Census of North Country Commercial Photographers (1840-1920) Research Collection

Census of North Country Commercial Photographers (1840-1920) Research Collection

Collection Number: 
179
Collection Length: 
0.50ft
Geographic Coverage: 
North Country, New York
Period: 
1840 to 1920
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This material was used in the research of St. Lawrence University student Sadie O'Neill Talmadge ('01) performed as part of a University Fellowship in the summer of 1999. The project sought to identify the commercial photographers who provided services in a six county area of the North Country before "amateur" picture taking became common. SLU Curator of Special Collections Mark McMurray was Ms. Talmadge's faculty mentor for the project. In the words of the paper's introduction, the census "clearly shows that the North Country was included in the photographic revolution that swept almost every corner of the United States after the Civil War."