Saturday, February 23, 2019

Harvey Roberts Marks



photographer: H R Marks
Austin, TX
example from auction site

reverse of card at left

This page is under construction for contributor C Lind.

Harvey Roberts Marks
(1821-1902)

There is an excellent accounting of the life of H R Marks in the fine book, “Pioneer Photographers from the Mississippi to the Great Divide”, by Peter E. Palmquist and ‎Thomas R. Kailbourn, so only a brief timeline will be shown here.

Sources include: Pioneer Photographers (as above), city directories, US census

1821 Jan 06
New York City, NY, Harvey Roberts Marks is born
1849 Apr 28
Centerville (MD) Times, news item says Shew and Marks studio is at 117 Baltimore Street (see ad below)
1849 Jun 16
Maryland, county records, H R Marks marries Emily H Bassan
1850 Jul 19
Baltimore, MD, US census Marks as Daguerreotypist
May 1849 - 1851
Baltimore, MD, partners with Jacob Shew, Shew and Marks Gallery at 117 Baltimore Street; mostly Daguerreotypes

1851
San Francisco, CA, apparently only a brief visit of a few months but takes some historically significant photographs while there
1851 - May 1853
Baltimore, MD, Marks has studio but no address found
1855 - 1856
Mobile, AL, Marks gallery at se cor of Royal and Dauphin streets
1858 Feb 03
Montgomery, AL, Weekly Advertiser item says Emily Marks is granted divorce from Harvey Marks
1857 - 1859
Mobile, AL, Marks gallery at 57 Dauphin Street
1860 Oct 12
Houston, TX, US census, H R Marks as “merchant”
1865 spring
Houston, TX, H R Marks opens studio
1866
Houston, TX, H R Marks gallery is on Main St between Preston and Prairie
1867
Houston, TX, H R Marks gallery is on Main Street corner of Congress
1870 - 1871
Austin, TX, H R Marks is has moved to Austin but no studio address has been found



photographer: H R Marks
Austin, TX
example from auction site

reverse of card at left

1872 - 1873
Austin, TX, H R Marks gallery on Congress av between Pecan and Pine
1877-1883
Austin, TX, H R Marks gallery at 706 Congress
1883, 1884
Austin, TX, city directory, H R Marks at 705 Congress
1884, 1885
Austin, TX, city directory, H R Marks studio at 703 Congress
1885 - 1889
Austin, TX, city directory, H R Marks studio at 705 Congress
1900, 1901
Austin, TX, city directory, H R Marks studio at 612 Congress
1902 Mar 12
Austin, TX, H R Marks dies at age 81 after a long illness, apparently from pneumonia complications

Baltimore (MD) Sun - 01 May 1849


Baltimore (MD) Sun - 19 Jun 1849


Baltimore (MD) Sun - 11 Oct 1856


Montgomery (AL) Weekly Advertiser - 03 Feb 1858


Vicksburg Daily Whig - 31 Jan 1863


Galveston (TX) Daily News - 29 Dec 1867

Austin (TX) American Statesman - 07 Nov 1871


Austin (TX) American Statesman - 19 Dec 1871


Austin (TX) American Statesman - 17 Dec 1872

Austin (TX) American Statesman - 12 Nov 1875


Austin (TX) American Statesman - 03 Aug 1876

Austin (TX) American Statesman - 22 Nov 1876

Austin (TX) American Statesman - 07 Oct 1876


Austin (TX) American Statesman - 27 Jul 1878


Austin (TX) American Statesman - 10 Apr 1879


Austin (TX) American Statesman - 11 Nov 1879

Austin (TX) Weekly Statesman - 02 Dec 1880


Austin (TX) American Statesman - 14 Oct 1881


Austin (TX) American Statesman - 08 Nov 1881


Austin (TX) American Statesman - 20 Dec 1882

21 Dec 1883


Austin (TX) American Statesman - 03 Mar 1887

Austin (TX) American Statesman - 26 Oct 1893


Austin (TX) American Statesman - 28 Dec 1894


Austin (TX) American Statesman - 21 Feb 1895


Austin (TX) American Statesman - 12 Dec 1901


Austin (TX) American Statesman - 13 Mar 1902

Austin (TX) American Statesman - 16 Mar 1902


Austin (TX) American Statesman - 01 Dec 1903

Austin (TX) American Statesman - 10 Jun 1906


Austin (TX) American Statesman - 26 Apr 1914

Austin (TX) American Statesman - 20 Dec 1914

The popularity and "Brand" recognition of the Marks Studio is shown in ads more than a decade after his death.

Apparently saying "Marks Old Place" was better than giving an actual address.



Photographer Marks
CDV example from "Slices of Time"

Photographer Marks
CDV example from "Slices of Time"

Photographer Marks
CDV example from "Slices of Time"


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