Monday, February 3, 2020

Oscar Pierre Havens



photographer: Havens
Savannah, GA

Photographer Havens moved around a lot but appears to have had operators working for him at his studios.. Fortunately, this cabinet card is date stamped 1885, a practice followed by only a few photographers of the day.

Oscar Pierre Havens
(1837 - 1912)

1837 Sep
Ossing, NY, US census, findagrave, O P Havens is born
1860 Jun 08
Ossing, NY, US census Oscar P Havens as daguerrian artist in Ossining, NY
1860 Sep 28
Cincinnati (OH) Enquirer news item about Jacksonville, FL, fire on 22 Sep O P Havens loss is $5,000
1863
Unknown location, US census, O P Havens and Sarah E Havens are married
1870 Jul 12
Ossining, NY, US census O P Havens as photographer
1871
Westchester County, NY, city directory, O Pierre Havens as photographer at Main and Spring
1872 Oct 11
New York Times, news item about fire at Poughkeepsie, NY, Oct 10; O P Havens loss is $4,000
1873
Westchester, NY, city directory, O Pierre Havens as photographer at Main and Spring
1874
Savannah, GA, city directory, as O P Havens as operator, bds cor Barnard & Broughton

1877
Savannah, GA, city directory, O Pierre Havens as photographer, 141 & 143 Broughton
1879
Savannah, GA, city directory, O Pierre Havens as photographer, 141 Broughton
1880
Savannah, GA, city directory, O Pierre Havens as photographer with J H Furber & Co at 141 Broughton
1880 Jun 05
Savannah, GA, US census, “Opierre” Havens as Artist
1881
Savannah, GA, city directory O Pierre Havens as photographer photographic, stock and stereoscopic views, 141 Broughton
1882
Savannah, GA, city directory O Pierre Havens as photographer at 141 and 143 Broughton
1883
Savannah, GA, city directory ) Pierre Havens as photographer (Havens & Furber) photographic stock and dealer in stereoscopic views, 141 and 143 Broughton, bds Screven House; Havens and Furber (O P Havens and J H Furber) proprs Screven House, Congess, se cor Bull.
1883 - 1886
Savannah, GA, city directories, George Christian Goebel was working for Havens studio as artist
1884
Savannah, GA, city directory O Pierre Havens as photographer, photographic stock and stereoscopic views 141 and 143 Broughton

1885
Savannah, GA, city directory O Pierre Havens as photographer and artist, 141 and 143 Congress
1886
Savannah, GA, city directory O Pierre Havens as photographer and artist, 141 and 143 Broughton
1886 Jun 07
Atlanta (GA) Constitution, news item mentions Havens has sold out his studio and moved to New York.
1888
Savannah, GA, city directory Havens NOT listed, 141 Broughton is now occupied by Gutman, Launey and Goebel, photographers
1888 Apr 12
Monmouth (NJ) Inquirer, news item says O P Havens has opened a coffee, tea and spice store in Freehold, NJ
1889, 1891, 1892
Jacksonville, FL, city directory Pierre Havens as photographer and crayon artist, 67 w Bay
1895 Aug 04
Atlanta (GA) Constitution news item mentions that Havens of Jacksonville is the photographer for the Central and other railroads
1896
Jacksonville, FL, city directory O Pierre Havens as photographer at 117 ½ w Bay, res same
1897 Dec 29
(Tampa, FL) Weekly Tribune, news item says Havens is visiting Tampa from Jacksonville


1899
Jacksonville, FL, city directory O Pierre Havens as photographer at 117 ½ w Bay, res same
1900 Jan 19
(Tampa, FL) Tribune news item says Havens has returned to Jacksonville after spending a few days at Tampa Bay
1900 Jun 05
Jacksonville, FL, US census, “Pierre O Havens” as photographer at 117 ½ Bay st
1901 Jan 29
Tampa (FL) Tribune, news item outlines Havens photographic work on East Coast of Florida
1901 May 16
Pensacola (FL) News, in Jacksonville, FL, Havens active in the SPCA, rescues chickens
1901
Jacksonville, FL, city directory, O Pierre Havens as photographer at 117 ½ Bay st
1902
Jacksonville, FL, city directory, O P Havens, currently president of Society for Prevention of Cruelty to animals
1902, 1904
Jacksonville, FL, city directory, O Pierre Havens as photographer at 117 ½ Bay st
1904 Mar 10
Tampa (FL) Weekly Tribune, news item lists awards to Havens for stories about animals
1906, 1907, 1908, 1909
Jacksonville, FL, city directory, O Pierre Havens as photographer at 117 w Bay
1910 Apr 16
Jacksonville, FL, US census O P Havens as photographer; res 36 w Church st
1911, 1912
Jacksonville, FL, city directory, O Pierre Havens as photographer at 117 w Bay
1912 Oct 18
Jacksonville, FL, Find-a-Grave, O P Havens dies at age 74

Some years after his death, Elizabeth Havens is listed in city directories as the widow of Oscar P Havens.

Photographer Havens moved around a lot but appears to have had operators working for him at his studios.. Fortunately, the cabinet card at the top is date stamped 1885, a practice followed by only a few photographers of the day.

Forty Four stereo views are posted at J Paul Getty Museum site

Nine more items are archived at the International Center of Photography


About 150 more examples can be seen at the New York Public Library collections

There are eight more examples at the Flickr Album O Pierre Havens

22 examples are at the Merrick Library in Miami, FL

Cincinnati (OH) Enquirer - 28 Sep 1886

New York (NY) Times - 11 Oct 1872


Atlanta (GA) Constitution - 07 Jun 1886


Monmouth (NJ) Inquirer - 12 Apr 1888

Atlanta (GA) Constitution - 04 Aug 1895


Tampa (FL) Weekly Tribune - 29 Dec 1897


Tampa (FL) Tribune - 19 Jan 1900


Typical city directory ad


Tampa (FL) Tribune - 29 Jan 1901


Pensacola (FL) News - 16 May 1901

Tampa (FL) Tribune - Jan 29 1902


Tampa (FL) Weekly Tribune - 10 Mar 1904

Ocala (FL) Evening Star - 19 Oct 1912


identified as a portrait of O P Havens

Enhanced version of Havens card


photographer: Havens
Sing Sing, CA
cdv example from auction site

reverse of card at left

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2 comments:

  1. Findagrave only uses "O" and gravestone has 1837 - https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/68864320/o-pierre-havens
    Could you cite where "Oscar" is from? And any idea if 1837 or 1838 is correct? Thanks, your clippings are very informative.

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    1. Thanks for your comment. The only source for “Oscar” was the 1860 US census which lists him as Oscar P Havens, 22 years old in Ossing, NY. It also lists his occupation as Daguerre artist, although the census enumerator obviously has trouble with the spelling. Havens is listed with Emily Lewis, 49, and a Howard Lewis at age 10. Emily Lewis seems to be O P Havens’ step mother or adoptive mother, or perhaps he is a child from a previous marriage. Nothing has been found so far to establish the relationship.

      O P Havens is listed in the 1850 US census at age 12 as “Oscar H” living with Emily Lewis and William Lewis. Howard Lewis, age 8/12 is also listed.

      All documents found point to 1937 as his birth year. The entry on this page has been corrected.. 1938 was just a typo I guess; I see no documentation for it.

      Thanks for the nudge. The page will be updated this week. Maybe something new has emerged.

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