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PHOTOGRAPHERS
IN AND NEAR PLATTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA


I have made an attempt to locate the names of photographers in Platte County and the approximate time they were in the area. When known, I have included the address of their location. The information following the address is the source of my information. This does not mean the photographer in question was in the area only during that time period. It is simply a guideline to be used to help in dating photographs you may have. If you have additional information on any of these, or have the names of other photographers, please contact me.


ALPERS
1928 Kramer High school yearbook

AVENUE STUDIO (Buddy Judd)
address: 26th Avenue, Columbus; later upstairs location south of Wunderlich's
1950 Kramer High school yearbook
1951 Personal portraits

BETHSCHEIDER, Joseph
Operated in Platte County 1900-1910

CAILLOUET STUDIO
Address: 1215 Olive, Columbus
1915 City Directory; 1917 Columbus High School News; 1918 Platte County Telephone directory

DANIEL STUDIO
Address: 1268 26th Avenue, Columbus (1930)
Address: 2615 13th Street, Columbus (1935-36, 1937-38; 1955)
1927, 1928, 1929, 1937, 1940, 1941, 1944 Kramer High School yearbook
1930, 1935-36, 1937-38, 1955 City Directories

FENNEL'S PHOTOS
Address: 1211 1/2 Olive, Columbus
1915 City Directory; 1917 Columbus High School News; 1918 Platte County Telephone directory

GULICK, E. L.
Operated in Custer, Sherman and Platte Counties during 1893-1894

LUNDY (H. R. Lundy)
Address: 11th Street, Columbus
1886 newspaper article

Mr. Lundy has been engaged in photography in this city for the past seven years. In his gallery on Eleventh street can be seen samples of his work which are convincing as to his skill. He produces all kinds of work in his line, and is at present engaged on some crayon work which is excellent, to say the least. A visit to his gallery will reward the searcher for a person who can "catch the shadow ere the substance faces," and do it in style. [The Columbus Democrat, September 10, 1886]

McALLISTER'S STUDIO (J. S. McAllister)
Address: Columbus
1886 newspaper article
1904 newspaper ad

The Dr. came to Columbus and opened up his business as photographer in 1871, and has held his own for the fifteen years since passed. He furnishes all kind of work appertaining to the business, from the smallest miniature to the largest picture, and does it in style. He has lately secured the services of Mr. H. Tripp, a first-class photographer, and defies the state to produce better work than he is turning out. [The Columbus Democrat, September 10, 1886]

WES McDONALD
Probably late 1940s

H. [Henry] F. MIELENZ STUDIO
In operation 1898-1903.
Address in 1898: 1221 Olive St, Columbus, Neb
Address in 1902: Upstairs Studio, Olive Street, Columbus according to the 1902 "The Reflector" (High School News)

GENE NEATER STUDIO
Address: Columbus

WILLIAM R. NOTESTEIN
active in Fullerton 1888-89
Address: 1211 Olive, Columbus, Nebraska 1889-1897

MATHIAS OLSON
Operated in Lindsay, Nebraska 1900-1904

OLSON PHOTO SERVICE
Address: 1260 26th Avenue, Columbus (1930)
1929 Kramer High school yearbook
1930 City Directory

H. PAULSEN
Address: Leigh
1880's- 90's

FRANK POWOLNY
Address: Colfax County
1922 newspaper article

H. C. PRESTON
Address: Columbus
1876 newspaper ad

H. C. Preston (Henry (Harry) Cogins Preston) was born in October 26, 1850 in Maine to Nathan Preston and Hannah Garnett. He was next to the youngest of 14 children. He studied photography with his brother, Nathan, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and moved on to Nebraska. He married Leah Plum of Seward on October 16, 1883. He and Leah had five children, Sylvia Preston Fillman, Orry B. Preston, Roy H. Preston, Goldie Preston and Imo Preston.

H. C. Preston was a traveling photographer; going in a horse and buggy from house to house and farm to farm taking photographs. September 7, 1876 in the Columbus Republican he was listed as a Petit Court Member. He was a charter member of the Widley Lodge, I.O.O.F. of Colmbus it was that group who handled the arrangements and conducted his funeral. He died in April, 1904 and is buried in the Columbus, Platte County, Cemetery. [submited by his great-granddaughter, Elaine Fillman Bodenburg (Ejfillman@aol.com). See photo]

THE PRIDDY PHOTO SHOP (L.R. Priddy)
Address: 1208-1210 Olive Street, Columbus
1917 Columbus High School News;
1918 known photograph; 1918 Platte County Telephone directory
1920 or 1922 known photograph
1925; newspaper article saying that photographer will open new studio in Omaha but will retain his studio in Columbus. He will live in Omaha and come to Columbus one or two days a week to take pictures.

December 10, 1930: Lloyd R. Priddy, former Columbus photographer, has been elected president of the South Bend (Ind.) Exchange, according to the South Bend News Times, which carries a good photo of him, along with the item about his election. He has served several terms as secretary of the club, the article says.

R-D PHOTO SERVICE
Address: 3103 23rd Street, Columbus
1955 City Directory

R.W. SALEY
Columbus

Miss Nora Lyons left Saturday morning for Omaha, where she takes charge of a Photograph Gallery. Miss Lyons has worked in the Saley Gallery for about nine years, having had full charge of the Gallery for the past three years, Mr. Saley being obliged to devote all his time to his other business. Miss Lyons has won many friends by her courteous treatment of all, and close application to her work, and we look to see her rise in the photographic profession. [The Columbus Tribune, October 6, 1909]
STEARNS (O. [Oscar] A. Stearns)
Address: 12th Street, Columbus
1886 newspaper article
This gentleman came to Columbus ten years ago, and engaged in the photograph business, being employed with Dr. McAllister for some time. Later he opened a gallery, and can now be found on Twelfth street, where he produces all work in the line of photographs. He makes no pretensions as to the fancy attachments of the profession, but claims to finish as good photographs as anyone. [The Columbus Democrat, September 10, 1886]

A.C. STRAUSS
Address: 1209 Olive Street, Columbus

H. TRIPP
Address: Columbus
1886 newspaper article

See McAllister's Studio above

E. B. WAITE
Operated in Columbus, Nebraska 1885-1889


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