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Laura Gilpin
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Birth: Apr. 22, 1891
Colorado, USA
Death: Nov. 30, 1979
Santa Fe
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA

Laura Gilpin was a photographer. She is known for her photographs of American Indians, (particularly the Navajo and Pueblo), and southwestern landscapes. Gilpin began taking photographs as a child in Colorado.
In 1916 she moved to New York to study photography, but she returned to Colorado Springs in 1918 after becoming seriously ill from influenza. Her mother hired a nurse, Elizabeth (Betsy) Forster, to care for her. Gilpin and Forster became friends and, later, companions. Gilpin frequently photographed Forster during the more than fifty years they were together, sometimes placing her in scenes with other people as though she were part of a tableau she happened to come upon. They remained together, with occasional separations necessitated by available jobs, until Forsterís death in 1972.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Francis Helen Gilpin (1862 - 1943)
  Emma Gosler Miller Gilpin (1864 - 1927)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Warham Forster (1886 - 1972)
 
 Siblings:
  Laura Gilpin (1891 - 1979)
  John Bernard Gilpin (1892 - 1892)*
  Francis Gilpin (1899 - 1945)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Colorado Springs
El Paso County
Colorado, USA
Plot: Block 34, Plot 5 (5)
 
Created by: Joe & Connie, and Mariah
Record added: Mar 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34814343
Laura Gilpin
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Laura Gilpin
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Laura Gilpin
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- from Deep in the Heart
 Added: Jul. 4, 2015

- Mrs. GA T Jr.
 Added: Dec. 27, 2010
An accomplished photographer that caught the intensity of the times she photographed.
- NJBrewer
 Added: Sep. 13, 2009
 
 
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