Old Salts on Boathouse, probably Unionville, New York, 1890-1915

Summary

In 1890, Jenny Young Chandler, 25 years old and recently widowed, began working for the New York Herald. As a photojournalist and feature writer, Chandler captured life in Brooklyn, New York and vicinity. By 1922, the time of her death, she had produced over 800 glass plate negatives. Her sensitive, insightful photographs depict people from all walks of life and the world in which they lived.

In 1890, Jenny Young Chandler, 25 years old and recently widowed, began working for the New York Herald. As a photojournalist and feature writer, Chandler captured life in Brooklyn, New York and vicinity. By 1922, the time of her death, she had produced over 800 glass plate negatives. Her sensitive, insightful photographs depict people from all walks of life and the world in which they lived.

Artifact

Negative (Photograph)

Subject Date

1890-1915

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

32.351.17

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Betty R. K. Pierce.

Material

Glass (Material)

Technique

Gelatin dry plate process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 4 in

Width: 5 in

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