Albert J. Ewing home photograph   Save
Albert J. Ewing Collection
Description: Photograph showing the two-story frame home of photographer Albert J. Ewing, likely located in Lowell, Washington County, Ohio. Ewing was a traveling photographer who worked on a floating studio located on the Water Queen showboat that cruised the Ohio River. He photographed thousands of residents of southern Ohio and West Virginia, documenting living conditions and family life in Appalachia at the turn of the century. 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 people, families, school and religious groups, animals and rural scenes. In 1982, the Ohio Historical Society received the collection, still housed in the original dry plate negative boxes purchased by Albert J. Ewing. A selection of the original glass plate negatives were exhibited for the first time in 2013 at the Ohio Historical Center View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05064
Subjects: Ewing, Albert J. (1870-1934); Lowell (Ohio); Photographers--Ohio; Families--Ohio;
Places: Lowell (Ohio); Washington County (Ohio)