: This class portrait of students at a one-room schoolhouse was taken by traveling photographer Albert J. Ewing, October 14, 1909. Written on the negative is the teacher's name, Ella Connolly, and the location of Milo, West Virginia. This information is also written on the blackboard at the center of the photograph. Like most of Ewing's work, it was taken in the region of southeastern Ohio and central West Virginia.
Born in 1870 in Washington County, Ohio, near Marietta, Ewing most likely began his photography career in the 1890s. The 1910 US Census and a 1912-1913 directory list him as a photographer. A negative signed "Ewing Brothers" and a picture with his younger brother, Frank, indicate that Frank may have joined the business. After 1916, directories list Albert as a salesman. He died in 1934. The Ewing Collection consists of 5,055 glass plate negatives, each individually housed and numbered. Additionally, the collection includes approximately 450 modern contact prints made from the glass plate negatives. Subjects include infants and young children, elderly peopl View on Ohio Memory.
: AV71_B24_F2159 Subjects
: Ewing, Albert J. (1870-1934); Photographers--Ohio; School photography; School buildings; Students; Places
: Milo (West Virginia);