Henry Rocher operated a portrait studio at 88 North Clark Street during the 1870s in Chicago. He is shown in the 1880 census records, but there is little personal information for this photographer. A photograph of black sculptor, Edmonia Lewis by H. Rocher is in the archives of the Wisconsin Historical Society and records of Edmonia Lewis indicate that she posed for Rocher in 1870. Backmarks for cdv and cbc of the studio are shown at the Illinois Geneaolgy Website in the photographers index. During the 1880‘s his studio is located at 88 North Clark Street. Perhaps his earlier studio address was victim to the Great Chicago Fire of 1871? Rocher‘s studio attracted the more famous citizens and celebrity performers during the period of 1885-87. Clara Louise Kellogg‘s images date to 1885, and the famous actress Mary Anderson posed for Rocher in 1887.
(Kindly contributed by Max Hochstetler)
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