Tag: by Fowx (Egbert G.)

Photographer Egbert Guy Fowx worked for both the US Army and Mathew Brady starting in 1963. In February 1863 he was paid by the Army to teach the wet plate collodion negative technique to Capt. Andrew J. Russell, and the two sometimes photographed together that year.

Kelbaugh, Directory of Civil War Photographers, Volume One, p91 says: b. Kentucky, 1821; Alexandria [VA] (June 1863), $22.92 lic./ 11 mos.; Army of the Potomac (March 1864) $25 lic. US Census 1870.

Bob Zeller, Army of the Potomac Photographers says: 6th Army Corps Headquarters – 1865: Photographer: E. G. Foux. Assistants: P. Reaseberry, G. W. Reaseberry.

Bob Zeller, The Blue and Gray in Black and White, p89 says: Russell learned the wet plate process from Egbert Guy Fowx, an independent civilian photographer who maintained a brisk portrait business with one or more army units while also freelancing. Fowx took large views and stereo views for the army, and for Brady and/or Anthony as well. [cites Susan E Williams]

Getty Research says: From 1867 to ca. 1881, Fowx operated a photographic studio in Baltimore, Maryland.
Wikipedia says: In the 1868 census, [George O.] Brown was listed as a photographer at the Medical Museum. By 1870, Brown was promoting and instructing others in the use of the “Porcelain Print” process, which was patented by photographer Egebert [sic] Guy Fowx.

Wikidata says: Also Known As – Guy Egbert Fowx, George Egbert Faux, G. E. Fowx, Egbert G. Fowx, Egbert Guy Foux, Egbery G. Fowx, Egbert Guy Fox. Work location: Baltimore, Jersey City. Date of death: 17 October 1889, Jersey City.

negative sizes:
6.5 in. x 8.5 in.
6.5 in. x 8.5 in. tetraplex
4.5 in. x 6.5 in. stereo
4.5 in. x 8.5 in. stereo