2 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday – Handsome young man

  • April 17, 2013 at 2:50 am
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    Hi there, I found your post when searching for information on this photography studio. I have a photo circa late 1890's-early 1900's from the Horner Studio at 222 Court Street, Brooklyn. It was found yesterday in my Swedish great grandmother's photo album.

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  • May 6, 2013 at 4:16 am
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    I have some of Axel Horner's photos too. I couldn't find much on the studio itself and his personal info didn't help with the time-frame as much as I'd hoped, but I still found it interesting.

    Patti

    Axel Horner arrived in Boston in 1888 from Sweden with Carl J Horner (Carl being just a couple years younger than Axel.) Axel and Carl, both photographers, are listed as working and living together in directories through 1894. Axel is naturalized in Boston in 1896. Carl appears to be working solo by the 1899 directory and Axel shows up in Brooklyn in the 1900 census. Carl remained in Boston and became a much more well known photographer because of his sports photography.

    Axel:
    * 1900 Census, in Brooklyn, photographer
    * 1902-1907 directories, photographer at 222 Court St in Brooklyn, resides at different addresses
    * 1910 & 1920 Census: Brooklyn, Photographer
    * 1930 Census: Brooklyn, Insurance Agent
    * 1940 Census: Brooklyn, age 83, widowed & not working

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