Friday, May 25, 2007

Hugh Mangum Photographs, (ca. 1890)-1922

Portrait N180 Hugh Mangum... Portrait N180 (ca. 1900, dry collodion negative). From Hugh Mangum Photographs, (ca. 1890)-1922 at Duke University digital collections. "...Hugh Mangum, an itinerant photographer from a prominent Durham, North Carolina family, traveled a rail circuit through North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. Along this route he took portraits of a remarkable variety of people, rendering a rich and diverse pictorial history of the region at the turn of the 19th century. At the beginning of his photographic career in the early 1890s, Mangum maintained a darkroom in a tobacco pack house on the Mangum farm at West Point on the Eno River in Durham. Over the years, he moved to Virginia and partnered with colleagues to operate photography studios in Roanoke, Pulaski, and East Radford, Virginia. The Hugh Mangum Photographs Collection consists of approximately 688 negatives made from the early 1890s through 1922."


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