You are looking at 2 identified photographs of CHARLES COLMAN ROSEWATER, taken OMAHA, NEBRASKA. Both photographs are about 125 years old but in amazing shape for their age. Of course there is some corner wear and one is a little more faded than the other but you can see little Charlie very nicely in each photo. Both photos were taken in OMAHA, NEBRASKA & they measure about 2x4.
I did some research on these photos and this is what I've come up with: CHARLES "CHARLIE" COLEMAN ROSEWATER, was born May 24, 1874, OMAHA, NE., to EDWARD ROSEWATER (born January 21, 1841 Bukovany, Bohemia and died August 30, 1906 NEBRASKA) & LEAH COLMAN
CHARLES married JULIA ALICE WARNER.(b:Feb. 4, 1875) on JUNE 15, 1898. They had 2 children: Charlotte (b:1899 Omaha) & Seth W. Burchard Rosewater (b:1910 NE.)
Below I've supplied some addtional information on CHARLIE'S father (EDWARD ROSEWATER).
Edward Rosewater -
Edward Rosewater, Republican politician and editor of the Omaha Bee, was born in Bohemia (now the Czech Republic) in 1841. At age 13, he immigrated with his family and later served under generals Fremont and Pope in the Civil War. Moving to Omaha in 1863, Rosewater was the Western Union manager, Associated Press agent and a correspondent for several eastern daily newspapers. In 1871, Rosewater founded the Omaha Bee, which under his guidance grew into the leading Republican newspaper in the Midwest. The Bee supported progressive ideas such as creation of a school board for the Omaha Public Schools and direct election of senators, but it opposed women's suffrage. In 1919, the Bee published a series of sensational stories of racial incidents in Omaha. Rosewater served on the Republican National Committee and was organizer for the Trans-Mississippi Exposition of 1898. Rosewater ran twice for the U.S. Senate, both times unsuccessfully.
The newspaper was sold to millionaire NELSON B. UPDIKE, a local grain dealer, who merged it with the OMAHA DAILY HERALD to form the BEE-HERALD. In 1927 it was sold to WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST, who in turn sold it 10 years later to the OMAHA WORLD-HERALD, which promptly folded the BEE..
Below is some addtional information on CHARLES COLMAN ROSEWATER & his family:
1910 - OMAHA, DOUGLAS CO., NE. , Charles, Julia W., & Charlotte - Charles is employed as Business Manager for Newspaper.
1920 - KANSAS CITY, MO., Charles, Julia, Charlotte & Seth - Charles is employed as Business Manager for K.C. Journal Co.
1930 - Manhattan, New York, Charles, Julia, Charlotte & Seth - Charles is employed as Publisher for a Newspaper
Below is information on CHARLES ROSEWATER that I took from "10,000 Famous Freemasons" by William R. Denslow-Vol.4,"Q to Z"
Charles C. Rosewater (1874-1946) Publisher. b. May 24, 1874 in Omaha, Nebr. Graduate of Cornell in 1894 and Columbia in 1895. Joined staff of Omaha Bee in 1895, and was vice president of the Bee Publishing Co., 1905-17. Organized and published the Twentieth Century Farmer in 1900. Was general manager of Los Angeles Express in 1917 and Los Angeles Times in 1918. President of Kansas City Journal Co., 1912-21; vice president of Success Magazine, N.Y.C., 1924-27, and also of The New Age, Illustrated. Mason, 32° AASR. d. Oct. 3, 1946.