Ca 1854-1860 Ashley’s Building, Up one flight, Westfield, Massachusetts.
J. C. Howe of the firm Clark & Howe was recorded in an undated Broadside in Greg Drake’s Collection. Ambrotypes, and Cloth Pictures! E. P. Clark (Artist permanently located in Holyoke) and J. C. Howe, would respectfully inform the citizens of Westfield and vicinity that they are located at Ashley’s Building, Up one flight of stairs—room opposite H. Fuller’s Law office in the same building— for a few days to exhibit a new style of Picture, and to wait upon those who may require their services.
Ambrotypes, Meleneotypes, Ambrographs &c., Also Pictures on Enameled Cloth, Taken for the low price of Twenty-Five Cents, having the beauty of the ambrotype and Daguerreotype combined, and may be inclosed in a letter and sent to any part of the world free of postage. Do not lose this opportunity secure a Likeness at the very lowest price. Some beautiful styles of Ambrotype Cases. E. P. Clark, J. C. Howe.
J. C. Howe is not listed in A Directory of Massachusetts Photographers 1839-1900, or in other photographic directories.