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Artists Listed in City and County Directories:

Lesser Known 19th Century American Artists
Vol. V - Southern and Western States

2,369 Names from 136 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:

   Bagley, James M.
artist and engraver | 20 Tritch block, 16th, cor. Curtis | r. east side Sherman avenue, between Alameda avenue and Dakota | Denver | CO | 1890 | Source #161
   Bagnell, Helen
artist | boards 159 W 7th | St. Paul | MN | 1890 | Source #573
   Bagnetto, Anthony
artist | 224 Poydras | New Orleans | LA | 1891 | Source #416
   Bailey, Edward
artist | Wailuku | Maui | HI | 1890 | Source #253
   Bailey, Frank C
E E Bertrand | crayon artist | rooms Eagle block | Spokane Falls | WA | 1889 | Source #557
   Bailey, Kennett R.
artist | r. 2207 N. 12th | St. Louis | MO | 1890 | Source #572

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 fifth volume covers the Southern and Western states, including Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida and everything west of the Mississippi, including Minnesota (only part of which is west of the Mississippi) all the way to Hawaii. This volume includes 2,369 names from these 136 directories:

SOURCE # - DIRECTORY LOCATION AND DATE
43 - Atlanta, Georgia Directory 1889
44 - Atlanta, Georgia Directory 1890
49 - Austin, Texas Directory, 1887
50 - Austin, Texas Directory, 1889
51 - Austin, Texas Directory, 1891
62 - Beatrice, Nebraska Directory 1893
72 - Birmingham, Alabama Directory 1888
73 - Birmingham, Alabama Directory 1889
74 - Birmingham, Alabama Directory 1890
75 - Boise City, Idaho Directory 1891
109 - Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana Directory 1891
123 - Charleston, South Carolina Directory 1889
124 - Charleston, South Carolina Directory 1890
125 - Charlotte, North Carolina Directory 1889
126 - Charlotte, North Carolina Directory 1890
127 - Charlotte, North Carolina Directory 1891
128 - Chattanooga, Tennessee Directory 1890
141 - Covington, Kentucky Directory 1890
142 - Covington, Kentucky Directory 1892
143 - Creston, Iowa Directory 1889
144 - Dallas, Texas Directory 1889
145 - Dallas, Texas Directory 1891
146 - Dallas, Texas Directory 1893
153 - Danville, Virginia Directory 1888
154 - Danville, Virginia Directory 1889
155 - Danville, Virginia Directory 1892
160 - Deer Lodge County, Montana, 1896 Anaconda City Directory
161 - Denver, Colorado Directory 1890
163 - Des Moines, Iowa Directory 1889
164 - Des Moines, Iowa Directory 1890
165 - Des Moines, Iowa Directory 1891
173 - Duluth, Minnesota Directory 1890
174 - Duluth, Minnesota Directory 1891
215 - Fremont, Nebraska Directory 1891
216 - Galveston, Texas Directory 1888
217 - Galveston, Texas Directory 1890
228 - Grand Forks, North Dakota Directory 1891
246 - Helena, Montana Directory 1889
247 - Helena, Montana Directory 1890
248 - Helena, Montana Directory 1891
253 - Honolulu, Hawaii Directory 1890
254 - Houston, Texas Directory 1882
255 - Houston, Texas Directory 1884
256 - Houston, Texas Directory 1886
257 - Houston, Texas Directory 1887
258 - Houston, Texas Directory 1889
259 - Houston, Texas Directory 1892
260 - Houston, Texas Directory 1894
268 - Iowa City, Iowa Semi-Centennial Directory 1840-90
275 - Jacksonville, Florida Directory 1888
276 - Jacksonville, Florida Directory 1889
277 - Jacksonville, Florida Directory 1890
278 - Jacksonville, Florida Directory 1891
279 - Jacksonville, Florida Directory 1892
