Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Hohenberger mss. II, 1918-1963, consist primarily of letters to Brown County photographer Frank Michael Hohenberger, 1876-1963, and printed materials relating to him.

The correspondence chiefly concerns photographs taken by Hohenberger and includes letters from novelist Gene (Stratton) Porter, her husband Charles Dorwin Porter, daughter Jeannette (Porter) Meehan, and Porter's secretary Frances (Foster) Cronholm. Other correspondents in the file include Wayman Adams, Kathleen (Timolat) McNutt, Charles Goodwin Sauers, Ada Walter Shulz, Frederick Simpich, Mary Moore Dabney Thomson, Bert Elias Underwood, and Harold Bell Wright.

In addition to the correspondence there is an undated typescript of a lecture or talk given by Hohenberger about "art in photography," and a cash book recording his sales receipts and expenditures for the years 1956 through July 1963. Printed materials include advertising brochures, holiday and other cards printed by Hohenberger on his own press, and several copies of THE NASHVILLE OBSERVER for 1955-56, as well as a few newspaper clippings regarding Hohenberger's death in 1963.

Gift. Mr. and Mrs. Fred King. Nashville, Indiana. 1992

Collection size: 88 items

Related manuscripts: Hohenberger mss.

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