Mortimer L. (Katherine)
Active: 1915 – 1918
Company name:

M. L. Oakes

Location(s):

1915 at 1552 5th Avenue;
1918 at 1346 5th Avenue

Ohlweiler, J. J.
Active: 1919 – 1924
Company name:

Ohlweiler & McCaskey

Location(s):

1919 at 908 6th Avenue;
1924 at 432 “F” Street, Room 549 – Ohlweiler & McCaskey

O’Neal, L. F.
Active: 1914
Location(s):

1914 at Fallbrook

O’Neill, Emmett G. (Mary L.)
Active: 1918 – 1940
Company name:

Sunset Engraving Co.

Location(s):

1918-1940 at 1918-1940 at 861 6th Avenue, Ninth Floor, Timken or Electric Building

b. 10 Mar 1883, Dubuque, Iowa – d. 1964, California. He came to San Diego in 1914, formed the Sunset Engraving Company. He died in 1964 age 81. His business acumen was in the hardware business until he came to San Diego.

Ong, Leroy W.
Active: 1921 – 1937
Location(s):

1921-1937 at 109 “F” Street

Opper, Oren J. (Pearl)
Active: 1924
Location(s):

1924 at 721 Dayton Avenue

Orr, Annie
Active: 1919 – 1920
Location(s):

1919-1920 at 1025 4th Avenue, Room 220

Orr, Annie, 1868-1942
b. 01 Nov 1868, New Jersey – d. 19 Sep 1942, Los Angeles, California. Later years in Pasadena.

Osborne / Osburn, William B. (Dr.)
Active: 1847 – 1851

Osborne / Osburn, William B. (Dr.), ca. 1813-1867
b. ca. 1813, New York – d. 1867, Los Angeles, California. Biographical information in San Diego Historical Society notes he was a native of New York and came to California in 1847 with Stevenson’s Regiment of New York Volunteers. He and a Moses Searles took daguerreotypes (but not necessarily in San Diego) in 1851.

See “(Dr.) William B. Osburn,” Pioneer Photographers of the Far West, pp. 425-426.

Osser, Sidney
Active: 1936 – 1937
Location(s):

1936-1937 at 1871 5th Avenue

Ouhey, Joe J.

1888-1892 Great Register gives age as 27 and from Missouri

Outlook Photo Co.
Active: 1922 – 1927
Location(s):

1922-1927 at 964 5th Avenue, Room 200

Photographers: John M. Reinecke (1922-1927); Gustav A. Samuels (1922)

Owen, George W.
Active: 1939
Location(s):

1939 at 4217 University Avenue at the Camera Shop

Owens, R. W.
Active: 1941 – 1942
Location(s):

1941-1942 at 403 University Avenue

Listed in city directory under ‘Photographic Developing and Printing.’

Pacific Photo-Engraving
Active: 1911 – 1913
Location(s):

1911 at 723 5th Avenue;
1913 at 3rd Avenue

Packard, J. Cady (Edna Mae Kinney)
Active: 1907 – 1908
Location(s):

1907-1908 at 825-827 5th Avenue, in Packard’s Bookstore

Packard, John Cady, 1863-1951
b. 02 Jul 1863, Minnesota – d. 25 Jan 1951, San Diego, California. Stationer.

Packard’s Book Store
Active: 1907 – 1915
Location(s):

1907-1910 at 825-827 5th Avenue;
1911-1915 at 831 6th Avenue

Paine, George C.
Active: 1910
Location(s):

1910 at 2402 “K” Street

Palmer, A. Ray (Dollie Jane Ball)
Active: 1906 – 1917
Location(s):

1906-1909 at 767 5th Avenue – Elite Studio;
1910-1917 at 3693 5th Avenue

Palmer, A. Ray (Arthur Ray), 1869-1947
b. 23 Nov 1869, Charleston, Illinois – d. 18 Dec 1947. 1906-1907 Great Register says he was 36 and from Illinois. He died Dec. 18, 1947. He had been in San Diego 50 years . See also: SDHC Photographers Logos Book 4.

See SDHC resource(s):

81:10543 / OP 7506

Palmer, Mrs. E. M.
Active: 1919
Location(s):

1919 at 7828 Girard Avenue, La Jolla

Parker, Francis
Active: ca. 1870s
Company names:

Parker;
Parker & Judd;
Parker & Parker

Location(s):

ca. 1870s at 554 “D” Street;
1910 at 1035 16th Street

b. ca. 1827, Massachusetts – d. 21 Mar 1920, San Diego, California. 1908-1909 Great Register gave his age then as 81 and from Massachusetts; operated his studios under several names. Parker came to San Diego and opened a gallery here; later it became Parker & Judd, and still later Parker & Parker, with his brother Joseph C. Parker.

See SDHC resource(s):

View card: South Pacific Hotel (“Parker, photographer, San Diego”)

Parker, Joseph C. (Mary L. Brown)
Active: 1873 – 1892
Company names:

Parker & Parker, Landscape Photographers (1873);
Parker, Landscape and Portrait Photographers;
Parker & Son, Landscape and Portrait Photographers (1884 at 740 5th);
J. C. Parker, Photographer

Location(s):

1884 at 740 5th Avenue;
1886-1892 at 738 and 740 5th Avenue

Parker, Joseph C., ca. 1834-1910
b. ca. 1834, Ohio – d. 1910, National City, California. In 1872 Parker was in San Fransicsco and Stockton. In 1873, he came to San Diego advertised as Parker & Parker, Landscape Photographers; he bought out his brother and called the company, Parker, Landscape and Portrait Photographers. In 1884 he was at 740 5th under Parker & Son, Landscape and Portrait Photographers, later changed the name to J. C. Parker, Photographer. From 1886-1892, he was at 738 and 740 5th Avenue and then sold the business to John E. Slocum. In 1866 the Great Register showed him as being 39 years old and from Ohio.

See SDHC resource(s):

OP 398 / 11675-2;
OP 1064;
OP 4864;
OP 4866 (Parker, Landscape and Portrait Photographer)

Parker, L. H.
Active: 1918
Company name:

Sunset Engraving Co.

Location(s):

1918 at 861 6th, on ninth floor of Timken Building with Sunset Engraving Company

Parker, Lucile E.
Company name:

Lucile E. Parker

Daughter of photographer J. C. Parker.

See SDHC resource(s):

OP 1063;
See also: Photographers Logos Book 4.

Parker, Wallace Brown
Active: 1880 – 1889
Company name:

Parker & Son (1884)

Location(s):

1880-1889 at 740 5th

b. 07 Jun 1861, Illinois – d. ?. Son of photographer Joseph C. Brown, Wallace Brown Parker was listed in the 1880 Great Register as 23 years old and from Illinois. The San Diego Union of August 27, 1885 carried, among other items about Parker, information of their system of work. The Parkers, according to the Golden Era of June 1889, did portraits in all sizes and in crayon, India Ink, and colors.

Parker & Burgess
Active: 1882

“Parker, the photographer, is on a trip to the country, and Burgess is running the gallery” San Diego Union, 13 Sep 1882, p. 2.

See SDHC resource(s):

3577 / 12463

Parker & Parker
Active: 1873
See SDHC resource(s):

3264-1

Parker & Son
Active: 1884
Location(s):

1884 at 740 5th

See SDHC resource(s):

10109-16

Parker, Landscape and Portrait Photographer

Photographer: Joseph C. Brown

See SDHC resource(s):

OP 1064;
OP 4864;
OP 4866

Parsons, Sidney A.
Active: 1918 – 1925
Location(s):

1918-1925 at 1918-1925 at 832 5th Avenue

Parsons, Sidney A., ca. -9309
b. ca. 1882 – d. 26 Jun 1925. He died June 26, 1925 at the age of 43.

Passmore, Lee N. (Lida Wickey)
Active: 1909 – 1947+
Location(s):

1909-1910 at 103 25th Street;
1911-1918 at 920 4th Avenue, Room 8;
1929-1930 at 4480 49th Street

Passmore, Lee (Levi Nickerson), 1874-1958
b. 1874, Richtown, Ontario, Canada – d. 12 Dec 1958, San Diego, California. Passmore started his career in this city in 1908 as a view photographer specializing in marine scenes, and then, about 1932, specializing as a naturalist photographer. He died December 12, 1958 at the age of 83. Some of his work was carried in Nature Magazine, October 1947; Title Insurance and Trust Company has his excellent collection of photos. Born Levi Nickerson Passmore, in Richtown, Ontario, in 1874. His first studio was on the Plaza. In 1914 he discovered tile flumes of the Old Mission Dam.

See SDHC resource(s):

80:6791 / OP 1863;
OP 2711 (Lee Passmore Studio);
C87 Lee Passmore Photograph Collection;
PA 95 Lee Passmore Photograph Album, ca. 1918;
PA 101 Lee Passmore Photograph Album, ca. 1917-1918;
PA 102 Lee Passmore Photograph Album, 1909-1917;
PA 103 Lee Passmore Flood Photograph Album, 1916;
PA 106 Lee Passmore Photograph Album, ca. 1910-1917;
PA 257 Lee Passmore Photograph Album, 1910s.

References:

Lee Passmore,” Wikipedia.
Patterson, Francis Elliotte (Kate H. Reynolds)
Active: 1898 – 1925+
Location(s):

1899-1909 at 844 and 846 5th Avenue;
1910-1917 at 1159 5th Avenue

Patterson, F.E. (Francis Elliotte), 1852-1931
b. 08 Aug 1852, Kittamming PA – d. 08 Jun 1931, San Diego, California. His advertisements noted he carried a complete line of photograph apparatus, material and chemicals as agent for the Eastman Kodak Company. The 1904 Great Register listed him as age 51 and a native of Pennsylvania.

See SDHC resource(s):

17535 / OP 144;
C133 Anne Bricknell/F. E. Patterson Photograph Collection, 1870s-1960s;
C89. F. E. Patterson Photograph Collection, 1880s-1930s (bulk 1900-1910).

References:

“Information re F. E. Patterson and Family” and “F. E. Patterson Photographic Collection,” [2 typescripts, PDF] San Diego History Center, 1998.
Patterson, Frank

Logo “Frank Patterson, Landscape Photographer, El Cajon, California”

See SDHC resource(s):

80:4630 / OP 3020

Peake, G. A.
Active: 1915
Location(s):

1915 at Chula Vista

See SDHC resource(s):

11890

Pease, Dearcy A.

1894-1895 Great Register notes he was 39 and from Wisconsin.

Pennell, R. J.
Active: 1886

The San Diego Union of September 15, 1886 notes him as having received a new duplex instantaneous shutter for his camera; and on October 13, noted he had taken some blue high-light photos.

Peterson, Victor L.
Active: 1927
Location(s):

1927 at 4236 University Avenue

Pettey, Charles F.

b. ? Missouri – d. ?. 1908-1909 Great Register notes him as 37 and from Missouri

See SDHC resource(s):

10059

Phair, Clayton A.
Active: 1929 – 1951
Company name:

Eastman Kodak Stores Inc.

Location(s):

1929-1951 at 419 Broadway

Phair, Clayton Acheson, ?-1960
b. ?, Canada – d. Jul 1960, San Diego, California. A native of Canada; lived in San Diego 31 years prior to death in July 1960. In Los Angeles stores from 1922-1929; San Diego 1929-1951.

Philbrook, John H. (Eulah)
Active: 1913
Company name:

Hoover Art Co. and Rochester Photo Press

Location(s):

1913 at 514 Union Building

Phillip, Frank

Lithographer. 1894-1895 Great Register listed as from New York and age 39.

Photo Place, The
Active: 1916
Location(s):

1916 at 905 Broadway

Photographer: John H. Jones

Photoprint Co
Active: 1911
Location(s):

1911 at 1226 5th Avenue

Photographer: John Channing

Pier Studio
Active: 1921 – 1925
Location(s):

1921-1925 at foot of 5th Avenue

See: Wright & Soper. Photographers: Vincent Darmot (1921); William Soper (1922); Harry W. Wright (1921-1925).

Pierce, Robert
Active: 1942
Location(s):

1942 at 842 4th Avenue

Pitkin, George P. (Mary E.)
Active: 1917
Location(s):

1917 at Exposition Grounds, Balboa Park

b. ? – d. Mar 1937. At his death in 1937, Pitkin had been a resident of San Diego for 27 years. A former Navy man, he was photographer for the 11th Naval District.

Platt, A. C. (Cora Hawley)
Active: 1903 – 1918
Location(s):

1903-1907 at 1635 “H” Street and 1949 “H” Street on ground floor;
1908-1910 at 9th and “H” Street;
1911-1916 at 855 5th Avenue, Room 10;
1917-1918 at 1047 5th Avenue, Room 1

Platt, A. C. (Alfred C.), 1855-1919
b. 1855, Iowa – d. 02 Jan 1919, San Diego, California. The 1904 Great Register noted as age 49 and from Iowa.

See SDHC resource(s):

Platt, Harold H. (Rosemary)
Active: 1919
Location(s):

1919 at 1047 5th Avenue

b. 03 Jul 1894, California – d. 02 Nov 1966, San Joaquin, California. Son of photographer Alfred C. Platt.

Pollard, Frank H.
Active: 1918 – 1940+
Location(s):

1918-1919 at 1012 5th Avenue;
1920 at 937 5th Avenue;
1932-1940+ at 4668-4669 Park Boulevard

See SDHC resource(s):

OP 2363;
80:3241

Pover, J. A.
Active: 1941
Location(s):

1941 at 919 4th Avenue

Price, Roland C.
Active: 1916
Location(s):

1916 at 861 6th Avenue, Room 801

Proeless, Eugene
Active: 1893 – 1894
Company name:

Fox & Proeless

Location(s):

1893-1894 at 1622 “H” Street

Studio with E. M. Fox

Rapid Copying & Photo Co.
Active: 1930 – 1936
Location(s):

1930 at 320 First National Bldg, 1007 5th Avenue;
1933-1936 at 713 First National Bldg, 1007 5th Avenue

Photographer: Arthur Rettke. In city directories, listed under “Photostatic Prints.”

Ray, Joan A. Mrs
Active: 1941 – 1942
Location(s):

1941 at 7915 Girard Avenue, La Jolla;
1942 at 1031 Prospect, La Jolla

Redding, Robert C.
Active: 1914 – 1915
Location(s):

1914-1915 at 1325 Coast Boulevard, La Jolla

Reed, Roland W.
Active: 1915 – 1931
Location(s):

1915 at 1215 Orange Avenue, Coronado;
1928-1931 at 110 West Washington Street

Reed, Roland, 1864-1934
b. 22 Jun 1864, Wisconsin – d. 14 Dec 1934, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Before coming to San Diego, Reed did portrait studies of the American Indians, especially of the Blackfoot tribe in the Montana region where he originally worked. His pictures have been printed in the National Geographic. Reed was also the mentor of Lou Goodale Bigelow, portrait photographer of Coronado.

References:

Roland W. Reed, Wikipedia;
Roland Reed, 1864-1934, Getty ULAN
Reed
Active: ca.1900
Location(s):

ca.1900 at 327 S. 5th Street

See SDHC resource(s):

81:12488;
81:9222

Reinecke, John M.
Active: 1922 – 1927
Company names:

Outlook Photo Co.;
later Reinecke Studios

Location(s):

1922-1927 at 964 5th Avenue, Room 200

Rembrandt Studio
Active: 1919 – 1922+
Location(s):

1919-1922+ at 728 Broadway

Photographer: Margaret J. Douglas (1922).

See SDHC resource(s):

See also: Photographers Logos Book 4.

Rendon, E. C.
Active: 1914
Location(s):

1914 at El Cajon

Requa, Richard S. (Viola Hust)
Active: 1904
Company name:

Southwestern Photo Supply Co.

Location(s):

1904 at 1023 5th Street

Requa, Richard Smtih, 1881-1941
b. 27 Mar 1881, Rock Island, Illinois – d. 10 Jun 1941, San Diego, California. 1904 Great Register listed as 23 years old and from Illinois; Southwestern Photo Supply Co., with Fred L. Edwards. Requa became one of San Diego’s outstanding architects.

See SDHC resource(s):

C131 Richard Requa Photograph Collection, 1900s.;
MP 027

References:

Rettke, Arthur (Florence F.)
Active: 1929 – 1938
Company name:

Rapid Copying and Photo Co., Rettke Service.

Location(s):

1929-1932 at 320 First National Bank Building, 1007 5th Avenue;
1933-1938 at 713 First National Bank Building, 1007 5th Avenue

In city directories, listed under “Photostatic Prints.”

Reuter, John G. (Tillie)
Active: 1916
Location(s):

1916 at 1725 Union Street

Rhea Bros.
Active: ca. 1888
Location(s):

ca. 1888 at 867 5th Street

See SDHC resource(s):

Rhea, I. B.
Location(s):

867 5th Street

See SDHC resource(s):

Richardson, Miss Edith M.
Active: 1903 – 1905
Company name:

Elite Studio

Location(s):

1903-1905 at 767 5th Avenue

Elite Studio “photographing, children’s pictures a specialty”; Miss Edith M. Richardson, prop. “photographer, artistic posing and lighting.”

