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19th Century New Jersey Women Photographers: Exceptional Artists in a Mostly Male Profession
January 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm$10
On January 27, 2022, Gary Saretzky will discuss female photographers of the 19th century on Zoom at 6:30pm. In the 19th century, of more than 3,000 professional photographers in New Jersey, only about 3% were women. Like their male colleagues, they provided their communities with daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, cabinet cards, and other types of photographs. In this slide program, the successful careers of selected women pioneer photographers active in New Jersey will be highlighted, including Charlotte Prosch in Newark, Jessie Carhart in Phillipsburg, Hannah Flanagin in Woodstown, and the partners Amelia Van Buren & Eva Watson in Atlantic City.
This program is virtual and will be presented through Zoom. This program is free for members; $10 for nonmembers. Pre-registration is required for access to the Zoom Link. Register here.
Gary D. Saretzky, archivist, educator, and photographer, was Archivist of Monmouth County (1994-2019) and Coordinator, Internship Programs, Rutgers-New Brunswick History Department (1994-2016). Saretzky taught the history of photography course at Mercer County Community College from 1977 to 2012 and has been researching 19th century New Jersey photographers for more than thirty years. He has published more than 100 articles, reviews, and exhibition catalogs on conservation of library materials, history of photography, and New Jersey history and has lectured regularly through the Public Scholars Project of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities and under other auspices. More information can be found on his website: