The Harry Bowman Collection
Harry Bowman was the proprietor of the Pastime
Music Shop in St. Louis, Missouri where he
collected autographed photographs of Black
entertainers.  The performers were probably in
St. Louis for an engagement at the Washington
Theater which frequently booked African
American stage acts.     The Harry Bowman
collection was donated in 1999 and includes
vintage photographs of early vaudeville and
gospel acts.