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Photo of the Month
November 2005
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In what probably is a self-portrait, photographer Ward C. Miner (1882-1914) shows off his camera equipment, likely in his studio in Louisville, CO, near Denver. He apparently was a portrait photographer, but little of his actual creative career is known.

Born in Greene County, PA, and later a resident of Washington, PA, Ward never married. He suffered from tuberculosis, and moved west to Wyoming and thence to Colorado, hoping for a cure for his damaged lungs. Tragically, he never recovered, and passed away at age 31 on March 24, 1914. He rests for eternity in the Miner family plot in Washington Cemetery, near his parents, brothers and their generations of offspring.

Copyright 2005 Mark A. Miner