National Photography Month~ May 16

Portrait of Thomas Nathan Barnard by Nellie Stockbridge

1890 / Scan from glass negative / 8 1/2″x6 1/2″
Barnard-Stockbridge Photograph Collection, Digital Initiatives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, ID

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Thomas Barnard, when he was mayor of Wallace, in a pose that has the mayor sitting sideways on an arm chair, cigar in hand, foot over arm rest and reading a newspaper. Her intent for this unusual pose is believed to be the desire to show a person with “class and authority,” but at the same time whimsical and approachable. ~Barnard-Stockbridge Museum

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