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|Size||0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 37 items)|
|Abstract||The collection of white photographers Paul Buchanan (1910-1987) and Allen Lafayette “Fate” Buchanan (1868-1951) contains 37 black-and-white photographic prints made from original negatives loaned to the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archive. The images depict unidentified individuals from North Carolina counties Mitchell, Yancey, Avery, and McDowell where the Buchanans worked between the 1920s and 1930s. Their photography was not stylized, and images appear spontaneous. Some images include dogs and horses.|
Buchanan, Paul, 1910-1987.
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives.|
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Paul Buchanan was born around 1910 and lived at Hawk in Mitchell County, N.C. He learned photography from his father, Lafayette "Fate" Buchanan, who engaged in the business on a part-time basis. In the 1920s, Paul Buchanan started working in the medium professionally and often traveled in the mountain counties of Mitchell,Yancey, Avery, and McDowell in search of subjects. Paul Buchanan died in 1987.Back to Top
The collection consists of 37 prints made from original negatives loaned to the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives for printing. Buchanan's photography is not stylized; his subjects dressed as they wished and his photographs appear spontaneous. The images show unidentified men, women, and children in the mountain counties where Buchanan worked. Some of the people are posed in front of quilts. A few of the images include dogs and horses. The photographs appear to have been made in the 1920s and 1930s.Back to Top
Arrangement: Original order.
The images show unidentified men, women, and children in the mountain counties where Buchanan worked. Some of the people are posed in front of quilts. A few of the images include dogs and horses. Most of the photographs date from the 1920s and 1930s.
Black and White 5x7 Photographic Print P0018/01
Photographic Prints #P0018, Series: "Paul and Lafayette Buchanan Photographic Collection, 1920s-1930s." Printbox 1, Bw0507print P0018/01
Black and white photographic prints
Processed by: North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, 1997
Encoded by: Patrick Cullom, May 2010
Edited by Rebecca Stubbs, July 2019
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