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Edward F. Gallagher (1881-1943)

Edward F. Gallagher (1888-1943) first appears in the Charlotte City directory in 1909. (1) A native of Kentucky, he was a first generation Irish-American. By 1925, Gallagher became president of the Colonial Realty Company and left his studio in the hands of Verdie Perrell, who would eventually open his own studio and even form a detective agency. (2) Gallagher  died in Gastonia and is is buried in Elmwood Cemetery. (3)

Like many Charlotte  photographers of that era, Gallagher posted an advertisement directed at soldiers stationed at Camp Greene during World War I.

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  1. Walsh’s Charlotte City Directory, 1909, p. 222.
  2. Miller’s Charlotte, North Carolina City Directory, 1925, p. 390.
  3. Cemetery Records, Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, North Carolina, 30 April 1943.