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Artists Listed in City and County Directories:

Lesser Known 19th Century American Artists
Vol. I - New England

2,418 Names from 246 Directories



The value of your signed paintings and drawing, lithographs, pottery and porcelain, artist-signed postcards, illustraded books and magazines, etc., are all enhanced if you know something of the artist. For well-known and prolific artists that is easy, there are several books and on-line sources with information about them. But what of the less known artists? Their work is often of the highest quality, but due to low production levels or limited distribution, they are not widely known.

This new resource gives you the key to finding more information about those lesser known artists. Using City and County Directories, mostly from the late Victorian period (1880s and 1890s), we have compiled thousands of names of persons who listed their occupation as artist. Women artists, in particular, are much more heavily represented in this compilation than in traditional lists of 'famous' artists.

This publication is part of a five volume set that covers all of the United States and includes a total of 12,201 names. Because the same person may be listed in several directories (usually for different years at the same location) those 12,201 listings represent 9,577 different persons.

Of course, famous artists are also listed in directories, so we have those too ... but the vast majority of names are of little-known or unknown artists.

Typical listings look like this:

   Blodget, Mary W.
artist | 19 College, room 46 | house at East Providence | Providence | RI | 1891 | Source #497
   Bly, Mrs. T.
artist | 13 Clinton avenue | do. | Bridgeport | CT | 1891 | Source #87
   Boardman, William G.
artist | 19 College, room 40 | house same location | Providence | RI | 1890 | Source #496
   Bock, Paul
artist | Boston Globe, B. | rms. 13 Marlborough | Chelsea | MA | 1892 | Source #130
   Bohnert, Joseph
artist | bds 54 Cottage pl. | Stamford | CT | 1889 | Source #575
   Bordeaux, David J.
crayon artist | 100 Patton | do | Springfield | MA | 1890 | Source #562

With this information as a starting point, you can easily find additional information on these individuals using census records, local history resources, and local expertise -- most of which is available on-line.

This first volume covers the New England states, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. It includes 2,418 names from these 246 directories:

