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Name Knaffl, Joseph
Other names Knaffl and Brother
Life Dates 1861-1938
Born: Wartburg, Tennessee
Died: Knoxville, Tennessee
Nationality American
Geographic location(s) Knoxville, Tennessee (1884-1938 )
Occupation photography
Notes Knaffl's first photography studio in Knoxville, Knaffl and Brother, was formed in 1884 with his brother Charles, emphasizing art photography. After Charles' death he formed a portrait photography studio with a former student, James Brakebill, in 1909.
Role Photographer

Associated Records

Image of Photograph Collection - 1957.3.168.4

Photograph Collection - 1957.3.168.4

"Lutie M. Woodruff," c. 1866-1900, cabinet card, photograph by Knaffl Brothers. Printed below image: Knaffl Bro. Knoxville On reverse, handwritten in pencil: Miss. Lutie M. Woodruff Cabinet card was inserted in album 1957.3.168, a photograph album that belonged to Frank H. McClung, Jr. Handwritten on album page below image, in pencil: Lutie Woodruff

Image of Photograph Collection - 1957.3.168.7

Photograph Collection - 1957.3.168.7

"Daisey and Annie," c. 1884-1909, cabinet card, photograph by Knaffl and Brother. Printed below image: Knaffl Bro Knoxville Cabinet card was inserted in album 1957.3.168, a photograph album that belonged to Frank H. McClung, Jr. Handwritten on album page below image, in pencil: Daisey & Annie

Image of Photograph Collection - 1957.3.168.20

Photograph Collection - 1957.3.168.20

"Alice Vanuxeau (?)," c. 1866-1900, cabinet card, photograph by Knaffl & Bro. Printed below image, in gold ink: Knaffl Bro., Knoxville, Tenn.

Image of Photograph Collection - 1957.3.168.22

Photograph Collection - 1957.3.168.22

"Miss Ida Pitt," c. 1866-1900, cabinet card, photograph by Knaffl Bro. Printed below image, in gold ink: Knaffl Bro., Knoxville. On reverse, handwritten in pencil: Miss Ida Pitt. Fla. Cabinet card was inserted in album 1957.3.168, a photograph album that belonged to Frank H. McClung, Jr. Handwritten on album page below image, in pencil: Ida Pitt

Image of Photograph Collection - 1957.3.168.33

Photograph Collection - 1957.3.168.33

"Frank H. McClung, Jr.," c. 1884-1900, cabinet card, photograph by Knaffl Bro. Printed below image, in gold ink: Knaffl Bro Knoxville Cabinet card was found loose in album 1957.3.168, a photograph album that belonged to Frank H. McClung, Jr.

Image of Photograph Collection - 1957.3.168.45

Photograph Collection - 1957.3.168.45

"Mrs. Alice Coffin," c. 1884-1909, carte de visite, photograph by Knaffl and Brother Printed below image, in gold ink: Knaffl Bro., Knoxville. Carte de visite was inserted in album 1957.3.168, a photograph album that belonged to Frank H. McClung, Jr. Handwritten on album page below image, in pencil: Mrs. Alice Coffin

Image of Photograph Collection - 1957.3.170.34

Photograph Collection - 1957.3.170.34

"Charles J. McClung," cabinet card, 1890, photograph by Knaffl Brothers. Printed on back: T. M. Schleier / Photographer / Knoxville, Tenn. (T. M. Schleier's name crossed out in pencil, and on front, below image, handwritten in pencil: Knaffl Bros - Knoxville, Tenn On back, handwritten in pencil: Charles J. McClung / May 1890 / Mr. C. J. McClung / Born 1826 Cabinet card was inserted in album 1957.3.170. Handwritten on album page below image, in pencil: C. J. McClung born 1826

Image of Photograph Collection - 1957.3.628.2

Photograph Collection - 1957.3.628.2

"Sanna Webb, Blanche Toni, and Ellen M. McClung," June 18, 1890, quadra card, photograph by Knaffl & Bro. Below image, in gold ink: Knaffl & Bro. Knoxville On back, handwritten in pencil: Sanna M.(?) Webb / Blanche Toni / Ellen M. McClung / Knoxville, Tenn - / June 18, 1890

Image of Photograph Collection - 1986.13.2.22

Photograph Collection - 1986.13.2.22

Unidentified child wearing a long white gown, cabinet card, c. 1884-1909, photograph by Knaffl & Brother. Printed below image: Knaffl & Bro. Extra Finish Knoxville, Tenn. Cabinet card was inserted in album 1986.13.1.