Re: [genpcncfir] Re: Temby
- Or they traveled somewhere like New York to have the pics made.
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On Sep 29, 2010, at 9:00 PM, Trish Worthington Cobb <turniproots@...> wrote:
> Cheryl and Paula,
> I am e-mailing you copies of the photos. Easier than describing.
> New theory:
> My friend Jack says I should consider that they may have been
> commercial photos of models,
> that they may have been purchased at a furniture store,
> and probably are not family members.
> A possibility, but it puts a damper on the fun of the search. Still,
> the copyright may be a clue that he is correct.
> On Sep 29, 2010, at 6:57 PM, cheryl rhoden wrote:
>> Trish, When you say "printed" on the photograph ,, do you mean on
>> the photo
>> itself on the front of the photo? The fact that it is an oval ,,
>> likely means it
>> was cut to that shape from the original.
>> I have signed photos of that era of my family ,, they are signed on
>> the front of
>> the photo at the lower right. They don't have a copyright date. Just
>> photographers signature. I also have photos as you described in your
>> below with
>> the name of the studio or etc. on the photo frame.
>> Everything I google "Temby" and photographs ,, comes up with "Tenby"
>> out of the
>> British Isles. So, I wouldn't overlook that possible connection.
>> And, thank you for inviting us all into your hunt. I'm enjoying it.
>> I would
>> definitely check out the Library of Congress as it has a copyright
>> date of 1911
>> ,, as well as the Copyright Office itself. Happy to google somemore
>> on this one.
>> Its fascinating. best, Cheryl Rhoden o7o
>> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: Trish Worthington Cobb <turniproots@...>
>> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> Sent: Wed, September 29, 2010 3:04:01 PM
>> Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] Re: Temby
>> It is is definitely "Copyright 1911 by G. M. Temby" and is printed on
>> the lower part of the oval photograph, inside the oval.
>> Usually photographers in the Greenville area had special photo frames
>> or folders with their name or studio name printed on them, not usually
>> on the photo itself.
>> On Sep 29, 2010, at 2:06 PM, rhodenccc wrote:
>>> Since I am now absorbed into your search - I found the following.
>>> There were a group of photographers that traveled and took pictures
>>> in that era under the name "Tenby." They originated in Great
>>> Britain. Is it possible the name on your photo/s was "Tenby" and not
>>> "Temby"? If so, it is possible that the picture/s you have were made
>>> by a photograher with the firm and not the photographer by that
>>> Possibly another hint. This is getting to be fun.
>>> all best, Cheryl Rhoden o7o
>>> --- In email@example.com, Trish Worthington Cobb
>>> <turniproots@...> wrote:
>>>> I did find on Ancestry a Temby family in Greenville in 1910 with a
>>>> Chas. M. Temby. Too difficult to read the details on the census
>>>> regarding age & occupation.
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- Hi All,
Maybe some of these books would help.
Here is one that could possibly be useful even though it says the 19th
Century and your photos are from the early 20th Century. It would probably
be worth contacting the author.
[Book] Brown, Robert O - Collector's Guide to 19th Century US
Traveling Photographers - ISBN 1-929955-13-8. Contact the author at
Also, I did a quick search and there are a couple G. M. Tembys that I could
find on footnote.com. I think Marcia has the correct G. Temby in 1880.
Please see attached 1880 census. The birth year matches as well as his
sister Belle is noted in both and her ages are correct.
One is named Gwynn M. Temby and is a traveling salesman living in Dallas,
Texas in the 1901 Dallas City Directory.
In the 1900 City of Houston, Harris County, Texas United States Census, he
is noted as Guin Temby son of M. J. (or could that be W. J. Temby as in
1880?). Guin is age 32, born about June 1868. He is noted as single. He
is a clerk. Also in the household are a couple of his sisters one of which
is married. There is also a Wisconsin connection noted.
In 1906, a Gwynne M. Temby is the manager of the American Chewing Gum
Company in St. Louis, Missouri.
The other is a Gwynne M. Temby in Chicago who was originally from Wisconsin
and his parents were from England (father) and New York (mother). The Gwynn
Temby noted in Chicago obviously did quite well as he is noted as buying a
new high grade apartment building for $35,000 in 1913 in Chicago. In the
1914 Chicago City Directory, he is noted as a Jeweler.
With an unusual name like Gwynne/Guin, they are either the same person or
some relation to each other.
I am not sure if yahoo will let me attach the images, but I will try. If it
does not let me attach the images, please email me directly and I will be
happy to send them.
[Update: I tried to reply last night, but I guess it does not allow
Hope this helps.
All the Best,
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