Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Here is a list of books with just a few books with mentions of Alfred S. Campbell, Campbell Art Co. or Campbell Studio. If you have any of these books or know where I may obtain a copy, or want to add to this list, please share....

They are listd by:
title authors publisher year page # mention

**History of Union County, New Jersey: 1664-1923 by Abraham Van Doren Honeyman 1923 259
"For over a quarter of a century The Campbell Art Company has been a factor in the business life of Elizabeth, New Jersey…"

Phototypes (gelatine prints) The Industrial Directory of New Jersey‎ by New Jersey. Bureau of Statistics and Records 1918 807
"..Campbell Art Co 1144 Elizabeth Ave…"

The Graphic Arts and Crafts Year Book: American Annual Review of the Printing and Allied Trades Industries, By Joseph Meadon, Walter Lawrence Tobey Published by Republican Pub. Co 1907 & 1909
“It is generally conceded that the Campbell Art Company has brought this process to its highest development in this ...”

The American Amateur Photographer‎
1904 Portrait

The Collection of Alfred Stieglitz: Fifty Pioneers of Modern Photography‎ by Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), Weston J. Naef 1978 343 Campbell's work in his collection

American Annual of Photograhy 1903
"Eickemeyer…republished by Cambpell…"

American Annual of Photography and Photographic Times Almanac‎
1902 same mention

Index to American Photographic Collections: Compiled at the International Museum of Photography by Andrew H. Eskind, Greg Drake, James McQuaid, International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House 1990

Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution many years early 1900s/20s report what is in collection by Campbell Art Co. many 1921/2/3…

The Romance of Greeting Cards: An Historical Account of the Origin 1926 8
mentioned in many early greeting card and postcard books, for their early
19-teens/20s work in cards

Greetings from Christmas Past‎ by Bevis Hillier 1982 16
"“In 1918, the last year of the Great War, the Campbell Art Company, USA, published an amusing card….”

The History of the Christmas Card‎
by Gy├Ârgy Buday 1964 264

Boys' Workers Round Table by Boys' Clubs of America 1918 works "Cosmos Picture Company, West 25th street, NY Campbell Art Company, Elizabeth"

Florence in Poetry, History, and Art by Sara Agnes Ryan 1913 "Again thanking those who have contributed their jewels for this setting, and thanking also the Art Institute of Chicago and the Campbell Art Company of, Elizabeth, NJ, for their kind helpfulness in illustrating this volume.”

Studio Light by The George Eastman House 1917 12

In My Studio: Rudolf Eickemeyer, Jr. and the Art of the Camera, 1885-1930‎ by Mary Panzer, Rudolf Eickemeyer, Hudson River Museum 1986 85

The Levy Story: Some Descendants of David Levy, Revolutionary Soldier of ...‎ by Kathryn Levy Bush, Lewis Michael Bush 2002 125 unknown …"His new father-in-law owned a picture-frame fabricating company, "Landon & Kent, " of Baltimore, and a large tract of timberland near Charleston,

American Lutheran
Published in American Lutheran 1918 ?

Art Books, 1876-1949: Including an International Index of Current Serial Publications By R.R. Bowker Company Published by Bowker 1981 306 ?

The Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures‎ by Jack W. Alicoate, Joseph Darmenberg, M. D. Kann 1927 260 "Campbell Art Co., Flatiron Bldg., NY City.."

American Art Directory‎ by American Federation of Arts 1923 752
"Campbell Art Co., 15…"

American Magazine 1899 491 photo by…

Dictionary Catalog of the Dance Collection. First Supplement: 1st Supplement ...‎ by Bibliographic Guide Editors Staff, Performing Arts Research Center 1976 works


Campbell Art Company: Publishers of Hand Colored Fac-similes, Gravures, Campbell Carbons and Art Calendars.
By Alfred S. Campbell Art Co, Campbell Art Company Published by Campbell Art Co. 1906
86 page catalogue

Stereographs of staged children's stories‎, by Alfred S Campbell 1896
Stereographs of children at play‎ by Alfred S Campbell 1896
Stereographs of African Americans‎ by Alfred S Campbell 1896
Stereographs of an African American caretaker‎ 1896
Sunny Isle of Jersey, By Alfred S Campbell Channel Islands Refugees Fund
1900 reissued 1941


City of Elizabeth Illustrated by Elizabeth Daily Journal 1889

Historic Elizabeth 1664-1926 by Frank Bergen Kelly any?


