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Evelyn Cameron Photographs

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Cameron, Evelyn, 1868-1928

Evelyn Cameron (1868–1928) was a Montana-based amateur photographer. Her husband, naturalist Ewen S. Cameron, operated a horse ranch near Terry, Montana. Contemporary sales of her prints helped support Evelyn and her husband within her lifetime, but her work was not celebrated until it was discovered posthumously in the 1970s.

Consists of 15 silver gelatin photographs (most 6.5 x 4 inches, laid on larger boards) of Montana frontier life, including scenery, ranching, and cattle driving. One notable image includes the artist Charles M. Russell (1864-1926), dated 1903. Titles are derived from hand-written captions on the verso when present, or are otherwise supplied by cataloger. Most common abbreviations have been expanded. Additional captions are contained in notes at the file level.

This collection is arranged into one box, first by date when present, and then by title or assigned title thereafter.

Lucey, D. M. (1990). Photographing Montana, 1894-1928: The life and work of Evelyn Cameron. New York: Knopf.

Purchased from Bonham's Los Angeles through Joseph Falcone in 2010 (AM2011-104).

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This collection was processed by Valerie Addonizio in 2010. Finding aid written by Valerie Addonizio and Lisa Yankowitz '13 in 2012.

No materials were separated during 2010 processing.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Author
Valerie Addonizio, Lisa Yankowitz
Finding Aid Date
2012
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Collection Inventory

Fourth of July Party, Fallon, Montana, 1903. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

V Ranch, Pine Creek, Four miles North-West of Fallon, Montana, 1904 March 13. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

C.K. Herd on Badroute Creek, North-East of Fallon, Montana, 1904 June 12. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

J.B. Kempton's Ranch, three miles south of Terry, Montana, 1904 July 11. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"The Advance Bunch", 1904 October 2. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Additional manuscript caption reads: "Xits Crossing the Yellowstone near Fallon to be shipped Oct 2nd 1904, Mr. O.C. Cato on the river shore."

Physical Description

1 folder

"A Shallow Crossing", 1904 October 2. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Additional manuscript caption reads: "Xit cattle crossing the Yellowstone to be shipped at Fallon, Montana."

Physical Description

1 folder

[Postmarked Postcard], 1907 July 22. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Begins "Dear Sis" and is addressed to a Mrs. E. H. Phillipe, postmarked 1907.

Physical Description

1 folder

[Girl with dog in wagon], undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

[Horse corral], undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Herding Horses on the Range, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Horses Midstream, Yellowstone River, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Looking up the Yellowstone Between Fallon and Conlin from the N.P.R. Xit saddle bunch watering, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Mr. Kempton's Ranch, Terry, Montana, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Mr. Kempton's Ranch, Terry, Montana, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Soap Weed Growing on a Montana Hill, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Print, Suggest