Notes were kept on the changing of photographers in Jamestown, while indexing obits in early Jamestown newspapers. Those notes, plus the use of censuses, and especially the use of existing Jamestown City Directories, were used to generate a list of photographers for the purpose of helping to date old photos taken in Jamestown. Headings in the database used to store information contained: name of studio, date, address, name of owner or operator.
What follows below, is an alphabetical list of photographers, listed again if the address was changed, such as what happened when street names and numbers were changed in Jamestown in 1939. If the printed advertisment on your old portrait contains the address, you have a better chance of narrowing the time period during which it was taken.
Anderson, Molli Studio, 1952-1956, 204 1/2 1st Ave S , Molli Anderson owner operated later under the name Chelgren-Anderson Stuio Berg Studio, 1922-1939, 217 5th Ave S, Oscar Berg, owner 1922-death 1942 " , 1939-1959, 217 1st Ave S, Oscar and Mrs. Beatrice Berg, owner Bradway Studio, 1900-1908, 217 5th Ave S., John h. Bradway Bradway-Skomsvold, 1908-?, 217 5th Ave S, Bradway & Skomsvold Bradway & Foster, 1913, 217 5th Ave S, Bradway & Foster Byam Studio, 1921, 411 W 2nd St., W. E. Byam Candy Snaps Photography, 2001-2004, 3873 81 Ave SE, Candy Wilson Chelgren-Anderson Studio, 1957-1963, 204 1/2 1st Ave S, Chelgren & Anderson, Molli Dewey Studio, 1900-1904, 201 4th Ave, Archie W. Dewey " , 1905-1908, 411 W 2nd St., A. W. Dewey--sold to Turk Divine Photographics, 2005, 1511 Island Park Dr., Art Archuleta Fairchild-Corliss Gallery, 1907-1908, Lutz Block, Fairchild & Corliss Foster Studio, 1917-1922, 217 5th Ave S, H. N. Foster, bought by Berg Gesecus Studio, 1912, 411 W 2nd St., Fred Gesecus Haynes Studio, 1876-1904, F. Jay Haynes, Haynes took the photos sent them to his fixed studio where they were printed and mailed to the customer. 1876-1879 studio located in Moorhead, MN 1879-1889 studio located in Fargo, ND 1889-1904 studio located in St. Paul, MN during the period 1885-1904 he operated Haynes Studio Car on the NPRR and could and did stop in Jamestown and many points along the railroad. Hochhalter Studio, 1913-1918, Streeter, J. J. Hochhalter Image Center, The, 2001-2003, Buffalo Mall, owner not known Impalla Studio, 1970, 103 1st Ave S, Kerdall Remboldt Isaak Photography, 1993-1995, 614 4th St. SE, Clyde D. Isaak Judd Studio, 1885-1904, 5th Ave. & 3rd St., Charles L. Judd King Photography, 1985, 118 1st St. E., Pallansch& Schlenker King Photography, 1991-1995, 118 1st St. E., David Nelson, Mgr or owner King Photography, 1996-2005, 124 1st Ave S., David Nelson, owner King Studio, 1938, 411 W. 2nd St., Nelson P. King, owner King Studio, 1939-1955, 114 2nd St. E., Nelson P. King owner King Studio, 1956-1963, 114 2nd St. E., Pallansch & Schlenker King Studio, 1964-1978, 126 2nd St. E. Pallansch & Schlenker King Studio, 1979-1990, 118 1st St. E., Pallansch & Schlenker Lifetouch Photography, 1997-1999, 613 10th St. SE, Bill King, owner Lifetouch Photography 2000, 613 10th St. SE, Burley Barnett mgr Lifetouch Photography, 2001-2002, 219 1st Ave S, Burley Barnett mgr Madson Studio, 1987-1995, 102 ½ 1st Ave S, Richard Madson owner Natural Images Photo, 2000, P. O. Box 1236, John Steiner, owner Newland Studio, 1900-1903, address not given, G. A. Newland P. S. Photography, 1987-1992, 431 7th St. SW, Francis Stainislowski Portrait Shop, 1964-1968, 204 ½ 1st Ave S, Phyllis Ibes, owner Rider Studio, 1918, 411 W. 2nd St., F. W. Rider Stalley Studio, 1913-1919, 216 5th Ave S., F. C. Stalley Studio One, 1977-1979, 221 1st Ave N., Pat Bennett Studio One, 1979-1983, 211 4th St. SE, Pat Bennett Turk Studio, 1908-1912 or 1913, 411 W. 2nd St., Otto Turk, died 1912 Tweten Impressions, 2005, 807 5th St. NE, Annetta Tweten Visions Plus Photo, 1992, 4th St. SE, Clyde D. Isaak Wininger Studio, 1929-1934, 411 2nd St., Bert Wininger