Chattanooga’s Photographers

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Charles Gustavus Walline

Obituary from the Chattanooga Daily Times, July 15, 1943 (Page 11)

Widely Known Chattanooga Was Active in Business

Charles Gustavus Walline, 76, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, died at his home on South Crest Road, Missionary Ridge, at 7:30 o’clock last night after an illness of several weeks.

Mr. Walline was widely known here due to his activities in business, insurance, and fraternal circles. He was a leading figure in Chattanooga Half Century Club since its organization and was the historian of the group.

He was a past chancellor Of Key-stone Lodge 35, Knights of Pythias, and past president of the Chattanooga Chapter of Isaak Wilton League of America, a member of the Chattanooga Rod and Gun Club, and a past president of the Chattanooga Insurance Exchange.

Mr. Walline was for 36 years connected with the old firm of D. B. Loveman Company and, more recently, has been in the general insurance business. At the time of his death, he was manager of the department of James R. Chamberlain Company.

He was born on Battery Place here on March 30, 1874. His parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Walline. Mr. Walline recalled vividly many of the events in Chattanooga’s history, dating back to his childhood. He said that he could remember the floods of 1875 and 1886, and since that time, the yellow fever epidemic and many fires which destroyed large buildings in the earlier days of Chattanooga. These include the fires which destroyed the old Brabson House, the Woodard and Morrison Planing Mills, Lovemans in 1891, the Richardson block, and many others. He often recalled to old friends his impression of the visits to Chattanooga of such notables as Grover Cleveland, William Mc-Kinley, Prince Henry of Prussia, and others.

Political campaigns he remembered included that of Cleveland and Blaine in 1886, the “War of Roses” staged by Bob and Alf Taylor. The dedication of Chickamauga Park was an event he well remembered. He saw the first paving of Market Street, the first dummy line, the start of the development of the electric railway system, and the building of the Walnut Street Bridge. In 1914, Mr. Walline married Miss Millie Sayer. He is survived by his wife and one son, Lt. C. S. Waffle of the United States Navy, now stationed at Jacksonville, Fla. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Amos Wilson Judd

Obituary from the Chattanooga Daily Times, April 27, 1929

Oldest Photographer in This City, Having Been Engaged for Fifty-five Years.

A. W. Judd, ages 83, for fifty-five years a photographer in Chattanooga and one of the city’s best-loved citizens of the old guard, died this morning at 12:20 at Erlanger hospital.

Mr. Judd was the dean of the photographer’s profession in Chatanooga and was recently elected honorary president of the local Professional Photographer’s Association.

He was an active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal church for many years. He was a Confederate veteran and member of N. B. Forrest Camp. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias.

After the close of the war and before his removal to Chattanooga for his long residence, Mr. Judd graduated from old Union University at Murfreesboro, Tenn., the institution later being moved to Jackson, Tenn. He was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.

Mr. Judd is survived by his widow and four sons, S. W., of Huntsville, Ala., S. M., of Minneapolis. J. S., of Birmingham, and H. M., of Chatanooga; two daughters, Misses Arnie and Carrie, of Chattanooga, and a sister, Mrs. Tytus Hinchcliff, of Hinhcliff, Miss. Funeral arrangements will be announced later, in charge of Wann’s (Funeral Home.)

Horace Maynard Brazelton (1877-1956)

Horace M. Brazelton was a prominent African American photographer and entrepreneur in Chattanooga from the early twentieth century until he died in 1956. Unfortunately, examples of his photography have become scarce. We’re always looking for donations or to acquire signed examples of his photography as it becomes available. 

R. M. Linn’s Studio

Roy Tuley
William Henry Stokes (1866-1922)
David Stokes
Walter M. Cline, Sr.
Walter M. Cline, Jr.
Ellsworth L. Mudge
Marion M. Mudge
Markus Elias Schmedling
E. O. Hurd, and C. M. Delany
R. M. Linn
J.B. Linn
George T. Linn
C.B. Foster
Horace Brazelton
T. Fred Miller
O.C. Berry
Matt Brown

Lane’s Gallery
Smith & Webb’s Studio
People’s Studio
Violet Studio
Rollins and Linn
Hurd & Delany
R. M. Linn and Brother