Monday, February 23, 2009

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!!!



  1. Your email address at Yahoo is dead. I have an old hand-tinted print signed Gab. Mason, by the Campbell Art Co., tried to email it to you but it came back as Failed. No such email address. You can email me at blogman (at)



    1. I have a picture that appears to be 3 D, it's pushed out from the back to appear 3 D it says Patented 1896, Elizabeth N. has a woman with a small child. signed Alfred S Campbell.

    2. my email is

  3. I have just found a piece called "A Torquay Garden" patented Campbell Art Company, Elizabeth, NJ Does anyone happen to have any information on this? I can be reached at xopsixo at yahoo

  4. I have a picture by this studio in NY. "The apple boy". I'd like to know more about this pic, and it's worth.


  6. I have a photo that I cannot find when it was made it has staples n back and says. Campbell.printing. inc.NY. on the lower right hand side. It has trees that hang over a rodsa they only have fops . a girl in red dress with a dog. And a building in the back that looks like maybe foreign. I need hello pls