280 - Jacksonville, Florida Directory 1893
295 - Kansas City, Kansas Directory 1889
296 - Kansas City, Kansas Directory 1890
297 - Kansas City, Missouri Directory 1889
298 - Kansas City, Missouri Directory 1890
299 - Kearney, Nebraska Directory 1890
323 - Leadville, Colorado Directory 1882
324 - Leadville, Colorado Directory 1883
325 - Leadville, Colorado Directory 1884
326 - Leadville, Colorado Directory 1885
327 - Leadville, Colorado Directory 1886
328 - Leadville, Colorado Directory 1887
329 - Leadville, Colorado Directory 1888
330 - Leadville, Colorado Directory 1889
331 - Leadville, Colorado Directory 1890
332 - Leavenworth, Kansas Directory 1890
333 - Leavenworth, Kansas Directory 1892
334 - Leavenworth, Kansas Directory 1893
347 - Little Rock, Arkansas Directory 1893
348 - Little Rock, Arkansas Directory 1895
349 - Little Rock, Arkansas Directory 1897
350 - Los Angeles, California Directory 1888
351 - Los Angeles, California Directory 1890
352 - Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky Directory 1886
353 - Louisville, Kentucky Directory 1887
354 - Louisville, Kentucky Directory 1890
369 - McCook, Nebraska Directory 1886
374 - Memphis, Tennessee Directory 1890
375 - Memphis, Tennessee Directory 1891
396 - Muscatine, Iowa Directory 1891
400 - Nevada County, California Directory 1895
401 - Nevada Directory 1868
402 - The First Directory of Nevada 1862
415 - New Orleans, Louisiana Directory 1890
416 - New Orleans, Louisiana Directory 1891
431 - Norfolk, Virginia Directory 1890
446 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Directory 1890
447 - Omaha, Nebraska Directory 1889
448 - Omaha, Nebraska Directory 1890
460 - Pacific Coast Directory 1867
461 - Paducah, Kentucky Directory 1890
482 - Pomona, California Directory 1896
486 - Portland, Oregon Directory 1890
487 - Portland, Oregon Directory 1891
506 - Richmond, Virginia Directory 1889
528 - San Antonio, Texas Directory 1891
529 - San Antonio, Texas Directory 1893
530 - San Antonio, Texas Directory 1894
531 - San Francisco, California Directory 1889
532 - San Francisco, California Directory 1890
537 - Savannah, Georgia Directory 1888
538 - Savannah, Georgia Directory 1889
539 - Savannah, Georgia Directory 1890
540 - Savannah, Georgia Directory 1891
546 - Seattle, Washington Directory 1888
547 - Seattle, Washington Directory 1889
548 - Seattle, Washington Directory 1890
549 - Shasta County, California Register 1898
551 - Sioux City, Iowa Directory 1889
557 - Spokane, Washington Directory 1889
558 - Spokane, Washington Directory 1890
559 - Spokane, Washington Directory 1892
560 - Spokane, Washington Directory 1893
568 - St. Joseph, Missouri Directory 1887
569 - St. Joseph, Missouri Directory 1888
570 - St. Joseph, Missouri Directory 1889
571 - St. Joseph, Missouri Directory 1890
572 - St. Louis, Missouri Directory 1890
573 - St. Paul, Minnesota Directory 1890
582 - Tacoma, Washington Directory 1889
583 - Tacoma, Washington Directory 1890
584 - Tacoma, Washington Directory 1891
595 - Utah Directory 1884
596 - Utah Directory 1890
603 - Waco, Texas Directory 1886
604 - Waco, Texas Directory 1888
605 - Waco, Texas Directory 1890
606 - Waco, Texas Directory 1892
621 - Wheeling, West Virginia Directory 1888
622 - Wheeling, West Virginia Directory 1890
623 - Wheeling, West Virginia Directory 1892
646 - Yuba, Sutter, Colusa, Butte, and Tehama Counties, California Directory 1885


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