The Snow Storm

The Snow Storm

This winter streetscape by long-time Wilkes-Barre, PA resident and Camera Club member Benjamin Joslin Boyd (1881-1958) most likely depicts the downtown Wilkes-Barre area. Fond of atmospheric studies, his 1915 snow study A Bit of Winter earned him a certificate during his club’s exhibition that year, depicting a “vista seen through the driveway of the Coal Exchange building during a snow storm“. As late as 1943, he was actively involved as a print chairman for the YMCA Camera Club of Wilkes-Barre.

print details recto: tertiary art-paper mount trimmed with slight lower corner losses

print details verso: paper label remnants; signed in graphite in known hand of Boyd:

“The Snow Storm”

Wilkes-Barre Camera
#5 (black ink)
Class C

The Snow Storm

Image Dimensions16.1 x 22.6 cm glued to primary mount, right corner of which is torn but attached to secondary mount

Support Dimensions17.8 x 24.2 | 18.4 x 24.7 | 20.9 x 28.1 cm various art-paper mounts