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Roughly Speaking podcast: An appreciation of an Appalachian photographer and a vanished way of life (episode 257)

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  • 1:08: Paula Gallagher, Baltimore County librarian and Roughly Speaking book critic, recommends a new novel, "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine," soon to be a motion picture directed by Reese Witherspoon.  ➤Jump to this segment
  • 5:31: Mark Romano, a photographer and teacher of photography, talks about his collection of the works of Finley Taylor, who captured life in the logging camps of West Virginia in the early 20th Century. Romano has thousands of negatives from Taylor, a studio photographer who ventured by horseback and rail into the wilderness to chronicle the harvest of hardwood trees near the boom town of Richwood. Taylor's photographs appear in a three-volume set of books, "Last Photographers," published by Romano during the last year. Taylor is also the subject of Dan's Sunday column, accompanied by an online gallery of photos.  ➤Jump to this segment

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