Richter, Godhelp Frederick Wilhelm (Hulda)
Active: ca. 1827
Location(s):

ca. 1827 at Later North California

1866-1873 Great Register gives age as 44 and from Prussia. Immig. 1867 per 1880 U.S. Census. Engraver.

Rickerson, O. William
Active: 1932
Location(s):

1932 at 4495 32nd Street

Rist, George E.

1880 Great Register notes he was 25 years old and from Iowa.

Roberts, Fannie E. (Miss)
Active: 1903 – 1905
Location(s):

1903-1905 at 1324 12th Avenue

Roberts, Fannie E., 1872-
b. Sep 1872, Alabama – d. ?.

Rodgers, Louise
Active: 1937 – 1939
Company name:

Hartsook Studios

Location(s):

1937-1939 at 964 5th Avenue, Room 232

Rodman, Rollin L.
Active: 1921 – 1922
Location(s):

1921-1922 at 2117 Logan Avenue

Rogers, F. E. (Fred E.) (Florence)
Active: 1928 – 1932
Location(s):

1928-1929 at 5070 Niagara;
1930 at 2044 India;
1931 at 2317 India;
1932 at 2044 India

See SDHC resource(s):

Rogers, George
Active: 1932
Location(s):

1932 at 3867 43rd Street

Rogers, Gouverneur
Active: 1932 – 1940+
Company name:

Roger’s Photo Shop

Location(s):

1932-1940+ at 3867 and 3869 43rd Street

b. 09 Oct 1889, New York – d. 04 Nov 1960, San Diego, California.

Rogers Photo Shop
Active: 1935
Location(s):

1935 at 1935, 1938 at 3867 43rd;
1941 at 3876 Fairmount Avenue

Photographer: Gouverneur Rogers; at same location in 1941 as Fairmount Photo Shop.

Romboy, Cecil W.
Active: 1912 – 1918
Company name:

Savoy Studio (1917-1918)

Location(s):

1912 at 1433 “F” Street;
1913 at 1126 “C” Street, Room 210;
1914-1917 at 226 “C” Street, Rooms 206 and 210;
1917-1918 at 205-207 Savoy Theatre Building, 3rd Avenue, northwest corner at “C” Street

Romboy, Cecil Werner, 1876-1963
b. 28 Nov 1876, England – d. Aug 1963, San Diego, California.

Rothman, Samuel J.
Active: 1920 – 1921
Location(s):

1920-1921 at 1060 3rd Avenue

Rozelle, Howard W. (Florence Tieman)
Active: 1942 – 1947
Company name:

Erickson & Rozelle, Flying Photographers

Location(s):

1942-1947 at 936 9th Avenue

Rozelle, Howard W., 1910-1991
b. 26 Dec 1910, New Castle, Indiana – d. 04 Jul 1991, San Diego, California.

See SDHC resource(s):

C100. Howard W. Rozelle Collection, 1940s-1980s;
OP 1417;
82:13673-440;
82:13673-764

References:

Howard W. Rozelle” (PDF) [memoir], typescript dated 15 Jul 1985;
Fry, John. Howard Rozelle (PDF) [profile], Pacific Beach Historical Society Newsletter, vol. 6, no. 7 (Sep 1984).
Rudd, Horatio N.
Active: 1913 – 1917
Location(s):

1913 at 717½ Logan Avenue;
1914-1917 at 2117 and 2119 Logan Avenue

Saito, Harry M. (Yukiko)
Active: 1933 – 1940+
Company name:

Saito Studio

Location(s):

1933-1940+ at 611 5th Avenue

Sakai, K.
Active: 1916
Location(s):

1916 at 528 5th Avenue

Samuels, Gustav A.
Active: 1922
Company name:

Outlook Photo Co.

Location(s):

1922 at 964 5th Avenue, Room 200

San Diego Art Co.
Active: 1905
Location(s):

1905 at 825 5th Avenue

Photographer: Henry Bailer

San Diego Camera Exchange
Active: 1938 – 1942
Location(s):

1938-1942 at 828 Broadway

Listed in city directory under ‘Photographic Apparatus and Supplies.’ Photographers: William W. Wise; J. H. Krum; Phil Bolling

San Diego Photo Art Service
Active: 1935
Location(s):

1935 at 949 4th Avenue

Listed in city directory under ‘Photographic Developing and Printing.’ Photographer: Henrietta S. Scheer

San Diego View Company
Active: 1885 – 1888
Location(s):

1885-1888 at 867 5th Avenue

J. A. Sherriff (bought out C. P. Fessenden in 1876) renamed the company San Diego View Company in 1885. Turner & Judd were successors to the San Diego View Company doing photos for Golden Era. Maxwell’s city directory, 1887-1888, lists “W. R. Chatten” (see Walter R. Chatter) working with San Diego View Company.

See SDHC resource(s):

San Diego View Factory
Active: 1887 – 1888
Location(s):

1887-1888 at 867 5th Avenue

Photographer: F. E. Bosworth.

See SDHC resource(s):

OP 5772

Sanford, E. Starr (Emma Gray)
Active: 1908 – 1909
Location(s):

1908-1909 at 1071 6th, corner of “C” Street

Sanford, E. Starr, 1861-1917
b. 27 Sep 1861, Danbury, Connecticut – d. 18 Jul 1917. Studio in New Haven, Connecticut; briefly San Diego. Successor: Charles E. Crampton, 1910.

Sansiper, Leo H. (Margaret)
Active: 1918 – 1919
Location(s):

1918-1919 at 1226 5th Avenue

Sansiper, L. H. (Leo Hyman), 1880-1936
b. 17 May 1880, Russia – d. 02 Apr 1936, Los Angeles, California.

See SDHC resource(s):

OP 17452

Savoy Studio
Active: 1919
Location(s):

1919 at 205 Savoy Building

Photographers associated with at various dates: Cecil W. Romboy (1917-1918); Louis F. Clawson (1920); Elmer E. Wentzel (1921).

Scarbrough, Estelle
Active: 1931 – 1932
Location(s):

1931 at 2635 University Avenue;
1932 at 3390½ 30th Street

Scheer, Henrietta S.
Active: 1935 – 1936
Company names:

Scheer Studios;
San Diego Photo Art Service

Location(s):

1935 at 949 4th Avenue – San Diego Photo Art Service;
1936 at the same address.

Nelson, Henrietta Scheer, 1901-1983
b. 14 Sep 1901, New Jersey – d. 13 Apr 1983, San Diego, California. Daughter of photographer Jonas M. Scheer.

See SDHC resource(s):

OP 3016 – Scheer Studios

Scheer, Jonas M. (Rebecca)
Active: 1920 – 1936
Company names:

Famous Studio;
San Diego Photo Art Studio;
J. M. Scheer & Co.

Location(s):

1920-1921 at 948 3rd Avenue, Room 309 – Famous Studio;
1922-1923 at 1026 6th Avenue;
1925-1936 at 915 4th Street, 949 4th Street, and 510 University Avenue – J. M. Scheer & Co.

Scheer, J. M. (Jonas Morris), 1877-1934
b. 12 Feb 1877 – d. 11 Dec 1934, San Diego, California. He had a San Diego Photo Art Studio for 18 years. Later employed by George J. Vreeland per 1917 draft registration card. Father of photographer Henrietta Scheer.

See SDHC resource(s):

OP 7236 – J. M. Scheer & Co.;
OP 5241

Schellenberg, M. Otto (Maybelle I. Farrens)
Active: 1908 – 1934
Company names:

M. Otto Schellenberg;
Schellenberg & Bentley;
Schellenberg Photo Shop

Location(s):

1908 at Escondido;
1901-1911 at 911 5th Avenue;
1912-1917 at 1047 5th Avenue, Room 9 and 1409 5th Avenue;
1933 at 405 2nd, Oceanside;
1934 at 312½ N Hill, Oceanside

Schellenberg, M. Otto (Maurice Otto), ca. 1883-1934
b. ca. 1883 – d. 23 May 1934. Killed in auto accident, May 1934. Wife Maybelle may have continued photoshop (listed to 1938 in city directory).

See SDHC resource(s):

82:13848;
OP 2961;
OP 3006;
5370-C / OP 3059 (Schellenberg & Bentley)

Schellenberg & Bentley

Photographers credits in San Diego Union 1909-1911.

