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jp80874
06-03-2013, 08:01 PM
Looking for photos, drawings and designs of late 1800s photo studios. Jim Fry the owner of the Ohio Farm Museum, Richfield, OH USA has allowed several of us to prowl and photograph in the forty buildings that make up his farm equipment museum and village. In return he has asked that we give him an occasional print and help him with research to know what a late 1800s photo studio looked like. He wants to add one to the museum village that he has built by bringing old buildings from all over Ohio to his farm.

I gave him a two page exterior spread of an 1890 portrait studio and home belonging to Kinsey. The photographer best known to me for his work documenting the Pacific RR logging industry and especially the giant Shay engined logging trains with an 11x14 camera.

Jim said Kinsey used the same design as vintage green houses, glass panes in a vertical pattern with no cross wood pieces to rot, just overlapped glass. He knew this because Jim had just finished his own new-old green house. Please PM, post or snail mail any prints of early studios, interior and exterior and I will give them to him.

Thanks.

John Powers

ic-racer
06-04-2013, 10:47 PM
http://www.photohistory-sussex.co.uk/studio1841%20label.jpg
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ic-racer
06-04-2013, 11:08 PM
This is the tintype studio at Greenfield Village:
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jp80874
06-05-2013, 06:47 AM
Thank you Dale. Just what we were looking for. Do you have any idea about dates when these were built? The drawing in the first link looks painfully like it was stollen from a hangman's gallows.

John

cowanw
06-05-2013, 04:23 PM
There is a studio in Ceskey Krumlov in the Czech Republic.
Unfortunately the web site is not available in English
but these pictures are the real deal, not a recreation.
http://www.seidel.cz/docs/cz/seidel_vznik_vyznam.xml

ic-racer
06-05-2013, 11:18 PM
Do you have any idea about dates when these were built? The drawing in the first link looks painfully like it was stollen from a hangman's gallows.

John
I used "daguerreotype" and "tintype" to search for those images. So, I'd place most of very roughly in the 1800s to very early 1900s.

jp80874
06-06-2013, 04:34 PM
There is a studio in Ceskey Krumlov in the Czech Republic.
Unfortunately the web site is not available in English
but these pictures are the real deal, not a recreation.
http://www.seidel.cz/docs/cz/seidel_vznik_vyznam.xml

Can't read a word of it, but these are wonderful pictures. Thank you. Just what I was looking for.

John

jp80874
06-06-2013, 04:35 PM
I used "daguerreotype" and "tintype" to search for those images. So, I'd place most of very roughly in the 1800s to very early 1900s.

Thanks Dale.

gleaf
06-06-2013, 08:33 PM
http://gfv1929.blogspot.com/2008/08/tintype-studio.html
Info from Greenfield village site. Below are clips of the article at the link.
Without a doubt, the last building Ford added before the October 21, 1929 grand opening of Greenfield Village was the replicated Tintype Studio. It was designed to look like a studio from the 1870's and 1880's.

MattKing
06-06-2013, 09:22 PM
Can't read a word of it, but these are wonderful pictures. Thank you. Just what I was looking for.

John

The "Translate" function built into Google Chrome does a passable job translating the site.

jp80874
07-04-2013, 05:35 AM
From another thread. Just trying to keep the info together.

"Hi John
I just saw the post on the OH farm museum. He should look into the HH Bennet studio in the WI dells. It was a restored photo studio of that period. and would be a great resource. It's run by the WI state historical society
Jamie (Young)"

"Thanks Jamie. Nice to hear from you again. I will pass on the information.

I did a search and found they have a great web site.
http://hhbennettstudio.wisconsinhistory.org"

John