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GOWEN, Frank]. Gowen Sutton Co. Rocky Mountains of Canada. Hand Colored Edition. A Series of 20 Specially Selected Views Printed in Real Photogravure.
Vancouver. The Gowen Sutton Co. Ltd. Nd. (191?/192?),
oblong, 16x23cm, no pagination, with 20 hand colored plates, (being 19 colour illustrations on 14 plates, with one illus laid down on the upper cover), red string bound stiff brown card wraps with raised red title lettering and outlined in black, with small plate laid down in blind framed borders, a very good to fine copy, rare. (N12) Frank Gowen, (1878-1946). Post-card Photographer. Born in the UK. He was active in Brandon, Man & Van-couver, 1914-1919. There is a business address for him at 1465 Broadway (1914-1916) & 719 W. Georgia St. (1917). He worked in Brandon, Manitoba, in 1907. By 1916 he was in partnership as Gowen & Stevens. He incorporated under the name Frank Gowen Co. Ltd. Gowen subsequently incorporated under the name Gowen Sutton Co. Ltd. Postcard historians, Fred Thirkell & Bob Scullion's. Frank Gowen's Vancouver (2001) examines Gowen's out-put as a post-card photographer.


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