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No Mangum for the Griffiths

Followup to blog of the 15th, "A Researcher's Dream": After taking another look at the Griffith photographs and exchanging emails with Sarah Stacke, author and co-editor of an upcoming book on Hugh Mangum, and Margaret Sartor, co-editor of the book, I have concluded that Hugh Mangum, the North Carolina photographer working circa 1890-1922, is most likely not the professional who photographed the Griffith family in Hanceville, Alabama, circa 1905. What seems more probable is that many of the stylistic characteristics present in the Griffith photographs were common to many photographers of the time.

Too bad, as Mangum sounds like a man of advanced and humane ideas.
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