Thaddeus Mortimer Fowler

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Thaddeus Mortimer Fowler
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Born (1842-12-21)December 21, 1842[1]
Lowell, Massachusetts[1]
Died March 1922[1]
Middletown, New York[disambiguation needed][1]
Known for panoramic/pictorial maps

Thaddeus Mortimer Fowler, often credited as T.M. Folwer, (1842-1922) was an American cartographer. He is best known for his work on panoramic maps.[2][3] A large portion of his work focused around Pennsylvania. He is considered the most prolific maker of Pennsylvania panoramas of the mid 19th-century.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Fowler was born in Lowell, Massachusetts. He was a soldier in the United States Civil War. He was injured during battle. He worked for his uncle. His uncle was a photographer.[5] Fowler lived in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania and Shamokin, Pennsylvania from 1881 until 1885. He also lived in Trenton, New Jersey. In 1885 he moved to Morrisville, Pennsylvania[disambiguation needed]. He lived in Morrisville, where his business was located, until 1910.[4]


Fowler started his own business as a cartographer focusing on panoramic maps.[5] His photographer uncle would also work for the firm. The firm was located in Madison, Wisconsin.[4] He made maps for Canada and 21 different United States states.[5]


The Library of Congress maintains an extensive collection of his works, the largest collection of panoramic maps in the library's collection. [1] His work is also held in the collection of Pennsylvania State University, Yale University, and the Boston Public Library.[4][6][7]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Thaddeus Mortimer Fowler (1842-1922)". American Panoramic Artists and Publishers. Library of Congress. June 20, 1997. 
  2. ^ Clark, John O.E. (Oct 28, 2005). 100 Maps: The Science, Art and Politics of Cartography Throughout History. Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. pp. 72–73. ISBN 9781402728853. 
  3. ^ "Homestead, Pennsylvania, 1902". World Digital Library. Retrieved 14 February 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Thaddeus Mortimer Fowler Panoramic Town View Lithographs (4867)". Historical Collections and Labor Archives, Special Collections Library. Pennsylvania State University. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c "Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1902". World Digital Library. 1902. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  6. ^ Fowler, Thaddeus M. "Fort Reno, Oklahoma Territory. 1891". Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Yale University. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  7. ^ Fowler, Thaddeus M. "Bird's eye view of Morristown, Morris Co., New Jersey". Norman B. Leventhal Map Center. Boston Public Library. Retrieved 3 June 2013.