NOTE: This event has been cancelled.
Nicole Jean Hill will share images of the mid-20th century frontier from the Lora Webb Nichols collection in this talk presented by the Sacramento State Photography Program, Department of Design, and College of Arts and Letters at Sacramento State’s Mariposa Hall.
Nicole Jean Hill is the co-curator of the Lora Webb Nichols collections, housed at the American Heritage Center in Laramie, Wyoming. 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 throughout the early 20th century. Hill has been working on preserving this archive in collaboration with the Nichols family since 2013, including digitizing the photographs, organizing the corresponding text, recovering the photographer’s diaries and letters, and collaborating with the Grand Encampment Museum and the American Heritage Center to secure a permanent home for the negatives.
This event will take place during Photography Month Sacramento.