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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Miss Minnie Libby, Village Photographer

Included in Google's new LIFE Magazine archive is a profile of Minnie Libby, portrait photographer of Norway.
In spanning half a century of Norway's life, Miss Libby's big camera has recorded most of the personal history of the town—the dude who became a Communist, the boys who became businessmen, the girl who languished over a pet pig.
Miss Libby—few call her Min or Minnie—goes around in knickers, men's shirts and a flowing bow tie. The iron-gray hair that frames her face makes her look something like John C. Calhoun. A first-class photographer all her life, she worked out her own technique as she went along.

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