James Alfred Myer: Photographer No Dull Days in Milford
Myer, Peter Livingston , James Alfred Myer (Photographer)(illus.)
Place Published: Provo, UT
Publisher: Pergola Press
Date Published: 2013
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 38217
397 pp. [28.5 x 28.5 cm]; full maroon cloth with gold stamped title to front board and spine, illustrated dust jacket. Limited to 500 copies, of which this is number 175. Signed by the author on the copyright/limitation page.
"In 1895 as James Alfred Myer was making out the required forms on the occasion of his third son's birth, he filled in the space designated for his occupation with the word, "Artist." This self description of his work as a photographer in the small town of Milford, Pennsylvania, reflects his awareness that his profession demanded far more than the craft of simply recording images. Photography was an art, and he was an artist. [...] In the 265 photos reproduced in this book we begin to see the broad range of subject matter that James Alfred Myer discovered within a few miles of his studio. He seldiom traveled far from his hom base, but through his photographs he uncovered a world-wide vision in the microcosm of Milford, Pennsylvania. This book provides a glimpse into that charming world of 100 years ago."