Chronology of Photographers in Tacoma, Washington

1872-1972

Based on research compiled by Dr. Caroline Gallacci (1944-2016) as of October 3, 1995
Donated to Tacoma Historical Society by Ron Karabaich, 2012
Initial Primary Source - Polk City Directories
Extended through 1972 directories in December of 2017

Name of Photographer Dates of Operation Studio Name Key People & Info Addresses & Dates Significant Events Before/After Tacoma Known Examples
Aaberg, John P1892-19281128 Pacific Avenue (1892-1896), No Location (1898), 1322 Pacific (1902-1909), 1217 Pacific (1911-1Divorced abt 1909Montana 1890, Seattle 1891
Actionettes, Marjorie1947Actionettes947 Broadway (1947)
Advertisers' Photo Services1930(Chapin Bowen)714 Market (1930)
Aerne, Chris Jr1918French Bldg (1918)
Aero-Marine Photos1947-1949Harry J Wood, Harry Boersig1023 Dock (1947 and 1949)
Aiko Photo Studio1914-1916M. Kawaghiuchi, Manager1519 South C (1914-1916)
Albee, Wayne C1902-1916No Location (1902-1903), 941 South Tacoma (1906-1909), Ye Likeness Shop (1911), C of C bldg (1912-1
Aldrich, Byron L., Jr1902-1925Sister Pearl Etta Aldrich married Paul L Richards in 1900103 S 9th (1902), 723 St Helens (1903), 906 A (1904-1908), 117 S 10th (1909-1911), 901 Commerce (19Violinist, wife Gettie pianist, performed as Aldrich Trio with son Kenneth.From California, then to Portland, ORTNT Jan 13, 1909 commercial edition, bio and pic
Alfred, Ray1963911 S Tacoma Ave (1963)
Alice's Studio1965-19664304 South M (1965-1966)
Ames, Noyes F1889-1890rear 1010 LBorn 1938 NH, died LA 1920, wife Sarah Davis.Kansas before
Anderson, Charles D1919Bernice Bldg (1919)
Archer, Emmet F1947Johnson-Kemp Studio708 Market (1947)
Ardelle Studio1923903 South Tacoma (1923)
Arnold, Henry H19333803 N 18th (1933)
Asberg, Theodore1949-19561220 N G (1949-1956)
Associated Photographic Services1934-1949Theo W McIntire, John R Dupriest, Chapin Bowen714 Market (1934-1949)Previously Advertisers
Astoria Studio1919Albert A. Speers930 Pacific (1919)
Austin Studio1954-1958Harry Bradshaw (1954) Harvey Bennett (1955)904 Pacific (1954-1955) 751 Commerce (1956-1958)
Avery and Potter1908-1914Eugene Avery, Allan M. PotterC of C Bldg (1908-1914)
Avery, Eugene1906-1914Avery & PotterC of C Bldg (1906-1914)
Ayler Studio19563915 S Yakima AvenueCommercial
B & I Photo Shop19568012 South Tacoma Way
Bacon, Mrs. Cath1947-1951601 S 11th (1947-1949), 609 S 11th (1951)
Bacon, Peggy1953Pin Up Studio609 S 11th (1953)
Bagger, Georgene1918-1931Georgene (1919-1921) Gagon (1922-1930) Georgene (1931)Jones Bldg (1918-1921), Bernice Bldg (1922), 2503 6th Ave (1925-1927), 2508 6th Ave (1928-1931)
Baker, Ellis W18991516 Jefferson Ave (1899)
Baker, Millie M1890Tent, TintypesPacific Ave SW cor 23rd (1890)
Barker, Wayne P1941-1947Quality Photo Services8808 Pacific (1941), 9610 Pacific (1947)
Barnes, A H1927Northwestern Scenery PicturesMrs. May T. WhitneyBankers Trust Bldg (1927)
Barnes, Mrs. M T1928-1929Bankers Trust Bldg (1928-1929)
Barnum, Thomas F19122901 Pacific Ave (1912)
Barrows, Louis D1892-1894No location (1892), 1111 E (1894)
Bart and Peterson1905Colfax W Bart, Ernest PetersonC of C Bldg (1905)
Bart, Colfax W1905C of C Bldg (1905)
Bashford, James O1939-1941Thompson Photo Service (1939)319 S 7th (1939-1941)
Baxter, Alex A1938-1945Vivid Photo ServiceBernice Bldg (1938), 809 S Ferry (1942 and 1945)
Bertelson, Christ1889907 E rear (1889)
Bickel, John H1947-1963919 Market (1947 and 1949), 1102 Cliff Ave (1953-1958), 1119 A (1959-1963)Commercial
Black Bill Photographers19652607 6th Ave (1965)
Black, Daniel F1932Bernice Bldg (1932)
Blakeney, William C1905-1906Modern Novelty Company941 Pacific (1905), California Bldg (1906)
Blanchard, Chester O19224213 S 35th (1922)
Bleckert, Bruce O.Custom Photo ServiceTeacher/mentor to many photographers in the region.
