Biographical / Historical
Herman Lamb (1917-2011) was a photographer native to Chattanooga, Tennessee. At the age of eight, Lamb discovered his passion for photography with his brother in their home darkroom. From there he began taking photos in and around his hometown. During World War II, Lamb was contracted by the military to photograph the Womens Army Corps (WAC). Lamb was actively involved in the Northside Baptist Church with his wife, Dorothy Lamb. The two opened the Camera Center on Eighth Street until their retirement in 1986. Many of Lamb's photographs have been featured in books, magazines, and postcard: including the History of Chattanooga, Encyclopedia Britannica, Popular Photography, American Home, Progressive Farmer, Southern Living, National Geographic, National Railway Historical Society magazine. His collection includes photographic prints and negatives of downtown, landscapes, and events in Chattanooga from 1920 to 1970.