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E. G. Barnhill papers
Name of creator
Esmond Grenard Barnhill was a photographer active during the early 1900s. Born March 4, 1894 in Saludi, North Carolina, he became interested in photography at an early age and established his own business in St. Petersburg at age 19. Barnhill specialized in publishing postcards, greeting cards and pictorial photography from 1914 to 1932. Many of these were designed by using "goldtoning," a method of dyeing photos using uranium dyes. Barnhill passed away in 1987. Barnhill was particularly famous for his hand-colored photographs and paintings that depict the old Florida landscape.
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Scope and content
The E. G. Barnhill Collection contains negatives of Florida homes and birds, as well as glass plate negatives of Florida scenes. The collection also contains hand-colored postcards by Barnhill depicting Florida scenes (ca. 1910s-1930s), early Florida ephemera, several biographical pages and scrapbooks put together by Barnhill with many resourceful historical clippings from the early half of the 20th century on pirates, Native Americans, archaeological exploits, early technology, and treasure hunting.
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Conditions governing access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions governing reproduction
E. G. Barnhill Papers Finding Aid © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Scrapbooks were generously donated by Lester Scott, 2017.
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- Barnhill, Esmond Grenard, 1894-1987 (Creator)