Bob's Photo Studios1945Robert L and Ray C. Harrison1128/1330 Pacific Ave (1945)
Boersig, Harry1947-1949Aero-Marine Photos1023 Dock (1947-1949)
Bohemian Studio195913019 PacificCommercial
Boland, Marvin1915-1949Perkins Bldg (1915 and 1917), 811 Pacific (1919), 1009 Pacific (1920-1924), 741 St. Helens (1925-19
Bonnell, Frederick1902-1903Puget Sound Tea Company??California Block (1902-1903)
Bowen, Chapen1927-1949Chapin Bowen, Inc (1929), Advertisers' Photo Service (1930), Associated Photographic Services (1933714 St Helens (1927-1929), 714 Market (1930-1949)
Bradley, Harold E19451348 Broadway (1945)
Bradshaw, Harry1954Austin Studio904 Pacific Avenue (1945)
Bratton, Sam1935Salon Studio302 N Yakima (1935)
Brom, Jacob O1917Fidelity Bldg (1917)
Brooke, Frank D1921-1939Fidelity Bldg (1921-1928), Central Bldg (1928-1929), 931 Broadway (1930 and 1931), 810 N Fife (1934
Brooks, Alfred V1938Home Photo Service5625 S M (1938)
Brotman, Morley1945-1954Morley StudiosVarious Addresses
Brown and Woolfield1909Jacob O Brown and Harry Woolfield938 Pacific Avenue (1909)
Brown, Jacob O1909 and 1918Brown and Woolfield (1909)Jacob O Brown and Harry Woolfield938 Pacific Avenue (1909), Bank of Calif Bldg (1918)
Browning, A Dee1909 and 19115044 S Union (1909 and 1911)
Brung Studios Inc1939-1945Rust Bldg (1939-1941), 1145 Broadway (1942 and 1945)
Buralli, A D19492920 East D (1949)
Burgher and Flieman1905Hortence Burgher and Della E. Flieman947 South C (1905)
Burgher, Hortence1905947 South C (1905)
Burnett, James W1925-1926(Barnett in 1926)6645 S Lawrence (1925), 6602 S Warner (1926)
Bushnell, C A1918-1920National Realty Bldg (1918-1920)
Bynum, Clemmie1947Freeman Studio1552 Market (1947)
Camera Club Studio1931-1933Richard N O'Conner, John J Uleman740 Broadway (1930-1933)
Campbell, T H1928914 Pacific (1928)
Candle Light Studio19683013D 6th Ave (1968)
Capri Photography1958-1965704 S 38th (1958-1965)
Carl's Studio19611107 S 11th (1961)
Carpenter and Company1892-1900Albert C Carpenter917 S C (1892-1900)
Carr, Anthony P1872Old TownSteilacoom before Tacoma, partner with E A LightMarshalltown, Iowa 1863-1864Job Carr cabin construction
Catton, Charles W1890-1891(Also listed as grocer)No location (1890), McCarver, sw cor 4th (1891)From PhoenixSt Peters Church
Causton's Stolz Studio1958-19615048 S Tacoma Way (1958-1961)
Central Photo Shop1927-1928J L Ehrler (1927), Mrs. M C Harding (1928)Bernice Building (1927-1928)
Central Photo Studio1903George H Wheelock952 Pacific (1903)
Central Stamp Photo Company1902Joseph Kincaid952 Pacific (1902)
Champ19531352 Pacific (1953)
Chantellis, Peter19131318 Pacific (1913)
Charles Home Portraits1954Charles T Wampler3519 McKinley (1954)
Charleston, M E1926-1927Crystalike Finishing Co (1927)1535 Commerce (1926-1927)
Child's Home Portraits1955-1956Robert L and Mrs Hilda E Ricketts6704 S Tacoma Way (1955-1956)
Child's Portraits1959-19617432 Pine (1959-1961)
Claringbould, Maarten1960-1966517 N Sheridan (1960-1966)
Clark, Harrison1918 and 1922Provident Bldg (1918), Puget Sound Bank Bldg (1922)
Classic Portrait Studio1945Jones Bldg (1945)
Colpitts, Claude C1913906 Pacific (1903)
Commercial Photo Service1924-1929Mrs. Pearl Richards (1926)Perkins Bldg (1924-1929)
Condon, Lester/Leslie M1951, 1953, 1958-1968Condon't Photo Studio8421 S 19th (1951 and 1953, 1958-1968)
Conery, Mervyn C1953Austin-Fox Studio904 Pacific (1953)
Cook, Burton A1915509 S L (1915)
Coombs, Harry F1904-1906Successor to F Bonell (1904)California Block (1904-1906)
Cooper, Raymond O1904 and 1921-1933Peterson's Studio (1922-1933)for French-Theodore Co (1904)Puget Sound Bank Bldg (1921-1933)
Corbley, Charles1949Fox Studios915 Pacific (1949)
Coughlan, William P18941354 Pacific (1894)
Crain, Mrs. Nellie1899-1902Widow of Walter W, 1902 as Craig1322 Pacific (1899-1902)
Crain, Walter E18981322 Pacific (1898)
Crawford, James Gilmour1885Tacoma branch of Albany OR firmNo location (1885)Born 1850 IL , Oregon Trail 1852, then Albany. Albany firm 1868 until death in 1929.
Crittendon, Byron1890707 S 11th (1890)
Crosley, Harry A1917-19221109 S K (1917), 1004 S 11th (1918-1922)
Crowell Brothers1884, 1890Elite GalleryGeorge W & Arthur B Crowellwest side of Pacific (1884), 1883 successor to Lewis PetersonFrom San Jose, Arthur to El Paso.