The Crime of Paul Sacristan a Tale: A Tale‎ by Alfred Campbell, Campbell, Arthur 1891 unkown if this is him or the pastor!

Applejack for Breakfast, By Alfred S. Campbell and Helen Monteith Campbell 1946 grandson??

Arts Magazine Published by Art Digest Inc 1940 "Painted by William Armitage (RA), the picture was purchased from its owner, Alfred S. Campbell, by Judge JG Adams of Asheville, NC The sum was immediately sent to London…"

The Wizard and His Magic Powder by Alfred Stuart Campbell, Knopf possible relative?

Relief and Lambertville, NJ by, Alfred Campbell

Live Language Lessons by Howard Richard Roscoe Driggs 1917 "Gong Fishing Copyrighted by Campbell Art co". is published

- A delightful volume on success in farming comes from Alfred S. Campbell, 27 who does not pretend to tell us a royal road to success nor to a life of ease and [School & Society‎, by Society for the Advancement of Education – 1936]

Campbell's Companies

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Some of Alfred S. Campbell's Businesses .... Further details required:

Sarony & Co. - Napoleon Sarony & Alfred S. Campbell:

  • Biographies stated Alfred S. came to this country with Sarony in 1866
  • Sarony & Co. studio at 680 Broadway
  • Begin photographing Theatre and Important People, "right away" at least 1868
  • Listed as Copartnership or Corporation in 1968
  • They were photographers to many Ivy League schools 1869-71
  • Sarony & Co. studio is described as a "small glass" studio plain, unlike what Saorny is known for.
  • Alfred S. Campbell's work at Sarony & Co. is described in a magazine as strictly business partner while Sarony made a name for himself as an artist “These observations we make in the exhibition room where Mr. Campbell presides as he does in every part of the establishment except the operating room.” …"many mechanics and assistants work at studio..."
  • Unsure of year they parted, 1870 or 1871/2?

Fremasons - Alfred S. Campbell listed as Fremason, NJ 1871

Alfred S. Campbell Art Company, Elizabeth, NJ. - Unsure of exact year - 1871? –
· Also known as AS Campbell Art Co. or Campbell Art Co.

Price & Campbell -

  • They Patent #: 199466 filed in 1877 -
  • Alfred S. Campbell and Francis H. Price are listed as Copartners or Corporation in 1879, still listed as partnered in 1884. Office listed at 680 Broadway, the address he shared with Sarony & Co. (Were they still affiliated in some way?)
  • Unsure of what business besides above patent they did!?
  • Unsure of date this partnership dissolved?

Landon, Kent & Co. and Planting Mill, Charleston, W. VA –

  • Alfred S. Campbell Art Co. Capitalized on above at 400,000 in 1899
  • Also expands to Baltimore MD in 1899

NY Campbell Showrooms - In 1899 he advertised New-York Art Rooms 377-379 Broadway.

Campbell Studio – 564-568 Fifth Avenue.

  • Gets photographer, Rudolf Eikemeyer to run this NY portrait studio. 1899.
  • Campbell Studio (T.N.) Campbell Art Co. NY (568 5th Ave) is dissolved in 1906.
  • It restarts, unknown exact date?? With Henry C. Morand as Director.
  • Then William C. Morand
  • In 1911 the Campbell Studio was with Eickemeyer again, First at Waldorf Astoria than,
  • Sometime around 1912-13 Campbell Studio w/Eickemeyer moves to 538 Fifth Ave.

