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Preserved Archive of 24,000 Images by Early 20th Century Female Wyoming Photographer Subject of New Book

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Lora Webb Nichols
Image: Photo of Lora Webb Nichols. News provided by Lora Webb Nichols Archive on February 02, 2021.

Encampment, Wyoming, USA, February 2, 2021 / EINPresswire.com / — A recently released photography book, “Encampment, Wyoming: Selections from the Lora Webb Nichols Archive 1899-1948”, features 115 photographs created and collected by a homesteader / photographer in the early 20th century. Lora Webb Nichols was an entrepreneur who used photography to provide financial stability for herself and her family for several decades in rural Wyoming before, during and after the Great Depression. Culled from over 24,000 photographs, the selected images in the book provide a dynamic visual window into the American West from a female perspective and highlight the social, domestic, and economic aspects of the Wyoming frontier. […]

YouTube video: The Photography of Lora Webb Nichols by Wyoming PBS.

Note: The Lora Webb Nichols Archive is also searchable through the American Heritage Center website, made possible from financial support from the Wyoming Cultural Trust.

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