Crystalike Finishing Company1926-1934George Neumeyer, M E Charleston, from 1935 photo finishing1535 Commerce (1926-1927), 512 S 9th (1933-1934)
Custom Photo Service1956-1970Owners: Lee P. Merrill 1958-1968; Bruce O. Bleckert 1969-.910 CommerceCommercial
Cutbirth, W G1906-1909Lillian Johnson, manager; residence PortlandProvident Bldg (1906-1909)
Darcy, Harry1894No location (1894)
Davenport, John Lloyd1928-1935McIntire and Davenport, Photo Service Co 1934625 St Helens (1928), 315 S 9th, (1929-1931), 721 Commerce (1932), 319 S 7th (1934-1935)
Davidson, Isaac G1885, 1888-1891Residence Portland, Tacoma branch managed by A L JacksonNo Location (1885), 113 S 10th 1888-1889, 117 S 10th (1890), 115 S 10th (1891)Likely never took a picture, just hired good photographers.Aunt Kate, May 1889; St. Peters Church
Davis, Earl H1915806 S Tacoma (1915)
Davis, Mae E1914930 S C (1914)
Dean, J Pharies1915903 Pacific (1915)
Dedrick, John V1934, 1941-1942, 1917, 1949With Patty M Dedrick (1947)814 E 35th (1934), 1026 E 47th (1941-1942, 1947, 1949)
DeGriff Professional Photography1959-19603922 6th Ave (1959-1960)
Delong, Burns L1901-19031128 Pacific (1901-1903)
Dennie, Oliver1907-1908S 54th and Washington (1907-1908)
Devor, Thomas B19275243 S Union (1927)
Direct Posative Phtos19601322 Pacific (1960)
Dix, Louis A1918-1922Fidelity Bldg (1918-1921), 903 S Tacoma (1922)
Doan, W.W.1951Wesley's Studio413 Garfield (1951)
Dobbs, Beverly Bennett1889DavidsonBorn MO 1868, married Dorothy Sturgeon 1896, died 1937.Moved to Bellingham, pioneer in moving picturesGold Rush pictures in Nome
Dollar Studio1932-1939Andrew L. Hamilton931 Broadway (1932), Central Building (1933-1939)
Dorward, Wilfred J1912, 1915-19161431 S Durango (1912), 5409 S Cedar (1915-1916)
Downen and Sowell1909Walter O Downen and Franklyn Sowell903 Pacific (1909)
Downen, Walter O1909Downen and Sowell903 Pacific (1909)
Dowsett, Charles F1926-1927, 1931-1932, 1934-1935, 1951, 1953, 1957Dowsett's Studio3805 S Yakima (1926-1927), 131 E 65th (1931-1932), 3519 McKinley (193401935), 4634 S M (1951, 1953,
Dumermuth, William1900-1908Columbia Bldg (1900), 904 Pacific (1901-1906), 931 S C (1908)
DuPriest, John R1933-1938Associated Photographic Services714 Market (1933-1938)
Durham, George R1947Freeman Studio1552 Market (1947)
Durrell, W F Jr19492618 N Proctor (1949)
Eaton, Arthur B1899-19001128 Pacific (1899-1900)
Eggan, Ole P19155910 Park Way Blvd (1915)
Ehrler, JL1927Central Photo ShopBernice Bldg (1927)
Electro Colour Photographic Co.19602915 S 12th (1960)Commercial
Elite Gallery1883-1890Crowell, Foster, Squire, Fletcherwest side of Pacific (1884), 1138 Railroad (1889-1890)Over a dozen states had Elite Galleries
Evergreen Inst of Photography1949Chapin Bowen3823 6th Ave (1949)
Evergreen Studio1949Chapin Bowen413 Garfield (1949)
Eyerman, Jesse R1940-1942, 1945910 Commerce (1940-1942, 1945)
Family Photo of Tacoma196015 N Broadway (1960)
Family Portrait Studio1958-19698411 S Park Ave (1958-1969)
Ferguson and Watkins1904Thomas G Ferguson, LaMotte Watkins919 Pacific (1904)
Ferguson, R M1903-1904728 Pacific (1903), 726 Pacific (1904)
Fine Arts Studio1942, 1945Adolph Matheson (1942), Richard Meyer (1945)1113 Pacific Avenue (1942, 1945)
Fletcher, Fred J1889Elite GalleryFletcher, Squire and Crowell1138 Railroad
Fletcher, Maude L19041201 Pacific Avenue (1904)
Flieman, Della E1905Burgher and Flieman947 S C (1904)
Foseide, John Johnson1888-1910947 Pacific (1903)From Fargo with Wagness, retired Buckley
Foster, Edward H1884Elite GallerySuccessor to Crowell April 1884
Fox Studios1949, 1951Charles Corbley (1949), RM Leahey (1951)915 Pacific (1949)
Freeman Studio1947George R Durham, Ellsworth Pryor, Clemmie Bynum1552 Market (1947)
Freeman, Oscar1945Freeman's Studio1330 Broadway (1945)
French, Arthur1892-1905French-Theodore (1904)Arthur French, CR McMasters, WE TheodoreCalifornia Block (1892-1901), 936 Pacific (1903-1903), 905 Pacific (1904-1905)
Frost, George BWA Territory
Fuller, Ray G1928Photoart StudioBankers Trust Bldg (1928)
Gagnon Studio1922-1923Thomas Gagnon and Georgene Bagger, successors to Georgene and Lynn StudiosBernice Bldg (1922-1923)
Gagnon, Thomas1922-1923Gagnon StudioBernice Bldg (1922-1923)
Gem Studio1912F E Marshall936 Pacific (1912)
Genske, Robert J1947, 19493122 S C (1947, 1949)
Georgene Studio1918-1931Jones Bldg (1918-1921), 2503 6th Ave (1925-1927), 2508 6th Ave (1928, 1931)
Gillespie, G G1928Provident Bldg (1928)
Giseburt, Jack1959-1960Jack Giseburt Co1208 N I (1959-1960)Commercial
Gordon, Joseph A19533101 Pacific (1953)
Granacki, Peggy19541005 S K (1954)
Grip, William R1947P and G Studios524 S 11th (1947)
Groven, Enoch (Erich)1918-1920Natl Bank/Tacoma Bldg (1918-1920)
Gunderson Litho Co19612407 6th Ave (1961)
Gylfe, Axel1906905 Pacific (1906)
Hadley, Urban Pope1883-1886E bet 9th and 11th (1885)1883 WA Terry ViewsFrom MN, to Napavine, then Lynden.
Haffer, Virna (Spelled Hoffer during '50s, changed Verna to Virna about 1937)1932-1974Born Verna May Hanson, m1) Clarence Shultz 1919, ,m2) Paul Raymond Haffer, m3) Norman Randall 19401236 S Stevens (1932, 1939-1942, 1947, 1949, 1951, 1953-1974)Photographic artist, subject of several major exhibits.1920 LA as Verna Shultz.
