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Artists Listed in City and County Directories:

Lesser Known 19th Century American Artists
Vol. II - New York City and State

3,737 Names from 86 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:

   Bruder, Edward
artist | h 249 Av. A | New York | NY | 1890 | Source #418
   Brueckner, Henry
artist | h 3 Pell | New York | NY | 1869 | Source #417
   Brunette, William
Saturday Globe | artist | boards 69 Varick | Utica | NY | 1891 | Source #601
   Brunke, Julius
portrait artist | 263 Main | 85 West avenue | Buffalo | NY | 1890 | Source #101
   Brush, Adele
artist | 1264 B'way | New York | NY | 1890 | Source #418
   Brush, George DeF.
artist | 120 W. 50th | New York | NY | 1890 | Source #418

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 second volume covers New York City and State. It includes 3,737 names from these 86 directories:

SOURCE # - DIRECTORY LOCATION AND DATE
5 - Albany, New York Directory 1889
6 - Albany, New York Directory 1890
7 - Albany, New York Directory 1891
17 - Amsterdam, New York Directory 1887
18 - Amsterdam, New York Directory 1888
19 - Amsterdam, New York Directory 1889
45 - Auburn, New York Directory 1889
46 - Auburn, New York Directory 1890
47 - Auburn, New York Directory 1891
69 - Binghamton, New York Directory 1888
70 - Binghamton, New York Directory 1889
71 - Binghamton, New York Directory 1890
99 - Brooklyn, New York Directory 1888
100 - Brooklyn, New York Directory 1889
101 - Buffalo, New York Directory 1890
122 - Cayuga County, New York Directory 1867
185 - Elmira, New York Directory 1889
186 - Elmira, New York Directory 1890
187 - Elmira, New York Directory 1891
188 - Elmira, New York Directory 1892
189 - Elmira, New York Directory 1893
219 - Glen Falls, New York Directory 1888
220 - Glen Falls, New York Directory 1890
221 - Glen Falls, New York Directory 1891
224 - Gloversville, New York Directory 1890
225 - Gloversville, New York Directory 1891
226 - Gloversville, New York Directory 1892
227 - Gloversville, New York Directory 1893
261 - Hudson, New York Directory 1887
262 - Hudson, New York Directory 1888
263 - Hudson, New York Directory 1889
264 - Hudson, New York Directory 1890
270 - Ithaca, New York Directory 1888
271 - Ithaca, New York Directory 1890
310 - Kingston, New York Directory 1888
311 - Kingston, New York Directory 1889
312 - Kingston, New York Directory 1891
313 - Kingston, New York Directory 1892
364 - Manhattan New York Directory 1829
392 - Mt. Vernon, New York Directory 1889
393 - Mt. Vernon, New York Directory 1890
394 - Mt. Vernon, New York Directory 1891
417 - New York City, New York Directory 1869
418 - New York City, New York Directory 1890
420 - Newburgh, New York Directory 1889
421 - Newburgh, New York Directory 1890
422 - Newburgh, New York Directory 1891
423 - Newburgh, New York Directory 1892
449 - Oneida, New York Directory 1887
450 - Oneida, New York Directory 1890
456 - Orleans County, New York Directory 1894
457 - Oswego, New York Directory 1888
458 - Oswego, New York Directory 1890
459 - Oswego, New York Directory 1892
490 - Poughkeepsie, New York Directory 1889
491 - Poughkeepsie, New York Directory 1890
492 - Poughkeepsie, New York Directory 1892
493 - Poughkeepsie, New York Directory 1894
494 - Poughkeepsie, New York Directory 1895
495 - Poughkeepsie, New York Directory 1896
508 - Rochester, New York Directory 1888
509 - Rochester, New York Directory 1889
517 - Rome, New York Directory 1887
518 - Rome, New York Directory 1889
519 - Rome, New York Directory 1890
520 - Rome, New York Directory 1892
533 - Saratoga Springs, New York Directory 1888
534 - Saratoga Springs, New York Directory 1889
535 - Saratoga Springs, New York Directory 1890
536 - Saratoga Springs, New York Directory 1891
541 - Schoharie County, New York Directory 1899
577 - Staten Island, New York Directory 1886
578 - Steuben County, New York Directory 1891
579 - Syracuse, New York Directory 1887
580 - Syracuse, New York Directory 1888
581 - Syracuse, New York Directory 1889
593 - Troy, New York Directory 1890
597 - Utica, New York Directory 1887
598 - Utica, New York Directory 1888
599 - Utica, New York Directory 1889
600 - Utica, New York Directory 1890
601 - Utica, New York Directory 1891
612 - Watertown, New York Directory 1888
613 - Watertown, New York Directory 1889
614 - Watertown, New York Directory 1891
615 - Watertown, New York Directory 1892


This is an ebook, so it will be sent by email - NO SHIPPING CHARGE! It is in PDF format, a reader is available free, and probably already on your computer. You can read the text in the Acrobat Reader, or print it out. The search function will automatically find any word or name you are looking for, anywhere it appears in the text. Text can be enlarged for easier reading.

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