Today I share this photo of a very distinguished looking gentleman from Louisville, Kentucky. Any photo from Kentucky I find I buy. This gentleman’s hair blends with the background, but you can definitely see his kind eyes and his patrician nose.
Edward Klauber was a photographer for many years in Louisville. The first instance I could find was for his shop located on 403 Main in 1864. In 1868 he moved to 58 W. Market, and remained there through 1870. 1871-1883 his shop was at Third Street at the NE Corner of Jefferson Street. In 1884 he moved to 332 Fourth Street and remained there through at least 1907.
I read online that Edward Klauber was considered by many to be one of the best photographers of his time. He came from Bohemia at the age of eighteen. His ‘large and elegant studio was compared to the studio of Matthew Brady in New York City. The studio was lavishly furnished. Stage personalities like Mary Anderson enjoyed having portraits done by Klauber when they were in Louisville performing at the Macauley Theatre. Klauber’s studio closed in 1913 and he died in 1918.’ (From The Cabinet Card Gallery) Since his first photography studio opened in 1864, he was at his job for 50+ years!