Haines, Claude E1935-1945Haines Picture ShopMrs. Hattie Haines (1945)119 S 10th (1935-1936, 1942, 1945)
Haines, Irvin/Irving1935Salon Studio302 N Yakima (1935)
Halsten, Hilda1907Fern Hill
Hamilton, Andrew L1918-1956Hamilton Studio 1925, Dollar Studio 1932, Hamilton Studio 1940915 Pacific (1918-1931), 931 Broadway (1932), Central Bldg (1933-1938), Broadway Bldg (1939), 1147
Hansen and Son1894Andrew Hansen, Hans P Hansen918 S Tacoma Ave (1894)
Hansen, Andrew (Anders Peder)1891-1899918 S Tacoma Ave (1891-1896), 924 S Tacoma Ave (1898-1899)Born Denmark, Minnesota 1880
Hansen, Antonia1891No location (1891)
Hansen, Hans P1894Hansen and SonSon of Anders918 S Tacoma Ave (1894)1895 retoucher for AL Jackson
Hardesty, Harold1932940 Broadway (1932)
Harding, Mrs. Melita C1928-1933Central Photo Shop, Harding StudioBernice Bldg (1928), 1005 Pacific (1929-1933)
Harmon, Hiram I1945, 1947Moderne Portrait (1947), Pictorial Studios/Views (1947)823 Pacific (1945, 1947), 745 Broadway (1947), 711 Broadway (1947)
Harrison, Benjamin P1947, 19491348 Broadway (1947), 1350 Broadway (1949)
Harrison, Raymond C1945-1949Bob's Photo Studios (1947), Victor Portraits (1947-1949)1128 & 1130 Pacific (1945), 1209 Pacific (1947, 1949)
Harrison, Robert L1942, 1945Bob's Photo Studios (1945)1219 Pacific (1942), 1128 and 1130 Pacific (1945)
Harta, Claude J1947-1974Harta Studio822 N 11th (1947-1953), 907 Pacific (1954-1974)Born Salzburg, Augustria 1920, died 2006Opening of Narrows Bridge 1950
Hartsook Studio1918-1936MW Newcomb (1919), Emilie Newcomb (1919), LG Megary and MA Messegee (1922), LG Megary (1923), Ada J901 Commerce (1918-1920), Rust Bldg (1921-1929), Townsend Bldg (1930-1932), Rust Bldg (1933-1936)
Hartsook, Flora1911-1917Hartsook StudioProvident Bld (1911-1914), 901 Commerce (1915-1917)
Hata, Fujio1920-1923, 1933-19341327 Broadway (1920-1923), 1722 Facwett (1933-1934)
Haynes, Frank JayOfficial photographer for NP RailwayPhoto studio in a Pullman CarYellowstone Park
Hester, William1903-1906Bernice Bldg (1903-1906
Hi Gloss Photo Service Inc1956 - present5445 South Tacoma Way (1956-1961) 1018 South K (1961-present)
Hi-Lo Studio19583319 Pacific (1958)
Hirzel, Ellwood J1966-19684220 80th Ave W, UP (1966-1968)
Hobbs and Safford1919Arthur H Hobbs and Justin E SaffordBernice Bldg (1919)
Hobbs, Arthur H1919Hobbs and SaffordBernice Bldg (1919)
Hobbs, Isaac N1890226 S 26th
Hochstrasser, LR1949, 1951Northwest School Photo Services1106 S Yakima (1949), 645 S Trafton (1951)
Hoffer - see Haffer
Holyer, J Barton1924-1938Mezzo Portrait StudioBernice Bldg (1924-1928), Fidelity Bldg (1929-1938)
Home Photographer1927718 N L
Home Studio1958-19634634 South M (1958-1963)
Horton, Gilbert D.1884Horton & LewisFloating galleryMoved to Snohomish
Hoskins, Nathan P19062503 6th Ave (1906)
Hover, Harry S1892-1898The Lick Gallery (1895)No location (1892-1894), 1017 Pacific (1895-1898)
Hudson and Martinson1891Martin L Hudson and Embert Martinson/Martensen1138 Railroad Ave (1891)
Ihrig, Harriette H1907-1917Ihrig StudioGeorgene Bagger, artist (1917)940 Pacific (1907), 1107 S E (1908-1914), Tacoma Hotel (1915-1917)
Isham, Don1939-1940Northwest Film Enterprises504 S L (1939-1940)
Ives, William1895-1898The Lick Gallery1017 Pacific (1895-1896), 1128 Pacific (1898)
Jack & Jill Studios, Inc1957915 1/2 Pacific (1957)
Jack, A L1912Berlin Bldg (1912)
Jackson and Johnston1911Albert L Jackson and E D JohnstonFidelity Bldg (1911)
Jackson, Albert L1885-1917Jackson & Johnston (1911-1912)No Location (1885), IG Davidson (1888-1890), 919 C C (1891-1892), Berlin Bldg (1894-1909), FidelityDied Tacoma 9/26/1922
Jackson, Harry F1945-1954Smith Studio753 Broadway (1945-1954)
Jackson, William Parnum1885-1894, 1905-1928Wife Sarah Elizabeth Barker. Obit says grand-daughter has equipment.1101 Pacific (1885-1891), 1322 Pacific (1892-1894), 1515 S K (1905), 1102 S K (1906)Born London 1844. Died 4/13/1928 YakimaGrand Rapids, MI with brother BD in 1870 and 1880s.Anti-Chinese Committees
Jacobs, Abraham L1907-19091128 Pacific (1907-1909)
Jacobs, Henri1927-1959Jacobs Studio (1954)Tacoma Hotel (1927-1934), 784 Commerce (1935-1945), 2119 N Stevens (1947-1959)
Jacobson, Mrs. R J19061128 Pacific (1906)
Jacobson, Osval B19051128 Pacific (1905)
James and Merrihew1918-1926Mrs. D E Wilcox, EE James (Seattle), R N O'Conner (1926)Scandinavian/American Bank Bldg (1918-1919), Tacoma Hotel (1921-1926)
James, E E1921-1924James and MerrihewSeattleTacoma Hotel (1921-1924)
Johnston, E D1908-1913Jackson and Johnston (1911)930 Pacific (1908-1909), Fidelity Bldg (1911-1913)
Jonas, Sherman1910??TPL has something ??2322 N Shirley (1910??)
