While visiting the Baldwin Museum last June I came across the camera collection and studio of Maud Baldwin, photographer. Maud was a photographer whose father owned the Baldwin Hotel. She lived from 1878 – 1926. She committed suicide in the lake across from the hotel at the age of 47. They do not know if it was from being heartbroken over her love that left town or from the use of harsh photographic chemicals over the years. It was the highlight of my visit to the Museum!
Check out her photography collection here.
Here are a few photos of her studio…
Until tomorrow, LAF