Toronto. Journal editor Bob Lansdale sent me an email he recently received from Buffalo announcing a new 110 page photographic history monograph written by Ron Polito covering another Boston Photographic Studio (other than Southworth & Hawes).
Rob McElroy of Buffalo, NY writes, “I just received the announcement from the Photographic Historical Society of New England (PHSNE) about a fascinating new photo history publication written by PhotoHistory member and author, Ron Polito, which is the culmination of eight years of research into the history, aesthetics and techniques of a little known father and son photographic studio, T. E. Marr (& Son), that was founded in Boston in 1899. All proceeds from the sale of the book benefit the Society.”
Note, the title is a riff on the photographer’s name. Many do it yourselfers as well as all electricians know that Marr Connectors (generically named wire nuts) are used to join electrical wires together without a need to solder and tape the join. Ironically, these common items were patented here in the big smoke a few years before the American patent.