Judd, Charles L.1902Before Tacoma: Fargo, North Dakota (1884-1896); After Tacoma: Anacortes (1904-death in 1936)Took first photo of a tornado in ND
Kawaguchi, F M19191327 Broadway (1919)
Kelly, Millard F1890-1895Crescent Gallery (1891)1111 E (1890-1892), 1516 Jefferson (1894), No Location (1895)
Kennell, Earl E1939-1945Nolan StudioFidelity Bldg (1939-1945)
Kennell-Ellis-Zausmer1932-1949Kennell-Ellis (1936) and Fishers (1945)Broadway Theater Bldg (1932-1947), 746 St Helens (1949)
Kerr and Dean1915William F Kerr, J Pharies Dean903 Pacific (1915)
Kerr, William F1913-1919Kerr and Dean (1915)1135 S C (1913-1914), 903 Pacific (1915), 1135 S C (1916-1917), 1111 Broadway (1918), 1135 Broadway
Kincade, Joseph C1890-1902, 1926Central Stamp Photo Co (1902)905 E (1890), 212 S 11th (1891-1892), 1118 S 11th (1894), 1516 Jefferson (1900-1901), 952 Pacific (
Kincaid, Mrs Minnie1904Is this Mrs. Joseph?930 Pacific (1904)
King, Charles E. and Hattie1880-1890Harriet Feenendall King (1861-1937) & Charles Edward King (1850-1928)Charles also a policeman, one of 27 indicted for 1885 Chinese ExpulsionMinnesota 1870sTerritorial Views, Native Americans
Kirkland, Mrs Della M1904Home Portrait and Framing Co929 S Tacoma Ave (1904)
Knaggs, Charles I19161344 Pacific (1916)
Kolitzoff, Stanlley1949-1951Kolitzoff Photography and Gift Shop (1949), Kolitzoff Portrait Studio (1951)5225 S Tacoma Way (1949-1951)
Krug, Fred H1928-1949Krug-Lutz (1938-1949)1928-1937 for Hartsook Studio762 Broadway (1938-1949)Seattle 1953+
Kurrell, Dewey H1936-1954Kurrel's Home Portrait Studio (1949)807 N Cushman (1936-1953), 724 N Cushman (1954)
La Roche and French1891Frank La Roche and Arthur French501 California Block/1110-1116 Pacific (1891)
Larsen, Charles J1907901-903 S Tacoma (1907)
Larson, Louis18961322 Pacific (1896)
Leahey, R M1951Fox Studios915 Pacific Avenue (1951)
Lee and Lee (Motion Pictures)1907David C Lee and Herbert M Lee1112 S C (1907)
Lee, David C1907Lee and Lee1112 S C (1907)
Lee, Frank J1902-19371516 Pacific (1902), 1535 Commerce (1903-1923), California Bldg (1924-1930), Washington Bldg (1931-
Lee, Herbert M1907Lee and Lee1112 S C (1907)
Lee, James W1911-1922524 S 58th (1911-1918), 5438 S Yakima (1919-1920), 5436 S Yakima (1921-1922)
Lee, Ray19342705 6th Ave (1934)
Lehmann, Paul1901-1913917 S C (1901-1913)By 1934: photographic developing and printing
Lenhart, Grace1923-19245436 S Yakima (1923-1924)
Lennes, Nels N1913-19145910 Park Way Blvd (1913-1914)
Lewis, William M1929Lewis Studio1154 Broadway (1929)
Lick Gallery1895-1896William Ives and Harry S Hover1017 Pacific (1895-1896)
Lin, Wick Studio1965Lin 1965-66, Wick 1967-19687902 W 27th, UP (1965-1966)
Lindahl, John Conrad1892-19061017 Pacific (1892), 919 C (1894-1899), California Block (1900-1901), 903 Tacoma Ave S (1903-1906)
Loy, Charles V1900Wallace Bldg (1900)
Lucerne StudioProvident Buildingslide of Ambrose J Russell
Ludden, Addison1897-1900No location
Lumper, Michael E1923-19261004 S 11th (1923-1925), 2708 th Ave (1926)
Lutz, Rolland R1938-1959Krug-Lutz (1938-1949), Lutz (1951-1955)Jess Snyder (1954-1955)762 Broadway (1938-1953), 754 Broadway (1954-1959)
Lyle, William1935-1927814 S Tacoma (1925-1927)
Lynn, Ellison A1892-1921113 S 10th (1892), Bernice Bldg (1894-1921)
Maarten & Strode1968-1974626 St Helens Ave (1968-1974)Commercial
Madsen, Chris P1905Modern Novelty Company941 Pacific (1905)
Majestic Studio1911Harry E. Willson906 Pacific (1911)
Makimura, US1912-1921Matsuda and Makimura (1919)1702 S C (1912-1913), C of C Bldg (1917-1921)
Marshall's Child Photography1961-19636451 East D (1961-1963)
Marshall, Frank EGem Studio (1913)Kentucky Bldg (1908), 1504 Pacific (1909), 936 Pacific (1911-1915)
Martensen, Embert18921138 Railroad (1892)
Massey, Paul T1942915 Pacific (1942)
Matheson, Adolph1942Fine Arts Studio1113 Pacific (1942)
Matsuda and Makimura1919-1921F M Matsuda and U S MakimuraC of C Bldg (1919-1921)
Matsuda, F M1919-1921Matsuda and MakimuraC of C Bldg (1919-1921)
Mattingly, Frank J19314004 N Baltimore (1931)
McCallum Wm H1967820 N J (1967)
McCanless Photo Co1903James M McCanless, Samuel A McCanless, Walter E Wolff, Paul L Richards1201 Pacific (1903)
McCanless, James M19031201 Pacific (1903)
McCanless, Samuel A19031201 Pacific (1903)
McCormick, Ronald E1958-19596806 Fawcett (1958-1959)
