Carl Schultze

Carl Schultze

Birth
Berlin, Germany
Death 12 May 1891 (aged 60)
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Memorial ID 196152256 · View Source
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Carl Schultze was an artist and photographer active in New York City from 1854 (the year he immigrated) until his death in 1891. In 1880, he founded the Schultze Photo Equipment Co., which had locations at 5 Chatham Square and 17 Chatham Square in the Bowery neighborhood of New York City. His son, Theodore, took over the operations following his death and ran the business until 1894.

The first floor of 5 Chatham Square was occupied by several pioneering tattoo artists, including Samuel O'Reilly, Elmer Getchell and Lew Alberts. These men would often cross the street, beneath the elevated train tracks, to Schultze's business at 17 Chatham Square, which also housed the photo studio of William Ettlin. During this period Ettlin produced a series of cabinet card photographs of New York's leading tattoo artists and tattooed attractions. For more information on Schultze, Ettlin and tattoo history, check out the article at www.tattooantiques.com.


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  • Created by: Derin Bray
  • Added: 18 Jan 2019
  • Find A Grave Memorial 196152256
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Carl Schultze (27 Jul 1830–12 May 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 196152256, citing The Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Derin Bray (contributor 49551227) .