Encampment, Wyoming

@ Webb Nichols, Lora



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Encampment, Wyoming: Selections from the Lora Webb Nichols Archive 1899-1948 features Nichols' own work and the images by amateur photographers she collected in the early 20th century as the proprietor of a photofinishing business in southern Wyoming.

Culled from over 24,000 photographs, the book provides a dynamic visual window into the social, domestic, and economic aspects of the American Western frontier and captures an elusive sense of place through the images of this community of friends, families, and strangers. "

This photobook was initially published in 2020. We are offering copies of the second edition (April 2021).

At the end of the book, the documentary part is printed in silver on black paper (see photos). Texts in English only.

208 pages - Linen hardcover

Fw:Books, 2020 (2nd edition, 2021)

Format : 21.5 x 28 cm

New - Mint condition

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Webb Nichols, Lora

Lora Webb Nichols is an American photographer and collector. She is known for her work as a photographer and a collector of negatives documenting the live of the community of Encampment in the state of Wyoming,  in the first half of the 20th century. A website is dedicated to her archives : Lora Webb Nichols Photography Archive . the website states « Lora Webb Nichols (1883-1962) created and collected approximately 24,000 negatives over the course of her lifetime in the mining town of Encampment, Wyoming. The images chronicle the domestic, social, and economic aspects of the sparsely populated frontier of south-central Wyoming. » In 2020, Fw:Books publishes the photobook "Encampment, Wyoming" from this archive, edited by Nicole Jean Hill. © Portrait taken from the website "Lora Webb Nichols Photography Archive"
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