Sunday, January 22, 2012

Judge Shepherd Photos to show at Byers Evans House March 2, 2012 through April 30th, 2012

I am pleased to share that most of the collection of Judge Shepherd's vintage photographs will show for two months - March 2nd, 2012 through April 30th, 2012 at the Byers Evans House Museum in Denver, CO. Watch for more details in February on the opening and events connected to the exhibit. First Friday Receptions March 2nd and April 6th, 2012 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Monday, September 22, 2008

Sharing a Special Discovery

These photos were taken by a former Colorado Deputy District Attorney and Criminal Court Judge in the 1930s and 40s. Judge Ellet N. Shepherd was a genius with a passion for photography. He archivally processed his work in the darkroom in his home. He was a member of the Denver Lensmen’s Camera Club at the time that may have included such notable artists as Winter Prather, Jim Milmoe, Walter Chappelle, and Chuck Beise founding attorney of Fairfield and Woods, P.C.

Judge Shepherd had many one man shows of his work including one at Chappell House. He won several awards including an Award of Merit at the 1939 World's Fair in New York exhibited at the Kodak building.

He once made a 4' x 4' photo of two camels by exposing the negative on the floor of his living room

Judge Shepherd was born on January 5th 1901 in Charleston, West Virginia. He attended the boys Latin School in West Virginia and then the University of Colorado Law School and graduated in the 1920’s.

He lived in Denver 45 years at 3501 East Asbury Avenue worked as a District Criminal Court Judge and Deputy District Attorney.

Judge Shepherd died at age 64 at Swedish Medical Center.

Scroll down to see the 53 photos. The collection is available for show and purchase individually or as a group. They are in excellent condition. Most images are 10" x 13" and mounted on 16" x 20" boards.

PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGE FOR A LARGER, MORE DETAILED VIEW.


2/53 Titled "On Guard". Submitted to the 1939 World's Fair in New York. This photo won the Award of Merit at the Salon. This is the Midland Savings & Loan Company Building at 17th Avenue and Glenarm Place in downtown Denver, CO. The building was constructed in 1925-26. Fisher and Fisher Archictects.







































3/53 Second photo also submitted to the 1939 World's Fair in New York City and exhibited at The Kodak Building in New York. Titled "Valley Farm".






4/53 Judge Shepherd. Photo taken by the Denver Post 1957.

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5/53 Denver City and County Building
6/53 Denver City and County Building with contact print showing original image framing.

Police Court Leniency is Blamed for Recklessness Rocky Mountain News 10.7.1936.











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19/53 Titled "Valley Farm"


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Denver & The West Colorado Sunday feature in




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20/53 Titled "Dog Patch". Likely a joke in reference to the Lil Abner comic strip by the same name since there is a pig in the photo. Very reminscent of Dorothea Lange's Depression era photos. This piece sold in 2008 to A.C. Cook of Ft. Worth, TX and was added to his Hock Shop Collection. The photo likely hung in his coffee shop and bar at the Ft. Worth Stockyards called The Bull Ring. Mr. Cook died in 2010 after selling the Hock Shop Collection of regional Texas paintings to John L. Nau of Houston. I would love to know the location of this photograph now, so it can be properly documented and / or bought back to remain in the collection.
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Thank you for looking. With much appreciation for the generosity of Kim Ytterberg, daughter of Wayne F. Winslow, and Mark Sink, copy work by John Davenport, and great ideas from Claire Martin of the Denver Post.





The collection is available for exhbition. Unframed professional 8” x 10” or 11” x 14” prints of Judge Shepherd’s original works on Fuji Crystal Archive Professional paper available through April, 2012 at the special price of $140 each in editions of ten through the Byers Evans House Museum. Prints will be done full image with border. Please allow five days for processing. There are at least two other images from this collection that I am aware of that were sold to other people. All inquiries welcome to camille_roth@comcast.net