McIntire and Davenport1928-1932Theo W McIntire and John Lloyd Davenport625 St Helens (1928), 315 S 9th (1929-1931), 721 Commerce (1932)
McIntire, Theo W (Ted)1928-1940McIntire and Davenport (1928), Associated Photographic Services (1934), Pictorial Views (1949)625 St Helens (1928), 315 S 9th (1929-1931), 721 Commerce (1932), 714 Market (1934-1941), 711 Broad
McKeltrick, W A1923Ardelle Studio903 S Tacoma (1923)
McKewen, Wesley C1953-1954McKewen Studiowith Dona I McKewen (1953 only)407 Garfield (1953-1954)
McLaughlin, Geraldine19473827 S Yakima (1947)
Meacham, Willis1928, 1936-1937with Atelier Meacham (1937 only)3702 S G (1928), 5012 Thompson Ave (1936), Provident Bldg (1937)
Megary, Ada J1925-1927Hartsook StudioRust Bldg (1925-1927)
Megary, L G1922-1924Hartsook StudioRust Bldg (1922-1924)
Merrill, Lee1947-1955, 1958Custom Photo Service (1955)910 Commerce (1947-1955, 1958)
Mertens, Hugo1888, 1914-19291138 Pacific (1888)Born Germany 1859, died Olympia 1948.Moved to Orting by 1889, later Centralia
Messegee, M A1922Hartsook StudioRust Bldg (1922)
Meyer, Richard1945Fine Arts Studio1113 Pacific (1945)
Mezzo Portrait Studio1924-1938J Barton Holyer, J J Uleman (1924-1928) then just HolyerBernice Bldg (1924-1928), Fidelity Bldg (1929-1938)
Michel, Harold1933-1941Home Studio3701 S G (1933-1941)
Midget Studio1927James SimonFrench Bldg (1927)
Miller, Charles19411334 Pacific (1941)
Mitchell, John S18981823 S 11th (1898)
Modern Novelty Company1905William C Blakeney and Chris P Madsen941 Pacific (1905)
Moderne Portrait Studio1945-1947Hiram I Harmon823 Pacific (1945, 1947)
Moore, Harris Photographer1963-1974)401 Alexander Bldg (1963-1974)
Moore, Lloyd B19403601 McKinley Ave (1940)
Morley Studios1945-1974Morley Brotman904 Pacific & 5407 S Tac Way (1945), 925 Broadway & 904 Pacific (1947-1949), 1104 Broadway 901 Pac
Morris, Miles H1912801 S 11th (1912)
Morrison, Doris E194910814 ?? Broadway (1949)
Morrison, Duane D1913926 S C (1913)
Mott, William B1936-1941Smith Studio, Inc753 Broadway (1936-1941)
Moyer, Richard R1934-1951315 S 9th (1934-1945), 20 N Tacoma Ave (1947-1949), 921 Market (1951)
Mullin, Harry1889Brief boarder with Villard
Nancy's Baby Portrait Studio1947-1951, 1956-1969for Richards 1953-1955, Nancy's Child Portrait Studio 1956Nina G Ferris736 Pacific (1947-1951), 736 Pacific (1956-1969)
Nelson, Nels S18911202 S Yakima Ave (1891)
Neumeyer, George1926-1934Crystalike Finishing Co 1535 Commerce (1926-1934)Photo finishing/developing/printer from 1935:
Newcomb, M W1918Hartsook Studio901 Commerce (1918)
Newcomb, Mrs. Emilie1919-1921Hartsook Studio901 Commerce (1919-1920), Rust Bldg (1921)
Nolan Studio1939-1947Earl E Kennell, Bernard J Perler (1947)Fidelity Bldg (1939-1947)
Northwest Film Enterprises1939-1940Don Isham504 S L (1939-1940)
Novelty Photo Company1901William Dumermuth, manager1201 Pacific (1901)
O'Connor, Richard N1926-1934James and Merrihew (1928), Camera Club Studio (1930), Peoples (1934Tacoma Hotel (1926), 718 S L (1928-1934)
Oliverson, Christian1909, 1911Oliver (1911)5222 S Union
Ollar, Kenneth G1940-1941, 19511724 N Oakes (1940-1941), 2920 N 25th (1951)
Ollard, Harry D Jr19472618 N Proctor (1947)
Ono, H K1907-19131521 S C (1907-1911), 1519 S C (1912-1913)
Osburn, Walther Thurman1919-1920813 E 58th (1919-1920)
Owada, Frank1924-19321327 Broadway (1924-1932)
P and G Studios1947, 1949, 1951Francis L Powell, William R Grip (1947)524 S 11th (1947, 1949, 1951)
Parsons, Daisy1954944 Broadway (1954)
Patrick, A T1919Richards Film ServiceC of C Bldg (1919)
Peck, Roselle1911Stone-Fisher Co.Stone-Fisher Co (1911)
Penthouse Studio1949-1969Bernard J Perler908 Broadway (1949-1954), Broadway Theater Bldg (1955-1959), 908 1/2 Broadway (1960-1962), 315 S 9t
Peoples Store Photo Studio1934Richard N O'Connor1101 Pacific (1934)Bldg 11th and Pacific now KeyBank
Perdue, Paul C1937-19425215 S Puget Sd (1937), 5225 S Puget Sd (1938), 5227 S Puget Sd (1939-1942)
Perler, Bernard J/Bert J1947, 1951-1974Nolan Studio (1951-1953), Penthouse Studio (1953-1954), Bert Perler (1954-1955)Fidelity Bldg (1947), 746 St Helens (1951-1953), 908 Broadway (1953), 746 St Helens (1954-1974)
Peterson and Dye1904Bernard Peterson and Mark W Dye1105 S E (1904)
Peterson's Studio1947-1956Oscar T Thompson (1947-1951), Mrs. Florence K Thompson (1953-1954)764 St Helens (1947-1956)