See SDHC resource(s):

5370-C / OP 3059

Schellenberg Photo Shop
Active: 1935 – 1938
Location(s):

1935-1938 at 312 N Hill, Oceanside

Proprietor probably Maybelle Schellenberg

Schiller, Rudolph
Active: 1868
Company name:

Rudolph Schiller, Photographer

Schiller, Rudolph, 1839-1924
b. 1839, Posen, Germany – d. 25 Apr 1924, San Diego, California. Considered as San Diego’s pioneer photographer who began in Old Town in 1868. He was born in Posen, Germany in 1839, came to the U.S., to New York then through the Isthmus of Panama and on to San Diego.

See SDHC resource(s):

See also: Photographers Logos Book 4.;
3861-A

References:

Four San Diego Pioneer Photographers by Larry Booth includes a good sketch of Schiller, in Brand Book Number 1, San Diego Corral of Westerners, 1970;
and 1973 paper by Kathy Orlando at University of San Diego covers both Marcus and Rudolph Schiller.
Schneider, Charles R.
Active: ca.1946 – 1985

Schneider, Charles R., 1916-2004
b. 1916, New Jersey – d. 2004, California. Photojournalist and commercial photographer Charles R. Schneider graduated from the New York Institute of Photography in 1937. Stationed in Cairo, Egypt, during World War II, he served as a photographer for the U.S. Army Air Corp. After the war, he moved to La Jolla, California, and contracted with United Press International to photograph Hollywood film stars and other entertainers. Schneider opened studios in La Jolla and Los Angeles and worked on assignment for various national and local news and consumer publications. In the early 1970s, he became photographer for Solar Turbines and began to focus more on industrial photography. He retired in 1985.

See SDHC resource(s):

C105. Charles Schneider Photograph Collection, 1958-1982.

References:

Charles Schneider Collection, San Diego History Center (https://www.sandiegohistory.org/collection/photographs/ac105/);
Cleigh, Z. “”Charlie Schneider, grand master of the camera retires,” Tribune, 29 May 1985;
Williams, J. “Charlie Schneider, 88: grand master of San Diego photography,” Union-Tribune, 6 Mar 2004.
Schneider, Roland (Florence B. Kemmler)
Active: 1913 – 1936?
Location(s):

1913-1936? at 615 8th Avenue Hotel Schneider. Anna Cornell, Prop., Roland Schneider, Atty

Schneider, Roland (Ernest Roland), 1884-1934
b. 1884, San Diego, California – d. 1934. Born in San Diego in 1884. His family moved to Switzerland in 1887. He graduated from the University of Zurich with a doctor of laws degree before returning with his mother to San Diego in 1919 where they owned and operated the Hotel Schneider on 8th Street. Florence B. Kemmler was born in 1900 and her family moved to San Diego in 1920 where she met Roland Schneider. Together they went on to become award winning amateur photographers with exhibits in galleries around the world. In 1934, they married and had a son, Roland Ernest Schneider. That same year Ernest Roland Schneider died and Florence Kemmler Schneider stopped taking photographs. She died in 1972.

See SDHC resource(s):

C106. Schneider-Kemmler Photograph Collection: 1920-1932;
C107. Roland E. Schneider Balboa Park Flowers Autochrome Collection, 1920s;
C108. Schneider/westhaver Family Photograph Collection, ca. 1880s-1930s. ;
94:19136-118;
94:19123-6;
94:19136 (Schneider & Kemmler);
Guide to the Schneider-Kemmler Collection, San Diego History Center (https://www.sandiegohistory.org/collection/photographs/ac106/);
Guide to the Schneider-Westhaver Collection, San Diego History Center (https://www.sandiegohistory.org/collection/photographs/ac108/)

References:

Guide to the Schneider-Kemmler Collection, San Diego History Center (https://www.sandiegohistory.org/collection/photographs/ac106/);
Guide to the Schneider-Westhaver Collection, San Diego History Center (https://www.sandiegohistory.org/collection/photographs/ac108/);
Roland Schneider, 1884-1934, Getty ULAN
Schramm, M. (Emma A.)
Active: 1885 – 1887
Location(s):

1885-1887 at 1886-1887 at Corner of 6th and “H” Street

Schramm, Mathieu. , ca. 1848-
b. ca. 1848, Prussia – d. ?. The San Diego Union, November 26, 1885, notes he would open in a few days with a first class gallery, but also did portraits in crayon, oil, watercolor pastels, and Inida Ink, steroscopic views, etc. He arrived just a few days earlier. Formerly of Santa Rosa; located in building in rear of the Consolidated National Bank.

Schultz, George

1892 Great Register notes he was 55 and from Germany.

Schwab, William
Active: 1923
Location(s):

1923 at 1017 First Street, Room 202

Scott, J. Erving
Active: 1934 – 1935
Location(s):

1934-1935 at 916 West Washington Street

See-Kay Photographers
Location(s):

1017 National Avenue, National City

Senior, James F.
Active: 1901
Location(s):

1901 at 614 5th Avenue at the Olympia Studios

Sensor, Alva Ross
Company name:

with Sensor Studios

Location(s):

935 “E” Street

Sensor, Alva Ross, 1878-1965
b. 20 Aug 1878, Byron, Illinois – d. 28 Oct 1965, San Diego, California. Photographer who lived in San Diego 33 years. Brother of photographer Guy S. Sensor.

Sensor, Guy S. (Irene B. Bomgardner)
Active: 1920 – 1940+
Company names:

Sensor Studios;
Hubbard & Sensor

Location(s):

1920-1922 at 1047 5th Avenue;
1925-1940+ at 931-933-935 “E” Street;
1931-1932 at 405 2nd Street, Oceanside

Sensor, Guy (Guy Sidney), 1887-1969
b. 14 Nov 1887, Byron, Illinois – d. 11 Jul 1969, San Diego, California. Sensor lived in San Diego for 49 years. Brother of photographer Alva R. Sensor. Sometimes studio with Albert Hubbard.

See SDHC resource(s):

References:

Obituary, San Diego Union, 13 Jul 1969, p. B11, col.4
Shankland, B. L. (Bert L.) (Gussie)

Shankland, B. L. (Bert Leslie), 1890-1985
b. 09 Sep 1890, Clifton, Arizona – d. 22 Jan 1985, San Diego, California. State fire marshal.

See SDHC resource(s):

20112

Shannon, Young
Active: 1910 – 1920
Location(s):

1910-1913 at 1331 “E” Street, Room 7;
1914 at 431 “E” Street, Room 8;
1915-1920 at 427 “E” Street, Room 8

Shannon, Young, 1857-7449
b. 1857, Ireland; immig. 1864 – d. 23 May 1920, California.

Shepherd, W. B.
Active: 1887 – 1888
Company name:

Daugherty & Shepherd

Location(s):

1887-1888 at near Loma and Orange Avenues, Coronado

Studio with M. E. Daugherty.

Sherriff, J. A.
Active: 1876 – 1887
Company name:

San Diego View Co.

Location(s):

1876-1887 at Southeast corner of 5th and “E” Street

Sherriff, J. A. (John Alexander), ca.1829-1906
b. ca. 1829 – d. 08 Aug 1906, San Diego, California. Aka “J. A. Sherriff.” Bough out C. P. Fessenden on April 27, 1876. In 1885 he renamed the company San Diego View Company; 1886-1887 directory lists it as still located at 5th and “E”. Herbert Fitch acquired the Sherriff negatives.

See SDHC resource(s):

Shimotsusa, Masashi
Active: 1919 – 1928
Location(s):

1919-1920 at 538 5th Avenue;
1921-1928 at 427 “E” Street, Room 8

Shoemaker, Ralph
Active: 1914
Location(s):

1914 at 2856 5th Avenue

Shulman, Leon R. (Virginia)
Active: 1914 – 1915
Location(s):

1914-1915 at 728 Broadway

See SDHC resource(s):

See also: Photographers Logos Book 4.

Shultz, Adelaide (J. Adalaide)
Active: 1930
Company name:

Hartsook Studio

Location(s):

1930 at 1050 9th Avenue

Shultz, Adelaide (J. Adalaide), ca. 1880-
b. ca. 1880, Illinois – d. ?.

Sievers, Edward
Active: 1940
Location(s):

1940 at 6828 Brooklyn Avenue

Sievers, Edward, 1904-1976
b. 23 Nov 1904, Fort Riley, Kansas – d. 17 Nov 1976, San Diego, California. Many photographs published in San Diego Magazine. Trained at UCLA and the Art Center in Los Angeles.

