05 The Adventures of the Misses O’Donnell

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In today’s episode we meet not one woman named Miss O’Donnell, but two: sisters who together ran the Misses O’Donnell studio in Beloit, Kansas at the turn of the 19th-20th centuries.

Under the Hood

Gertrude Käsebier (and friend), 1905; photo by Frances Benjamin Johnston

“But I always thought it was a man under that hood behind the camera!”
— Comment from a woman after learning that both men and women ran studios and were professional photographers in the 19th century.

01 Welcome to the podcast

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A brief introduction to the first season of the Photographs, Pistols and Parasols podcast. The podcast celebrates the accomplishments and élan of early women artisan photographers, 1840-1930.