SOURCE # - DIRECTORY LOCATION AND DATE
1 - Abington, Massachusetts 1892 Directory
2 - Adams and North Adams, Massachusetts Directory 1887
3 - Adams and North Adams, Massachusetts Directory 1893
15 - Amesbury, Massachusetts Directory 1891
16 - Amherst, Massachusetts Directory 1895
25 - Ansonia, Connecticut Directory 1887
26 - Ansonia, Connecticut Directory 1888
27 - Ansonia, Connecticut Directory 1889
28 - Ansonia, Connecticut Directory 1890
36 - Arlington, Massachusetts Directory 1896
41 - Athol, Massachusetts Directory 1885
42 - Athol, Massachusetts Directory 1897
48 - Augusta, Maine Directory 1882
53 - Bangor and Brewer, Maine Directory 1871
54 - Bangor and Brewer, Maine Directory 1885
55 - Bangor, Maine Directory 1882
56 - Bangor, Maine Directory 1884
57 - Bangor, Maine Directory 1886
58 - Bangor, Maine Directory 1887
59 - Bangor, Maine Directory 1891
60 - Bangor, Maine Directory 1892
61 - Barre, Vermont Directory 1890
63 - Bedford, Massachusetts Directory 1890
64 - Belmont, Massachusetts Directory 1896
67 - Biddeford and Saco, Maine Directory 1849
68 - Biddeford, Maine Directory 1890
76 - Boston, Massachusetts Directory 1890
77 - Bradford, Massachusetts Directory 1889
84 - Braintree, Massachusetts Directory 1888
85 - Braintree, Massachusetts Directory 1892
86 - Bridgeport, Connecticut Directory 1890
87 - Bridgeport, Connecticut Directory 1891
88 - Bristol, Connecticut Directory 1882
89 - Bristol, Connecticut Directory 1884
90 - Bristol, Connecticut Directory 1886
91 - Bristol, Connecticut Directory 1888
92 - Bristol, Connecticut Directory 1890
93 - Bristol, Connecticut Directory 1893
94 - Bristol, Plainville, and Terryville, Connecticut Directory 1887
95 - Bristol, Warren, and Barrington Rhode Island Directory 1884
96 - Brockton, Massachusetts Directory, 1887
97 - Brockton, Massachusetts Directory, 1889
98 - Brockton, Massachusetts Directory, 1890
103 - Burlington, Vermont Directory 1883
104 - Burlington, Vermont Directory 1886
105 - Burlington, Vermont Directory 1888
106 - Burlington, Vermont Directory 1889
107 - Burlington, Vermont Directory 1890
108 - Burlington, Vermont Directory 1891
110 - Cambridge, Massachusetts Directory 1887
111 - Cambridge, Massachusetts Directory 1888
112 - Cambridge, Massachusetts Directory 1889
113 - Cambridge, Massachusetts Directory 1890
114 - Camden, Belfast, and Rockland, Maine Directory 1875
118 - Canton, Massachusetts Directory 1887
129 - Chelsea, Massachusetts Directory 1890
130 - Chelsea, Massachusetts Directory 1892
133 - Cohasset, Massachusetts Directory 1894
140 - Concord, Massachusetts Directory 1892
147 - Danbury, Connecticut Directory 1885
148 - Danbury, Connecticut Directory 1886
149 - Danbury, Connecticut Directory 1888
150 - Danbury, Connecticut Directory 1889
151 - Danbury, Connecticut Directory 1890
159 - Dedham, Massachusetts Directory 1893
162 - Derby, Connecticut Directory 1890
167 - Dover, New Hampshire Directory 1882
168 - Dover, New Hampshire Directory 1884
169 - Dover, New Hampshire Directory 1886
170 - Dover, New Hampshire Directory 1888
171 - Dover, New Hampshire Directory 1890
172 - Dover, New Hampshire Directory 1892
175 - Duxbury, Massachusetts Directory 1894
195 - Essex, Massachusetts Directory 1888
204 - Fall River, Massachusetts Directory 1889
205 - Fall River, Massachusetts Directory 1890
206 - Fall River, Massachusetts Directory 1891
207 - Fitchburg, Massachusetts Directory 1887
208 - Fitchburg, Massachusetts Directory 1888
209 - Fitchburg, Massachusetts Directory 1889
210 - Fitchburg, Massachusetts Directory 1890
211 - Franklin and Grand Isle Counties, Vermont Business Directory 1882
212 - Franklin and Grand Isle Counties, Vermont Business Directory 1883
213 - Franklin, Massachusetts Directory 1890
218 - Georgetown, Massachusetts Directory 1885
222 - Gloucester, Massachusetts Directory 1888
223 - Gloucester, Massachusetts Directory 1890
231 - Great Barrington, Massachusetts Directory 1894
233 - Groveland, Massachusetts Directory 1885
240 - Hartford, Connecticut Directory 1864
241 - Hartford, Connecticut Directory 1865
242 - Hartford, Connecticut Directory 1889
243 - Hartford, Connecticut Directory 1890
244 - Hartford, Connecticut Directory 1891
245 - Haverhill, Massachusetts Directory 1894
249 - Holyoke, Massachusetts Directory 1888
250 - Holyoke, Massachusetts Directory 1889
251 - Holyoke, Massachusetts Directory 1890
252 - Holyoke, Massachusetts Directory 1892
269 - Ipswich, Massachusetts Directory 1890
286 - Johnston, Rhode Island Directory 1892
300 - Keene, New Hampshire Directory 1881
301 - Keene, New Hampshire Directory 1883
302 - Keene, New Hampshire Directory 1885
303 - Keene, New Hampshire Directory 1887
304 - Keene, New Hampshire Directory 1889
305 - Keene, New Hampshire Directory 1891
306 - Keene, New Hampshire Directory 1893
307 - Keene, New Hampshire Directory 1895
308 - Keene, New Hampshire Directory 1897
309 - Keene, New Hampshire Directory 1899
319 - Lawrence, Massachusetts Directory 1888
320 - Lawrence, Massachusetts Directory 1889
321 - Lawrence, Massachusetts Directory 1890
322 - Lawrence, Massachusetts Directory 1891
335 - Leominster, Massachusetts Directory 1883
336 - Leominster, Massachusetts Directory 1885
337 - Leominster, Massachusetts Directory 1889
338 - Leominster, Massachusetts Directory 1890
339 - Leominster, Massachusetts Directory 1891
340 - Leominster, Massachusetts Directory 1892
341 - Leominster, Massachusetts Directory 1893
342 - Leominster, Massachusetts Directory 1895
343 - Lewiston & Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Directory 1860
