This extensive glass-plate collection contains the work of Franck Taylor Bowers (1875-1932) a Broome County artist and photographer. Bowers was the son of Lamont Bowers, the financial advisor to John D. Rockefeller, and grew up in a wealthy Victorian environment. The images depict the height of late nineteenth and early twentieth century life at home, on vacation, and with family and friends. Many of the images are local residents used as studies and models for a number of Bowers' paintings, which are located in several important regional and national museums.
Collection owners: Broome County Public Library & Broome County Historical Society