Montauk Photographic Manufacturing Co of Trenton , NJ –

  • Alfred S. Campbell partnered in corporation. 1899
  • (authorized capitol of $500,000) Manufactures cameras and other photographic supplies.
  • Among other incorporators were, Wesley Allison (Philadelphia), Gustave C. Gennert.

Alfred S. Campbell's businesses thrived long after his death.

I am unsure if Alfred S. Campbell had anything to do with Campbell Printing Press and Manufacturing Plant. I have found a few connections.

Don't Forget: If you have any information on Alfred S. Campbell or Campbell Art Company or Campbell Studio - or a photograph or print .... please share!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Who May Know Alfred S. Campbell...Campbell Art Co.

Back in 1892 the Campbell Art company employed over 300 people, when it was rebuilt the company grew.
Alfred S. Campbell Art Company distributed their postcards, stereoviews, calendars, cards, fineart prints, etc. all over the country and at least in England; employing numerous salesman, artists, photographers and later, authors of verse, etc.
The Campbell Studio also employed many.
Montauk Photographic Co. & Landon, Kent & Co. also employed many.
Not to mention the stockholders....

Someone must know someone who knew or worked for this man!!!
Please share your information and photos!!!

Here’s a list of a few names associated with Alfred S. Campbell, Campbell Art Company, Campbell Studios, etc…

Employees or Business partners of Campbell:

Napoleon Sarony: Brought Alfred S. Campbell to US

Oliver Sarony – Napoleon’s brother.
Famous Photographer in England at the time. I assume they met!

Otto Sarony – Napoleon’s son, worked with Alfred S. Campbell at Sarony & Co. while it was still partners, Napoleon Sarony & Alfred S. Campbell. Approx 1870-1.

Mr. Richardson – Negative developer at Sarony & Co.

Yale, Dartmouth, West Point, Harvard Staff & Students 1869-1871 – Sarony & Co. were photographers.

Francis H. Price – They collaborated on Patent, then partnered in Price & Campbell
listed in Trow Corporation Directory NY . approx 1877

Rudolf Eickemeyer, Jr. – Photographer, Managed than partnered, Campbell Studios, NY.

George Henry Morand – Photographer, Managed / President Campbell Studios

Henri C Morand – Photographer, NY manager

JH Scarborough – Witness on Campbell’s Patent drawing. Perhaps they worked together later as well. Scarborough patented many ideas for Campbell Printing Press & Mfg. Co. though I am unsure of Alfred’s relation to that company.

William Thurston Gilbert – Yale graduate. Director, Alfred S. Campbell Art Company.

John Walton - A foreman of Alfred S. Campbell's (Art Co.) Picture Factory. Burned the factory down in 1892 to hide his theft of silver.

Wesley Allison (Philadelphia) – partner in Montauk Photographic Co.

Gustave C. Gennert (Ny, NJ, IL) – Partner in Montauk Photographic Co. possibly also married Alfred Campbell’s daughter Florence. (Mrs. Florence Campbell Gennert mentioned)

Arthur Rice – Director, Vice-President, then President Alfred S. Campbell Art Co. Well known sportsman, possibly also lawyer.

Perry Chamberlain - NY Representative for the Campbell Art Company, NJ.

Emil Jacob - Manager for Campbell Art Company Factory

Robert D. Benson – Director, President Campbell Art Co.

William S. Benson – Secretary, Director Campbell Art Co.

Dickson Q. Brown – Director then President Campbell Art Co.

Alanson A. Sumner - Director Campbell Art Co.

George T. Rogers - Director Campbell Art Co.

Walter Miller - worked for Campbell Art Co. 1908-16, as Supt & Treasurer.

Charles B. Morse - Publication manager of the Campbell Art Co.

