I am interested in finding out dates that all the studios were taking pictures in the area so this will be a kinda spreadsheet of my dates that the studios were around to help everyone date pictures. This will be updated as I get new dates for my reference and hopefully helps everyone else. If anyone has confirmed dates of photographs from any studios in Eastern Will, Kankakee or southern Cook Counties, I would be glad to add them. This will help me and hopefully many others date their photos.
Heising - 1897
F. Heising - 1898, 1899, 1915
FW Michaelis 1899
W.D. Fay - 1895
Lane - 1895
F.W. Sanders - 190, 1904, 1912
Perry - 1891, 1892
Harken & Perry - 1899, 1901, 1901
A.E. Harken - 1907, 1911, 1912
Star Studio - 1897
Fordtran Bros Studio - 1905
Fordtran Studios - 1911, 1916, 1927
The Fordtran Studios
Siegal Coopers - 1989
Scholl - 547 S Halsted - 1886-1888
Monday, April 28, 2014
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Well going through my Grandma Arnold's photo collection, I came across these 3 photos. All are from J.B. Scholl studios in Chicago at 547 S Halsted St. In Chicago, IL. The building is gone now, and would be under a exit ramp from the East Bound Eisenhower to the South Bound Dan Ryan Expressways. Mr. Scholl had many different addresses for his studios over his short career. According to the Chicago photographers, 1847 through 1900 : as listed in Chicago city directories, Mr. Scholl was at this address between 1886-1888. Sadly these dates are too late for who I hoped they would be. But they give me many possibilities of who they could be, a whole world of them.
Photo 1 - Wedding Photo
Of course this photo doesn't take much explanation, It is a wedding photo for this couple. The gentleman looks proud and stately. He looks healthy and well fed. He is well groomed and appears quite comfortable in this clothing. The lady on the other had does not look as comfortable in this environment.
Picture 2 - Older Man
This photo is of a older Gentleman. Same address as the wedding photo. Just looking at the face it looks like the gentleman in the wedding photo is probably his son. The back of this photo has W. Arnold on it, but crossed out. If W. Arnold is correct than the photo below would probably be Mary Heiland. But the only child of this to wed in this time period was their daughter Catherine and Heinrich Sehring. I don't know what they look like to confirm the pictured. Of course it is just as possible it is not them.
Photo 3 - Older Lady
This photo is of a older lady, well dressed and confident.
If the 1886-1888 dates are correct this would have been before Scholl was the big prestigious studio it became well it was on State St.
If anyone has any has seen these photos or knows whom is in these pictures, I would be grateful to have that information.
Photos Courtesy of the collection of Estella Arnold
1. Chicago photographers, 1847 through 1900 : as listed in Chicago city directories: https://archive.org/stream/chicagophotograp00chic/chicagophotograp00chic_djvu.txt