See SDHC resource(s):

2007.001.129;
OP 7291;
81:10391 / OP 7294

Simpson, Pfaeffle
Active: 1939
Company name:

Accredited Photographers

Location(s):

1939 at 625 Broadway, Room 234

Sirigo, John
Active: 1932
Location(s):

1932 at 924 Prospect, La Jolla

Listed in city directory under ‘Photographic Apparatus and Supplies.’

See SDHC resource(s):

2006.77.54OP 1290

Skyviews
Location(s):

803 Liverpool Court

See SDHC resource(s):

See Photographers Logos Book 4.

Sloan, Martin A. (Teresa)
Active: 1940+
Location(s):

1940+ at 3753 30th Street

Sloan, T. L. or T. J.
Active: 1905
Location(s):

1905 at 820 5th Avenue, Rooms 6-9

Slocum, J. E. (Millie)
Active: 1889 – 1916
Company names:

Parker (1889-1892);
Slocum & (Llewelyn J.) Allen (1903);
Slocum Photo Supply House.

Location(s):

1892 at 740 5th Street (Parker Studio);
1892-1901 at 854 4th Avenue;
1899 at 850-856 4th Street;
1902-1916 at 946 5th Avenue;
939 6th Avenue;
958 5th (Granger Building)

Slocum, J. E. (John Ervin), 1851-1916
b. 28 Mar 1851, New York – d. 04 May 1916, San Diego, California. He alternated between photography and selling photographic supplies. The 1892 Great Register showed him as 41 years old and from New York. In 1894, he gave an affidavit that he was 43 years old. He said in 1896 he had been in business for 28 years having been all over the West and California. In 1892, successor to Parker. Advertisement in 1899 San Diego Union address at 850-856 4th Street. 1903 Evening Tribune notice: “A Business Change
Llewelyn J. Allen has bought an interest in the photographic business of J. E. Slocum, the firm name dating from today being Slocum and Allen” (Apr 1, 1903, p. 4); by June of 1903, was advertising again as Slocum’s Photo Supply House. Retired in 1911, but business continued in his name until his death (May 1916). From August 1916 San Diego Union advertisement, Harold E. Lutes at 958 5th “formerly Slocum’s.”

See SDHC resource(s):

Smart & Brown
Active: 1914
Location(s):

1914 at 226 “C” Street, Room 310

Smith, Alice Whitney (Simpson Burton Smith)
Active: 1924 – 1932
Company names:

Famous Studios (1927-1929);
Alice Whitney Smith Studio (1930-1932)

Location(s):

1924 at 1026 6th Street;
1924-1926 at 1026 “C” Street;
1927-1929 at 423 “C” Street – Famous Studios;
1930-1932 at 423 “C” Street – Alice Whitney Smith Studio

b. ca. 1888, California – d. ?. Wife of photographer Simpson B. Smith.

Smith, C. E.

1888-1892 Great Register shows him as 50 years old and from Vermont

Smith, Charles
Active: 1936
Location(s):

1936 at 1552 5th Avenue

Smith, Simpson Burton (Alice Whitney)
Active: 1927 – 1929
Company name:

Famous Studios

Location(s):

1927-1929 at 423 “C” Street

b. 03 Oct 1887, South Dakota – d. 20 Sep 1961, San Diego, California. In Air Corps during World War I. He had a photo studio for 23 years. Husband of photographer Alice Whitney Smith.

References:

“Simpson B. Smith,” San Diego Union 25 Sep 1961, p. 22 [obit]
Soper, William
Active: 1922
Company name:

Wright & Soper (trade name: The Pier Studio)

Location(s):

1922 at foot of 5th Avenue

b. ? – d. ? San Diego, California. Studio with Harry R. Wright

Southwestern Photo Supply Co.
Active: 1904
Location(s):

1904 at 1023 5th Street

Photographers: Fred L. Edwards and Richard S. Requa

Souvenir Cloth Photo Company
Active: 1921 – 1923
Location(s):

1921-1923 at 1122 3rd Avenue

Photographers: William A. Boehrig; Maurice A. Meyer.

Spackman, Rolf D. (Ceil)
Active: 1939
Location(s):

1939 at 3911 El Cajon Boulevard

Steckbauer, William E. (Rose K.)
Active: 1916
Location(s):

1916 at 728 Broadway

b. ? – d. 06 Nov 1925.

Steinbach, Louis F.
Active: 1909 – 1925
Company name:

Steinbach Studio

Location(s):

1909-1925 at 1212 ½ 5th Avenue

b. ? Wisconsin – d. 13 May 1949.

See SDHC resource(s):

C009;
See also: Photographers Logos Book 4.

References:

1906 Great Register
Steinbach, F.
Active: 1909
Company name:

Excelsior Studio

Location(s):

1909 at 1212 5th Avenue between A and B

San Diego Union, 21 Jan 1909, p.5: “Excelsior Studio. F. Steinbach, Propr. late of Philadelphia. Copies and enlargements a specialty. We finish for amateurs.”

Stephens, Arthur J.
Active: 1899 – 1908
Company name:

Stephens Studio

Location(s):

1899-1908 at 911 5th Avenue

Stevens, Jackson
Active: 1940+
Company name:

Stevens Studio

Location(s):

1940+ at 829 East 24th Street

Stineman, Ralph P. (Maria A. (div.))
Active: 1911 – 1915
Location(s):

1911-1915 at 861 6th Avenue, Room 801

Stineman, Ralph P., 1871-1955
b. 19 Dec 1871, Pennsylvania – d. 17 Jul 1955, San Diego, California. Commercial photographer; partner in Maya Film Company in 1914, one of several local film companies operating during the Panama Exposition. Moved into motion picture equipment design, patented film developing and printing equipment (1916-1933); briefly Gulfport, Mississippi, relocated to Los Angeles, and returned to San Diego before 1940 Census.

See SDHC resource(s):

References:

Stokes, Rodney
Active: 1907 – 1908
Company name:

Rodney Stokes Co.

Location(s):

1907 at #14 Fox (Heller Block);
1908-1934 at 858 3rd Avenue

b. Feb 1883, Colorado – d. 30 Aug 1912, San Diego, California. Publisher, maps, blueprints; drafting,architect, and engineer supplies.

See SDHC resource(s):

Stonebrook, Lawrence L. (Leta B.)
Active: 1937 – 1941
Location(s):

1937-1941 at 1403 5th Avenue

Stonebrook, Lawrence Leonard, 1893-1944
b. 01 Feb 1893, Minnesota – d. 03 Jan 1944, San Diego, California. [1939 & 1940 city directories list as photo finisher]

Stonebrook, Leonard
Active: 1928 – 1930
Location(s):

1928-1929 at 1563 5th Avenue;
1930 at 1539 5th Avenue

Stout, Frank W.
Active: 1910
Location(s):

1910 at 931 5th Avenue

See SDHC resource(s):

OP 2973

Stout, Samuel W. (Myrtle M.)
Active: 1908 – 1921
Company name:

Vreeland & Stout

Location(s):

1908-1909 at 931 5th Avenue – Vreeland & Stout;
1914-1916 at 510 University Avenue;
1921 at 4035 Randolph Street

Stout, Samuel W., 1872-1954
b. 08 Feb 1872, Hamilton, Indiana – d. 07 Oct 1954, El Paso, Texas. President of the Photographers Association of Illinois in 1906. He died in El Paso in 1954; had won national attention for his work here.

See SDHC resource(s):

OP 2973

References:

Stout-Feldman Studio Photographs 1916-1954 (PH074, University of Texas, El Paso)
Strauss, B. R.
Active: 1889 – 1890
Location(s):

1889-1890 at Corner of 5th and “F” Street, Rooms 6-7 (Young Block)

Strauss had been from St. Louis, in 1880s recognized as the leading photographer of the Mississippi Valley; won many prizes in Eastern competition; moved to San Diego in 1889; left May 5, 1890 by steamer for San Francisco. Studio purchased by E. H. Turner in 1890.

See SDHC resource(s):

80:5133;
See also: Photographers Logos Book 4.;
80:5133 / OP 3656

String, George C.
Active: 1921 – 1925
Location(s):

1921-1925 at La Jolla

See SDHC resource(s):

OP 1425;
OP 4698;
OP 416;
OP 1425 / 15321-1

Stromberg, J. E. (Jean Emanuel)
Active: 1904 – 1917
Company name:

Abell & Stromberg (1904)

Location(s):

1904 at Northeast corner of 5th and “C” St – Abell & Stromberg;
1905-1909 at 1420 “C” Street – J. E. Stromberg;
1910-1917 at 1027 5th Avenue

Stromberg, J. E. (Jean Emanuel), 1879-1924
b. 22 Apr 1879, Sweden – d. 20 Jul 1924, San Diego, California.

