|Born: William Emory Bowman |
Other: W.E. Bowman
|Dates: ||1834 - 1915|
Stereoscopic photographer, backlists on stereoviews. Active: Ottawa, Ill.
|Stereographs project |
Ottawa, IL, US
[5-1] *[William Emory Bowman] "Photographed &
Published by..."; "Portrait and Landscape
Photographer"; "Publisher of Gems of the
Illinois Valley, Niagara Falls, Lake Superior &
Miscellaneous Scenery"; "Ruins of Chicago by the
Great Fire, 1871", "Bowman's Aquarium Showing
Young Alligator, Gold Fish, etc."; "Decoration
Series", 12 views taken 76; Fox River ice gorge
& flood, 3/75; IL, few VA, Niagara; Lake
Superior; State prison; LaSalle county
courthouse; genre of animals, horses, etc.;
views are consistently excellent and he had a
special interest in recording celebrities &
items of historical value. Several
self-portraits exist. Issued many series and
B/Ls, (up to "M" plus at least 3 un-lettered) #s
up to 740; offered catalog; also made SI
formats. B. 34, D. 15; 57-59 itinerant photog.
southern WI, northern IL; member of American
Stereoscopic Exchange club 67-69; partnership
with D.W.S. Rawson in Peru & LaSalle, 59-65;
65-10 sole prop. of gallery, Ottawa, IL.
Expert: James Jensen (monograph, 79).
T.K. Treadwell & William C. Darrah (Compiled by), Wolfgang, Sell (Updated by), 11/28/2003, Photographers of the United States of America, (National Stereoscopic Association)
|Credit: National Stereoscopic Association with corrections and additions by Alan Griffiths and others.|
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