Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Oscar Pierre Havens



photographer: Havens
Savannah, GA
date stamped 1885

Oscar Pierre Havens
(1838 - 1912)

Sources: US census, city directories, Find-A-Grave, news items as noted

1838 Sep
Ossing, NY, US census, findagrave, O P Havens is born
1860 Jun 08
Ossing, NY, US census 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, marriage of O P Havens and Sarah E Havens
1870 Jul 12
Ossining, NY, Havens as photographer
1871
Savannah, GA, city directory Havens NOT listed
1872 Oct 11
New York Times, news item about fire at Poughkeepsie, NY, Oct 10; O P Havens loss is $4,000
1874
Savannah, GA, city directory as operator, bds cor Barnard & Broughton

1877
Savannah, GA, city directory as photographer, 141 - 143 Broughton
1879
Savannah, GA, city directory as photographer, 141 Broughton
1880
Savannah, GA, city directory as photographer with J H Furber & Co at 141 Broughton
1880 Jun 05
Savannah, GA, US census Havens as Artist
1881
Savannah, GA, city directory as photographer photographic, stock and stereoscopic views, 141 Broughton
1882
Savannah, GA, city directory as photographer at 141 and 143 Broughton
1883
Savannah, GA, city directory 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 as photographer, photographic stock and stereoscopic views 141 and 143 Broughton
1885
Savannah, GA, city directory as photographer and artist, 141 and 143 Congress
1886
Savannah, GA, city directory as photographer and artist, 141 and 143 Broughton
1886 Jun 07
Atlanta (GA) Constitution, news item mentions Havens has sold out his studio and moves 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 om Freehold, NJ
1891, 1892
Jacksonville, FL, city directory as photographer and crayon artist
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 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
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, 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, 1902, 1904
Jacksonville, FL, city directory, 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
1910 Apr 16
Jacksonville, FL, US census as photographer; res 36 w Church st
1912 Oct 18
Jacksonville, FL, findagrave, O P Havens dies at age 74

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 by Havens 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

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