James Blair Murdoch Photographs, 1920-1965


James Blair Murdoch was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in January 20, 1896. He came to Milwaukee in the early 1920s and worked as a newspaper photographer. Several years later he opened a commercial photo studio on Broadway Street in downtown Milwaukee. In 1960, Murdoch retired and transferred ownership of the business to David Thielke, an employee. Thielke continued to operate the business as Murdoch Photographing Co. until 1992. Murdoch died on January 25, 1971 at the age of 75.