See SDHC resource(s):

93:19107

Stymus, Charles F. (Marie)
Active: 1932
Location(s):

1932 at 246 Broadway

Sullivan, A. C.
Active: 1905
Location(s):

1905 at 939 6th Avenue

Sunset Engraving Co.
Active: 1935 – 1936
Location(s):

1935-1936 at 861 6th Avenue, 9th Fl Electric Bldg

Photographers et al. associated: L. H. Parker (1918); Emmett G. O’Neill (1918-1940); William B. Becker (1919-ca. 1940)

Sunset Photo Studios
Active: 1917 – 1922
Location(s):

1917 at 1266 4th Avenue – Sunset Studios;
533 Broadway, Rooms 9 and 19;
1918 at 1266 4th – Sunset Photo Studios;
1922 at 2764 India Street – Sunset Photo Studios

Photographer: John H. Jones

Sunshine Photo Service
Active: 1941
Location(s):

1941 at 1403 5th Avenue

Listed in city directory under ‘Photographic Developing and Printing.’ Photo finisher Lawrence Stonebrook at this address in 1941.

Swope, Charles B. (Marguerite)
Active: 1922 – 1940+
Company name:

Swope Photo Shop (1929-1940+)

Location(s):

1922-1924 at 427 “E” Street;
1925-1927 at 719 or 919 “E” Street;
1928 at 727 “E” Street;
1929-1940+ at 4462 Bancroft Street

Sykes, Melvin Hatcher, Sr. (Margaret)
Active: 1929 – 1940
Location(s):

1929-1932 at 333 Plaza;
1933-1936 at 423 “C” Street;
1937-1940+) at 1034 4th Avenue Room 414

Sykes, Melvin Hatcher, 1869-1949
b. 17 Feb 1869, Petersburg, Virginia – d. 09 Jun 1949. Sykes came to San Diego in 1926. Born in Petersburg, Virginia and left an orphan at the age of 9, he worked in many Eastern cities. He died June 9, 1949 with international recognition, including the highest of all awards, the Daguerre Memorial Diamond Medal. He was principally interested in portraiture.

See SDHC resource(s):

OP 15428-0

Tally, Charles H.
Location(s):

429 Robinson Avenue

Tally, Charles Harold, 1918-1987
b. 25 Nov 1918, Missouri – d. 15 May 1987, San Diego, California.

See SDHC resource(s):

MN 13093-1;
UT84:11.1

Tandy Portrait Studio
Active: 1941
Location(s):

1941 at 3755 5th Avenue

Taylor, Harold A. (Maude R.)
Active: 1909 – 1940+
Company name:

Hallett-Taylor Co. (1906)

Location(s):

1909-1940+ at Hotel del Coronado

Taylor, H. A. (Harold A.), 1878-1960
b. 24 Jul 1878, Croyden, England – d. 1960. Taylor was a native of England, born in Croyden on July 24, 1878. He left England in 1896 and settled in Bakersfield. He lived in the San Diego area from 1901. Principally a landscape photographer, Taylor had a studio in Yosemite Valley. A very enterprising man, he sent his agents all over to sell his photos. Widely traveled, he knew the West. In 1906 he was listed as Hallett-Taylor. He died in 1960 at the age of 81.

Re Taylor’s studio in Yosemite: “In the winter of 1902, Harold A. Taylor, who had arrived in the valley the preceding April as assistant to Julius Boysen, and Eugene Hallett, agent for the Santa Fe stage line, formed the Hallett-Taylor Company and took over the business and building of Oliver Lippincott. They named their place the ‘’Studio of the Three Arrows,” because Taylor’s family crest centered around three arrows, and, in addition, the name seemed an appropriate motif for the valley because of its Indian history. The photographic business stood across the street from the Degnan home and bakery. ” Yosemite: the Park and its Resources (1987), by Linda W. Greene.

See SDHC resource(s):

12297;
OP 2946

References:

Elliott, Bill and Betty. “Mr. Harold A. Taylor, Photographer” (PDF), typescript submitted to SDHC, August 1984.
Terasaki, Shoro S.
Active: 1924
Location(s):

1924 at 621 Market Street

Thebo, L. G.
Active: 1938
Location(s):

1938 at Encinitas

Thomas, C. J.
Active: 1909
Location(s):

1909 at Escondido

Thomas, C. W.
Active: 1938
Location(s):

1938 at 2048 3rd Avenue

Thomas, J. A.
Active: 1939
Location(s):

1939 at 3830 30th Street

Thompson, A. B.
Active: 1913 – 1914
Location(s):

1913 at West end of Girard and Wall;
1914 at 7858 Girard Ave, La Jolla

Thompson, C. C.
Active: 1932
Location(s):

1932 at New Mexico Building in Balboa Park

Thompson, Hugh J. (Lillian)
Active: 1919 – 1920
Location(s):

1919 at 432 “C” Street, Room 32;
1920 at 7826½ Girard Street, La Jolla

Thompson, Robert G. (La Rue)
Active: 1927 – 1940+
Company name:

Thompson Photo Service

Location(s):

1927-1940+ at 1346 5th Avenue

Listed in 1940 city directory under ‘Photographic Developing and Printing.’

Thompson, Robert V.
Active: 1927 – 1932
Location(s):

1927 at 919 4th Street, Room 45;
1928-1930 at 212 Broadway;
1931-1932 at 430 “B” Street

See SDHC resource(s):

81:11221 / OP 7843;
OP 7545

Thompson & Thompson
Active: 1941
Location(s):

1941 at 3830 30th Street

Thomson, C. C.
Active: 1932
Location(s):

1932 at New Mexican Bldg, Balboa Park

[typescript listing as “Thompson”]

Tibbetts, D. J.
Active: 1942
Location(s):

1942 at 828 Broadway And 3310 5th Avenue

Tierney, Peter A. (Anna May)
Active: 1940+
Location(s):

1940+ at 760 20th Street

b. ? St. Louis MO – d. Jun 1941. Tierney lived in San Diego for 18 years.

Tiffany Studios
Active: 1938
Todd, Charles F. (Anne)
Active: 1913 – 1914
Company name:

Todd & Lewis

Location(s):

1913 at 1425 “C” Street, Room 204;
1914 at 525 “C” Street, Room 204

b. ? – d. 19 Mar 1917.

Todd & Lewis
Active: 1914
Location(s):

1914 at 525 “C” Street, Room 204

Photographers: Charles F. Todd and M. Emma Lewis

See SDHC resource(s):

8465-4

Traeumer, George
Active: 1924 – 1926
Company name:

Traeumer Studio

Location(s):

1924-1926 at 728 Broadway

b. ? – d. 16 Dec 1945.

Trease, Sherman (Agnes)
Active: 1934 – 1940+
Company name:

Trease Sherman and Carl Knight

Location(s):

1934 at 534 University Avenue;
1937-1940+) at 521 “B” Street, Second Floor

Trease, Sherman, 1889-1941
b. 22 Mar 1889, Galena KS – d. 25 Jul 1941. Trease displayed in the Spanish Art Village, Balboa Park in 1938; wrote articles for newspaper on good art, called an art critic. He died in July 1941. He was 52, a native of Galena, Kansas. He has been the president of the Joplin, Missouri Art League, the San Diego Art Guild, and the Spanish Village Art Center. He was also a painter and an artist.

See SDHC resource(s):

85:15609 / OP 12507;
81:12843 / OP 10013

Trease & Knight
Active: 1936
Location(s):

1936 at 3835 5th Avenue

Photographers (portrait): Sherman Trease and Carl Knight

Triangle Photo Exhibit
Active: 1919
Location(s):

1919 at 113 Broadway

Photographer: Gladys D’Amato.

Tunnell, O. A. (Vera B.)
Active: 1918 – 1940
Location(s):

1918-1922 at 1407 5th Avenue;
1927-1933 at 521 “A” Street, Room 220;
1934-1940+ at 524 “B” Street, Room 319

Tunnel, O. A. (Orville Arthur), 1886-1983
b. 05 Aug 1886, Jacksonville, Illinois – d. 02 Dec 1983, San Diego, California. [Typescript listing gives middle name as “Augustus” but all public records show “Arthur.”]

