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Bayard Wootten photographs

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MS-103
This collection contains two photographs related to her. The first one is generally referred to as Horse Traders, which features three weary Appalachian men staring to their right. The second photograph is untitled and features Bayard Wootten herself eating breakfast with three acquaintances. It is unkown whether Wootten took the second photograph or not.

Dates

  • circa 1930s

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection contains materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright status of this collection has not been evaluated.

Extent

2.04 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Biographical / Historical

Bayard Wootten (Mary Bayard Morgan Wootten) (1875-1959) was one of the South's most prominent early female photographers. She attended the North Carolina State Normal and Industrial School where she initially pursed painting but later switched to photography in 1904. She was a follower of pictorialism, which emphasized artistic content instead of technical quality. She began receiving recognition for her photography in 1928 when she moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Some of Wootten's most famous photographs were of Southern blacks and Appalachia in the early 20th century. She eventually settled into commercial photography, and is known as the first female member of the North Carolina National Guard and the first female aerial photographer. She retired in 1954.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was deposited with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on an unknown date by an unknown source.

Processing Information

The processing of this collection is complete.
Title
Bayard Wootten photographs
Status
under_revision
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections repository

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