Encampment, Wyoming. Selections from the Lora Webb Nichols Archive, 1899-1948

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Fw: Books, 2020. First edition.
Hardcover, 208 pp., b/w illustrated throughout, 32 pages printed with silver on black paper, 215 x 280 mm. Photographs by Lora Webb Nichols. Text by Nancy F. Anderson, Nicole Jean Hill. Design by Hans Gremmen.

Best Dutch Book Design 2020
Shortlisted for The Historical Book Award, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles 2021

Encampment, Wyoming: Selections from the Lora Webb Nichols Archive 1899-1948 features Nichols’ own work and the images by amateur photographers she collected in the early 20th century as the proprietor of a photofinishing business in southern Wyoming. Culled from over 24,000 photographs, the book provides a dynamic visual window into the social, domestic, and economic aspects of the American Western frontier and captures an elusive sense of place through the images of this community of friends, families, and strangers.

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