See SDHC resource(s):

PA 114 O.A. Tunnell California-Pacific Exposition Photograph Album, 1935

Turner, Abner M. (Eunice D. Morine)
Active: 1889 – 1890
Location(s):

1544 “D” Street;
5th Street and Broadway

b. 1884, Nova Scotia, Canada – d. 03 Oct 1939, San Diego, California. Formerly of Riverside. Advertised in the March 1887 issue of the Golden Era, having supplies. Great Register lists Abner M. Turner as 48 years old in 1892 and from Nova Scotia originally. He came to San Diego around 1886 from Massachusetts for his health and had the studio on 5th and Broadway. Later worked as real estate agent. He died in October 1939 at the age of 95.

Turner, E. H.
Active: 1889 – 1890
Company names:

Turner’s Elite Studio;
Elite Studios, E. H. Turner

Location(s):

1889-1890 at corner of 5th and “F” Street, 806 5th – Turner’s Elite Studio;
1892-1894 at 767 5th Avenue – Elite Studios, E. H. Turner;
1895-1897 at 5th and “F” Street

In 1890, “Mr. E. H. Turner of the Elite Studio has purchased the Strauss studio on the corner of 5th and “F” and will combine two studios in the home of the latter, the first move to make way for the new Keating Block to be built at the northwest corner of Fifth and F” (San Diego Union, 01 May 1890).

Turner, E. H., Mrs.
Active: 1891 – 1898
Company name:

Elite

Location(s):

1891-1898 at 767 5th Avenue

Mrs. E. H. Turner was the proprietess of Turner’s Elite Studio. Monteith’s Directory for 1889-1890 lists Turner, Mrs. E. H., photographer, cor Fifth and “F.” Per notice in Pacific Coast Photographers, Oct 1892, Mrs. E. H. Turner of Elite took over business from her husband in 1891.

She was said to have been an incentive to other women to engage in new lines of industry. She advertised in the Seaport News, 10 Mar 1894. In 1942, she celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary with her husband, Mr. E. H. Turner, who had been employed by Charles Hardy’s Meat Co., when meat was delivered by horse-drawn wagons.

Relocated to San Francisco in 1898. “H. N. Capps, late of Chicago, and W. L. Frazier of Southern California, gentlemen of wide experience in photography, have purchased the old and well-known Elite Studio, which has been under the able management of Mrs. Turner for the past twelve years. Mrs. Turner will remain several days to introduce her many friends to the new firm…” Evening Tribune 18 Nov 1898.

Turner, E. Winslow
Active: 1887 – 1888
Location(s):

1887-1888 at 806 5th

See SDHC resource(s):

MN 17427-5-A;
80:4227 / OP 3175;
OP 2514 / 11320 (E. W. Turner)

Turner, I. C., Mrs.
Active: 1919
Location(s):

1919 at 288 3rd Avenue, Chula Vista

Turner, Wilbur Francis
Active: 1888 – 1892

b. ? Massachusetts – d. ?. 1888-1892 Great Register notes his age was 28 and he was from Massachusetts.

Turner & Judd

Successors to J. A. Sherriff’s San Diego View Co. doing photos for Golden Era.

See SDHC resource(s):

22955;
OP 2367;
80:2756 / OP 2144

Turner’s Elite Studio
Active: 1889 – 1890
Company name:

Elite

Location(s):

1889-1890 at Cor. 5th & “F” Street

See SDHC resource(s):

20215

University Photo Studio
Active: 1939 – 1941
Location(s):

1939-1941 at 1251 University Avenue

Photographer: Carl G. Jorgensen

Vale, W. A. (Christina Annie)
Active: 1872
Location(s):

1872 at San Bernardino

Vale, W. A. (William Adams), 1847-1932
b. 15 Jul 1847, Indiana – d. 02 Sep 1932, San Bernardino, California. Mentioned in the San Diego Union, February 3, 1872, as being with C. P. Fessenden taking views of San Diego. Also mentioned on February 28, 1872, March 3, 1872, and March 19, 1872.

Clark & Vale, dealers in Pianos, Organs & Musical Merchandise, on “D” Street near 4th in San Bernardino. Per 1870 U.S. Census, 22 years old, photographer, b. Indiana. See also reference to Vale in Grove K. Godfrey entry in Pioneer Photographers of the Far West, p. 263.

See SDHC resource(s):

OP 5395;
21138

Van Ness, Albert or Alfred
Active: 1911 – 1914
Location(s):

1911-1914 at North San Diego

Van Patten, Jack
Active: 1935
Location(s):

1935 at 246 Broadway

Van Pelt, Norman T. (Kathleen L. (div?); Arvella “Billie” Stratton (1916-2002), m. 1947.)
Active: 1940
Location(s):

1940 at 1034 8th Avenue

Van Pelt, Norman T., 1902-1962
b. 21 Sep 1902, Colorado – d. Dec 1962, California. 1940 city directory lists as Board of Public Works. Frequently photographed for Arizona Highways Magazine. Arvella’s obituary said she owned a photographic business until 1940.

See SDHC resource(s):

88:16943;
OP 356;
88:16940-A

Varble, Horace A. (Nellie R.)
Active: 1905
Location(s):

1905 at 1343 Front Street

Varble, H. A. (Horace A.), 1873-1940
b. 13 Apr 1873, Kentucky – d. 24 Feb 1940, Los Angeles, California. By 1910 was working as a photographer in Eagle Rock, California.

See SDHC resource(s):

PA 11

Vlahos, George P. (Florence Anna)
Active: 1927 – 1928
Company name:

Melas & Vlahos

Location(s):

1927-1928 at 725 Broadway, Room 29

b. ca. 1899 – d. 24 May 1946. At his death in 1946, Vlahos was 47 years old.

Voit & Zimmerman
Active: 1942
Location(s):

1942 at 1023 4th Avenue R416

Vreeland, George J. (Edna W. Schwenson)
Active: 1907 – 1940
Company names:

Vreeland’s Railroad Photo Art Co. (1891-1896);
Vreeland & Jacobs (1907);
Vreeland & Stout (1908-1909)

Location(s):

1907-1922 at 929-931 5th Avenue;
1923-1929 at 1047 5th Avenue, Second floor;
1930-1940 at 1050 9th Avenue

Vreeland, George J., 1874-1955
b. 31 Jan 1874, Illinois – d. 04 Mar 1955, San Diego, California. 1908-1909 Great Register notes his age as 36. He died at the age of 81 in March, 1955. Called a veteran San Diego photographer who opened the Vreeland Studio 50 years ago. In 1891, he bought a sleeping car from the Pullman Company, equipping it with sky lights, and for 5 or 6 years until 1896 traveled on the road, calling his business Vreeland’s Railroad Photo Art Company. He retired in 1948; his son George took over the business.

1907 studio with Charles C. Jacobs; 1908-1909 studio with Samuel W. Stout.

See SDHC resource(s):

C086;
82:13846

Vreeland, George, Jr (Jeanne)

Age 25 in 1930 census, b. Oklahoma. 1940 city directory lists as manager of George Vreeland, Photographer and Artist studio

Vreeland & Jacobs
Active: 1913
Location(s):

1913 at 931 5th Avenue

Photographers: George J. Vreeland and Charles C. Jacobs

Vreeland & Stout
Active: 1908 – 1909
Location(s):

1908-1909 at 929-931 5th Avenue

Photographers: George J. Vreeland and Samuel W. Stout

Waite, C. B.
Active: 1888

Waite, C. B. (Charles Betts), 1861-1927
b. 19 Dec 1861, New Haven, Ohio – d. 22 Mar 1927, Los Angeles, California. Great Register notes that in 1888 his age was 26. Waite was from Ohio. Active in Escondido and San Diego area in 1891, working with H. E. Coonley before moving to Los Angeles and Mexico. Brother of San Diego Sun editor Frank D. Waite.

See SDHC resource(s):

View card: Hotel;
9983;
OP 363 (Coonley-Waite Photo)

References:

C. B. Waite,” Wikipedia;
C. B. Waite Getty ULAN
Walker, Howard L. (Katherine C.)
Active: 1926
Location(s):

1926 at 2871 University Avenue

Walsh, William J. (Louise M.)
Active: 1933 – 1940
Location(s):

1933-1940 at 246 Broadway

Walton, Henry Bert (Helen)
Active: 1920 – 1925
Location(s):

1920-1925 at 1346 5th Avenue

b. ?, Massachusetts – d. 30 Sep 1950. A native of Massachusetts, Walton came to San Diego 40 years before his death at age 68 in 1950.

Ward, C. L.
Active: 1932 – 1938
Location(s):

1932-1938 at 404 3rd, Oceanside

Warren, Luther E.
Active: 1914 – 1915
Company name:

The Warrens (Luther and William F.)

