Buffalo, N. Y. Bliss Bros. Artistic Photographers, . Elaborate photographer imprint to verso. At bottom is inked "Compliments / of / Hersich - St. John / 1890 / H. H. T. S." Image: 5-3/8" x 3-7/8". Mount: 6-9/16" x 4-1/8". Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Photograph clear & sharp, with excellent tonality. Only light wear & age-toning to mount. A VG+ example. Item #50585
Both brothers were educated in the Buffalo public and high schools, learned photography with their father, Horace L. Bliss, and when the latter retired in 1886 succeeded him in business under the firm name of Bliss Brothers. Soon after starting, their portrait and commercial work grew to such proportions that they separated the two, locating the latter on Oak Street near Genesee, and continuing the former at the corner of Main and Eagle streets. [Tattered and Lost. Vernacular Photography website].
A search of an 1890 Buffalo business directory hints that the H.H.T.S. referred to in the annotation may be the Homeopathic Hospital, "Cottage, cor. Maryland"