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Red Lodge in Carbon County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Hawkes & Son Photography Studio

 
 
Hawkes & Son Photography Studio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 26, 2011
1. Hawkes & Son Photography Studio Marker
Inscription. Photographer Mark E. Hawkes and his son Charley built a photography studio at this location where much of Red Lodge’s history was documented in pictures. Charley later struck out for Great Falls, and son Harry joined Mark. Hawkes & Son sold the business in 1919 to William Lewis. The son of a Welsh coal miner, Lewis ran the studio and continued to document the town’s history. In 1926, a depressed economy threatened the business, forcing Lewis to relocate to Seattle. Katie Psenda Egenes, who apprenticed with Lewis, eventually came to own Flash’s Studio, where the valuable Red Lodge collections of Hawkes and Lewis came to reside. Jewelers Berne Rydberg and later Peter Micheletto occupied the north half of the building from 1914 through the 1960s. The one-story brick block features the unusual preservation of the original storefront with recessed double entry and large display windows framed in wood. A large north-facing window at the rear allowing maximum use of natural light is a unique reminder of the original owner’s profession.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Location. 45° 11.306′ N, 109° 14.831′ W. Marker is in Red Lodge, Montana, in Carbon County. Marker is on North Broadway Avenue (U.S. 212) north
Hawkes & Son Photography Studio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 26, 2011
2. Hawkes & Son Photography Studio Marker
of 10th Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 113 N Broadway Ave, Red Lodge MT 59068, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. B.P.O.E. Lodge #534 (a few steps from this marker); 105 North Broadway (a few steps from this marker); Carbon County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Carbon County Hospital And Sanitarium (within shouting distance of this marker); W. A. Talmage Company Hardware (within shouting distance of this marker); Picket Block (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Labor Temple (about 500 feet away); Pollard Hotel (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Red Lodge.
 
Also see . . .  Red Lodge, Montana - Gateway to Yellowstone Park. (Submitted on August 1, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Hawkes & Son Photography Studio image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 26, 2011
3. Hawkes & Son Photography Studio
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 451 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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