Bell, Thomas Charles (Astoria, Lebanon, Junction City, Toledo)

Thomas Charles Bell  (Astoria, Lebanon, Junction City, Toledo)

Bell & Co. Listed in the 1901 – 1903 directories as “Bell & Co.” with Henry Wedekind (q.v.) as having a studio at 583 Commercial in Astoria. In the 1905-7 directories he is listed at the same address, without Wedekind. In 1907, Bell attended the Photographer’s Association of the Pacific Northwest convention in Seattle. In 1911 and 1913 he is listed as a photographer in Lebanon. In the 1915 directory he is listed in Junction City. In the 1917 directory he is listed in Toledo.

He produced real photo postcards of Pacific scenes, signed Bell in the negative. His Astoria portraits were imprinted on the mount “Bell & Co., Astoria Or.”