Mrs. Esther A. Bowles (nee Buck) lived her entire life in Michigan. She was born in April 1853. She worked as a photographer In Wyandotte, Michigan, from 1892 to 1921. She married the Reverend George A. Bowles in 1869.
So far, no "Watson" photographer of that time period in Michigan, has been found.
Is this the Watson of Watson and Bowles? No connection has been made yet.