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Catalog Number 2000.001.0020
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Sepia tone photograph of two elderly gentlemen seated. Both are bearded and are wearing dark full brimmed hats. Both are wearing three piece suits. Man at left is wearing a white shirt and dark tie. His vest and jacket have metal buttons. The man at the right has on a lighter colored three piece suit, dark shirt and dark four hant tie. Neither men are smiling. Their hands are partially visible on their thighs.
Number of images 1
Date ca 1900
Title Shoupe, Theodore D. & William H. Shoupe
Collection Publishing - Shoupe Bros
Accession number 2000.001.
People Shoupe, Theodore D.
Shoupe, William H.
Notes 1837-1920 publisher - Theodore D.

Daily Advocate newspaper 1/12/1920 - Theodore Shoupe learned newspaper trade from Governor John Reynolds of Belleville when he was Editor of the Belleville Advocate. Shoupe was son of Abraham and Catherine, nee Tannehill.
He married Louise Gertrude Moore, dau of pioneer, Risdon Moore. Shoupe was in the newspaper business in Belleville and St. Louis.

1881 History of St. Clair County, published by Brink-McDonnough, p 105
"The Eagle", first issue 2/13/54 by Bevirt & Shoupe, practical printers with no editorial experience. Governor Reynolds wrote editorials. The Eagle became the St. Clair Tribute.

1860 Belleville City Street Directory: William H., (Stuart & Shoupe) residence
E Side High between Washington (East D) and Franklin (East C).
Theodore, carpenter at same address

Abraham. carpenter, N Side 1st N between Church and Charles Sts.

Stuart and Shoupe were publishers of the "Democrat" and John J. Shoupe was a compositor. No residence given in 1860 Street Directory.

1850 St. Clair County Census Index P 71 Family #2598 living in Belleville:
Abraham 43 Penn, Catherine 35 KY, William H. 16, Theodore 13, John 8,
Samuel B 6, Louis A 3 (all children born in St. Clair County)