Location(s):

1914-1915 at 524 “F” Street, Room 12

Warren, William Fayette (Edna Grace)
Active: 1912 – 1930
Company names:

The Warrens (1914-1915);
Warren Photo Service

Location(s):

1912-1913 at 741 5th Avenue;
1914-1915 at 524 “F” Street, Room 12 – The Warrens;
1916-1925 at 524 “F” Street, Rooms 10-12;
1926-1930 at 833 7th Street – Warren Photo Service

Warren came to San Diego in 1908 from Chicago. He retired in 1930 and died in August 1940.

Warrens, The
Company names:

The Warrens;
The Warren Service

Location(s):

1914-1915 at 524 “F” Street, Room 12

Photographers: Luther E. and William F. Warren.

See SDHC resource(s):

OP 1662 – The Warren Service

Warrenton, Gilbert
Active: 1935 – 1938
Location(s):

1935-1938 at Carlsbad

Way, W. O.
Active: 1918 – 1919
Company name:

Gainsborough Studio

Location(s):

1918-1919 at 1047 5th Avenue

Weitfle, Paul L.
Active: 1910 – 1919
Location(s):

1910 at 841 5th Avenue;
1919 at 728 Broadway

In 1919 with Rembrandt Studio.

Wentzel, Elmer E.
Active: 1921
Company name:

Savoy Studio

Location(s):

1921 at 205 Savoy Theatre

West, D. M.
Active: 1942
Location(s):

1942 at 1059 University Avenue

Wetzel, Charles A. (Henrietta M.)
Active: 1926
Location(s):

1926 at 4883 Felton

Whedon, Daniel D. (Harriet F.)
Active: 1916
Location(s):

1916 at 1025 4th Avenue, Room 208

Wheeler, C. C.
Active: 1915
Location(s):

1915 at Fallbrook

Wheelis, John A.
Active: 1919
Location(s):

1919 at 414 “E” Street

Whisler, H. D.
Active: 1897
Company name:

The Iowa Gallery

Location(s):

1897 at 657 5th Street

Bought studio of Carl Klindt.

Whistler’s Photo Studio
Active: 1897 – 1898
Location(s):

1897-1898 at 657 5th Street, between G and H

“Whistler’s Photo Studio. This is a very popular studio, the work always being satisfactory on every occasion. Mr. Whistler does very fine work, being an adept at posing. He makes quite a specialty of life-size photos, crayons and pastels. He has a large stock of views from San Diego city and county and Mexico. His studio is on Fifth street number 657, between G and H” Evening Tribune, 20 Jan 1898, p. 3. “Views of the Iowa Association, Linwood Grove, at Whistler’s Studio, 5th st” Evening Tribune 25 Sep 1897.

Whitney, Everett T. (Elizabeth)
Active: 1914
Location(s):

1914 at 961 4th Avenue, Room 4

Whittenberg, Lester
Active: 1941 – 1942
Location(s):

1941-1942 at 1024 University Avenue

Whorf, Samuel D.
Active: 1910 – 1911
Location(s):

1910-1911 at 4170 Texas Street

Wiggins, A. J.
Active: 1922
Location(s):

1922 at 120 West Broadway

Wigston, Nigel S. (Eleanor)
Active: 1917
Location(s):

1917 at 3678 Jackdaw Street

Williams, Samuel S. (May)
Active: 1915 – 1932
Company name:

Williams & Ashlock (1915)

Location(s):

1915 at 307 Plaza – Williams & Ashlock;
1916-1918 at 725 Broadway, Room 32;
1919-1921 at 961 4th Street, Room 15;
1922-1932 at 850 5th Avenue

Studio with Ernest H. Ashlock

Williams, William E.
Active: 1920
Location(s):

1920 at 427 “E” Street, Room 7

Williams & Ashlock
Active: 1915
Location(s):

1915 at 307 Plaza

Photographers: Samuel S. Williams and Ernest H. Ashlock

Wilson, I. K.
Active: 1888
Company name:

Wilson Brothers

Listed in Maxwell’s directory 1887-1888, no address given.

Wilson, W. F.
Active: 1888
Company name:

Wilson Brothers

b. ? Iowa – d. ?. 1888 Great Register shows him as 25 years old and a native of Iowa

Wise, William W.
Active: 1938 – 1939
Company name:

San Diego Camera Exchange

Location(s):

1938-1939 at 828 Broadway

Witter, Addis L. (Minnie)
Active: 1915 – 1920
Location(s):

1915 at La Mesa;
1917-1920 at 715 and 705 Broadway

Wolcott, Udney E.
Active: 1927 – 1929
Location(s):

1927-1929 at 4280 University Avenue

Wolff, J. J.
Active: 1942
Location(s):

1942 at 1057 4th Avenue

Wood, George H. (Minnie)
Active: 1930 – 1933
Location(s):

1930 at 453 5th Avenue;
1931 at 765 5th Avenue;
1932 at 763½ 5th Avenue;
1933-1935 at 652 5th Avenue – Wood & Cole

b. ? – d. 22 Sep 1933, San Diego, California. Wood died September 22, 1933; wife Minnie may have taken over the business at this time. See also: Clifford Morris Cole (stepson).

Wood, Minnie (George H.)
Active: (1934) 1936 – 1940
Company name:

Wood & Cole (1934-1935)

Location(s):

(1934) 1936-1940 at 652 5th Avenue

Wood, Minnie Cole (née Kirkland)
b. ? Texas – d. 08 Jul 1949, San Diego, California. Wife of photographer George H. Wood; mother of photographer Clifford Morris Cole.

Woodward, Blanche
Active: 1914
Location(s):

1914 at 3834 30th Street

Wright, A. E. Mrs.
Active: 1893 – 1894
Location(s):

1893-1894 at Orange Avenue, Coronado

Wright, Allen H.

Possibly son of Harry Wright – ref. back of PC-69 (Navy ship launching).

See SDHC resource(s):

OP 1302;
OP 2999;
OP 2823

Wright, Harry W.
Active: 1918 – 1925
Company names:

Glockner & Wright;
Wright & Soper (trade name: The Pier Studio)

Location(s):

1918-1919 at 514 “F” Street – Glockner & Wright;
1921-1925 at foot of 5th Avenue – Wright & Soper (Pier Studio)

b. ? – d. 15 Jan 1954. Studio with Frank A. Glockner (1918-1919); with William Soper (1921-1925).

Wright, N. J.
Active: 1892
Location(s):

1892 at Orange Avenue between 1st & 2nd Streets, Coronado

References:

“Mrs. N. J. Wright opened a studio on Orange Avenue between 1st and 2nd Streets, Coronado.” (Pacific Coast Photographers, 1892, p. 247)
Wright & Soper
Active: 1921 – 1925
Company name:

The Pier Studio

Location(s):

1921-1925 at foot of 5th Avenue

Photographers: Harry R. Wright and William Soper. Trade name: The Pier Studio.

Wyckoff, Claes V. S. (Jane W.)
Active: 1916 – 1917
Location(s):

1916 at 525 “C” Street, Room 609;
1917 at 1012 5th Avenue, Room 9

Yeoward, H. V. or F. V.
Active: 1889 – 1890
Company name:

Fortin & Yeoward

Location(s):

1889-1890 at 1620 “H” Street

See SDHC resource(s):

81:10060 (Fortin & Yeoward)

Yoshi, J. Shigeo
Active: 1932
Location(s):

1932 at 427 “E” Street

Yoshimura, E. S.
Active: 1941
Location(s):

1941 at 611 5th Avenue

Young, Elmer H. and Frank W.
Active: 1918 – 1919
Company name:

Young Brothers

Location(s):

1918-1919 at 1338 5th Avenue

Zahm, Earl E. (Harriet M. Booher (née Stewart))
Active: 1940+
Company name:

Zahm & Booher

Location(s):

1940+ at 2910 University Avenue

Zahm, Earl Eugene, 1902-1944
b. 26 Apr 1902, Indiana – d. 21 Jul 1944, Los Angeles, California. A former staff photographer of the San Diego Sun, he owned a studio in town. Stepfather of photographer George R. Booher.

See SDHC resource(s):

OP 2495 / 80:3427

Zimmerman, Charles F. (Rose)
Active: 1925 – 1929
Location(s):

1925 at 1124 5th Avenue;
1927 at 1124 5th Avenue and at 307 “C” Street;
1928-1929 at 332 “C” Street

Zynkian, Horhannes(s) K. (Anna C. Juntunen)
Active: 1932
Location(s):

1932 at 816 Broadway

Zynkian, Horhannes(s) Kasper, 1875-1957
b. 04 Apr 1875 – d. 29 Jan 1957, San Diego, California. In San Francisco (1916-1920).