Elizabeth C. Clark paper on William E. Wilson

Elizabeth C. Clark paper on William E. Wilson

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Clark, Elizabeth C.
Title: Elizabeth C. Clark paper on William E. Wilson
Dates: 1993
Quantity: 1.0 folder(s)
Coll. Number: ms2859

Biographical/Historical Note

William E. Wilson came to Charleston, South Carolina from London, England in 1855 as a child. He began to study photography in New York. William moved to Georgia with his wife, an Englishwoman named Ellen Alice Brill. He and his family lived in Savannah where he worked as a master photographer and moved to Mobile in 1894. Here he compiled an impressive history of the city. Wilson's work is described as "documentary photography." This phrase was coined in the 1930s to describe work of the Farm Security Administration. Wilson was ahead of his time, portraying everyday people, places, and events with clear, direct simplicity that touches the heart and elicits a sense of familiarity with the subject. Mobile : photographs from the William E. Wilson collection / Marilyn Culpepper, 2001. p. 7

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a class paper by Elizabeth C. Clark on the photographer William E. Wilson, who worked in the Savannah area in the late 1800s.

Index Terms

Term papers.
Wilson, William E., d. 1905

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Elizabeth C. Clark paper on William E. Wilson, ms2859, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related collections held by the Historic Mobile Preservation Society: William E. Wilson Photography Collection.

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