William H. Bowerman, Artist

Wm H Bowerman 1 front Wm H Bowerman 2 back

I purchased this for $3.00 at Sturgis Antiques in October 2015.

On the front it says, “Bowerman, Wm H” in a place where the photographer’s name would be. On the back it says, “Wm H Bowerman, Artist, 605 E. Baltimore Street, Balto, MD.”

This is tricky: Is it a photograph made by Bowerman the photographer, or a photograph of Bowerman the photographer? Could it be both?

There was a photographer named William H. Bowerman in Baltimore. He lived in the Waverly neighborhood in 1880 and had a shop at 605 E. Baltimore Street in 1889-1891.

William H. Bowerman, Artist