Houston, Texas: 1953-1954. Very Good. Item #1108
Two black and white photographs, one (the parade float photo) measuring 8” x 10” with photographer's embossed stamp on recto and ink stamp on verso; the other 5” x 3½” with photographer's back stamp. Larger photo good: numerous creases, a few are heavy, small curl to lower left corner; smaller photo very good. Louise Martin was born in Brenham, Texas in 1911 and wanted to be a photographer from an early age. She was unable to find schools with photography programs in the south that admitted African Americans, so she found her way to Chicago's Art Institute. She returned to Houston and opened her studio in 1946 and ultimately became known as a society photographer. She was the only black female photographer assigned to Martin Luther King's funeral and a few of her photos from that day ended up in Life magazine. A fair amount of her work is held by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. This item is offered by Langdon Manor Books, LLC, antiquarian booksellers. Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information and/or photos and we will respond promptly. We package our items carefully, ship daily, and have a no hassle returns policy--your satisfaction is guaranteed. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) , the International League of Antiquarian Booksllers (ILAB) and the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) and adhere to their rules of ethics.