Nellie Stockbridge was a pioneering photographer.
In 1898, Stockbridge arrived in the north Idaho mining town of Wallace, Idaho from central Illinois to work in the photography studio of T.N. Barnard. By 1907, Nellie had purchased a quarter share of the business and would eventually take over the studio. She spent six decades creating a visual record of the Wallace area by capturing every day moments as well as documenting the work of the mines that fueled the area’s economy and disasters which impacted the region such as the Big Burn fire of 1910.
Stockbridge died on this day in 1965. The photos of the Barnard-Stockbridge studio are part of the Barnard Stockbridge Collection donated to the University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives. Part of the collection has been digitized and is available for viewing here.
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