Demopolis or Selma, Alabama: c.1880s. 2-1/2" x 4-1/4." Light fading. with verso printed: "Rosenberger & Son, PHOTOGRAPHERS, Selma & Demopolis, Ala.," Good+.
The firm of Rosenberger & Son was a father and son team, Gottlieb L. [1826-1908] and Leon G. Rosenberger, doing business in Demopolis and Selma, Alabama; and Jackson, Mississippi during the 1880s and 1890s. The Rosenbergers were Jewish, Gottlieb an immigrant from Germany who came to the United States as a young man. He was a photographer for many years. Before adding his son as a partner, he was in business with Lewis David as Rosenberger & David until at least 1880. Leon Rosenberger [1868-1904] had partnered with his father under Rosenberger & Son by 1888, as noted in several advertisements found in 'The South Alabamian.' Gottlieb's obituary states that he was Rabbi of Selma's Congregation Temple Mishkan Israel for several terms [Obituary of Gottlieb Rosenberger, The Montgomery Advertiser, 18 April 1908, p.10; Obituary of Leon Rosenberger, The Selma Times, 14 May 1904, p.3; The Selma City Director for 1880-1881; Robb: SHOT IN ALABAMA: A HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY, 1839-1941, AND A LIST OF PHOTOGRAPHERS, Univ. Alabama Press: 2016, page 387.]. Item #38009