In today's episode we take quick look at more early women photographers from Lowell, MA, and explore how those women's experiences are a microcosm of the multi-threaded narratives found in the stories of early women photographers in general.
In this episode, we get a special bonus update that solves the mystery of George Ober, the first husband of the early photographer Clara Ober-Towne. Special guest interview with John Felix, independent photo historian.
In this first episode of Season 2, we'll take a look back at a few of the women profiled in Season 1, to discover some exciting new details about them that came to light during my research travels over the past few months.
In today's episode we meet two 19th century Massachusetts photographers named Mrs. Towne: Clara Ober-Towne and Anna Wing Towne. Plus, we'll also discover a Miss Alma Whitney, another woman photographer who plays a prominent role in today's tale of two Townes.