Finding Josephine: Uncovering a photo from 1922





 Josephine Herrick 1922


Josephine Herrick Project will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2016. One of our goals for the 75th is to “discover” our founder, Josephine Herrick, who continues to be a role model for today. Research began in earnest back in September with the help of librarian Philip Sutton at the 5th Avenue New York Public Library. A 1922 portrait of Josephine turned up in a passport application. Josephine was 25 years old, a graduate of Bryn Mawr, and about to begin her studies at the Clarence H. White School of Photography. In the meantime, she was off Europe with her parents, planning to visit more than fifteen countries. We have evidence from her exhibitions in New York and Cleveland that for Josephine, travel was an opportunity to explore her passion for photography.