Palmer, Earl (Appalachian Photograph Collection)

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Award-winning Appalachian photographer and collector of Appalachian material culture artifacts. Palmer's photographs have been published in a number of magazines, including Life, National Geographic, and the Saturday Evening Post; in newspapers including the New York Times and Washington Star; and in books including Mountain Medicine and many of the books of Kentucky author Jesse Stuart. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the nation. Palmer's photographs, taken over a fifty-year period, include depictions of the traditional culture of mountain people--their work, economy, daily life, and creative expression.