344 - Lewiston and Auburn, Maine Directory 1876
345 - Lewiston and Auburn, Maine Directory 1880
346 - Lexington, Massachusetts Directory 1890
355 - Lowell, Massachusetts Directory 1861
356 - Lowell, Massachusetts Directory 1889
357 - Lowell, Massachusetts Directory 1890
358 - Lynn, Massachusetts Directory 1890
359 - Malden, Massachusetts Directory 1890
360 - Manchester, New Hampshire Directory 1890
361 - Manchester, New Hampshire Directory 1891
362 - Manchester, New Hampshire Directory 1892
363 - Manchester, New Hampshire Directory 1893
365 - Mansfield, Massachusetts Directory 1890
367 - Marlborough, Massachusetts Directory, 1887
368 - Marshfield, Massachusetts Directory 1894
370 - Medford, Massachusetts Directory 1890
371 - Medway, Massachusetts Directory 1890
372 - Melrose, Massachusetts Directory 1900
373 - Melrose, Massachusetts Directory 1885
376 - Meriden, Connecticut Directory 1873
377 - Meriden, Connecticut Directory 1877
378 - Meriden, Connecticut Directory 1878
379 - Meriden, Connecticut Directory 1881
380 - Meriden, Connecticut Directory 1886
384 - Middleboro, Massachusetts Directory 1892
389 - Montpelier, Vermont Directory 1890
399 - Needham, Massachusetts Directory 1893
403 - New Bedford, Massachusetts Directory 1887
404 - New Bedford, Massachusetts Directory 1889
405 - New Bedford, Massachusetts Directory 1890
406 - New Britain, Connecticut Directory 1888
407 - New Britain, Connecticut Directory 1889
408 - New Britain, Connecticut Directory 1891
409 - New Britain, Connecticut Directory 1892
410 - New Britain, Connecticut Directory 1893
411 - New London, Connecticut Directory 1888
412 - New London, Connecticut Directory 1890
413 - New London, Connecticut Directory 1891
414 - New London, Connecticut Directory 1892
424 - Newburyport, Massachusetts Directory 1891
425 - Newport, Rhode Island Directory 1887
426 - Newport, Rhode Island Directory 1888
427 - Newport, Rhode Island Directory 1889
428 - Newport, Rhode Island Directory 1890
429 - Newport, Rhode Island Directory 1891
430 - Newport, Rhode Island Directory 1892
435 - North Adams, Massachusetts Directory 1893
436 - Norwalk, Connecticut Directory 1887
437 - Norwalk, Connecticut Directory 1889
438 - Norwalk, Connecticut Directory 1891
440 - Norwich, Connecticut Directory 1887
441 - Norwich, Connecticut Directory 1888
442 - Norwich, Connecticut Directory 1889
443 - Norwich, Connecticut Directory 1890
444 - Norwich, Connecticut Directory 1891
445 - Norwood, Massachusetts Directory 1890
451 - Orange, Massachusetts Directory 1885
452 - Orange, Massachusetts Directory 1896
465 - Pawtucket, Rhode Island Directory 1890
466 - Pawtucket, Rhode Island Directory 1891
467 - Pawtucket, Rhode Island Directory 1892
468 - Peabody, Massachusetts Directory 1886
471 - Pepperell and Groton, Massachusetts Directory 1895
474 - Pittsfield, Massachusetts Directory 1889
475 - Pittsfield, Massachusetts Directory 1890
476 - Pittsfield, Massachusetts Directory 1891
477 - Pittsfield, Massachusetts Directory 1892
478 - Pittsfield, Massachusetts Directory 1893
479 - Plymouth, Massachusetts Directory 1888
480 - Plymouth, Massachusetts Directory 1890
481 - Plymouth, Massachusetts Directory 1893
483 - Portland, Maine Directory 1889
484 - Portland, Maine Directory 1890
485 - Portland, Maine Directory 1891
488 - Portsmouth, New Hampshire Directory 1890
489 - Portsmouth, New Hampshire Directory 1892
496 - Providence, Rhode Island Directory 1890
497 - Providence, Rhode Island Directory 1891
507 - Rochester, New Hampshire Directory 1897
514 - Rockville, Connecticut Directory 1889
515 - Rockville, Connecticut Directory 1890
516 - Rockville, Connecticut Directory 1891
521 - Rutland, Vermont Directory 1889
522 - Rutland, Vermont Directory 1891
525 - Salem, Massachusetts Directory 1888
526 - Salem, Massachusetts Directory 1890
527 - Salem, Massachusetts Directory 1893
542 - Scituate, Massachusetts Directory 1894
552 - Somerville, Massachusetts Directory 1889
553 - Somerville, Massachusetts Directory 1890
554 - Somerville, Massachusetts Directory 1892
555 - South Hadley Falls, Massachusetts Directory 1892
556 - Southington, Connecticut Directory 1890
562 - Springfield, Massachusetts Directory 1890
563 - Springfield, Massachusetts Directory 1891
567 - St. Johnsbury, Vermont Directory 1895
574 - Stamford, Connecticut Directory 1887
575 - Stamford, Connecticut Directory 1889
576 - Stamford, Connecticut Directory 1891
585 - Taunton, Massachusetts Directory 1890
586 - Taunton, Massachusetts Directory 1891
587 - Taunton, Massachusetts Directory 1892
588 - Taunton, Massachusetts Directory 1893
609 - Waterbury, Connecticut Directory 1889
610 - Waterbury, Connecticut Directory 1890
611 - Waterbury, Connecticut Directory 1891
618 - Westerly, Rhode Island Directory 1888
619 - Westerly, Rhode Island Directory 1890
620 - Westerly, Rhode Island Directory 1892
624 - Whitman, Massachusetts Directory 1892
633 - Winsted, Connecticut Directory 1889
634 - Winsted, Connecticut Directory 1890
635 - Winsted, Connecticut Directory 1891
636 - Winsted, Connecticut Directory 1892
637 - Winsted, Connecticut Directory 1893
638 - Woonsocket, Rhode Island Directory 1890
639 - Woonsocket, Rhode Island Directory 1891
640 - Woonsocket, Rhode Island Directory 1892
641 - Woonsocket, Rhode Island Directory 1893
642 - Worcester, Massachusetts Directory 1888
643 - Worcester, Massachusetts Directory 1889
644 - Worcester, Massachusetts Directory 1890


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