Edith H. DeLong
Edith H. DeLong (American, 1858–1940)
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Currently not on view
Edith H. DeLong was a prominent member of the New York Camera Club and an advocate for the arts. This delicate portrait was the cover of The Photographic Times in 1894 and garnered praise: “Most of our readers will be familiar with this lady’s excellent photographs. . . . There are many points in the arrangement and lighting of the model . . . which will be well for the photographer, both amateur and professional, to study.” Despite this recognition, her name is not found easily in photography’s history and was not even in the High’s database until 2020. The print had been miscredited, attributed to her husband, and misspelled—which exemplifies how easily women’s histories can disappear due to name changes, errors, and formal conventions.