53x-Happy International Women’s Day 2020

A collage of photos by early women artisan photographers in honor of International Women’s Day 2020.

51 – Exceptionally Splendid Sisters

In today’s episode, we’ll meet the exceptional Goodlander sisters, two celebrated photographers who ran photography studios together in Indiana for more than half a century!

47 – Triumph and Tragedy in Great Bend

CDV with 2 kids (back) by Mrs. M. Gainsford (McIntyre-Culy Collection)

In today’s episode, we’re going to meet Mrs. M. Gainsford, a woman who was not only a successful photographer, but also an early entrepreneur and Kansas pioneer starting in the early 1870s.

46x – A Slight Delay

There’s been an unexpected delay in getting the next Photographs, Pistols & Parasols episode together. So it won’t be posted today, August 15, as previously scheduled. But look for it no later than August 19.

45 – A Rich Story

In today’s episode, we’re going to meet Delia B. Rich Miracle, a successful photographer from Emporia, Kansas in the late 1800s who had an intriguing encounter with a woman who became notorious as the black widow of Kansas.

44 – The Saga of Mrs. F. M. Hurd

In today’s episode, we discover the incredible story of the photographer Mrs. F.M. Hurd, and what happened to her after she closed her studio in Great Bend, Kansas.

43 – Meet Gertrude Sayen – Part 2

In today’s episode, it’s part 2 of my conversation with Sarah Weatherwax from The Library Company of Philadelphia as we continue our discussion about the wonderful early 20th century photographer, Gertrude Saÿen of Philadelphia.