Rinehart, A. E. (Alfred Edward), 1851-1915
Alfred Edward Rinehart was born on October 21, 1851 in Indiana and moved with his brother, Frank A. Rinehart (1861-1928) to Denver, Colorado in the 1870s. The two brothers worked as photographers in association with G. W. Kirkland (1876), Charles Bohm (1875-188), and later went into partnership with William Henry Jackson as Rinehart & Jackson at 413 Larimer and 1637 Larimer (1880-1886). Frank Rinehart eventually married and moved to Nebraska in 1885. Alfred Rinehart established his own portrait studio at 1630 Arapahoe Street and other locations (1888-1901). His studio was said to be quite large, composed of several rooms including dressing rooms, storage rooms, and developing and printing studios. In addition to owning a large collection of props used in his portraits, the studio also served as a private office and living quarters. Alfred Rinehart photographed members of Denver society, with a specific focus on children, toddlers, and babies. He later moved his studio at least once to a location on Welton Street, before he passed away unexpectedly in 1915. His brother Frank A. Rinehart also established a commercial photographer's studio in Omaha, Nebraska.