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.
Today we meet Hannah Maynard, the 19th century photographer who opened her studio in 1862 and embraced a remarkable life as a professional photographer over the next 50 years.
In this episode of the Photographs, Pistols & Parasols podcast, we are on the hunt to answer the question: Who was the photographer ‘Miss DeM. Brown’?
In today’s episode we’ll meet a photographer named Gertrude Käsebier, and get a quick introduction to Pictorialism in order to understand the importance of a $100 photo.
“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.