Peterson, Austin D1947-1951Proctor Studio2510 N Proctor (1947-1951)
Peterson, Ernest1904-1945Peterson's Studio (1911-1933), Ernest Peterson (1934-1945)w/ Raymond O Cooper (1921)No location (1904), C of C Bldg (1905-1909), 903 S Tacoma (1911-1920), Puget Sound Bank Bldg (1921-
Peterson, Lewis1883Elite GalleryReplaced by CrowellNew Tacoma WTSeattle Peterson BrothersSeattle
Peterson, Roy19341912 S Cushman (1924)
Peterson, Sigvard1899-1905414 S 11th (1899-1900), 1109 S E (1901-1905)
Pfister, Lamatha M1937Thrifty Photography Studio947 Broadway (1937)
Photo Service Company1934-1936J Lloyd Davenport and Amber L Thompson319 S 7th (1934-1936)
Photo Tinting Studio1935Mrs. Irene Olsen5420 S Tacoma Way (1935)
Photoart Studio1928Ray G FullerBankers Trust Bldg (1928)
Pictorial Studios1947H I Harmon745 Broadway (1947)
Pictorial Views1947-1949H I Harmon (1947), Ted McIntire (1948)711 Broadway (1947-1949)
Pin Up Studio1951-1953Peggy Bacon609 S 11th (1951-1953)
Plummer, Fremont1913-1920Provident Bldg (1913), Rhodes (1914-1919), 606 S I (1920)
Ponko, Maynard19475218 S Tacoma Way (1947)
Potter, Allan M1908-1938Avery and Potter (1909), Potter's Photo Shop (1915)C of C Bldg (1908-1922), Bernice Bldg (1923-1938)
Poulton, George1919, 19271111 Broadway (1919), 1545 S Tacoma (1927)
Powell, Francis L1947-1951, 1959-1963P and G Studios524 S 11th (1947-1951), 2317 N 30th (1959-1963)
Proctor Studio1947-1951Austin D Peterson2510 N Proctor (1947-1951)
Pryor, Ellsworth1947Freeman Studio1552 Market (1947)
Rabel, Fredk M1956-1961, 1974Rabel's (1958)1611 N Madison (1956), 4308 6th Ave (1958-1961), 2806 6th Ave (1974)
Ramsey, L Studio1962-1974Lisle Ramsey (1968)759 Market (1962-1966), 3701 6th Ave (1968-1974)
Rapson, Will E18941101 Pacific (1894)
Read, Abbot C (L?)1926-1945Read Photo Service2209 E Division (1926-1928), 3555 Roosevelt Ave (1929-1933), 920 S Junett (1936-1937, 603 N Grant (
Reade, Benjamin19111318 Pacific (1911)
Reece Photo Shop19653221 S 17th (1965-1968)
Reed, Walter H18942401 Pacific (1894)
Rhodes Bros Dept Store1951-1953Broadway and 11th (1951-1953)
Richards Commercial Photo Service1949-1974Edmond, Nelson and Robert Richards734 Pacific (1949-1974)
Richards Film Service1919-1921A T Patrick and Turner RichardsC of C Bldg (1919-1921)
Richards, Andrew J1918Bankers Trust Bldg (1918)
Richards, Mrs. Pearl1926-1929Commercial Photo Service(Widow of Paul L Richards)Perkins Bldg (1926-1929)
Richards, Paul L1903McCanless Photo Company1201 Pacific (1903)
Richards, Turner1919-1955Richards Film Service (1919), Richards Commercial Photo Service (1949)C of C Bldg (1919-1921), No address (1933), Tacoma Hotel (1935), 724 Pacific (1936-1945), 734 Pacif
Ricketts, Marshall L19665919 S Montgomery (1966)
Ricketts, Robert L19587432 S Pine (1958)
Robertson, Attie C1909Provident Bldg (1909)
Robinson, M J1945, 19471219 Pacific (1945), 2114 Fawcett (1947)
Robison, Mrs Reta C1939309 S 34th (1939)
Rostedt, W L19499610 Pacific (1949)
Rowsell, Frank A1895No location (1895)
Ruhl, Irene P1945Irene Studios3701 S G (1945)
Ruland, Alvia O1951-19532901 S 18th (1951-1953)
Rutter and Yingling1889Thomas H Rutter and Harry H YinglingA and 11th (1889)
Rutter, Thomas H1889-1892Rutter and YinglingA and 11th (1889), 1346 Pacific (1890), no location (1891-1892)Born England 1837, worked as a veterinarian. Died Orting 1925.Montana 1870s, Yakima in 1890s.Yakima Natives
Safford, Justin E1919Hobbs and SaffordBernice Bldg (1919)
Salon Studio1935Irvin Haines and Sam Bratton302 N Yakima (1935)
Sather, Evan A/Edward1890-1896With Wagness 18962401 Pacific (1891-1892), 1322 Pacific (1895), 947 S C (1896)Took photo of Elbert Byrd, aged 2, (born 1888). Sather born 1860, died 1962.From Norway, then Minneapolis. After Yukon retired in Bend, OR.Gold Rush
Sayles, Mrs Bird A18941500 S 11th (1894)
Scotford, John H1889-1891Also Western CopyingWith wife Mary714 St Helens (1889), 1017 Pacific (1890-1891)1843-1919
Scott, Oliver P1908-1927Scott's Studio906 Pacific (1908-1909), Fidelity Bldg (1911-1920), 404 S 11th (1926-1927)
Seeley, LeRoy Studio19683901 Bridgeport W, UP (1968)
Seki, George O1922C of C Bldg (1922)
Simon, James B1927, 1933Midget StudioFrench Bldg (1927), 207 S 9th (1933)
Sipple, Augustus1892-1896319 E 26th (1892-1896)
Sipple, Edward J1891316 S 26th (1891) East??
