HERBERT S. CRAMER - With experience in various lines of business endeavor, Mr. Cramer came to Broome county,
New York, about the year 1917, and has since won an enviable position as a commercial and portrait photographer.
He is doing a very extensive business, and meeting the special need of the commercial and industrial enterprises
of this section,while the portrait work is the equal of any in artistic value. Mr. Cramer is a son of John P. and
Abigail (Spencer) Cramer, both natives of Pennsylvania. His father, who was a farmer by occupation, died in 1890,
the mother surviving him for about twenty years
Herbert S. Cramer was born near Scranton, Pennsylvania, May 5, 1873. His education comprised the public and high
school courses at Carbondale, Pennsylvania, and as a young men his first interest was photography. Having begun
in boyhood as an amateur, he mastered the intricacies of the profession and opened a studio in Scranton, which
he carried forward for twelve years. Then going to New York City, Mr. Cramer entered the real estate business under
his owm name, but after five years of activity in the Metropolis, he returned to Scranton, Pennsylvania, where
he was engaged in the real estate business until 1917. During this time he did a great deal of photography, as
an interest of his leisure, but in 1917 he engaged in business at Endicott, New York, where he shortly developed
a prosperous trade and where he remained until June, 1920. At that time Mr. Cramer came to the city of Binghamton
and opened a studio at No. 77 Court street, and has since been active in the profession here. He specializes in
commercial photography, doing the finest work for the leading industrial and business houses of Broome county,
but he also does much portrait work of more than usual excellence. He is counted among the broadly prosperous and
definitely progressive men of the day in Broome county. Fraternally Mr. Cramer is connected with the Free and Accepted
Masons, Royal Arch Masons and Knights Templar, also with the Woodmen of America and the Order of the Maccabees.
His religious connection is with the Tabernacle Methodist Episcopal Church.
Mr. Cramer married, in 1897, Sarah F. Pierce, of Carbondale, Pennsylvania, and they have two children: Kenneth
P., born in 1903, Ruth F., born in 1908, both residing with their parents at No. 184 Conklin avenue, Binghamton.
Binghamton and Broome County
Editor in chief: William Foote Seward
Libarian for the Binghamton Public Libraey
Lewis Historical Publishing Company
New York and Chicago, 1924
Broome County, NY
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