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Cameron, Evelyn, 1868-1928
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Evelyn Cameron Photographs
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
1 box and 0.4 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1


Evelyn Cameron (1868–1928) was a Montana-based amateur photographer. Consists of 15 silver gelatin photographs (most 6.5 x 4 inches, laid on larger boards) of Montana ranching and scenery.

Collection Description & Creator Information


Consists of 15 silver gelatin photographs (most 6.5 x 4 inches, laid on larger boards) of Montana frontier life, including scenery, ranching, and cattle driving. One notable image includes the artist Charles M. Russell (1864-1926), dated 1903. Titles are derived from hand-written captions on the verso when present, or are otherwise supplied by cataloger. Most common abbreviations have been expanded. Additional captions are contained in notes at the file level.


This collection is arranged into one box, first by date when present, and then by title or assigned title thereafter.

Collection Creator Biography:

Evelyn Cameron (1868–1928) was a Montana-based amateur photographer. Her husband, naturalist Ewen S. Cameron, operated a horse ranch near Terry, Montana. Contemporary sales of her prints helped support Evelyn and her husband within her lifetime, but her work was not celebrated until it was discovered posthumously in the 1970s.

Collection History


Purchased from Bonham's Los Angeles through Joseph Falcone in 2010 (AM2011-104).

Archival Appraisal Information:

No materials were separated during 2010 processing.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Valerie Addonizio in 2010. Finding aid written by Valerie Addonizio and Lisa Yankowitz '13 in 2012.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Evelyn Cameron Photographs; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184

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Related Material:

Related material located in C1387 - Phillips Family Papers.

Publication Note:

Lucey, D. M. (1990). Photographing Montana, 1894-1928: The life and work of Evelyn Cameron. New York: Knopf.

Subject Terms:
Ranching -- Montana -- 20th century.
Genre Terms:
Gelatin silver prints -- 20th century.
Russell, Charles M. (Charles Marion), 1864-1926
Montana -- Photographs.