Founded 2006

Langdon's List of 19th & Early 20th Century Photographers

20 March 2018

Photographer Information

This site provides information about photographers active in the United States from 1844 to 1950. The information comes from city directories, business and industry directories, classified advertising, tax lists, census, published sources and photographer's marks on the images themselves.
Search Instructions

Go to Photographer Lists in the navigation bar. The links Photographers A, Photographers B and so forth will give all photographer names beginning with a letter of the alphabet. Hover over the letter of the alphabet and the sections will appear underneath, for instance Aa to Ak is to the individual listings for the photographers in the database.

It will be common for a photographer to appear in the list of the photographers for any letter of the alphabet and yet not appear with a detailed listing.
Information is constantly being added, so if you see a name in the lists and cannot find the details about that photographer, it means it's in the database but has not been posted yet.

Please check back for updates.

Photographer Lists

This website's main features are:

For other features see the navigation bar at the top of the page.

New photographers' names and information are always being added.

To look at the Photographer List, use the links in the navigation bar or below.  You may search by name or state.

Photographer Lists


Dedicated to

William Austin Langdon

Daguerrean & Photographer
of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Trenton, New Jersey

Analysis and Comparison of one photo compared to one, two or three photos suspected to be of the same person.

Will Buy Old Photos

In Any Condition

Cartes de Visite in any condition - 30 cents each

Cabinet Cards in any condition -

30 cents each 

Tintypes in Paper Sleeves with Photographer's Mark in any condition - $3.00 each

I will pay for shipping.

Contact me for details.

They are needed for research purposes for the website.

March Featured Photographer

Victor Piard,
Jersey City, New Jersey

Carte de Visite by Victor Piard, 150 Grand St., Jersey City, New Jersey. Identified on reverse as John Howith, 1st Lieutenant, Co. C 6th Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers. Killed at the Battle of Chancellorsville.

Carte de Visite by Victor Piard, Jersey City, New Jersey - reverse

From the Pilling Family Collection, Woodbury, New Jersey 

Photo Dating Service

Approximate time a photo was created based on type of photo, photographer location, studio setting and clothing style.


1906 Photographer's Studio Inventory

Edward Gerock (1844-1906) Photographer of New Bern, North Carolina
Carte de Visite by Jonathan Good of Trenton, New Jersey, late 1860's

Index of Names by State

Photographer Lists


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