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Manitoba Photographers: Frank Henry Gowen (1877-1946)

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Born in Wiltshire County, England on on 1 November 1877, he apprenticed with a photographer in London before coming to Manitoba. He opened a photographic studio at Brandon around 1905 and also worked for Bryant’s Studio and Davidson Brothers. By 1911, he was also operating a branch studio at Wawanesa. During his last two years in Brandon, he worked in partnership with Alexander Davidson as Davidson & Gowen. He moved to Vancouver, British Columbia around 1913 and continued to work as a photographer until retirement in November 1945. He died at Vancouver on 3 February 1946.

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See also:

Cool Things in the Collection: Gowen’s Brandon: Then & Now by Christy M. Henry and Eileen Trott
Manitoba History, Number 77, Winter 2015


Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 August 2016

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