D. C. Redington

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Daniel Roswell Cyrenus Redington (born October 3, 1840 in Covington, Kentucky, died September 1, 1900 in Birmingham) was a commercial photographer and portrait artist with studios on 2nd Avenue North.

Redington was the son of Isaac Francis and Sarah Jane Fisher Redington of Kentucky and grew up in Rising Sun, Indiana. His father died in 1849 and his mother married Braxton Carter Porter in 1855.

Redington spent time as a druggist before he began making photographs. He left the firm of Redington & Weitz of San Francisco, California in 1883. In 1884 he was working in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he documented a riot at the courthouse during the trial of William Berner and Joe Palmer for the murder of William H. Kirk. He moved to Birmingham in late 1886 and opened a studio at 1915½ 2nd Avenue North in January 1887, soon adding a second location a block east at 2005 2nd Avenue. For some time he operated with a partner as Redington & Hill. He advertised not only photographic work, but also portraits rendered in pastels, watercolors or ink.

He married in 1891 and expanded his main studio to 2003 2nd Avenue North, keeping "branches" at 1915 and 2005 2nd Avenue.

Redington died following a sudden stroke of apoplexy in 1900, though his studio continued to operate under the proprietorship of H. C. Brown, at 1914½ 2nd Avenue North. Redington is buried at the "Elks' Rest" in Oak Hill Cemetery.


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