Fritz Hoeflich - Connected with the Campbell Art Company


Obituary in times states he was friends with Thomas Nash, William Cullen Bryant, Kate Fields, Joseph Jefferson, Henry W. Longfellow

Charlotte Cushman - German Tenor Singer. One of first sitters at Sarony & Co. NY

These people may not have remembered him fondly but ...

J. M. Burnett, - Alfred S. Campbell judgement.

JR Franklin - Alfred S. Campbell judgement.

Joseph Tilney - Alfred S. Campbell judgement.

Henry Pellatt - Alfred S. Campbell judgement.

Theodore H. Smith – Campbell Art Co. took legal action against him.

T. Olive - Campbell Art Co. took legal action against him.

Frances S. Campbell –Sued Campbell Art Company.

Richard Bong - Sued Campbell Art Company.

Mcguire & Collier – Lawyers for Campbell - There were a few!!!

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Alfred S. Campbell Family History

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Campbell Family History

Alfred S. Campbell – Photographer, Entrepreneur, born 1840, England, came to US 1866,
died in France but home in Elizabeth NJ, 1912)
Annie Campbell – wife (born 1843?)
Father was Irish Mother English.
Immediate Family:
Emma Campbell, (b 1866 - )
Minnie (1868 – 1880 or 1881)
Florence Campbell – (1870 -
Possibly married Gustave Gennert (owned photography patents, Montauk Photographic Manufacturing Co. with Alfred Campbell)
Lottie Campbell (1875 –
Isabella (Izzy) Campbell (1877 – 1915)- NY Times obituary claims died as Isabella Smith Campbell

Arthur P. Campbell (1872 – 1955?) - Family (from NY Times Obituary Dec. 8, 1955)–

Mrs. James W. Hand Jr. of Greenwich Village, NY
4 sons:
Alfred S. Campbell of Alrinton, VT;
William R. Campbell & Colin Campbell - city unknown
Fourth unknown

On 1880 Census their household also listed two dressmakers:
Mattie Higgins (1854 -
Annie Kline (1835 -

According to 1880 census, only Florence, Arthur and Lottie, were at school this year. The other family members were “at home”

When Alfred S. Campbell died his obituary claims he left a wife, son and only 3 daughters. I believe, Minnie passed and I am not sure which other daughter did not survive. Isabella died two years after Alfred.

Alfred S. Campbell made his home in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Last known(of Annie, widow) at 554 Madison Ave., Elizabeth, NJ.
In 1921 listing, Campbell Art Co. Art Printers were at 1144 Elizabeth Ave., Elizabeth, NJ, and son Arthur P. Campbell owned or worked for an ad agency at 546 Madison Ave., NY

Looking for information...

HI all! I am looking to gather information on Alfred S. Campbell (1840-1912) photographer and entrepreneur. He worked in England before coming to this country in 1866 with Napoleon Sarony, to run Sarony & Co. He then started Alfred S. Campbell Art Company, Elizabeth NJ, also known as AS Campbell Art Co.; Campbell Art Company, Campbell Art Factory, Campbell Picture factory, etc. He also partnered with Francis Price in Price & Campbell, NY, then opened Campbell Studios NY with Rudolf Eickemeyer, later Morand. He later bought into Montauk Photographic Manufacturing Co. (Trenton, NJ) and Landon, Kent & Co. (WVA, MD). I believe Campbell Studio NY was also expanded to other cities.
His companies were some of the largest in the country.

I am looking for information on the man, his family, his businesses, his work as a photographer, his patents, anything put out by his companies, info on his employees ( in 1896 Campbell Art factory employed over 300 people!), etc.

If you have any information on this man/photographer, his businesses, a product, or a family member who worked for this company or is a relative of Alfred S. Campbell, please share it here.

Also if you have a photograph or card or calendar marked with his companies name please send me a picture of it so it may be posted here!

I may also be able to help identify the picture or answer your questions regarding Alfred S. Campbell Art Company and Campbell Studios.

Look for more info on Campbell coming to this blog soon
And don't forget, any info please blog!!!