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Artists Listed in City and County Directories:

Lesser Known 19th Century American Artists
Vol. III - Mid Atlantic States Other Than New York

1,993 Names from 64 Directories



The value of your signed paintings and drawing, lithographs, pottery and porcelain, artist-signed postcards, illustrated 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:

   Everly, Kate
artist | boards 3 E 3d | Williamsport | PA | 1891 | Source #631
   Eves, Alma
crayon artist | boards 360 Edwin | Williamsport | PA | 1892 | Source #632
   Eysmans, Mary P
artist | 331 n Charles | 324 e Second n | Baltimore | MD | 1890 | Source #52
   Faas, Anthony J. (Jr)
artist | 1415 N 12th | Philadelphia | PA | 1890 | Source #472
   Faber, Herman
artist | 524 Walnut | h 2039 Brandywine | Philadelphia | PA | 1890 | Source #472
   Fagan, Lawrence
artist, grocer | 300 | 310 Jersey, Harrison | Newark | NJ | 1891 | Source #419

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 third volume covers the Mid-Atlantic states other than New York (which is the topic of Volume II). So this volume covers Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and Washington D.C. (Delaware is also in this area, but we have no directories available from that state). This volume includes 1,993 names from these 64 directories:

SOURCE # - DIRECTORY LOCATION AND DATE
8 - Allentown, Pennsylvania Directory 1887
9 - Allentown, Pennsylvania Directory 1889
10 - Allentown, Pennsylvania Directory 1890
52 - Baltimore, Maryland Directory 1890
66 - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Directory 1890
78 - Bradford, Pennsylvania Directory 1887
79 - Bradford, Pennsylvania Directory 1889
80 - Bradford, Pennsylvania Directory 1890
81 - Bradford, Pennsylvania Directory 1891
82 - Bradford, Pennsylvania Directory 1892
83 - Bradford, Pennsylvania Directory 1893
102 - Burlington, New Jersey Directory 1889
115 - Camden, New Jersey Directory 1887
116 - Camden, New Jersey Directory 1888
117 - Camden, New Jersey Directory 1890
131 - Chester City, Pennsylvania Directory 1888
180 - Elizabeth, New Jersey Directory 1884
181 - Elizabeth, New Jersey Directory 1886
182 - Elizabeth, New Jersey Directory 1888
183 - Elizabeth, New Jersey Directory 1890
190 - Erie, Pennsylvania Directory 1889
191 - Erie, Pennsylvania Directory 1890
192 - Erie, Pennsylvania Directory 1891
193 - Erie, Pennsylvania Directory 1892
194 - Erie, Pennsylvania Directory 1893
235 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Directory 1887
236 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Directory 1888
237 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Directory 1889
238 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Directory 1890
281 - Jersey City, New Jersey Directory 1891
282 - Jersey City, New Jersey Directory 1892
283 - Jersey City, New Jersey Directory 1893
284 - Jersey City, New Jersey Directory 1889
390 - Morristown, New Jersey Directory 1887
391 - Morristown, New Jersey Directory 1890
419 - Newark, New Jersey Directory 1891
432 - Norristown, Pennsylvania Directory 1888
433 - Norristown, Pennsylvania Directory 1890
434 - Norristown, Pennsylvania Directory 1892
453 - Orange, New Jersey Directory 1887
454 - Orange, New Jersey Directory 1888
455 - Orange, New Jersey Directory 1889
462 - Paterson, New Jersey Directory 1890
463 - Paterson, New Jersey Directory 1891
464 - Paterson, New Jersey Directory 1892
472 - Philadelphia City, Pennsylvania Directory 1890
473 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Directory 1890
502 - Reading, Pennsylvania Directories 1887
503 - Reading, Pennsylvania Directories 1888
504 - Reading, Pennsylvania Directories 1889
505 - Reading, Pennsylvania Directories 1890
543 - Scranton, Pennsylvania Directory 1890
544 - Scranton, Pennsylvania Directory 1891
545 - Scranton, Pennsylvania Directory 1892
607 - Washington, D.C. Directory 1890
608 - Washington, D.C. Directory 1891
625 - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Directory 1889
626 - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Directory 1890
627 - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Directory 1891
628 - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Directory 1892
629 - Williamsport, Pennsylvania Directory 1889
630 - Williamsport, Pennsylvania Directory 1890
631 - Williamsport, Pennsylvania Directory 1891
632 - Williamsport, Pennsylvania Directory 1892


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