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John or Jonathan C. Cushman first appears in the Charlotte City Directory in 1912. He and Harvey W. South ran the Photo Shop on 3 West 5th Street until 1920. Cushman was originally from New York and was born on November 6, 1882. In 1920, Cushman sold his studio to another photographer, William M. Morse. Cushma and his wife Elizabeth (Bessie) B. Lawley Cushman moved to Northampton, Massachusetts where he worked as a photographer. He died in 1959.
The Photo Shop as it appears in The Story of Charlotte, North Carolina - Illustrated, 1913, p. 26.
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- Miller’s Charlotte, North Carolina City Directory, 1912, pp. 175, 347, 393 and 1920, p. 218.