Mary Alice Lakey

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Photograph of Mary Alice Lakey holding a camera box and several dark slides for a large-format camera. She is wearing a long striped skirt, rubber boots, trench coat and cap. Typed below the bottom of the photograph is, "AMONG FIRST LEADER PHOTOGRAPHERS - Mary Alice Lakey, now Mrs. Elson of Hetland, S.D., was one of the first staff photographers combined with her skills as a talented news reporter and feature writer. It was not unusual for her to cover tragic events or stormy weather, take pictures and go directly to a meeting without having the time to change clothing. The ... continued below

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One photographic image, b&w: 6.0 in. X 9.5 in.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2007 and was provided by Heritage House Museum to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 219 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Heritage House Museum

The Heritage House Museum is a living documentation of historic materials from Orange County. The Summerlee Foundation, the Stark Foundation, and private individuals contributed to the digitization of materials from the historic home.

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Description

Photograph of Mary Alice Lakey holding a camera box and several dark slides for a large-format camera. She is wearing a long striped skirt, rubber boots, trench coat and cap. Typed below the bottom of the photograph is, "AMONG FIRST LEADER PHOTOGRAPHERS - Mary Alice Lakey, now Mrs. Elson of Hetland, S.D., was one of the first staff photographers combined with her skills as a talented news reporter and feature writer. It was not unusual for her to cover tragic events or stormy weather, take pictures and go directly to a meeting without having the time to change clothing. The photography equipment was heavy and cumbersome in addition to carrying notebook and pencils. Then, as today, all reporters double as photographers on the staff. However, thanks to the versatile and lightweight 35 MM cameras, it helps to make the work easier."

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One photographic image, b&w: 6.0 in. X 9.5 in.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2007

The 2007 edition of Rescuing Texas History brings together photographs, postcards, letters, and more to give a glimpse into the rich history of the state.

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  • May 5, 2008, 9:27 p.m.

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Mary Alice Lakey, photograph, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36920/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Heritage House Museum.