Guide to the Timothy B. Bladen Southern Maryland Portraits: Photoprints
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0767
Creators:
Bladen, Timothy B.
Dates:
1980 - 2000
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.2 Cubic feet
1 box, 7 items
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
These seven photographs were included in Mr. Bladen's exhibition, "Southern Maryland Portraits," at the National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Riverdale, Maryland, 2000. The prints are silver gelatin, received unmounted, all on 11" x 14" double-weight photographic paper.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into one series. Captions provided by the artist; editing and additional descriptive notes in brackets.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Timothy B. Bladen is a Maryland-based photographer. At the height of summer 1998, when Maryland was in the midst of a horrific drought, Timothy Bladen toured the southern Maryland countryside with an antique camera in his trunk, hunting for signs that the rural lifestyle was surviving. On this sentimental tour of Southern Maryland, he located and photographed many people from his own memories including a sausage maker, wood-carvers and watermen and aging farmers perched on their front stoops, tobacco farmers working in the fields and people milling about at a farmer's market.

Administration
Existence and Location of Originals
Negatives are located in the collection of Timothy B. Bladen.
Processing Information
Collection processed by David Habestich, 2003.
Author
David E. Haberstich
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Timothy B. Bladen, December 2000.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Timothy B. Bladen Southern Maryland Portraits (Photoprints), 1998, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist.
Conditions Governing Use
Timothy B. Bladeb retains copyright. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Negatives made by Bladen, 1998. Prints donated to the Archives Center in late 2000 by the photographer.
Custodial History
These photographs were made in 1998, and the prints were made between 1998 and 2000.
Frank Robinson, Jr., donor to the Archives Center and the Museum's costume collections and a sometime Archives Center volunteer and contractor, brought Bladen's photographs to the attention of the Archives Center. Frank Robinson's father and brother are shown in one of the photographs.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Fishing Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mennonites -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maryland -- 1980-2000 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sausages Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Farms -- Maryland Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Agriculture -- 20th century -- Maryland Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Auctions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Crabbing Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Crabs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Robinson, Franklin A., Sr., 1932- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives