Sunday, November 26, 2017

Henry Bower



photographer: H Bower
200 Park Av
Pittsburgh, PA


reverse of card at the left

Henry H Bower
(1849 - 1917)

Timeline sources: city directories, US census

1849 Feb 06
Pennsylvania Henry H Bower born to Karl Bower and Dorothy Hewinan
1869
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory NOT listed
1870
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory Charles and Henry working at Eagle Rollin Mill
1871-1872
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory NOT listed
1873
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory Henry as photographer with Bower Bros at Collins and Penn
1874
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory Henry as photographer with Bower bros at Union and Penn
1875 - 1878
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory Henry as photographer with Bower Bros at Collins and Penn
1879, 1880
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory Henry Bower as photographer at Penn and Shady Lane
1881
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory NOT listed res or bus

1882 - 1888
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory brother Charles is listed as photographer at Collins and Penn but Henry is listed as laborer at separate address
1889
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory brother Charles is listed as “German Liniment” at Collins and Penn; Henry listed as laborer at separate address
1890
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory brother Charles is listed as photographer at rr 238 Auburn; Henry listed as Laborer at separate address
1891
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory brother Charles is listed as photographer at 200 Park av; Henry is listed as laborer at separate address
1892
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory Henry Bower is listed as photographer at 200 Park av and Charles is listed as ”Markings vegetables digestive” at 200 Park av
1893 - 1909
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory as Henry Bower photographer at 200 Park av
1912 - 1917
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory as photographer at 6243 Frankstown
1917 Dec 22
Pittsburgh, PA, Henry Bower dies of Uremia at age 68

After a rather sketchy beginning, Henry Bower is established as photographer at 200 Park Avenue from 1882 until 1909. This cabinet card would have been finished during that period.


Pittsburgh (PA) Daily Post - 26 Jul 1889

Pittsburgh (PA) Dispatch - 26 Jul 1889

Pittsburgh (PA) Daily Post - 14 Mar 1890

Pittsburgh (PA) Dispatch - 15 Mar 1890

Pittsburgh (PA) Post Gazette - 25 Dec 1917


Photographer: Bower
East Liverpool, OH and Wellsburg, WV

The above card Contributed by the family of William Bullers
Since both Wellsburg, WV, and East Liverpool, OH, are both less that 40 miles from Pittsburg, PA, this card was probably done by one of the Bower brothers, Henry or Charles. Either could have set up a temporary studio at any time in their business career. The best bet is probably in the later years of their on/off collaboration.

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