The Village Cobbler

PhotographerGeorge A. Nelson

CountryUnited States

MediumPhotogravure: Text

JournalThe American Amateur Photographer 1892

AtelierN.Y. Photogravure Company (New York City)


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Beards, Interiors, Men: Occupational, Village Life


Image Dimensions: 11.0 x 13.7 cm January
Support Dimensions: 15.5 x 23.0 cm

Editorial comment for this plate:


Our Illustration.
IN PRESENTING a reproduction of Mr. George A. Nelson’s noted photograph, “The Village Cobbler,” which took a medal at the New York and Vienna exhibitions of last year, we are sure our readers will discover its attractive points without our calling attention to them. Skillful lighting, naturalness of pose, and wealth of details constitute the prominent features. It is an interesting and artistically arranged picture, and worthy of careful study. It was made with a No. 2 Voigtlander Euryscope lens, on a Seed plate and developed with pyro and soda. (p. 1.)



Staining to lower left corner plate region.


The 1889 edition of The American Annual of Photography lists George A. Nelson as being secretary for the newly formed Lowell Camera Club. (Massachusetts)  He lived at 81 Appleton Street in Lowell and served as club secretary at least through the late 1890’s.

The Village Cobbler