Who is That?
PhotographerRudolph Eickemeyer Jr.
Image Dimensions: 24.8 x 19.5 cm : plate #52: glued: four corners : Work of Rudolf Eickemeyer Jr.
Support Dimensions: Mount color: light green
This well-known Eickemeyer photograph was taken in or around Mt. Meigs, Alabama in 1894. Writing in 1986, photographic historian Mary Panzer said of it and other work taken by Eickemeyer from this period:
“Eickemeyer took advantage of his subjects’ innocence to make some of his finest pictures. He won a series of medals for “Whose Dat?,” “When Day is Done,” and “Uncle Essick” while still an amateur. When he turned professional, he translated his earlier success into a new form. Down South was published by R.H. Russell in 1900 as a rural companion to Alfred Stieglitz’s Picturesque Bits of Old New York”. (sic) 1.
This photograph was used as the cover photograph for Down South published by R.H. Russell in 1900
Die Kunst in der Photographie publisher Wilhelm Knapp incorrectly titles this work on mount: The Old Fashioned Garden
1. In My Studio: Rudolf Eickemeyer, Jr. and the Art of the Camera 1885-1930: Mary Panzer -The Hudson River Museum of Westchester Inc. : Yonkers: 1986: p. 58