Addison Pancake ‘Deaf Mute’ Photographer, ca. 1869
In 1860, hearing impaired photographer Addison Pancake (1844-1900) operated a studio at 108 W. Front St. in downtown Bloomington. He was a graduate of what’s today known as the Illinois School for the Deaf. Pancake billed himself as a “deaf mute photographer.”
He later moved to Missouri and married Sarah E. Lippman, who was also hearing impaired. Addison and Sarah are buried in Springfield, Missouri.