No. 19 West Main Street
Six Sioux City, IA, city directory listings were found for Henry R. Brown between 1884 and 1894. Beyond that the popularity of the name clouds any other connection. Many H. R. Brown entries were found with a wide variety of occupations but no positive connection could be made. Also there was an R. H Brown in Iowa about the same time.
As indicated on the reverse of this card he traveled to Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska.
No biographical information has been found.
Sioux City, IA, city directory, as photographer at J H Hamilton, bds St Elmo Hotel 1889
Sioux City, IA, city directory, as photographer at 413th, res 1623 Pierce 1890
Sioux City, IA, city directory, as photographer (Brown and Wait) res 1512 Ingleside Ave 1892
Sioux City, IA, city directory, as Collector res Hedges Sta. MS
Sioux City, IA, city directory, res N of Hedges Sta. MS 1894
Sioux City, IA, city directory, entry says “Moved back to Rock Valley, IA” February 03, 1910, through July 07, 1911
A small one line ad for “Brown, Photographer, 19 West Main” runs in the Marshalltown, IA, Evening Times Republican 1911 Feb 25
Marshalltown evening Times-Republican, “Brown the photographer will move March 1, 1911 to corner over Abbot’s hardware store”
1911 Jun 12 - July 21
Evening Times Republican, Marshalltown, IA as says “Brown ‘the man behind the camera’ now located over Abbott’s hardware store” (Corner Main and Center Streets) 1912
No mention found in Iowa newspapers
The cabinet card above right was probably finished between February 1910 and July 1911.
No guess on when the cabinet card above left was made.
Could this be the same Brown?
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