Monday, June 25, 2018

Anatomy of a Logo: The Rising Son














The Rising Son was an African American newspaper published weekly, beginning in 1896, in Kansas City, Missouri. An image of the first logo is not available. The earliest available issues are from 1903. In the early 1900s, J. A. Haner designed a new logo for the newspaper. His signature is below the pen and inkwell.


















ABOUT JAMES ALTHA HANER

Born: June 21, 1871, Mifflin or Marseilles, Ohio

1880 United States Federal Census
Exeter, Nebraska
Name / Age
J.G. Hainer, 43
Harriet Hainer, 44
Wilroy Hainer, 20
Elnorah Hainer, 18
Angie Hainer, 11
Altha Hainer, 9

An Ancestry.com family tree profile said Haner graduated from the Exeter high school and attended Cotner College in Lincoln, Nebraska then studied at “College for Art” in Omaha, Nebraska. Haner joined the staff of the Kansas City Journal around June 1899. On December 28, 1899, he married Olive Patton. The newlyweds moved to Kansas City Missouri.

1900 United States Federal Census
1425 Oak Street, Kansas City, Missouri
Name / Age / Occupation
Altha J Hauer, 28, artist
Olive P Hauer, 24

1910 United States Federal Census
1324 Hudson Avenue, Rosedale, Kansas
Name / Age / Occupation
James A Haner, 38, illustrator
Olive P Haner, 34

1915 Kansas State Census
Rosedale, Kansas
Name / Age
James A Haner, 43
Olive P Haner, 38
Margaret Haner, 3

1917 Kansas City, Missouri, City Directory
Name: J A Haner
Street address: 3924 Hudson rd Rosedale
Occupation: Artist

The family tree profile said Haner was affiliated with the Holland Engraving Company for many years.

1920 United States Federal Census
3924 Rainbow 
Boulevard, Rosedale, Kansas
Name / Age / Occupation
James A Haner, 47, engraving company artist
Olive P Haner, 43
Margaret P Haner, 8
George W Patton, 77
Margaret A Patton, 75
Pamelia J Nettleton, 64

1921 Kansas City, Missouri, City Directory
Name: J A Haner
Street address: KCK [Kansas City, Kansas]
Occupation: Pesmen & Haner

Name: Louis A Pesmen
Street address: 3834 Garfield
Occupation: Pesmen & Haner

Name: Pesmen & Haner (Louis A Pesmen JA Haner)
Street address: 1331 Oak
Occupation: Artists

1925 Kansas State Census
Kansas City, Kansas
Name / Age
J A Haner, 53
Olive P Haner, 47
Margaret Haner, 13

1930 United States Federal Census
3924 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, Kansas
Occupation:
Name / Age / Occupation
James A Haner, 57, commercial artist
Olive P Haner, 54
Margaret Haner, 18
Margaret Patton, 85

1940 United States Federal Census
3924 
Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, Kansas
Name / Age / Occupation
James A Haner, 69, proprietor, tea room
Olive P Haner, 63, waitress, tea room

1946 Iowa City, Iowa, City Directory
Name: J A Haner
Street address: 615 N Dubuque apt 10
Occupation: Commercial Artist
Spouse: Olive P Haner

Died: July 3, 1961, Kansas City, Missouri
Burial: Exeter Cemetery


Further Reading
Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)
Haner, James A. fl. [flourished] 1910-40s, Kansas City. Commercial artist. Married to Olive. Lived at 3924 Rainbow Blvd., 1942; 1324 Hudson Road, Rosedale, 1910-12; 3924 Hudson Avenue, Rosedale, 1916.
Kansas City Dir. 1910, 1911, 1912, 1916, 1942.

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