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3934
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Bayard Wootten, who was born in New Bern in 1875, is one of the state's most noted photographers. Her career spanned fifty years, and her photographs of the Great Depression are among her best-known works.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Holiday 1998, p18-21, il, por Periodical Website
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4173
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Bayard Wootten, born in New Bern in 1875, is one of the state's most famous photographers. A portrait photographer in her early days, she later traveled across the South, photographing the effect of the Great Depression, people of Appalachia and the Ozarks, landscapes, and architecture. Today Wootten's work is in the North Carolina Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill's Wilson Library. It is the largest photography collection there - taking up a twenty-foot row of bookshelves.
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Born in New Bern in 1875, Bayard Wootten is one of the state's most famous photographers. Her early life was difficult, both financially and personally. Her marriage failed, and needing money, she undertook many artistic ventures, including portraiture. One project was designing a new trademark for a new drink, Pepsi-Cola. Her best work was done in the 1930s and 1940s with photographs of the Great Depression and the people of Appalachia. Wootten is the subject of a 1998 book, LIGHT AND AIR, THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF BAYARD WOOTTEN.
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4565
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Men dominated photography in the 19th-century. It was felt the demands of the profession, such as developing, chemical knowledge, and cumbersome equipment, were too arduous for women who were mostly assistants. A few women persisted, including Malvina Ramsour in Lincoln County, Kate Johnson in Durham, and Mrs. H.H. Davisson in Oxford. It was at the beginning of the 20th-century that women began to step behind the camera. The premier woman photographer of this period in North Carolina was Bayard Wootten.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 67 Issue 12, May 2000, p88-92, il, por Periodical Website
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8099
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In 1908, pioneer and adventurer Mrs. Bayard Wootten of New Bern and Chapel Hill became the first photographer in the state to take pictures from an airplane. She also became the first female commissioned officer in the N.C. National Guard at Camp Glenn in 1910. Her pictures of the deterioration of Camp Bragg near Fayetteville led to its rebuilding and the establishment of Fort Bragg. Mrs. Wootten started her artistic photography in the 1920s photographing of the women attending the Penland School of Crafts, which her cousin had founded. Her photographs were the main features in books, magazines and murals for public buildings. Before her death in 1959 at the age of 83, Mrs. Wootten had taken well over half a million photographs, however only 100,000 negatives and prints survived a studio fire, and are now kept in the North Carolina Collection at UNC Chapel Hill.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 53 Issue 6, Nov 1985, p14-16, por
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15258
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New Bern native Bayard Wootten was born to a talented, artistic family; her grandmother Mary Bayard Clark was a well-known poet. Wootten studied at State Normal in Greensboro before becoming a teacher in Arkansas then Georgia. She returned to New Bern and opened a studio and landed her first large contract with the National Guard. Later in her career she devoted more time to capturing more artistic scenes which were published in several books, \"Charleston Azaleas and Old Bricks\" and \"Old Homes and Gardens.\"
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 6 Issue 28, Dec 1938, p1, 24, 26, il
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36989
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A pioneering female photographer, with a body of work including 600,000 photographs, also left behind the clapboard house where her career began. Among the accomplishments her historic house became the site of was designing the first Pepsi-Cola logo for the pharmacist who invented the beverage.
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38249
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Credited as the first woman to produce aerial shots, Bayard Wootten also produced innovative work in her pictures of blacks, rural areas, and people from lower classes. Reproductions of over 130 of her photographs are contained in Jerry Cotten’s biography Light and Air. More proof that the memory of her contributions has receded, but not vanished, is on display at University of North Carolina’s Wilson Library, Pack Memorial Library, and Western Carolina University’s Penland School of Crafts collection.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 79 Issue 7, Dec 2011, p56-58, 60, 62 Periodical Website