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Date Range: 1850-1964

 

Louis R. Bostwick (1868 - 1943) photographed the people and events of Omaha for more than 40 years.  He worked for the Weekly Illustrated Bee Newspaper before opening his own photography studio in 1905.  Bostwick took pride in producing clear photos with amazing detail, and did not care for artistic, foggy, blurry, or candid shots. To get the best detail, he used a large 8x10 view camera for all his photographs.  When Bostwick died, he had 70,000 negatives in his office files.

 

Homer Frohardt (1885 - 1972) first worked for the Union Pacific Railroad. He later joined Bostwick and continued photographing under the Bostwick studio name after 1943.

 
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