Sloan, William B1894, 1900Fern Hill (1894), 502 S 9th (1900)
Smith Studio Inc1936-1958William B/Florence Mott (1936), Mrs. Elizabeth Massey (1942), Harry F Jackson (1945)753 Broadway (1936-1958)
Smith, Clinton F1928Photo Shop903 Pacific (1928)
Smith, David1967-19682015 Alameda Ave Fircrest (1967-1968)
Smith, Eugene1894No location (1894)
Smith, Robert M1923-1935Jones Bldg (1923-1928), 753 Broadway (1929-1935)
Snyder, Jess R1954-1955, 1960-1970Lutz Studio 1954, Snyder 1960754 Broadway (1954-1955), (1960-1970)
Soreboe, John R19092503 6th Ave (1909)
Sound Photo Shop19421311 Pacific (1942)
Sowell, Franklyn1909Downen and Sowell903 Pacific (1909)
Speers, Albert A1905-1941Astoria Studio (1919), Vogue Foto Studio (1941)Albert A and Harold W (1905-1909)952 Pacific (1905-1909), 930 Pacific (1919-1920), 101 S 9th (1941)
Speers, Harold W1906-1963Sterling Studio (1911), Speers' Studio (1925), Speers Nu Art Studio (1934)Albert A and Harold W (1905-1909)952 Pacific (1906-1916), 917 Broadway (1917-1945), 931 Broadway (1947-1949), 915 Pacific (1951), Ba
Squire and Crowell1890Elite Photograph GalleryVictor E Squire and George W Crowell1138 Railroad (1890)
Stack, Robert A1949-1951No address (1949), 924 Commerce (1951)
Stack, William R1949925 Broadway (1949)
Stamp Photo Company1900-1902William Dumermuth and Byron H HarmonColumbia Bldg (1900), 940 Pacific (1902)
Standar, Paul J1934Broadway Theater Bldg (1934)
Steiro, Kalama O19393403 6th Ave (1939)
Stepp, Charles E19471018 S K (1947)
Sterling Studio1911-1923H W Speers, Edwin Thomas (1915)952 Pacific (1911-1919), Bankers Trust Bldg (1920, 1923)
Stolz Studio1951-1957Paul H Stolz, Carrie White5048 S Tacoma Way (1951-1957) then Causton's Stolz
Stolz, Paul H1951-1953Stolz Studio5048 S Tacoma Way (1951-1953)
Stuard, Earle S1933Photo Ad CompanyPuget Sound Bank Bldg (1933)
Sweetheart Studio19704214 S Sheridan Ave (1970)
Tacoma Movie Snaps1939Conrad Barr, manager762 St Helens (1939)
The Tacoma Studio19061105 S E (1906)
Thomas, Edwin1921-1924Bankers Trust Bldg (1921-1924)
Thompson Photo Service1939-1941Ambler L Thompson, James O Bashford (only 1939)319 S 7th (1939-1941)
Thompson, Ambler L1936-1941Photo Service Company, Thompson Photo Service (1939-1941)319 S 7th (1936-1941)
Thompson, Florence K1954Peterson's Studio764 St Helens (1954)
Thompson, Oscar T1918-1953Peterson's Studio (1947)740 St Helens (1918-1919), 3614 N 15th (1920-1921), 764 St Helens (1947-1953)
Thompson, Thomas1953919 Market (1953)
Townsend, George W1945Victor Portraits1209 Pacific (1945)
Tranah, William W1939Tranah Photo Service4136 S M (1939), 109 S 9th (1940)
Tucker, Charles1914-1927Municipal Dock (1914), 922 Broadway (1915), 5647 S Union (1922-1923), 5421 S Union (1924-1925), 541
Uleman, John J1924-1933Mezzo Portrait Studio (1925), Camera Club Studio (1930)Bernice Bldg (1924-1933)
Universal Photo Service1927Bankers Trust Bldg (1927)
Urie, Clyde W19114615 S K (1911)
VanWinkle, Charles W1928-1932Motion Picture3410 S G (1928-1929), Browns Point (1932)
Venus Studio1918Andrew J RichardsBankers Trust Bldg (1918)
Victor Portraits1945-1949George W Townsend (1945), Raymond C Harrison (1947, 1949)1209 Pacific (1945-1949)
Vogue Foto Studio1941Albert A Speers101 S 9th (1941)
Wagness and Sather1896John T Wagness and Evan A Sather947 S C (1896)Formerly John Thorrald Viknes/ Wigness
Wagness, John T1888-1898121 S 11th (1888-1891), 947 S C (1892-1896), 1128 Pacific (1898)Formerly John Thorrald Viknes/ WignessFrom Fargo, to Stanwood.
Wallacker, Andrew19041128 Pacific (1904)
Walters of Tacoma1959-19743819 6th Ave (1959-1974)
Wampler, Charles T1954Charles Home Portraits3519 McKinley (1954)
Ware, James L1908-1909917 S C (1908-1909)
Waters, L Bingham1904-19075635 S Alder (1904-1907)
Wedmark, John1939810 S Fife (1939)
Welch Studio1947Ray C and Lester T Welch5302 Pacific (1947)
Welch, Lester T1947Welch Studio5302 Pacific (1947)
Welch, Ray C1947Welch Studio5302 Pacific (1947)
Wheelan/Wheelen/Wheeler Studios1953-1974Wheeler (1953), Wheelan/Wheelen (1954-1955)Daisy Parsons944 Broadway (1953-1974)
Wheelock, George H1903952 Pacific (1903)
White, Carrie1954-1955Stolz Studio5048 S Tacoma Way (1954-1955)
Whitney, Mrs May T1927A H Barnes, Northwestern Scenery PicturesBankers Trust Bldg (1927)
Wick, Lin1965-19677902 W 27th, UP (1965-1967)
Wilcox, Mrs D E1918James and MerrihewScandinavian/American Bank Bldg (1918)
Wilkinson, David E18951111 S E (1895)
Williams, Jesse E1921-1922Bernice Bldg (1921-1922)
Willson, Harry E1911Majestic Studio906 Pacific (1911)
Wilson, Ralph J1960-1962, 1968-19745834 S Fife (1960-1962), 4918 S Fife (1968-1974)
Wolff, Walter E1903McCanless Photo Company1201 Pacific (1903)
Wood, Howard J1947-1949Aero-Marine Photos1023 Dock (1947-1949)
Woolfield, Harry M1908-1915Brown and Woolfield1114 Pacific (1908), 938 Pacific (1909), 901 Pacific (1911), 903 Pacific (1912-1913), 1344 Pacific
Yingling, Harry H1889-1892Rutter & Yingling11th and A (1889)Born PA 1869. Died WV 1925.
Yokum1883Of Davis' in Portland5/13/1883, shot for NPRR
Yost, Richard H N1945Yost's Photo Service524 S Tacoma Ave (1945)
Young, Victor1918Temple of Music (1918)
Yuen Lui1966-1974509 Tacoma Mall (1966-1974)
Zausmer, Marcus1917-1935Kennell-Ellis-Zausmer (1932)Provident Bldg (1917-1927), Broadway Theater Bldg (1928-1935)
Zdillae, Ruby1951Arzee Home Portraits4827 S Washington (1951)
Zirnis, Vilis1953-1961404 S K (1953-1955), 1151 Broadway (1956-1961)