January 15th, 2019
31-Traveling and Photo Cars
January 1st, 2019
30-A Trail Leads to Brooklyn
December 15th, 2018
29-Linked in Lawrence, Part 2
December 1st, 2018
28x – Next episode coming December 1st!
October 1st, 2018
27x-Next episode coming October 1st
August 1st, 2018
26-Linked in Lawrence, Part 1
July 15th, 2018
July 1st, 2018
24-Serendipitous Silver (Snodgrass Part 2)
June 15th, 2018
23-Fate and Photography (Snodgrass Part 1)
June 1st, 2018
22-On the trail of Belle B. Chase
May 15th, 2018
In today's episode we're following in the footsteps of early artisan photographer Belle B. Chase, as her 50+ year career takes her across the U.S. …
21-The Extraordinary Mrs. Vreeland
May 1st, 2018
In today's episode we're going to meet Rosa Vreeland, the "more than ordinarily successful" early artisan photographer and photographic entrepreneur.
20-The Women of Blue Rapids, Part Two
April 15th, 2018
Today we're back in Blue Rapids, Kansas with photographer (Edith) Daisy Roche, her sister Emma, and a number of their fellow photographers circa 1903-1950s.
19-The Women of Blue Rapids, Part One
April 1st, 2018
Today we explore the life stories of some of the 18(!) women photographers who were active as professional photographers in the tiny town of Blue Rapids, Kansas as early as 1893.
17x – The People You Meet
March 7th, 2018
Today we'll encounter misfortune, mystery, and a dash of serendipity as we learn more about some of the people mentioned in passing in the Eva B. Strayer episode.
17 – The Peripatetic Miss Eva B. Strayer
March 1st, 2018
In today's episode we travel to meet Miss Eva B. Strayer, a photographer who was (mostly) based in Huntington, Indiana.
16 – Early Woman Photographers from Lowell
February 15th, 2018
In today's episode we take quick look at more early women photographers from Lowell, MA, and explore how those women's experiences are a microcosm …
15 – Miss C Smith, Photographer
February 1st, 2018
In today's episode we dive into the records to uncover the story of a highly prolific photographer from Lowell, Massachusetts, who identified herself …
14-Extra The Mystery of John Swan
January 22nd, 2018
In this episode we take a quick look at an unusual story about one of Miss Libby's fellow photographers in Norway, Maine.
14 The Unforgettable Miss Minnie Libby
January 15th, 2018
In this episode we'll travel to Maine to follow the trail to the wonderful early artisan photographer Miss Minnie Libby.
13 The Mary Winslow Enigma
January 1st, 2018
In this episode we take a look at the peripatetic Mary Winslow, an intrepid itinerant photographer who "always goes where she pleases."
12 Followups and Updates: Part 2
December 15th, 2017
In this episode, we get a special bonus update that solves the mystery of George Ober, the first husband of the early photographer Clara Ober-Towne. …
11 Followups and Updates: Part 1
December 1st, 2017
In this first episode of Season 2, we'll take a look back at a few of the women profiled in Season 1, to discover some exciting new details about them that came to light during my research travels over the past few …
10 Season Two starts December 1st
November 1st, 2017
Tune in December 1st for the start of Season Two on the Photographs, Pistols & Parasols podcast!
09 A Tribute to Peter Palmquist
October 15th, 2017
In today's Season One extra, we take a moment to celebrate the accomplishments of a man who uncovered information on thousands of early women photographers: the incomparable Peter E. Palmquist.
08 A Sensible Woman
October 1st, 2017
Today we meet the remarkable Elizabeth Withington, who in the 1800s found success as a photographer while fashioning photographic tools from 19th …
07 A Tale of Two Townes
September 15th, 2017
In today's episode we meet two 19th century Massachusetts photographers named Mrs. Towne: Clara Ober-Towne and Anna Wing Towne. Plus, we'll also discover a Miss Alma Whitney, another woman photographer who plays a …
06 Meet the McKellips
September 1st, 2017
In today's episode we meet two photographers who are another set of sisters running studios together at a variety of times and places in the early 20th century.
05 The Adventures of the Misses O’Donnell
August 15th, 2017
In today's episode we meet not one woman named Miss O'Donnell, but two: sisters who together ran the Misses O'Donnell studio in Beloit, Kansas at the turn of the 19th-20th centuries.
04 Slightly Surreal World of Hannah Maynard
August 1st, 2017
Today we meet Hannah Maynard, the 19th century photographer who opened her studio in 1862 and embraced a remarkable life as a professional photographer over the next 50 years.
03 Finding Miss DeM. Brown
July 15th, 2017
In this episode of the Photographs, Pistols & Parasols podcast, we are on the hunt to answer the question: Who was the photographer 'Miss DeM. …
02 The $100 Photo
July 1st, 2017
In today's episode we'll meet a photographer named Gertrude Käsebier, and get a quick introduction to Pictorialism in order to understand the importance of a $100 photo.
01 Welcome to the podcast
June 15th, 2017
A brief introduction to the first season of the Photographs, Pistols and Parasols podcast. The podcast celebrates the accomplishments and élan of …