Saline History: Bill Christen Presents on Lucretia Gillett, Saline's Photographer

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 04/10/2019 - 23:39

Bill Christen presents "Lucretia Gillett, Saline's Photographer," a Saline Area Historical Society educational program, at 2 p.m., April 14, in the Brecon Room at the Saline District Library.

Gillett, according to a 2006 Community Observer article by Grace Shackman, spent much of her career as Saline's only photographer.

Learn more about Gillett's life as a photographer by clicking here.

In her early years in Saline, Gillett photographed Civil War soldiers who posed proudly in uniform. Civilian poses of the same period can be dated by stamps on the back of the picture that were required from August 1864 to August 1866 to help pay for the war. The ones on Gillett's pictures are canceled with her initials, L.A.G.

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