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HomeContents > People > Photographers > William E. Bowman

Born: William Emory Bowman 
Other: W.E. Bowman 
Dates:  1834 - 1915
Active:  US
Stereoscopic photographer, backlists on stereoviews. Active: Ottawa, Ill. 
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Business locations 
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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William E. Bowman
William E. Bowman 
1865 (ca)
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