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The Photographer - Dog Portrait
Painting - Oil On Canvas
#4 of Appletree Hollow Series
Herbert Adams, pictured above in the early winter of 1816.
Herbert immigrated from England in 1815 and became renowned for documenting Appletree Hollow for many years. He was a traveling photographer who worked on his floating studio located on the "Water Nymph" showboat that cruised the Ohio River. He photographed thousands of residents of Southern Ohio and West Virginia, documenting living conditions and family life in Appalachia. From what information I have gathered so far, is that he appeared to be a very talented but sad sort of fellow, which I must say I do find to be a bit odd, since it also said he met and photographed many melodrama and vaudeville types.
February 19th, 2012
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