Forgotten 20th-Century Photography Studio Found in New York Attic
The sealed-off space contained original portraits of suffragists Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
According to Ben Hooper of United Press International (UPI), the items probably belonged to James Ellery, or J.E., Hale, a prominent photographer active during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Hale’s name was written on many of the objects in the attic, including letters and photographs, and he once owned a studio next door to the New York building.
A major highlight of the discovery was the framed portrait of Anthony, which was taken by Hale in 1905, one year before her death. The sepia-toned picture shows the suffragist sitting while reading a book.